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Industrial Paint Prepper, 1st Shift

Oshkosh Corporation
United States, Minnesota, Dodge Center
December 18, 2022

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.


Whether it's waste collecting at 6 AM, or helping pour a foundation for a new civic project, McNeilus trucks and their operators are out there every day, working hard to help build the fabric of communities across North America. We consider this to be one of our greatest accomplishments.

  • $1,000 Sign on Bonus

  • Starting Pay: $18- $20/hour, based on experience

  • High school diploma/GED Not required

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K

  • Paid Time Off

  • Pay Increases every 6 months, based on performance

  • Company Bonus Plan

If you are detail oriented and looking for an exciting opportunity, join our team of Paint Preppers in our Dodge Center, MN production facility!


Performs a wide variety of tasks in support of manufacturing/production of concrete mixer and refuse truck parts and bodies. Responsible for preparing parts and equipment for paint including removing previously applied paint, cleaning, and degreasing, smoothing surfaces, and protecting unpainted surfaces by masking. These duties require strong attention to detail to adequately prepare the trucks for the next stage in the high-quality manufacturing process.


  • Wash, clean, and wipe down vehicles to be painted

  • Remove and replace all components as required for painting and sanding

  • Mask, paper, or grease components when appropriate

  • Operate necessary equipment (dual action hand sander, electric lifts, etc.)

  • Use basic hand tools and other small power tools associated with equipment and prep work prior to painting operations

  • Perform minor bodywork and maintain condition of vehicle or component through the entire paint process

  • Train and work in various areas of production in response to production demands

  • Identification, safe handling, and appropriate disposal of materials

  • Follow verbal and written work instructions

  • Attention to detail necessary to adhere to quality standards

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

  • Regular attendance required

  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned

  • Participate in onboarding training and annual training related to being a hazardous waste handler as required by the EPA RCRA hazardous waste rules. This will include ability to understand what waste hazards are, storage time limits, satellite accumulation, marking, labeling, weekly inspections, aisle space, storage, manifest shipping, use and location of emergency equipment, response to spills and fires, evacuation routes, etc.

  • Responsible for and trained to understand waste hazards, storage time limits, satellite accumulation, marking, labeling, weekly inspections, aisle space, storage, manifest shipping, use and location of emergency equipment, response to spills and fires, evacuation routes, etc.

Minimum Qualifications for this position are:

  • Ability to follow all safety and compliance regulations

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1 year of applicable position experience

  • Enjoy working in a team environment

  • Experience using hand tools

We offer our employees ad outstandinggroup of benefits, including:

  • Eligibility for medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance after 30 days

  • Up to $10,000 each year for tuition reimbursement so you can continue or pursue your education

  • 401k plan with company match, $.50 for every dollar up to 6%

  • Company bonus plan

  • Many, many more!

*Sign on bonus to be paid out in two parts: - $500 paid after 30 days of employment, $500 paid after 90 days of Employment.

High school diploma/GED not required for this job. If you choose, we will provide financial assistance to get your education, from GED up to a Masters' degree-up to ten thousand dollars per year!

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, please click Apply now!

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.