Engineer I

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 11064

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


SCOPE: As an Engineer at Ferrara you will be responsible for developing world-class, robust engineering solutions to the Fire Apparatus industry, including the design and development of systems installed on Fire Trucks that save lives all around the world. The Engineer is responsible for all stages of a product; from research and development, through design and manufacturing, to test & evaluation, and aftermarket care. The Engineer at FERRARA is a subject matter expert and is relied upon by other employees and customers for technical guidance and support.
•    Participate in customer specification reviews and product planning meetings, initiating innovative solutions that meet all customer, regulatory and company requirements.  Conduct research and analysis of customer design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
•    Responsible for the final design requirements and system interface management and release of engineering packages to Supply Chain and Operations. Must initiate and lead detailed design reviews with cross-functional disciplines.
•    Develop plans for ensuring compliance to regulatory standards, adopted engineering standards and good engineering practices.  Review and critique proposed changes to engineering standards, policies or details.  
•    Design for manufacturing (DFM), ease of assembly and maintainability, to produce optimal total package cost that meets specified product price point. 
•    Fulfillment of customer requirements (i.e. shop orders) taking into consideration design rules and all applicable interface points.
•    Verification of designs through use of calculations & other analytical techniques and tools.  Assist designers in developing the structural design of products, using drafting tools or computer-assisted design/drafting equipment and software
•    Define test requirements and interpret test results to validate designs.
•    Create and manage indented BOM in adherence to company standards. Create and fully use engineering configuration tools for BOM and design automation.
•    Problem solving skills from issue identification to root cause resolution.  Methodologies include six sigma, 8D, 5-Why techniques.
•    Lead and execute cost saving projects through VA/VE initiatives.
•    Knowledge of manufacturing processes with emphasis on metal fabrication and assemblies.  Application of DFM methodologies to deliver robust engineering packages emphasizing productivity in the manufacturing process.
•    Knowledge and use of lean principles as they apply to manufacturing and business processes.
•    Execute engineering changes through established processes and documentation.
•    Influence & lead others without direct supervision / authority.
•    Must become “Subject Matter Expert” of applicable regulatory standards – NFPA, DOT, FMVSS, ULC etc.
•    Ability to mentor team members on design principles, regulatory standards etc.
•    Senior level positions may require leadership and/or supervision of a small group or department of other engineers or designers.

•    Perform or assist with any operations, as required or directed, to maintain work flow or respond to production or customer requirements.

•    PTC CREO parametric 3D and/or AutoCAD
•    TeamCenter PDM/PLM
•    PTC CREO Finite Element Analysis software
•    Microsoft Office, SharePoint
1.    SAFETY: Follow FERRARA General Health & Safety Rules, ensure safe operating conditions within area of responsibility, and notify coworkers and supervisors of hazardous acts and conditions. Proper use of PPE; use only defect-free equipment. Promote safety in department. Use proper lifting techniques and overhead hoist when needed. Maintain clean and safe working environment in line with 5-S Philosophy. Participate in hazardous communication training and safety meetings.
2.    QUALITY: Responsible for the quality of work. This requires defect-free work and understanding of the requirements of the company’s quality system as it pertains to job duties and responsibilities. Must be able to check work to ensure conformance to process control instructions, specifications, and quality standards. Identify and segregate non-conforming product. Identify the need for and assist in initiating and implementing corrective and preventive actions when appropriate.
3.    FLEXIBILITY: Able and willing to work in other areas as needed. Must be flexible in taking lunch and breaks when workflow requires. Willing to work additional hours as necessary. 
4.    INITIATIVE: Actively participate in continuous improvement of products and processes to better serve customers and improve the overall profitability of FERRARA. Actively seek out work in other areas when current assignment is complete. Make suggestions for improving product quality, processes, safety, and company profitability.
5.    TEAMWORK: Positive working attitude toward other employees; be a team player. Work with others constructively and abide by company policies and procedures. Working together as a team for continuous improvement is vital to ensure the future of FERRARA and its employees. Teamwork will be required to be effective in daily production assignments as well as special improvement projects.
6.    CAREER DEVELOPMENT: Attend and participate in a variety of meetings, training programs, and task force groups to integrate activities, communicate issues, obtain approvals, resolve problems, and maintain specific level of knowledge pertaining to changes to equipment or process, new developments, requirements, procedures, and policies. 
7.    LEADERSHIP: Lead the team, provide innovative thought leadership on strategies to grow market share, increase profitability, and meet long-term business goals.
8.    ACTION-ORIENTED: Enjoy working hard; is action-oriented and energetic; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seize more opportunities than others.
9.    CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: Step up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities; read situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get cooperation.
10.    DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
11.    DRIVE FOR RESULTS: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
•    4 years Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering
•    Advanced knowledge and practical use of drawing and drafting standards.
•    Proficiency in CAD systems – PTC CREO and/or Auto CAD
•    Knowledge of NFPA standards related to Fire Apparatus is not required but will be beneficial
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


Ferrara Fire Apparatus, Inc. (“Ferrara”), a leading custom fire apparatus and rescue vehicle manufacturer that engineers and manufactures vehicles for municipal and industrial customers. The Ferrara product portfolio includes multiple fire apparatus configurations tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the fire service industry – including custom-builds on their own chassis as well as solutions on commercially available chassis such as Freightliner and International. This acquisition enhances REV’s product offering in its Fire Group within its Fire & Emergency segment, particularly with custom chassis pumpers, aerials and industrial apparatus.

REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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