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Senior Chief Engineer (Body/ Structures)

Company: Oshkosh Defense LLC
Location: Racine
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh companyOshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, 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.THE ROLEAs a Senior Chief Engineer in Body/Structures you will lead the development of innovative Body in White (BIW) components and chassis structures to achieve best-in-class vehicle structural, Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) and crash performance. You will work with cutting edge automotive technologies including aluminum and hybrid structures to assure designs meet customer requirements, corporate objectives are safe, and can be manufactured and produced economically. To be successful in this role, you will exhibit the following skills and behaviors:Business Acumen: Drive connection between individual roles, functional goals and organizational goals to ensure we have workforce plans that align with short and long term needsCommunication Expertise: Collaborate with large technical teams, provide guidance to small teams, and partner with internal and external resources. Ensure information and project status is conveyed in a concise and accurate manner to leadershipProject Management: Identify action plans, assign resources, and monitor activities to ensure project deliverables are metTeam Member Development: Mentor and lead direct and matrix reports on the engineering design process and sound design principles. Work with team members to create personal growth and development plansYOUR IMPACTCoordinate activities for projects to ensure that they meet customer expectationsPrepares schedules in order to ensure the customer receives quick resultsAnalyzes incoming designs to be sure the design can be manufacturedDetermine whether customer requirements have been satisfied and evaluate designs for performance, safety, and reliabilityOperates a work environment in which subordinates know their authorities and responsibility. Assigns workloads to challenge and strengthen employeesDetermines priorities for items to be completedAssistance is given to others and utilizes motivation techniques to ensure that projects are completed on scheduleDefines program objectives and requirements to both customer and suppliersContacts other departments to ensure that all questions have been answeredAnalyzes feedback from customer and suppliers regarding performanceAssume engineering responsibility for assigned programProvide leadership to a large technical staff to ensure program successPrepare plans and assign projects and responsibilities to subordinatesConduct performance reviews of subordinates and recommend position or salary changesMaintain effective communication with suppliers, customers, and internal departments concerning technical issues affecting the programProvide management to technical staff including resource planning, scheduling, and administrationEnforce the proper use of engineering criteria and drawing standards. Ensure that technical issues are conducted with the framework of company policies and procedureTo be able to attain a commercial driver's license if required to accomplish assigned projectsProvides assistance in service activities and manual preparationWork closely with CAE teams interpreting and using analysis results to guide and evolve the designMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSBachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering12-plus years related experienceExperience with automotive body structures and chassis designSTANDOUT QUALIFICATIONSMaster's degree in Mechanical EngineeringExpertise in vehicle high volume body-in-white and/or closures design engineeringKnowledge and ability to integrate state-of-the-art design and manufacturing methods into product concepts and designs including familiarity with GD& T and dimensional engineeringWorking knowledge of aluminum structure, bondments, and joining techniquesExperience in product development, from concept through prototyping to full rate productionWHY OSHKOSH?Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies--- by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the 15k+ team members around the world who embody them.We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.Visit our Glassdoor profileKeep up with us on LinkedIn#LI-VR*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" isa U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

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