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McNeilus Companies Overview

Dodge Center, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
McNeilus Companies is a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles and concrete mixers. Backed by 24/7 support, our brand leads the industry in both innovation and quality.

McNeilus Companies is a proud member of the Commercial segment of Oshkosh ... Read more

Mission: At McNeilus, our commitment is to help communities live safely and sustainably by providing the vehicles necessary to build strong foundations and maintain healthy neighborhoods.

Company Updates

  • Oshkosh Corporation has been named a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere Institute. This is our second consecutive year that we have been listed as a World’s Most Ethical Company!

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McNeilus Companies – Why Work For Us?

As an Oshkosh Corporation Company, McNeilus draws on 100 years of severe-duty vehicle experience to safely and efficiently move people and materials at work, around the globe and around the clock. We listen closely, work hard and innovate boldly to ensure we keep raising the bar. The results are products that we’re proud to put our name on.

McNeilus is headquartered in the Rochester area of southeastern Minnesota, with an additional manufacturing facility in Riceville, IA and service branches nationwide. Rochester was recently ranked No. 1 in Top 100 Best Places to Live, thanks in part to world-class healthcare at the Mayo Clinic, numerous arts and cultural events, a focus on family-friendly communities, and proximity to the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area.


At McNeilus, we know there is a lot riding on our trucks. That’s why we look for sustainable practices to incorporate whenever we can. We’re continuously improving how we make and distribute products, implement practical engineering solutions, and employ energy conservation and recycling best practices. It’s about improving workplace conditions, reducing costs, increasing shareholder value and being active in our communities.

Our employees around the world work together to reduce our environmental footprint and strive to provide products and services that help customers reduce theirs. In doing so, we strengthen our company and make a positive contribution to a more sustainable world.

Click here to read more about how McNeilus and the Oshkosh Corporation are making a difference, today and every day!

Our business success depends on focusing on our People, rallying around a shared Purpose, and creating value for our customers through our superior Performance.  

Success starts with our People, which is why we strive to create a People First mindset in the way we do business. It’s not a goal to be achieved and forgotten, or checkmark on a list. It’s a work environment where we look out for, and care for one another. It’s a work experience that inspires us to be at our best — for ourselves, our fellow team members, and our customers. It’s knowing that when we build great relationships, we can build great trucks. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Proud to Be Part of Oshkosh Corporation,

One of the 2017 World's Most Ethical Companies

Vital to the success of Oshkosh Corporation is our commitment to fostering an ethical culture. While we respect the diversity of cultures between each of our business segments, our core values bind us together as One Oshkosh. The values of Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Citizenship are central to our ethical decision-making framework.

The Oshkosh brand and reputation have been unmatched for the past 100 years, and it is our commitment to doing things the right way, The Oshkosh Way, that will be a key ingredient to delivering superior performance for the next hundred years. This includes attracting and retaining exceptional employees, shareholders, customers, suppliers and dealers around the globe.

For the second year in a row, Oshkosh Corporation has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.  Oshkosh is one of only 124 companies, and the only company selected in the "Trucks and Other Vehicles" category, named to this prestigious list.  Wilson Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer, says,

“At Oshkosh, our team members embrace the idea of ethical behavior in everything they do. It is a fundamental part of our culture, and is our way of doing business each and everyday.”

This is what we call The Oshkosh Way.

GET IN with the industry leader…

It takes many different people with a variety of skills and talents to keep us on the leading edge of our markets. If you're looking for a rewarding career with an industry leader, you've come to the right place.

McNeilus offers great career opportunities, where people are rewarded for results. Competitive benefits are just part of the package. We continually invest in our employees through training and education. Advancement opportunities are available across the entire corporation.

Oh, and you get to work with some of the coolest truck technology in the business.

ARE YOU IN? Click here to see all our career opportunities.


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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McNeilus Companies (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2016.


    I was asked some technical questions regarding some of the classes I took in university. Later they also asked me if I had any problems moving to a different city.

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McNeilus Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award, OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs, 2016
  • Best Safety Innovation Award, SWANA, 2017

Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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