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Oshkosh Corporation Automotive Metal Finisher - 1st Shift Opportunities ($19.18+ per hour to start) in Bradenton, Florida

About Pierce, an Oshkosh company

At Pierce Manufacturing, we build trucks that protect people and communities around the world. To our team, there is no room for anything less than providing the absolute best. Since 1913, building truck bodies on Model T Ford chassis in an old converted church has evolved to creating highly customized, carefully designed and engineering pumpers, aerials, tankers and rescue units that have no equal. Today, you'll find more than 30,000 Pierce apparatuses on the road that are making a difference in people's lives, every day. To us, every step in the process of building our trucks is personal. From innovation and expertise, to the customization and service. Our trucks are designed to perform under the toughest conditions.

With a career at Pierce Manufacturing, you can expect:

  • Competitive Pay – pay based on experience and education (based pay starting at $19.18 per hour - 2nd Shift receives $2.00 shift premium)

  • Eligible for Merit increases at 90 days, 12 months, and then annually

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, 401k plan & company match, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, paid vacation, paid holidays (effective after 30 days)

  • Job Stability

  • Opportunities for Career Growth

  • Hands-On Approach

  • Customer Focus

  • Culture for Fostering Teamwork

  • Respected Leaders

  • People First Culture

The position, Metal Finisher C, is responsible for preparing various metal truck bodies, doors, and assorted parts for paint.

Essential Functions

  • Inspect all materials to be painted before and after preparation

  • Smooth surfaces to be painted by sanding parts and grinding welds

  • Prepare surfaces for wet on wet paint process

  • Recognize, repair, and glaze minor defects with no assistance

  • Recognize, repair, and glaze major defects with some assistance

  • Repair and glaze minor dents and gouges

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills

  • Regular attendance required

  • All other duties and responsibilities that are assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education or one or more years of work experience or training.

Preferred Qualifications to complete Essential Functions

  • Demonstrated experience using hammer/dolly technique

  • Demonstrated experience using polyester primers

  • Demonstrated experience using various small and pneumatic hand tools

Other Physical Requirements

*All positions require the ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Detailed physical job analysis available upon request.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Sense of sound is required

  • Sense of balance is required

  • Limb and finger dexterity is required

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to perform twisting, turning, bending, climbing, pushing, and pulling motions

  • Ability to lift up to 35lbs; >35 lbs requires two team members, and >59 lbs requires a lift device.

  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)—steel-toe shoes, safety glasses, vest

Work Environment

Working conditions will be inside and outside where temperatures will vary from extreme heat to extreme cold for extended periods of time. This position is regularly exposed to vibration and loud noises.

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please contact our reception desk by phone at +1 (920) 502.3009 or our talent acquisition team by email 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.