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Testing and Development Principal Engineer- Electrical/Electronic

Oshkosh Corporation
January 19, 2023

About JLG, an Oshkosh company

JLG began in 1969, when our founder, John L. Grove set out to resolve growing safety concerns in the construction industry. Since then we have been committed to understanding the challenges and delivering innovative solutions to the access market. We partner with customers to provide quality equipment, training opportunities and trusted support within the access industry. We are a global company, and our products-including mobile elevating work platforms, telehandlers, utility vehicles and accessories-can be found all over the world.

We are looking for an experienced and motivated candidate who will enjoy the hands on and troubleshooting opportunities involved in test and development. As a key contributor within our Product Development and Test team, you will be responsible for leading project testing, evaluating, and developing new and existing JLG's products to ensure the compliance, safety, and reliability from concept phase through to the manufacturing phase.


  • Support fellow Test Engineers / Test Technician through technical questions and guidance through the testing processes.
  • Understand the test plans prepared by Engineering and additionally the requirements to satisfy specific country Homologation requirements.
  • Develop project test plans with Project Engineers with assistance from the Test and Development leadership and the Reliability Engineers
  • Provide technical input for overall reliability engineering planning at JLG
  • Participate in Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA), fault tree and safety analysis activities
  • Supervise and train one or more subordinates (Interns or Test Technicians) doing various testing tasks, as applicable and assist if necessary
  • Support the Test and Development process improvement activities
  • Areas you will test in this role:
    • Mechanical - stability, vibration, vehicle & component weights, braking, tractive effort / drawbar pull
    • Hydraulic - pressure, flow, oil temperature, function speeds and performance
    • Electrical / Electronic - continuity, voltage, resistance, power consumption and circuit performance
    • Structural - strain measurements and fatigue life predictions
    • Sound Level - pressure and power
    • Material - nondestructive inspections (inc. magnetic particle and dye penetrant)
    • Automated Rig Testing - using programmable controllers and monitors


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • 8-plus years related experience


  • Experience with electrification and electrical components
  • Knowledge of off-highway or agricultural equipment operations and application profiles.
  • Ability to use test related equipment such as hydraulic pressure transducers, flow meters, volt/ohmmeters, accelerometers, and displacement transducers would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work well individually and within a close-knit team of diverse backgrounds and experience.
  • Possess a strong mechanical knowledge of vehicles and related systems.
  • Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to write and use software suites VBA, VB.net, C++, MATLAB, Parker IQAN, PLC Ladder Logic, CANalyzer, KVASER, Somat Infield, nCode GlyphWorks, and others.


Moving the future forward is our priority and this includes your future. We encourage professional development and champion our employees' success through various skills and training opportunities. Named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for six consecutive years, everything we do at Oshkosh is guided by our core values and the ~15k+ team members around the world who embody them.

We put people first. We do the right thing. We persevere. We are better together.


Oshkosh is committed to working with and offering reasonable accommodation to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please contact us at: 920-502-3009 or corporatetalentacquisition@oshkoshcorp.com.

Oshkosh Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. This company will provide equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Information collected regarding categories as provided by law will in no way affect the decision regarding an employment application.

Oshkosh Corporation will not discharge or in any manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Oshkosh Corporation's legal duty to furnish information.

Certain positions with Oshkosh Corporation require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations or the Export Administration Regulations. Applicants for these positions may need to be "U.S. Persons," as defined in these regulations. Generally, a "U.S. Person" is a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or an individual who has been admitted as a refugee or granted asylum.

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