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JLG Industries Senior Quality Engineer in Rochester, Minnesota


The Commercial segment is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles, front and rear discharge concrete mixers and portable and stationary concrete batch plants, and field services vehicles and truck mounted cranes. This segment consists of McNeilus, CON-E-CO, London Machinery, and IMT.

Oshkosh Commercial is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 350, multi-billion dollar company. At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks and truck bodies and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.

As a Senior Quality Engineer, you would report to our Quality Manager and work collaboritvely with cross functional teams to ensure a quality product is delivered to our customers. Your main mission as a Senior Quality Engineer is to employ your Six Sigma Black Belt expertise to continuously improve safety, quality, business, and our manufacturing processes. You would be responsible for designing new processes and re-engineering existing processes to address quality issues and prevent them from happening. Some examples of continuous improvement projects that you may be involved are, but not limited to, inventory accuracy, production throughput, and plant flow.


  • Process flow diagrams and cycle-time analysis

  • Facilitate and train employee teams in process improvement techniques

  • Assist in the identification and implementation of six-sigma projects

  • Lead teams in applying the six sigma DMAIC methodology to eliminate waste

  • Apply the following basic process improvement tools within the six sigma DMAIC improvement model: Project Charter, Process Map, Thought Process Map, Pareto Chart, Trend Chart, Fishbone Diagram, 5-Why Analysis, Histogram, SPC, FMEA, Benchmarking, Brainstorming, 5S, Correlation Analysis, Error-proofing, Cpk, Ppk, Corrective Action Matrix, and Continual Improvement Control Plans

  • Design and improve process inputs to gain desired outcome

  • Improve processes to reduce common cause variability and eliminate special cause

  • Annual ROIC expectation is $150,000 achieved via process improvement

  • Establish control plans to prevent process backsliding for consolidation of gains

  • Perform process capability studies internally and externally

  • Analyze process constraints and develop standards to overcome constraints

  • Ability to effectively manage large process improvement projects using MS Project software

  • Revise procedures for process improvement

  • Investigate/analyze and benchmark industry practices for process validation assessments

  • Implement effective corrective and preventative actions utilizing structured planning methods

  • Coordinate and work cross-functionally with Employee Teams, Quality, Engineering, Contracts, Sales and Manufacturing to improve processes

  • Must proactively plan and execute plans in accordance with established time constraints

  • Minimal travel as required. Once per month on average for a duration of 1-3 days

  • Must be willing to complete additional advanced training/educational courses as required

  • Accurately maintain company records and documents in accordance with policies and procedures

  • Support housekeeping and safety


  • Bachelor's degree in Quality, Engineering, Business, Operations Management, or related field

  • 3 plus years of related work experience


  • Ability to obtain a six-sigma certification and CQE

  • Skills to interpret basic technical drawings including characteristics such as views, title blocks, dimensioning, GD&T symbols, etc. and to interpret specification requirements in relation to product and process characteristics

  • Having experience with structured problem-solving techniques utilizing computer applications

  • Willing to learn advanced training or have experience in the using statistical techniques and process improvement methods

  • Obtaining ASQ Certified Quality Engineer certification (or equivalent) within eight months of filling this position

  • Experience with JD Edwards experience


We’re on a mission to find strong, caring, and passionate team members to join our Oshkosh family. Connect with the team that has made a difference in people’s lives for the last 100 years and will continue to for decades to come. Become a part of our environment where people are empowered, involved, developed and connected; to support our mission critical customers and communities where we live and work. Let’s build something meaningful together!




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.