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Oshkosh Corporation | Oshkosh, WI
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At Oshkosh Defense, we stand behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. Every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.

Oshkosh Defense is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company. At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.



Assist and support the Operations department within Oshkosh Defense.


1. Assist in the direct activities of production management personnel.

2. Work with the Operations department to introduce, promote, and implement lean manufacturing techniques to reduce cost and improve efficiency.

3. Promote growth of ISO procedures and standards.

4. Utilize value stream mapping to analyze and improve material flow and eliminate waste.

5. Assist in the assurance of quality and accuracy of customer order fulfillment.

6. Assist in the continuous improvement techniques including Kaizen events and 5S.

7. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.

8. Learn to Supervise a team of production employees.

9. Learn Operations Management through Key metrics of Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery.


* Student in a Sophomore standing or greater working towards a Bachelor's degree in Operations/Manufacturing Management, Business, or related field throughout the entire duration of the internship.
* Graduation date after May 2019.
* For Co-Op opportunities, must be willing to travel or relocate to Oshkosh, WI for 6-7 months starting in July or August 2018.
* For Year-round opportunities, must be willing to travel or relocate to Oshkosh, WI, and be available to work 20+ hours per week during the school year and full-time hours during summers/breaks.
* Must be available to work 2nd shift.


* Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
* Military experience is a plus.
* Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

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.