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Electrification Engineer

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Wisconsin, Oshkosh
March 24, 2023

At Oshkosh, we build, serve and protect people and communities around the world by designing and manufacturing some of the toughest specialty trucks and access equipment. We employ over 15,000 team members all united by a common purpose. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day.


As an Electrification Engineer, you'll be a technical leader in advancing Oshkosh Corporation's electrification efforts across our family of vehicles and equipment. Our products range from fire trucks, emergency vehicles, military vehicles, refuse trucks, concrete mixers, and even access equipment and aerial work platforms. You'll work on various types of electrical design, re-design, and development of electrical systems into the existing and future range of our products and vehicles. We're looking for someone with strong knowledge and skills in electro-mechanical systems, power electronics, electrical machines, energy storage, and analysis of such systems to work closely with suppliers, engineering specialists, and other departments of Oshkosh Corporation.


  • Plans and directs the technical aspects of highly complex research and development programs

  • Provides counsel and direction to other members of the team engineers

  • Independently researches new technology to be used in the development of new products

  • Responsible for the specification development, integration, verification and validation test plan creation of electro-mechanical systems, power electronics, electrical machines, energy storage, systems to meet internal and external customer requirements

  • Identify and work with applicable industry standards that apply to design requirements to meet performance, safety, and industry design compliance.

  • Plan and direct engineering in a major project through all phases of innovation and development

  • Establishes priorities for work delegated to others

  • Assist in feasibility studies and project estimates on proposed projects, both internally and with external partner companies and organizations

  • Directs preparation of layouts, drawings, specification, and bills of material

  • Select parts and/or design components for cost, quality, performance to meet requirements

  • Consult with suppliers, customers, & members of Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly, Service, Testing, Quality Control, and Marketing departments

  • Follow project on the assembly floor through initial build and render assistance necessary to support manufacturing and industrial engineering efforts

  • Possess a strong theoretical electrical knowledge of electro-mechanical systems, power electronics, electrical machines, energy storage, vehicles, electrical theory, electrical component and related systems


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a strong electrical background

  • 2-plus years of relevant work experience-working with renewable energy and truck/mobile equipment

  • Working knowledge and comfortable working on electrical systems up to 1,000 volts and high current


  • Background or training in electro-mechanical systems, power electronics, electrical machines, energy storage, electric vehicles

  • Relevant design experience with vehicle electrical systems

  • Experience designing to Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) and Military Standards

  • Experience with modeling and simulation software such as Simplorer, Aimesim, Simulink, PSPice and Saber

  • Experience with automotive, heavy-duty equipment or photovoltaic/solar industry

  • Knowledge of the ampacity, material compatibility and characteristics of common metals as well as understanding different fasteners and proper fastener stack up for electrical connections.

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.

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