All around a good job but lots of travel no time for family.
Pros: good money, enjoyed helping the military, being challenged by tasks
Cons: constant travel, being away from family 9-10 months a year.
My typical day at work began at 0630 responding to emails and making plans to go visit military units who were having issues with their Army/Marine trucks.
I constantly was learning new things about maintenance issues with trucks.
The management in Oshkosh had a very high turn over rate. They seemed to graduate college, work about a year and then – more... transfer up or out of the company. In the 4-5 years that I worked for them I had 6 managers. Ever time I got a new one, I felt as if I was starting over with the warranty process, data entry..etc.
My co- workers were great! Our communication between each of us was truly what kept them in Oshkosh going forward.
The hardest thing about the job was having new bosses every 6 months. When new bosses were in place, they were great talkers, but when it came to supporting the military, they had no idea on how to do so. They left that up to the Regional FSR's to put out the fire that were created.
I enjoyed training the soldiers on how to troubleshoot and perform maintenance tasks on their trucks. I would pride myself in walking up to a unit and stop them from ordering a completed engine / transmission for a loose wire or a bad relay..etc.. My objective was to give them a FMC ( Fully Mission Capable) truck when I left the unit. – less