JLG - Shippensburg, PA

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Oshkosh Corporation is a leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency. Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation has manufacturing operations in nine U.S. states and in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Mexico, The Netherlands, and Romania. The company currently employs approximately 13,100 people worldwide.

Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 350, multi-billion dollar company. Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.


Under the general direction of the Safety Manager, this position is accountable to manage, oversee, and carryout safety programs and policies relating to applicable local, state, and federal regulations at the plant level. The primary responsibilities of this position include planning, developing, implementing, and administering safety and health programs. Interfacing with other management and hourly personnel regarding safety issues is also imperative in this position in order to reduce accidents/incidents and maintain safety at Oshkosh Corporation.


  • Interface with safety teams and attend weekly team meets as a safety resource
  • Dotted line accountability for health services and worker compensation claims management staff
  • Investigate and report incidents and accidents regarding safety. Report on accident data utilizing a computer database to track trends and injury rates. Use this information to develop current and future loss control strategies and implement corrective actions to prevent similar incidents/injuries
  • Assist in the development, implementation, and administration of safety training and accident prevention methods and carry them out according to company programs and policies
  • Ensure enforcement of OSHA regulations and company safety policies and any disciplinary actions that may be necessary
  • Administer the DOT compliance program for Oshkosh Corporation drivers
  • Develop and attain personal goals based upon key areas of responsibility
  • Develop positive relationships with local, state, and federal agencies and outside specialists/organizations to enhance the credibility of the company’s health and safety programs Complete job assessments including ergonomics and machine safety/guarding and required periodic inspections of PPE, lockout tagout procedures, AEDs, eyewashes, etc
  • Execute timely coordination and communications in all areas internal and external to our business. Must periodically present safety information to senior and executive management.
  • Participate or lead other special projects or assignments as assigned by supervisor
  • Recommend plan for budgets and capital expenditures for safety-related issues in relating to the manufacturing process
  • Maintain a safety atmosphere in order to promote safe work practices and a positive safety culture
  • Use professional safety tools/knowledge such as ergonomics, management skills, industrial hygiene, presentation skills, etc. to convey and improve safety at Oshkosh Corporation
  • Position will require handling of highly confidential safety and medical information
  • Manage return-to-work program and assist with workers compensation claim activity. Potentially represent the company in litigation of safety/worker compensation issues
  • Lead continuous improvement projects for safety and health services departments including ergonomics, lean activities, cost savings, etc
  • Consults with all levels of management including manufacturing managers, plant managers, coordinators, etc., the Occupational Health Nurse, the Claims manager, Union representatives and employees, Engineering and outside services including local, state, and federal agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

    • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field
    • 3-plus years experience in the safety field in a manufacturing setting

    • Ability to assertively and efficiently multitask and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to communicate safety information to all audiences
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, e-mail systems, and other advanced computer programs
    • Must be able to work a semi-flexible schedule including possible hours on 2nd and 3rd shift on short notice, or staggered shift for extended periods of time
    • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time ~MJLG~ #

    Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

    Oshkosh Corporation takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans, and certain other classes of veterans. Any employee or applicant for employment who is qualified under the applicable regulations will be covered under our affirmative action program. Submission of this information is voluntary, will be kept confidential, and is not a requirement for employment.

    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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