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Senior Test Technician II - Drivetrain Test

Hyster-Yale, Fairview, OR

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Close Date: 06/14/2019

Job Description :
Sr. Test Technician II – Drivetrain Test

Put a LIFT in Your Career! Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (HYG), a world-class manufacturer of industrial lift trucks, has an outstanding opportunity for an exceptional and talented engineer in our facility located in the Portland, Oregon area. HYG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks, which are marketed globally under the Hyster and Yale brand names. We are one of the global leaders in the material handling industry and have been building relationships and partnering with our customers, suppliers, dealers and employees for 90 years.

HYG is looking for an energetic individual who will have a positive influence on the organization and the Drivetrain Test Team. This position plays an important role in validating new forklifts. Drivetrain development at HYG’s Counterbalance Development Center typically includes in-truck driving and jury evaluations, truck and assembly performance measures, as well as high cycle durability tests at the component or assembly levels. This position works directly with a test engineer, and frequently interacts with design staff as well, to ensure we deliver quality lift trucks that meet customer requirements and acceptance. Join our team as we take forklift research, development, and testing to the next level.


In-truck and bench test per company methods and national/international standards
Pre-test measures, build, and documentation of drive axle, transmission, and/or brake test assemblies
Fabrication, installation, monitoring, and removal of high cycle test stands and test assemblies
Post-test teardown inspection, measures, photos, and documentation
Participate in build of Proof-of-Concept assemblies and vehicles
Perform light fabrication (e.g. sheet metal, welding, machining, etc.)
Install, configure, and operate various instrumentation to simultaneously record temperature, speed, torque, force, pressure, displacement, and voltage/current
Review and communicate data and test results through both verbal and written reports
Focus on quality, with attention to detail
Periodic oil sampling of lift truck fluids, and high cycle test assemblies


Associate of Applied Science Degree or equivalent
Hands-on demonstrated ability in automotive or heavy machinery mechanics
Basic experience with machining, fabrication, and manufacturing methods and tolerances
Basic experience interpreting drawings of parts, weldments, hydraulics, and electrical schematics
Basic computer skills including proficiency using Microsoft Office suite of tools
Experience with data acquisition
Ability to operate lift trucks
Ability to meet physical demands of working on equipment (lifting, pulling, bending, and reaching)


Advanced experience in machining, fabrication, and manufacturing methods and tolerances
Advanced interpreting drawings of parts, weldments, hydraulics, and electrical schematics
Experience as a forklift service technician
Experience with drive axles, transmissions, brake systems, and hydraulics
Ability to troubleshoot gas, LPG, and diesel engine systems
Experience in a product development setting running tests, compiling data, and completing electronic documentation
Experience with sensor selection and data acquisition systems
Familiarity with Somat eDAQ
We are an equal opportunity employer with an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.