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Industrial Engineer (VA/VE) - Lancaster, CA

Company: REV Group
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Industrial Engineer (VA/VE) - Lancaster, CA

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Date: May 21, 2021

Location: Lancaster, CA, US, 93535

Company: REV Group, Inc.

Since 1965 Lance has been building America's most popular truck campers. And today, many of them are still on the road - a true testament to the company's philosophy that Quality Comes First. Now Lance is making its mark with travel trailers that are quickly becoming the new ultra-light towable of choice.

Based in California - the nation's most demanding state for building safe products - Lance manufactures from a State-of-the-Art Production Facility - a 141,000 square foot, 22 acre campus - campus because Lance continues to learn from its dealers and from every single customer who provides ongoing feedback for improvement and new product design.

As the parent company of industry-leading specialty vehicle brands, REV Group connects and protects communities around the clock and around the world with a lineup of vehicles that have long served the fire and emergency, commercial infrastructure and consumer leisure markets. Together, these vehicle brands have manufactured more than 300,000+ vehicles in service today - a bumper-to-bumper feat that stretches from New York City to Dallas. Among REV's lineup of brands, you'll find vehicles that help fight fires, transport patients to emergency rooms, move freight in the world's ports, offer mobility to people with disabilities, carry children safely from home to school and unite families across the country.

Today we are searching for a 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

Keywords: REV Group, Lancaster , Industrial Engineer (VA/VE) - Lancaster, CA, Other , Lancaster, California

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