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NC Programmer

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Tennessee, Jefferson City
1400 Flat Gap Road (Show on map)
September 14, 2022

About Pierce, an Oshkosh company

At Pierce Manufacturing, we build trucks that protect people and communities around the world. To our team, there is no room for anything less than providing the absolute best. Since 1913, building truck bodies on Model T Ford chassis in an old converted church has evolved to creating highly customized, carefully designed and engineering pumpers, aerials, tankers and rescue units that have no equal. Today, you'll find more than 30,000 Pierce apparatuses on the road that are making a difference in people's lives, every day. To us, every step in the process of building our trucks is personal. From innovation and expertise, to the customization and service. Our trucks are designed to perform under the toughest conditions.

Job Description Summary
The NC Programmer will create NC programs for cutting and forming materials in the fabrication department. The main objective of this role is to create NC programs in a timely manner to keep the fabrication department on schedule and keep CNC machines operating to cut and form parts for various facilities. The NC Programmer will work closely with the production supervisors, team leaders, design engineers, quality control, and materials management to ensure that product, process and procedural changes are implemented smoothly.


These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Clean up extraneous data from CAD drawings and save in format for input to nesting software to maintain a more efficient part library function.
  • Apply correct tooling for formed parts ensuring a complete form programming is provided. Apply correct cutting paths and parameters to laser parts placing tabs to hold part in sheet.
  • Perform nesting of parts, ensuring efficiency of part placement in material sheets; create NC programs for parts too large for nesting or requiring special tooling such as louvers.
  • Compare order revision to part library revision and update as needed to match manufacturing order; verify part is correctly routed to fabrication machines.
  • Ensure that daily hot slips are programmed and delivered to fabrication department by scheduled time to ensure fabrication stays on schedule and deliver parts in time for next operation.
  • Create NC programs for new or revised parts based on need.
  • Transfer and monitor CNC machining programs.
  • Provide support for best practice process improvements.
  • Assist in other department functions to help cover work loads as required.


  • Highschool Diploma or Equivalent
  • Three (3) to Five (5) year's experience or equivalent


  • Associates Degree
  • Previous experience with CAD systems
  • Previous Experience in Microsoft Office Applications - Strength in Excel
  • Previous Manufacturing Experience

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.