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Oshkosh Corporation Director of Facilities & Maintenance in Dodge Center, Minnesota

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.


While enabling a People First culture, the director role is responsible for facilities and maintenance management, including overseeing all external maintenance and facilities contract services, for the Refuse Business Unit locations in Minnesota and Iowa for McNeilus Truck Manufacturing, a division of Oshkosh Corporation.

The Director of facilities and maintenance must be focused on people, investing time and effort in developing the team and individual team members for future growth and success. As a critical leadership position, the director has responsibility to safely develop, plan, and manage project-specific capital and expense, as well as ongoing facility operating expense and capital investments within budget commitments. The position also directs the planning, directing, and operations of multiple production support areas including office relocations, facility space utilization, energy management improvements, and construction / project management.

This position reports to the Vice President for McNeilus Refuse Operations and will work onsite from the McNeilus Truck Manufacturing headquarters in Dodge Center, MN.


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

  • Leads, coaches, and guides a team of construction, facilities, and maintenance professionals to achieve daily goals and to drive long-term continuous improvement efforts in safety, quality, efficiency, and cost.

  • Ensures regulatory compliance while remaining current on all applicable governmental regulations and requirements.

  • Partners with the Safety Department to ensure compliance with the contractor safety program to ensure regulatory compliance and industry-best safety standards.

  • Ensures all factory and facility equipment is maintained to industry standards while continuously driving improvements in up-time, mean-time-to-repair, and cost structure.

  • Responsible for developing budgets and long-range facilities plans based on company growth and future needs

  • Plans, budgets, and directs complex construction-related projects, new capital equipment installations, existing equipment reallocations, and shared facility resources.

  • Researches, plans, and implements improvements in building technology, processes, and systems in support of McNeilus’ People First philosophy and in support of continuous improvement and cost management.

  • Liaises between Operations other functional teams and support contractors, ensuring business needs are understood, prioritized, and effectively addressed within the scope of the business strategy.

  • Identifies, plans, and implements opportunities to reduce energy management costs while improving service delivered through the continuous improvement of existing infrastructure and the application of new technology.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or operations-related discipline.

  • Ten (10) years of relevant leadership experience in a manufacturing or assembly plant as an operations director, maintenance or facilities director, maintenance manager, or facilities manager; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Experience planning, leading, and managing complex construction and machine & equipment installation projects.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents and engineering drawings, such as safety regulations, operating and maintenance instructions, facility and machine schematics, and technical manuals.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team to solve complex technical problems.

  • Additional cross-functional experience in operations, quality, supply chain, or manufacturing engineering is desired.

  • Knowledge of and experience with facilities-related disciplines including HVAC, mechanical & electrical systems, and construction methods.

  • Knowledge of and experience with maintenance-related subjects including TPM, reliability-based maintenance, predictive maintenance and other Industry 4.0 initiatives.

  • Experience working with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) like SAP-PM or Maximo.

  • Software proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the ability to use AutoCAD or similar CAD program.



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.