VP - Engineering

VP - Engineering

Oshkosh Defense LLC | Oshkosh, WI, US
Salary Range:$112,000 – $140,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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About Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh company

Oshkosh Defense stands behind those who dedicate their lives to protecting others. As an industry-leading tactical vehicle manufacturer, every day we strive to meet or exceed our customers' ever-changing needs with next generation defense technologies and advanced systems. We operate with unparalleled commitment to those who depend on our products and services worldwide to perform their missions.

The Vice President, Engineering for Oshkosh Defense will be an inspirational leader, business partner and advocate for our customer. Their mission will be to transform our world class engineering talent into a collaborative team that delivers uncompromising quality, technical superiority, and innovation in alignment with the Defense growth strategy.

They will assure that the design and program management process results in cost effective products that meet performance requirements and are delivered on time.

The Defense VP Engineering will be a role model for the Oshkosh Core Values and the Defense Leadership Principles, embracing the need to “Make A Difference” in the lives of our team members, customers, and communities.

They will work collaboratively with the Defense Leadership Team and the enterprise Engineering Leadership Team in developing, communicating, and overseeing Engineering strategy for the organization.

They will lead the Engineering teams supporting Defense vehicle platforms and Test & Development.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Drive Vision & Purpose: Inspire innovation and a passion for serving our customer.
Strategic Vision: Identify future possibilities and translate into strategies. Drive engagement and commitment among engineering team.
Financial Acumen: Manage the budgeting process to include recommending capital improvements and business case analysis.
Cultivate Innovation: Research, study, and propose the use of advanced technologies to be leveraged in the development of new and improved products.
Develop Talent: Champion the career development of team members, including succession planning, coaching, stretch assignments, etc.
Communicate: Develop and deliver multi-mode communications across a diverse audience, inclusive of executive leadership, suppliers, internal and external customers, and outside resources.
Planning and Alignment: Prepare and issue information reports on specific programs and projects relating to engineering systems, production engineering, and product design and development. Manage and guide engineering analysis to support the selection of parts, components, and materials that meet requirements.
Ensure Accountability: Provide leadership to technical staff including resource planning, scheduling, and administration to ensure program success.
Collaboration: Build and strengthen cross-functional teamwork and communications across the department and segment.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
Minimum of 12 years’ strategic product development experience
Minimum of 12 years’ experience building and leading teams to execute against roadmaps that align to organization strategies


Master’s degree

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 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.%9295834% %%management%%