Contract Test Technician

Portland, Oregon

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Job Title
Contract Test Technician
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Job Description

Contract Test Technician

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 technician 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 our test team. This position plays an important role in creating prototype systems / Proof-of-Concepts (POC) based on new ideas, from small improvements to revolutionary concepts relating to the material handling industry. Innovation Team development at HYG's Counterbalance Development Center typically includes POC performance tests, as well as durability tests at the component or assembly levels. This position works directly with a design 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, concept development, and testing to the next level.


  • Creation of prototype systems utilizing fabrication methods (e.g. sheet metal, welding, machining, etc.) with the ability to create functioning prototypes without complete information and drawings
  • Participate in build of Proof-of-Concept assemblies and vehicles
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions to come up with new concepts
  • In-truck and bench test per company methods
  • Pre-test measurements, build, and documentation
  • Post-test teardown inspection, measurements, photos, and documentation
  • Install, configure, and operate various instrumentation to record test data
  • Review and communicate data and test results through both verbal and written reports
  • Focus on quality, with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while taking self-initiative to complete projects
  • Participate in the demonstration of Proof-of-Concepts to various groups, including executives and customers
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree, Automotive Technician, Diesel Technician, 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
  • 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 with sensor selection and data acquisition systems
  • Experience as a forklift service technician
  • Experience as a heavy equipment technician
  • Ability to troubleshoot gas, LPG, and diesel engine systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot electric vehicle energy and power systems
  • Experience in a product development setting running tests, compiling data, and completing electronic documentation
  • Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and experience using rapid prototype machines
We are an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

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Full time

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Travel Required

Primary Location
HYG US Portland, OR
4000 NE Blue Lake Road
Zip Code
Relocation Assistance Available

We are an equal opportunity employer with an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.


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