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Quality Technician, 1st Shift

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Minnesota, Dodge Center
January 27, 2023

About McNeilus, an Oshkosh company

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of concrete mixers and refuse truck bodies. McNeilus has long been the industry standard when it comes to transporting concrete to the job site with our rear discharge mixers, as well as the Oshkosh S-Series front discharge mixer. McNeilus also produces a complete line of high-performance rear load, front load, and automated side load refuse bodies to augment any refuse collection fleet.


The Quality Technician will be responsible for ensuring that every functional area is producing parts or products that meet the designed intent and fulfills a customer's expectation regarding the performance of the machine they are purchasing; verify everyone is following the Standard Work outlined and report on any nonconformance. The Quality Technician will write reports and gather data not expected of assembly team members, communicate customer expectations, and confirm all functional testing has been completed and documented per business test procedures; verify the operational stability of all new product during startup and report out on the performance to engineering and Top Management.


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

  • Navigate the computer system programs utilized by department to develop and report on the quality of the process: MDS, QMS, JDE.

  • Understand how to interpret assembly, mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic, prints and schematics; use inspection hand tools (go / no go, thread gauges, calipers, tape) to verify compliance.

  • Understand the expectations of paint quality utilizing the A-B-C surface method and use basic paint inspection tools such as: surface finish gauge, thickness gauge, evaluate paint finish.

  • Verify that all items and/or assemblies manufactured comply with Engineering and Quality Control specifications, through all phases of the manufacturing process.

  • Understand basic weld symbols, their meaning and usage on a blueprint/drawing; be able to perform inspection for weld compliance using size weld gages, liquid penetrant, and magnetic particle.

  • Ensure tools used by production are following calibration procedures and identify tool compliance and follow process if tools are found that are not in compliance of QMS.

  • Partner with Supervisor and production team to provide exemplary customer service including process control and quality service while communicating quality updates/changes effectively to production.

  • Ability to run basic root cause analysis on quality defects.


  • Six (6) months of applicable position experience or an evaluated equivalent.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Ability to read blueprints.

  • Experience using Microsoft Suite (PowerPoint, Word, Excel).

  • Experience utilizing basic measuring tools such as measuring tapes and check gauges.


  • Internal Contacts: Contact with peers and others involving explanation of information (these contacts may be within or outside department or division), and the gathering of factual information; may include the communication of sensitive or confidential information.

  • External Contacts: Limited external contact to: gather information, answer queries, or ask assistance.

  • Communication Skills: Read, write and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Read and interpret safety rules, operating/maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Read, analyze and interpret business manuals, technical procedures and/or government regulations.

  • Decision-Making: Requires minimal decision-making responsibility.

  • Complexity, Judgment and Problem Solving: Work of a relatively routine nature. Requires the ability to understand the follow instructions.


  • Physical Demands: Frequent: Standing, Walking/Running, Sitting, Reaching, Hearing, Talking, Visual, Typing; Occasional: Climbing, Driving, Bending/Kneeling, Hearing, Talking, Visual, Typing, Fine Dexterity, Manual Dexterity; Upper Extremity Repetitive Motion, Lifting/Carrying 25lbs., Pushing/Pulling 25llbs.

  • Non-Physical Demands: Occasional: Analysis/Reasoning, Communication/Interpretation, Math/Mental Computation, Reading, Sustained Mental Activity (i.e. auditing, problem solving, grant writing, composing reports), Writing.

  • Environmental Demands: Occasional: Work Alone, Frequent Task Changes, Tedious/Exacting Work, Dust, Temperature Extremes, Loud Noises.

  • Work Schedule: Routine shift hours. Infrequent overtime, weekend, or shift rotation.

  • Demands/Deadlines: Occasional stress due to deadlines or workload because of intermittent or cyclical work pressures, or occasional exposure to distressed individuals within the immediate work environment.

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.