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3D VFX Generalist

at RFA Engineering

Posted: 10/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: u8pmzrcArG
Categories: Other/General
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Job Description

RFA Engineering (www.rfamec.com) is seeking several 3D VFX Generalists to work at our client's facility in Rapid City, SD. The selected candidates will support our client in the development of mechanical engineering animations,  realistic renderings and physically accurate dynamic systems.   Job duties include, but are not limited to VFX development using Houdini, rigging, animation, rendering and some modeling.

These are full time positions that are indefinite in duration with opportunity for professional growth, direct hire by our customer, and opportunities within our own organization. Our employees are offered competitive compensation and a generous benefit packages.


  • AAS or Bachelor's degree in Digital Media, Graphics Design, Computer Game/Graphics Design.
  • Ability to provide a high attention to detail.
  • Candidates should have working knowledge of particle systems and dynamic properties of both natural and mechanical materials.
  • Strong 3D Generalist skills (modeling, texturing, rendering, animation) required.

  • Should possess a strong customer focus with the ability to communicate effectively with team members and clients both verbally and written.
  • Experience with one or more of the following softwares: 3DS Max and/or Maya, VFX pipeline and core 3D skillsets (texturing, modeling, animating etc)..
  • Experience with After Effects or similar Post Processing software a plus
  • VFX candidates should be comfortable with Houdini and understand the workflow between multiple programs (Houdini, 3DS Max, Maya, Unreal/Unity).

Candidates are expected to submit a demo reel or portfolio with examples of previous VFX work.

Selected candidates will be asked to complete an art test using their own computer and software.  This test will provide candidates with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to demonstrate their abilities in VFX, Rigging, and/or a mix of 3D skill sets.

About RFA Engineering

RFA Engineering has provided machine design and engineering services to industry leading customers since 1943. Our primary focus is project based product development of off highway equipment including agricultural, construction, mining, recreational, industrial, and special machines. Our work includes concept development, product design, documentation, problem-solving, simulation, optimization, and testing of components, systems and complete machines. Our engineering staff is located both at our Engineering Center in Minneapolis, and at numerous customer sites throughout the U.S.

Why work for RFA Engineering in Rapid City?
RFA offers a stable work environment which is not subject to seasonal downturns or layoffs.  In addition to competitive compensation, RFA provides full time employees with a generous benefit package including:

  • Health Insurance – 80/20 plan with competitive deductible at an affordable rate.
  • Dental insurance – including 2 teeth cleanings per year.
  • Supplemental Vision insurance - Allowance for contacts or glasses
  • Life Insurance – $10,000 company paid
  • Long & Short Term Disability Insurances
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan – with a quarterly company match
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Programs – company paid

Candidates should compare the benefits we offer to the benefits offered by staffing agencies. 

Equal Opportunity Employer & Veteran Friendly