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Oshkosh Corporation Machine Operator, 1st Shift in Riceville, Iowa

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.


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

  • $1/hour Shift Differential for 2nd Shift

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 new opportunity, join our team of Assemblers in our Riceville, IA production facility!


This position produces parts by programming, setting up, and operating a variety of CNC machines including laser cutting, plasma cutting, shear cutting, rolling, press brakes, saws, and punches.


  • Maintain company quality and safety standards while operating equipment and performing job responsibilities.

  • Read drawings to ensure productions of parts are within tolerance through using various measuring devices such as calipers, protractors, tape measures, etc.

  • Troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on equipment as needed.

  • Use of basic hand tools including wrenches, hammers, prybars, grinders, magnets, pliers, etc.

  • Operate various types of lifting devices including vac lift, overhead, gantry, and jib cranes while handling material weights up to 10,000lbs.

Minimum Qualifications are:

  • Six (6) months of applicable position experience or an evaluated equivalent.

  • Ability to use, read, and understand general tools used in fabrication (tape measure, protract, calipers, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Operational knowledge of CNC cutting machines, press brakes, drills, and saws.

  • Enjoys working in a team environment.

  • Able to run one machine in fabrication proficiently with little to no quality defects.

We offer our employees an outstanding range of benefits, including:

  • Eligibility for medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance after the first 30 days of employment

  • Up to ten thousand dollars each year for tuition reimbursement so you can pursue or continue 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

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.