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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  R&D

Dundalk, IE

Test Driver

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.

Join Hiab's journey - to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling



We are looking for a test driver to join Hiab’s Research and Development department. This position is responsible for driving prototype machines in various duty cycles while recording parameters outlined by R&D.



Main tasks and responsibilities:


  • Drive various prototype machines on fixed endurance duty cycles
  • Testing will be based in Dundalk facility but could be off site for periods as required
  • Record various parameters (hours, temps, fluid usage ) as required by R&D team
  • Connect and disconnect data loggers as requested by R&D Engineer
  • Keep machines in good working order with inspection and fluids top up etc.
  • Carry out minor work to fit or adjust components as required
  • Responsible for own safety and should be aware of the safety of others and advise of any unsafe areas, acts or equipment.


What you’ll need to succeed:




  • Valid Forklift licence - Moffett licence would be beneficial but not essential
  • Proven track record of safe forklift operation is essential
  • Accurate data recording is required so any relevant background related to this.


  • Understanding of engine, drivetrain, hydraulic and electrical components and systems related to mobile equipment would be beneficial but not essential
  • Good communicator, ability to interact with R&D Engineers and explain problems etc
  • Ability to use Microsoft word and excel would be beneficial
  • Good attention to detail, ability to accurately test machines to provide repeatable data.


You will be part of:


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.


Interested to join?


If you feel you meet the above criteria, please submit your CV to Ciara Logan ( no later than close of business on Wednesday 25th May 2022.



Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers.


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.