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Oshkosh Corporation Category Associate in Hagerstown, Maryland

About JLG, an Oshkosh company

JLG began in 1969, when our founder, John L. Grove set out to resolve growing safety concerns in the construction industry. Since then we have been committed to understanding the challenges and delivering innovative solutions to the access market. We partner with customers to provide quality equipment, training opportunities and trusted support within the access industry. We are a global company, and our products—including mobile elevating work platforms, telehandlers, utility vehicles and accessories—can be found all over the world.


Responsible for the procurement of goods and services from a class or family of suppliers in direct support of manufacturing operations, and strategic metrics. Primary contact with suppliers in the areas of supplier performance, engineering change implementation, flow of material, inventory control, and disposition of non-conforming goods on a given commodity team.


  • Execute on select business conducted with suppliers and coordinate internal actions between supplier and the product.

  • Communicate parts availability issues to appropriate buyer.

  • Communicate inventory level set ups to PFEP Specialist.

  • Communicate packaging issues to materials.

  • Communicate pre paint parts issues to materials, buyer and zone team members.

  • Create and present purchasing metrics to management.

  • Participate in lean events.

  • Assist Operations purchasing on root cause analysis team to fix material shortages and report on critical items.

  • Ensure smooth cut in of change notices.

  • Support new model introduction into production area.

  • Support change in supplier shipping and packaging habits driven by purchasing.

  • Assist in Kanban implementation to zone for purchased parts.

  • Create spot buy and blanket orders with suppliers. Manage and maintenance MRP message activities.

  • Part number setup files under purchasing control. Create debits memos, and credit memos as needed.

  • Website communication and training with suppliers.

  • Inventory control activities for material stored at suppliers.

  • Shortage updates.

  • Coordinate the proper flow of material into Oshkosh.

  • Support all procedures for government regulations and public laws.

  • Provide feedback to manufacturing and purchasing management concerning potential problems that could affect manufacturing operations.

  • Ensure purchase order is correct with regard to pricing and delivery.

  • Ensure order is acknowledged by supplier.

  • Address and resolve invoice issues.

  • Support production and aftermarket groups. Communicate effectively with Tactical Buyers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or related field

  • Internship experience

Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or

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.

Advance your career by advancing the world. For many of our team members, this is more than a career. It’s a calling. Oshkosh is home to thousands of difference-makers working together to build, serve and protect people and communities around the world. From the front lines to the firehouse, the people we serve are driven by a sense of purpose. The people who work here are no different. Our engineering and product innovation help keep soldiers and firefighters safe, is critical in building and keeping communities clean and helps people do their jobs every day. As part of a People First culture, you’ll be encouraged and empowered to take ownership of your work, develop your career and make a real impact on the world around you.

Oshkosh is a global company that designs and manufactures some of the world’s toughest specialty and access equipment under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Frontline™, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh® Airport Products, and London™.