Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welders & Assemblers Job Fair in Oshkosh


Veterans Encouraged to Apply

WHEN:  Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Monday, February 28, 2011, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHERE:  Oshkosh City Center Hotel & Oshkosh Convention Center
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WHAT:  Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh Wisconsin, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles. We deliver a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing. Our vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. We are expanding and have immediate openings for qualified Welders and Assemblers on 2nd Shift.

If you wish to be considered for both positions, you must apply to both positions! Again, these are 2nd Shift Positions.

You MUST complete, print out and bring with to the Job Fair, your online application from the Oshkosh Recruitmax site. Ensure that you make note in the appropriate area on the application of your military service. See also How to Apply section below.

If you are working through Aerotek or other Temp Staffing agency, APPLY and try to attend the Job Fair.

Assemblers- Assembler (Oshkosh Req ID #12184) (Job Center of Wisconsin Job Order Number 1152894) $15.96 per hour with a $.40 shift premium

MUST MEET Basic Qualifications

· Basic Qualifications
Previous assembly, manufacturing or automotive/machinery repair experience in particular Heavy Manufacturing, High School Diploma/GED/HSED

· Preferred Qualifications
Automotive assembly experience
Related Technical Training and Certification, High School Diploma/GED/HSED

Welders- Welder (Oshkosh Req ID #12186) (Job Center of Wisconsin Job Order Number 1152895) $19.00 per hour with a $.40 shift premium

MUST MEET Basic Qualifications

· Basic Qualifications
Previous welding experience, High School Diploma/GED/HSED

· Preferred Qualifications
Weld Technical Training or Certification, High School Diploma/GED/HSED

There may also be some Entry Level positions which are the Prep and Trim Technicians. These will be addressed at the Job Fair. Wage for these will be at $12.82 per hour with a $.40 per hour shift premium.

How to Apply-


In order to be considered for any opening, candidates must do the following. Please read the list carefully.

1). Go to http://www.oshkoshdefense.com/career-events#

2). Apply for each position interested in

Required documents to have In your Hand for the Job Fair-

· Printed copy of the completed online application

· Valid government issued photo ID

· Reference page with 2 supervisor or professional references (co-workers, friends and relatives will not be accepted) with up to date contact information. It is extremely important to CONTACT your references, ASK for permission to use them and let them know to expect a phone call.

· Copy of High School Diploma (GED/HSED are accepted)

· Separate page listing the last 10 years of work history. Be accurate!

It is preferred that you have the Original document verifying High School graduation (GED/HSED are accepted). If you do not have this in hand at the time of the Job Fair, take the steps necessary to locate this information in your own files or with your High School so you are ready to provide this.

Basic Computer skills are a must. Check with your local Job Service and /or Workforce Development Center to brush up your skills.

If you need help applying on-line, contact your local Job Service and /or Workforce Development Center to get assistance.

At the Job Fair;

· Everyone will get equal consideration! It is not necessary to arrive sooner than the start time.

· You will have an opportunity to review the position descriptions to ensure this is what you want to be considered for.

· Dress appropriately-Appearance is important. Well groomed, business casual (dress pants and polo shirt with clean polished, dress shoes. Soft skills such as communication skills and ability to work well with others will be noted.

· Review of qualifications (application), Human Resources Interview, then 2nd Interview with this being Skill specific.

· After Successful 2nd Interview, Background Check and Drug Screen will be conducted. Vendors who will be conducting these will be onsite.

· Contingent Offer after Successful 2nd Interview.

· Hourly Production positions are Union Represented.

· Monitor your profile through the Oshkosh Website (must be logged in to access Workbench) to follow your status in regards to other assessments and instructions.

· Successful completion of all phases completes the process.

· Welders will be assigned test date and time.

· PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Steel toed Boots and Prescription Safety Glasses will be required of the successful candidate.

Interviews and same-day job offers can and will be made at the Job Fair.

See also the following link for more information;


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