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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  R&D

Streetsboro, OH, US

R&D Graduate

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.

Why Choose Hiab?

Together, we keep everyday life moving to build a better tomorrow

We are looking for an innovative R&D Graduate who is passionate about technology and wants to contribute in developing our next generation products with a focus on sustainable solutions. The Hiab Global Graduate Program is a 15 month full-time paid program and we are looking for candidates with a MSc or PhD degree in a relevant technology field.

This position is based near one of our major R&D Centers either in Streetsboro, Ohio USA or Östersund, Sweden and reports to the R&D Manager of New Product Development.

Hiab is on a journey to reduce our carbon footprint by 200,000 tons* by 2024. It is a big challenge, but we see it as an opportunity to innovate for, and with, our customers. We are exploring the latest and greatest ideas from material technology, alternative energy, and automation, and we apply digital solutions and smart design in product development. Hiab is an industry-leader that keeps your everyday life moving and has been pioneering the load handling industry for more than 70 years. We want to bring in diverse talents with fresh ideas and passion to learn new things.

Main tasks and responsibilities

In the role as a R&D Graduate your will:

  • Take part in different technology projects
  • Plan and execute a joint project focused on innovation
  • Learn more about the industry, our customers and partners
  • Get tools to grow and create a world-class network through individual development and mentoring

What you’ll need to succeed

We are looking for a team player who eagerly takes on new responsibilities and curiously seeks for improvements in the ways of working. To succeed in this role the following is needed:

  • PhD or MSc degree in a relevant technology field (Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Controls Systems Engineering)
  • High proficiency or fluent in local language at site
  • Great skills in written and verbal communication in English
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Self-driven and proactive approach as well as being structured and analytical
  • Interested in learning more about the industry, customers and strategy.

Technology profile or interest towards one of the following areas;

  • Embedded systems, edge computing and Internet of Things
  • Automation, control systems and sensor technology for hydraulically powered equipment
  • Data-driven equipment control systems, operation analysis, and maintenance predictions

You will be part of

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

Interested to join?

We are interested in knowing more about you and your profile. What are your experiences from thesis work, research projects or from working within academia or the industry? Maybe you have been studying or working in an international environment?  If you have previous experience from participating in hackathons, open innovation projects, open source projects or other innovation challenges then this is also something that we love to hear more about!

If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV today. We are reviewing the applications continuously and will fill the position when we find a suitable candidate.

Read more about the program here: Link. Read more about how Hiab is on a journey in becoming an Employees First company Link. Follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.


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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.