Sr. Engineer - Mechanical/Truck Body

Date: Nov 12, 2021

Location: Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 11411

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.


Primary Functions:

Direct and have immediate responsibility for the organization’s engineering team.  Supervise the build order process to communicate customer specifications.  Works closely with sales, service, and operations functions to meet company goals. Supervises product development and design.


Create a commercially practical, technically sufficient and economically sound design for an assigned product or unit thereof, based on predetermined mechanical characteristics, performance requirements and weight and dimensional limits. Determining the nature and working relationship of the various elements of design based upon a new and original arrangement of mechanical details, and preparing initial design layouts.


Follow up and assist in the preparation of final layout and working drawings.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Directs and Leads development, implementation and revisions of the company’s products with clear and specific objectives, involving existing and new materials and products utilized in the Automotive, Transit and Mobility industry.
  • Performs design calculations, prepares specifications, drawings, process layouts, capacity planning and other sound Engineering principles to implement into the production processes.
  • Performs administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand, to plan and assess the feasibility of projects.
  • Leads team activities, provides reports, communications and coordination to all other involved departments and to management as requested.
  • Supports Work Order Review, Product Support Requests, ISO and Product Design Plan programs.
  • Directs necessary testing of products and/or components and provides training on new or revised products, product and process improvements.
  • Regularly directs the assignments and work of staff employees, interviewing open position candidates, recommendations for hiring and terminations, training of staff members, disciplinary actions, staff performance reviews, changes in compensation/status, etc.
  • Supports semi-annual financial audits and year-end inventory as requested.
  • Accomplishes all other related duties as appropriately requested or assigned.





  • An experienced leader with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of principals and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Computer proficient with a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and other software programs utilized within the company.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including formal presentation skills before small and large groups.
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and verbally communicate simple instructions, short correspondence and memos in English.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.



Physical Demands:


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is to sit and talk and hear.  Other physical requirements include:


  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 40#’s without assistance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.



Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.


The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.



  • 5 (five) years manufacturing experience in engineering design and support
  • 5 (five) years experience in managing engineering functions





  • B.S. Degree in Engineering, Masters preferred


Personal Protective Equipment recommended and/or required on production floor:


  • Safety glasses.
  • Earplugs.
  • Steel Toe Shoes
  • Work gloves.


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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