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Senior Principal Engineer-Systems

Company: Oshkosh Corporation
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Job Description:

COMPANY PROFILEOshkosh 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 12,100 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.


  • Plans and directs the technical aspects of highly complex research and development programs
  • Conducts trade studies and analyses of alternatives requiring application of advanced knowledge in electric vehicles.
  • Possess the flexibility and willingness to start, stop, and change project direction often
  • Provides counsel and direction to lower level engineers and technicians
  • Independently researches new technology to be used in the development of new products
  • Responsible for the specification development, integration, verification and validation of power electronics components and electrical machines into vehicle designs
  • Work with SAE, Federal, and Military Standards for design compliance
  • Plan and direct engineering in a major project through all phases of innovation and development
  • Establishes priorities for work delegated to others
  • Work closely with other engineering groups
  • Assist in feasibility studies and project estimates on proposed projects, both internally and with partner companies, national labs and the government agencies
  • Support proposal development to pursue federal or state funded opportunities
  • Directs preparation of layouts, drawings, specification, and bills of material
  • Select parts and/or design components for cost and quality-conscious design to meet service applications
  • Consult with suppliers, customers, & members of Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Assembly, Service, and Testing, Quality Control, and Marketing departments
  • Follow project on the assembly floor through initial build and render assistance necessary to support manufacturing and industrial engineering efforts
  • Possess a strong theoretical knowledge of power electronics and electrical machines, vehicles, control of hydraulic and electrical components, electrical theory, electrical component and related systems


    • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
    • 8-plus years of relevant work experience
    • Working knowledge of electrical systems up to 800V


      • Experience with automotive or heavy-duty equipment
      • Master's degree in engineering or applicable coursework or training in power electronics, electrical machines, and control of electrical and hydraulic systems
      • Relevant design experience with vehicle electrical systems
      • Experience with modeling and simulation software such as Matlab, Simulink, etc
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

        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.

Keywords: Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh , Senior Principal Engineer-Systems, Other , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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