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Automotive Detailer/Buffer B ($18.68+/hr) - 1st Shift

Oshkosh Corporation
paid time off, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Florida, Clearwater
12770 44th St N (Show on map)
June 05, 2023

About Frontline, an Oshkosh company

Frontline Communications, a division of Pierce Manufacturing, has been the leading custom communications vehicle manufacturer since 1985 and has built over 2,500 highly customized vehicles for this industry. Our team members design and manufacture high-quality, reliable broadcast and communications vehicles for electronic news gathering, satellite uplink, field production, bonded cellular Live&Drive, and weather reporting applications without the use of subcontractors, all under one roof. As part of the Oshkosh family, we have the unique ability to leverage our manufacturing, procurement and engineering resources across the breadth of our organization, making our products truly unique and built for breakthrough.


The position, Automotive Detailer/Buffer, is responsible for sanding and buffing freshly painted vehicles.

What to Expect:

  • Competitive Pay -minimum starting rate $18.68+ per hour

  • Merit increases at 90 days, 12 months and then annually

  • 1st shift

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package

    • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability benefits, 401k plan & company match effective after 30 days

    • Tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, paid time off and more

  • Job Stability

  • Opportunities for Career Growth

  • Hands-On Approach

  • Customer Focus

  • Culture for Fostering Teamwork

  • Respected Leaders

  • People First Culture

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Wet sand and buff/compound newly painted surfaces

  • Utilize the 3M Perfect-It three step buffing system

  • Recognize, repair, and glaze both minor and major defects with no assistance, including scratches, assembly damage, dents and gouges

  • Perform paint corrections (touch-ups)

  • Identify and remove foreign objects, orange peel and flaws from freshly painted surface

  • Clean and polish completed units prior to delivery

  • Assist Painters and Metal Finishers with prep-work and masking

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills

  • Regular attendance required

  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma, its equivalent education OR previous experience sanding, grinding and buffing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience using hammer/dolly technique

  • Demonstrated experience using polyester primers

  • Demonstrated experience using various small and pneumatic hand tools

Other Physical Requirements:

*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.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Sense of sound is required

  • Sense of balance is required

  • Limb and finger dexterity is required

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to perform twisting, turning, bending, climbing, pushing, and pulling motions

  • Ability to lift at least 60lbs

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-steel-toe shoes, safety glasses, vest

Work Environment:

Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold for extended periods of time. This position is regularly exposed to vibration and loud noises.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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.