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Automotive Assembler - 1st Shift ($19.14+/hr.)

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Wisconsin, Appleton
February 28, 2023

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.

With a career at Pierce Manufacturing, you can expect:
  • Competitive Pay - pay based on experience and education, minimum starting rate $19.14 per hour
    • Merit increases at 6 months, 12 months, and then annually
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, 401k plan & company match, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, paid vacation, paid holidays
    • Effective after 30 days
  • Job Stability
  • Opportunities for Career Growth
  • Hands-On Approach
  • Customer Focus
  • Culture for Fostering Teamwork
  • Respected Leaders
  • People First Culture
  • Hiring Immediately

Shift Overview:

  • Shift times and overtime hours vary dependent on position, department, and location
  • 1st Shift: Monday - Thursday, four 10 hour days, overtime worked at the end of shift and on Fridays and occasional Saturdays

Summary of Job Description

The positions within Assembler I are responsible for sub-assembling many various parts to be used in the assembly process. The employee must be able to read and understand blue prints and collect the proper materials needed to start the assembly process. The employees use hand and power tools to complete their tasks. They must maintain a clean and safe working environment.

Essential Functions

  • Communicate verbally with co-workers to keep a safe working environment
  • Follow written and verbal instructions to complete tasks
  • Lift light and/or heavy parts on and off a cart, floor, shelf, etc.
  • Operate a crane/hoist for heavy lifting
  • Perform drilling, sanding, grinding, and buffing of parts
  • Perform gluing, taping, filing, screwing, tightening, and clamping of parts
  • Operate hand and power tools
  • Build and assemble subparts for the next assembly process
  • Apply measurement for proper alignment and attachment of parts together
  • Read and interpret blue prints
  • Check and review check lists, work orders, and schedules
  • Assist co-workers with lifting parts
  • Recognize the differences in parts and tools
  • Sweep and clean shop area
  • Work required hours and have an excellent attendance record
  • Work overtime as needed
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location, position, and other factors.

  • Work with co-workers in the same area*
  • Utilize a computer to view prints and work orders*
  • Sort, inspect, and pick the correct parts for the assembly process*
  • Pull and run cables, wires, and harnesses throughout the truck*
  • Operate a forklift to transport truck parts to and from designated areas*
  • May assist in training new employees
  • Move to other departments/areas to assist with an assembly project*
  • Testing of parts and equipment

Basic Qualifications

  • 1 or more years of relevant experience OR High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • Previous experience with basic hand tools.

Preferred Qualifications to complete Essential Functions

  • Experience within a manufacturing operations environment.
  • Previous experience as a Pierce team member or contractor.

Key Abilities Needed to Complete Essential Functions

*All positions require the ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Detailed physical job analysis available upon request.

  • Perform all assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Recognize and react to abnormal operating conditions
  • Use and wear personal protective equipment as indicated by the task or environment
  • Hear safety alarms and other co-workers
  • Perform basic counting tasks
  • Read tape measure, safety manuals, work orders, and blue prints effectively
  • Follow instructions from supervisors and other co-workers
  • Understand and identify safety issues
  • Maintain balance when walking and standing on potential slippery work floor
  • Maintain balance when climbing on a portable step, ladders, and trucks
  • Individually lift and manipulate parts/equipment weighing up to 75 pounds
  • Tolerate constant standing while performing tasks along with occasional awkward positions to complete the tasks
  • Have good hand eye coordination
  • Use both hands for tool operation, carrying of parts, and assisting co-workers with heavy lifting of parts
  • Distinguish the difference in various parts and equipment
  • Operate and access heavy equipment safely and effectively
  • Remember task sequence and safety constraints

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.