Mechanical Engineer

Date:  Nov 18, 2023

South Hutchinson, KS, US, 67505

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
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Requisition ID: 17960
The Collins name has long been synonymous with the school bus industry. After half a century of delivering Type A school buses with A+ marks for strength and safety, it only makes sense that Collins has become the nation’s most trusted bus manufacturer across every segment. From Type A school buses to today’s Collins commercial bus, passengers and businesses can place their trust in Collins’ engineering and innovation as much as the company itself.
Collins Bus is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.

Job Summary:

Designs, develops, and tests all aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Applies knowledge of engineering principles to design products such as engines, instruments, controls, robots, machines, etc. Conducts product testing and creates models and prototypes. May be involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and/or repair of mechanical products. Gains exposure to some of the complex tasks within the job function. Occasionally directed in several aspects of the work.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.


  • Assist with designing, developing, executing, and evaluating fitness-for-use testing, product specifications and process validation plans for a variety of moderate complexity products and/or components; assist with creating and reviewing material part specifications and bills of materials.
  • Use CAD (Computer Aided Design) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) software to develop the structural design of various products, model new designs, and produce detailed engineering drawings.
  • Verify designs through use of calculations and other analytical techniques and tools.
  • Understand manufacturing processes with emphasis on metal fabrication and assemblies. Apply DFM methodologies to deliver robust engineering packages emphasizing productivity in the manufacturing process.
  • Fulfill customer requirements (i.e., shop orders) considering design rules and all applicable interface points.
  • Define test requirements and interpret test results to validate designs.
  • Identify problems, root causes and be able to define & execute resolutions.
  • Understand and use lean principles as they apply to manufacturing and business processes.
  • Execute engineering changes through established processes and documentation.
  • Commit to excellence and high standards.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skills in computer simulation, cost estimation, design optimization, design review, engineering analysis & design, feasibility study, mathematical analysis & modeling, prototyping, quality assurance process and reliability analysis.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing industry and vocational standards.
  • CAD and CAE software experience.
  • Experience with problem solving techniques (5 why & root cause analysis).
  • Experience with statistical techniques and data analysis.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work directly with hourly production employees and leadership concerning manufacturing initiatives and progress updates.
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated, organized, and self-disciplined.
  • Versatile, flexible, and willing to work with changing priorities.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to stay on task.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute concurrent assignments in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong and consistent attention to detail.
  • Creative and innovative team player.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and make timely decisions.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Solid PC skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Teams, and Outlook.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and layout and other written or verbal instructions.
  • Capable of effectively presenting information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees in the organization.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree of Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent education required.
  • Typically requires 2-4 years of related experience.


Work Environment/Conditions:

  • General office environment with work on the plant floor as required.


The above information describes the general nature of this position and should not be considered a comprehensive statement of duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements. Additional duties, activities, responsibilities, and requirements may be assigned, with or without notice, at any time. This job description is neither an employment contract nor a promise of work for any specific length of time.


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 opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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