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Oshkosh Corporation Group Lead, RL HFL 1st Shift in Dodge Center, Minnesota

About McNeilus, an Oshkosh Company

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Inc. is committed to serving everyday heroes and is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of refuse truck bodies. McNeilus produces a complete line of high-performance rear load, front load, and automated side load refuse bodies to augment any refuse collection fleet. Our team members are critical in our mission of supporting waste warriors and keeping communities safe and clean.


The Group Lead is responsible for motivating, leading, and counseling team members in the department with guidance from the Production Supervisor. The Group Lead must be knowledgeable in all aspects of the department to effectively lead the team. This position is also responsible for making judgements regarding scheduling, work priorities, and material availability; handling employee concerns; applying rational systems to solve practical problems; dealing with a variety of concrete variables with only limited standardization; and interpreting a variety of written, oral, diagrammatic, and/or schedule instructions. The Group Lead will act in a supervisory capacity in the absence of the Production Supervisor but will escalate any administrative actions to the next higher level of leadership.


These duties are not meant to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.

  • Ability to perform and demonstrate most tasks of the department.

  • Motivate, assign work, and lead all team members in your department.

  • Bring any employee concerns to the supervisor in order to ensure team morale.

  • Monitor and adjust workflow to meet the requirements of the schedule.

  • Perform product inspections and evaluate the quality of the work prior to the product leaving the area.

  • Perform inventory of stock and communicate all shortages to the appropriate personnel (shortage boards, material planners, etc.).

  • Maintain and complete all manufacturing paperwork for the area.

  • Must be willing to lead by example through hands-on work.

  • Ability to interact with internal/external customers, suppliers, and vendors in a professional manner consistent with company practices.

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

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills.


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Two (2) or more years of manufacturing experience.

  • Experience performing all tasks within the department.

  • Acceptable attendance record with four (4) or less attendance points in the past twelve (12).


  • Associates Degree or Technical Degree.

  • Computer literate and experienced with Microsoft Office suite.

  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing principle such as value stream, 5S, Seven General Types of Waste and project planning.

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please contact our reception desk by phone at +1 (920) 502.3009 or our talent acquisition team by email .

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.