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Configuration Specialist (200473)OshkoshWisconsin.

Configuration Specialist (200473)

Oshkosh | Wisconsin | United States | 54902


  • Provide technical support for Configuration Management (CM) activities for all Oshkosh Defense vehicle systems as necessary as required by various government contracts. This is a technical administrative support role. Will be working with many departments to get information to assist with preparing government proposals.
  • Soft skills needed - good listeners, diligent and can use the systems and tools, gathering information, pass information along and accurately enter it into reports. Interactive communication skills, able to get information.
  • People who know the business tools work well (SmartTeam, ERP processes, Adobe Acrobat), 

They DO NOT need an engineer for this role. 


  • Assist and participate in the training of new Configuration Management department personnel. No supervision responsibilities are required.
  • Understand government contracts with configuration management activities and deliverables.
  • Assist in the preparation of contract CDRL requirements for Configuration Management.
  • Communicate and work with other Oshkosh Defense groups to coordinate, issue and log control numbers to ensure accurate tracking records, and is the primary person for formal submittals of various Government contractual submittals Class I and II Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs), Configuration Change Documents (CCDs), Request for Deviations (RFDs), Request for Waivers (RFWs) (if applicable), and others as required.
  • Prepare, log, monitor, and submit to the Government for classification concurrence if required, all engineering change requests to Oshkosh Defense vehicle systems classified by the Configuration Manager or Associate Configuration Analyst.
  • Verify accuracy of JDE reports to include the BOM's, gatherings, ‘where used’, etc.
  • Communicate with Government customers on all Configuration Management questions/issues as directed by CM Manager. Log and report all questions/issues to CM Manager.
  • Assist in the preparation of Physical Configuration Audit (PCA) Plans. Gather and compile the documentation required for the Physical Configuration Audit (PCA).
  • Understand and comply with the uniform use of department and corporate policies, procedures and standards as relevant to CM and change control referenced in Government contracts.
  • Maintain, prepare and submit CM Status Accounting Record Logs electronically through secured Government electronic web base systems.
  • Provide CM support with Program Management, Bill Writers, Contract Administration, Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Service, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Training, and Finance as needed. 
  • Assist in the planning and scheduling of work activities to help manager prioritize correctly so that assignments are completed and to make the most effective and efficient use of time around changing workloads. Work closely with manager to define work priorities.
  • Prepare, review, deliver and track revisions to Technical Data Packages (TDPs) as required by Configuration Management for Government contracts.
  • Supply information needed in order to prepare agendas and identify attendees and participate in meetings held relating to Configuration Management with both internal departments and government customers. Submit meeting minutes to CM Manager if required.
  • Reviews and track released engineering changes and change data to document activities, including CN Routing Form, to ensure Configuration Management procedures and policies have been followed.
  • Perform other duties including administrative duties as required or assigned to ensure contractual deliverables are met and departmental goals are achieved.
  • Associate’s degree in business, or in a technical field such as design or drafting, or related field and 3-plus years related experience OR Bachelor’s degree and internship experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance (not needed for the assignment).


  • Ability to proactively solve problems & meet established deadlines/contract deliverables.
  • Strong computer skills required including Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Fluent with JDE and able to read and understand JDE change reports.
  • Project Management experience is preferred.
  • Preferred to be familiar with DoD contracts and government contracting process.
  • Ability to read and comprehend engineering change notices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively diplomatically with customers & other departments within the company.
  • Well organized and able to keep accurate status reports.

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