Design Engineering

At Kinze, design engineers are allowed to do what they do best - design. A culture of innovation puts you in position to utilize your design skills and creative talents as you help design exciting new products.

Design engineers are encouraged to work on multiple projects and contribute in all phases of the design process. Create 2D and 3D models of products and then step over to the manufacturing and prototype shop to see your designs come to life.

Innovation, big ideas and exciting new products keep Kinze at the forefront of the planting and grain handling markets, and you will be given opportunities to collaborate with senior management and ownership on key projects that could yield the next big innovation. 



Todd Kniffen is the Vice President of Engineering and brings over 20 years of engineering management experience to Kinze. Todd previously served as Vice President of Engineering for the Viking Range Corporation. Prior to that, he was Director of Whirlpool's North America Refrigeration Engineering Product Development Center. Todd holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from South Dakota State University.