Engineer Intern - Electrical (Year Round or Co-Op)
Pierce Manufacturing
Appleton, WI

About $28,000 - $40,000 a year


The Oshkosh Fire & Emergency segment is a single-source designer and manufacturer of fire apparatus, homeland security vehicles, mobile command, communications vehicles, and airport rescue firefighting vehicles. Our brands are known globally for quality, safety, and innovation.

Oshkosh Fire & Emergency is a segment of Oshkosh Corporation, which is a Fortune 500, multi-billion dollar company. At Oshkosh Corporation we are dedicated to designing and building the world's toughest specialty trucks, truck bodies, and access equipment by working shoulder-to-shoulder with the people who use them.


Design reliable, functional and cost effective electrical systems. Provide product definition through bills of material and appropriate documentation for new and revised electrical system designs.

Ensure the smooth flow of operations within the engineering department by optimizing engineering design(s) for manufacturing process efficiency and effectiveness. Focus on minimizing number of parts in a product design to reduce cost, eliminate waste, and minimize opportunities for defects.


Prepare engineering drawings, layouts and schematics using computer aided design software.
Create Bills of Material (BOM).
Select materials for engineered parts.
Dimension and tolerance drawings to ensure proper assembly fit.
Conform to drafting standards and department policies.
Prepare engineering change notices (ECN).
Consult and coordinate with suppliers.
Checks own work and that of others.
Works independently with minimal direction.
Maintain a working knowledge of One World, PRIDE and PC network systems.
Support Customer Service with direction on electrical and multiplexing related field problems.
Support manufacturing with direction on electrical and multiplexing related questions, features and upgrades.
Support Production Specialists with direction on option configuration.


Student working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or engineering related field for the entire duration of the internship.


Professional oral and written communication skills.
Experience with automotive/heavy duty truck electrical applications and communication networks.
Robust analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience with CATIA V5 / SmarTeam application, SolidWorks, CATIA V5 Electrical.
Experience with 2D computer aided design software Zuken E³. Enterprise, Medusa, AutoCAD application.
Experience with design and development of wiring schematics, reference drawings, and wire harnesses.
Experience in Lean Manufacturing principals such as value streams, 5S, 7 general types of waste, and project planning.
Minimum GPA 3.0

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.

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