Engineer - Value Analysis Value Engineering (VA/VE)

Date: Apr 6, 2021

Location: Jefferson, NC, US, 28640

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 8618

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.


Job Summary:

The Value Analysis Value Engineering (VA/VE) Engineer will report to the Business Unit (BU) Engineering Leader. This role is a unique opportunity to develop best-in-class products and features through product research, design, design validation, deployment, and maintenance in accordance with market needs. This role is also responsible for providing technical expertise on products while leading cross-functional teams using project management practices. The VA/VE Engineer will be essential in annual engineering cost out targets and project margin improvements.


  • Develop, design, validate, and manage the implementation of best-in-class product designs.
  • Ability to translate internal and external customer requirements into measurable performance criteria.
  • Lead the development of the schedule and budget for value-add/value-engineered projects.
  • Develop technical communications: datasheets, interface control documents, test plans, etc.
  • Design, model, and test product prototypes.
  • Maintain and improve existing products through design and competitive analysis.
  • Responsible for generating & developing the VA/VE project pipelines through ideation workshops with cross-functional teams to develop and maintain VA/VE targets. Work closely with Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Product Management team members to create a roadmap of short- and long-term goals to meet VA/VE Targets.
  • Lead cross-functional teams using standard VA/VE methodology and tools. Integrate best practices from each functional team to deliver a high quality, best-in-class design.
  • Ensure compliance to all applicable national codes and standards as they relate to the products we produce.
  • Continually identify technology upgrades and cost reduction opportunities to keep the product line in a competitive position.
  • Provide guidance and work with manufacturing engineers during development of products and in continual upgrade of existing product. Provide direction to production employees on technical issues. Maintain drawings, product structure, and design standards in accordance with modern methods and procedures.
  • Take necessary measures to improve the quality of products and information in the respective area of responsibility.
  • Safety responsibilities include safety and housekeeping objectives; follow all safety rules and procedures and report unsafe conditions to line management. Understand and meet all departmental safety objectives and goals.
  • Work with manufacturing disciplines to design processes as well as products which meet market and customer needs.
  • Explain designs and product construction to code and standards personnel as well as inspectors.
  • Develop, design, test and supervise implementation of new technology and cost improvements to existing products.
  • Review drawings and manufacturing information standards developed by product engineers and technicians.
  • Responsible for following all associated quality processes.
  • Provide timely, accurate, and pertinent information and reports as required by management.


Requirements (education, experience, travel, work environment):

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum 4 years of engineering or technical experience in design and/or manufacturing
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship now or in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Prior VA/VE (Value Analysis Value Engineering) experience.
  • Design for Six Sigma with examples of practical application
  • Validation testing experience
  • Familiarity with simulation analysis
  • Specialty Vehicle experience strongly preferred.
  • Hands on design engineering experience strongly preferred.

Travel & Work Environment:

  • 10% - 15% domestic travel
  • Manufacturing Environment
  • Indoor Office Environment


Nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains among rolling hills and timeless farmhouses — like a real-life Norman Rockwell painting — AEV is a place where American pride turns work into passion, where unwavering commitment transforms jobs into careers and where focused processes make AEV one of the most well-oiled machines among ambulance manufacturers. Here, one-of-a-kind starts with the details that matter, vendors are treated as long-lasting partners and dealers are proud to be a part of the AEV dealer network. At AEV, the American made becomes the American crafted.

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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