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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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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.


Reporting to the Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement with matrix relationship to the Enterprise Q&CI, this leadership role will enable deployment of the Continuous Improvement Management System within one or more of our business segments. This role will implement best practices and processes within operations and support functions. Through direct interactions with segment leadership, this position will support the cultural transformation that will enable team members to focus their talents on key improvement initiatives aimed at aligning business practices with the Continuous Improvement Management System.


This role will support a successful continuous improvement program within the segment that promotes a learning and teaching environment aimed at achieving aggressive business results and overall cultural transformation.

+ Serve as a member of the extended leadership team by contributing to the development and execution of the overall business strategy.

+ Partner with segment leaders to identify, prioritize, implement and sustain key improvement opportunities.

+ Introduce standardized Lean techniques and concepts including: value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen, Visual Controls, Pull/Kanban systems, standardized work, line balancing, etc., to support the deployment of the Oshkosh Operating System.

+ Champion value stream mapping activities where applicable to identify key improvement opportunities within businesses.

+ Learn, develop, and train teams on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the core business objectives and how to effectively use them to monitor business goals.

+ Enable the Plan, Do, Check, Act culture to create and execute countermeasures to barriers and issues preventing the achievement of business objectives.

+ Build capability within site leadership and work teams through training, mentoring and challenging current practices.

+ Support and enable an environment for sharing of best practices.


+ 8 years of business/operations management or manufacturing experience with management responsibilities.

+ Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Business or a related field


+ Certified Lean Expert/TPS based.

+ Lean training along with hands-on experience with deploying "TPS" based lean methods in operations is a critical requirement.

+ Technical mastery of continuous improvement tools and methodologies.

+ Results-oriented, strong analytical skills, and demonstrated process improvement success in managing large teams in a continuous improvement culture.

+ Proven change agent and ability to lead teams through: Making case for change; stakeholder management; change communications; removing barriers; setting milestones and acknowledging progress; and reinforcing change through organizational systems.

+ Willingness to work on the shop floor and lead by example

+ Ability to influence decision making with or without authority; facilitate groups with diverse perspectives; and bring teams to agreement.

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.

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