Contract Test Technician

Portland, Oregon

Job Title
Contract Test Technician
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Job Description

Contract Engineering 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 engineer in our facility located in the Portland, Oregon area. HYG designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster and Yalebrand 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 over 90 years.

HYG is looking for an energetic individual who will have a positive influence on the organization and the Test Operations team. This position plays an important role in the validation of all new products. This individual interacts with all aspects of the organization, including design, test, marketing, manufacturing, and procurement, 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.


  • Prepare and modify lift trucks and components to execute test plans.
  • Troubleshoot, inspect, and provide recommendations based on test outcomes.
  • Identify and resolve development issues working closely with Test and Design Engineers.
  • Communication of data analysis and test results through both verbal and written reports.
  • Take a lead role in Identifying and implementing processes that improve testing efficiency and overall quality of validation testing.
  • Design and build test stands in support of test objectives.
  • Develop and/or update engineering methods ensuring compliance with codes and standards while complying with ISO9000 certification.
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Welding and Fabrication experience
  • Experience interpreting engineering drawings (components, weldments, hydraulic and electrical schematics).
  • Practical understanding of machining practices, manufacturing methods and tolerances.
  • Ability to operate lift trucks
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office suite of tools, especially Excel.
  • Experience with sensor selection and data acquisition systems such as SOMAT EDAQ, Vector CANalyzer including knowledge of vehicle CAN communication.
  • Hands-on demonstrated abilities in fabrication, machining, welding, general mechanical and electrical repair including troubleshooting issues of vehicles.
  • Basic understanding of DC/AC electrical circuits.
  • Experience working on and testing the following:
    - Wet and dry brake drive axles
    - Service brake systems
    - Mechanical park brake systems
    - Spring Applied, Hydraulically Released (SAHR) brake systems

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Full time

Work Hours

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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