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Student Welder

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Wisconsin, Appleton
January 27, 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.

Summary of Job Description

The positions within Welder I are responsible for assembling parts together. The employee sets up various parts for the welding process such as drilling, grinding, and welding. The employee must be able to weld sheet metal. The employee must be able to read blue prints and schematic diagrams. 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
  • Understand and review work orders, diagrams, check lists, and blue prints
  • Set up parts for the welding process
  • Grind, drill, cut, clamp, caulk, tack weld, bench weld and/or sub welds. May also assemble parts.
  • Weld sheet metal materials
  • Apply measurements to parts and equipment
  • Use and operate hand and power tools
  • Lift light and/or heavy parts on and off a cart, floor, shelf, etc.
  • Operate a crane/hoist for heavy lifting
  • Assist co-workers with heavy lifting of parts
  • Understand the differences in parts and tools
  • Work required hours and have an excellent attendance record
  • Work overtime as needed
  • Sweep and clean shop area
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment

Marginal Work Functions

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

  • Install hose and cord reels and generators*
  • Mounting of parts*
  • Retrieve parts from outside*
  • Participate in rotating jobs
  • Assist in training new employee

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education
  • Previous welding experience
  • Obtain a certificate in Sheet Welding with Pierce Manufacturing

Preferred Qualifications to complete Essential Functions

  • Associates Degree in Welding or Certified Welder
  • Previous experience welding at Pierce Manufacturing as a 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
  • Follow instructions from supervisors and other co-workers
  • 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
  • Detect heat when welding
  • Perform measurement and counting tasks
  • Read tape measure, safety manuals, work orders, and blue prints effectively
  • Understand and identify safety issues
  • Tolerate constant standing for the entire shift
  • Tolerate occasional kneeling, crouching, and crawling for below waist work
  • Maintain balance when walking and standing on potential slippery work floor while welding
  • Maintain balance when climbing on a portable steps
  • Perform welding/assembling tasks while in awkward positions
  • Individually lift and manipulate parts/equipment weighing up to 80 pounds
  • Use both hands for tool operation, carrying of parts, and assisting co-workers with heavy lifting of parts
  • 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.