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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Overview

Dodge Center, MN
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
McNeilus 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 is a proud member of the Oshkosh Commercial Group. Oshkosh Corporation ... 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

  • McNeilus is proud to have been selected 2 years in a row for the MN Dual Training Pipeline Grant. This Grant has allowed us to train approximately 65 Weld Trainees to become Welders. We will continue to run Weld Trainee classes in 2020! If you are interested in learning how to weld and working at McNeilus, please text MTMHiring to 507.316.5228

  • McNeilus celebrated Manufacturing Day in a very special way! We opened our doors to several young women from local high schools. On the program were three inspirational speeches about the amazing opportunities one can have while working for a Manufacturing company. We were joined by Riverland Community College who brought their Mobile Weld Training Trailer, and all the young women got to try their hand at Welding!

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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing – Why Work With Us?

As an Oshkosh Corporation Company, McNeilus draws on 100 years of specialty 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, MN area. We have an additional manufacturing facility in Riceville, IA and a nationwide network of branches. Rochester has been rated among top 10 places to live for 5 years running on's list of Top 100 Best Places to Live. Thanks in part to world-class healthcare at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester hosts numerous arts and cultural events, a focus on family-friendly communities, and proximity to the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. See what else you need to know about Rochester, MN.



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.

McNeilus Is Proud to Be A Part of the Oshkosh Family

Four-years running as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies.

Oshkosh has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized for four consecutive years and is one of only four honorees in the Automotive category.

In 2019, 128 honorees were recognized spanning 21 countries and 50 industries. The thirteenth class of honorees profoundly illustrate how companies continue to be the driving force for improving communities, building capable and empowered workforces and fostering corporate cultures focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose.

“Thanks to the strong ethical commitment from our more than 15,000 team members around the world, we are proud to have earned the title of one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the fourth consecutive year,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Being honored to this prestigious list once again underscores our unwavering focus on doing the right thing in everything that we do.”

“Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at Oshkosh Corporation for earning this recognition.”

Two-years running as one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Oshkosh Corporation is one of only 330 companies to achieve this honor, as ranked by industry peers, highlighting some of the most respected and successful companies from around the world.

Oshkosh Corporation ranked fifth in the “Construction and Farm Machinery” category. This is the second time that Oshkosh Corporation has received this prestigious award and Oshkosh is one of only five Wisconsin-based companies named.

“We’re humbled to achieve this recognition for the second consecutive year,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation President & Chief Executive Officer. “It’s an exciting time for Oshkosh Corporation as we continue to grow our People First culture and deliver value for our customers and shareholders.”

Join McNeilus, the Industry Leaders.

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.

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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Reviews

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Dodge Center, MN

    I worked at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing full-time (More than 5 years)


    Good pay and benefits with PTO


    Location is in the middle of no where

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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing in March 2019.


    First you receive a phone call for a phone screening. If you meet qualifications they will arrange an interview. The interview process is very standard from there. If you live too far to come into the office they will just schedule a phone interview.

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McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing 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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