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Test Driver

Job Id:  39882
Job Family:  Production

Madison, SD, US

Employment Type:  Temporary



We invite you to join our team as

Test Driver


Joining Manitou means forging your career path as part of an international group offering real opportunities to make an impact through your contributions.



Manitou Group, a world leader in rough-terrain handling, invents, produces, distributes and services material for construction, agriculture and industries. We design, manufacture, distribute, and service products and solutions for the material handling, access equipment and compact earth moving activities that work smarter, faster, safer and cost efficiently. Through its iconic brands - Manitou, Gehl and Mustang by Manitou - and its network of 1,500 dealers worldwide, the group offers the best solutions by creating optimum value for its customers. With its headquarters in France, the group recorded a revenue of 1.9 billion euros across 140 countries in 2018, and it employs 4 400 people who are all committed to satisfying customers.

We are passionate about our products and people. We are a company that thrives on employee engagement and driven to achieve excellence. We are proud of delivering results through accountability, collaboration, integrity and teamwork.  We are Manitou.

Convinced that work is a source of self-fulfillment, we look after the well-being of our teams by improving their work environment on a daily basis with a proactive Health and Safety Culture, open communication, recognition and developing our talent.

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In addition to an inclusive compensation package, we offer a comprehensive benefits program including Medical/Dental/Vision, a matching 401k, tuition reimbursement, volunteer program, wellness activities, employee and family activities throughout the year and so much more!


Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.


Are you enthusiastic about this position? That’s great, because we are too! Apply now!


Equal Opportunity Employer 


Temporary Test Driver

Hourly / Part Time

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range
12.50 – 14.50 per hour 

Reports to
Manufacturing Engineering Manager Or Test Manager




The equipment operator operates a variety of construction equipment, primarily skid and track loaders, during the testing phases used in product development and equipment auditing  They may perform maintenance and repair activities along with a variety of semiskilled tasks in the maintenance and testing of these specific machines.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Operates loaders of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment, materials and supplies.

  2. Operates construction or power equipment, such as skid loaders, track loaders snowplow, road grater, front-end loader, hydraulic excavators etc…

  3. Operates jackhammers, mowers, brush chippers and other small equipment and tools during the testing phases.

  4. Works with and assists the test engineer, quality engineers and the manufacturing engineers in testing and equipment maintenance processes.

  5. Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or repairs to the supervisor; cleans equipment.

  6. Assists in the installing and maintenance of additional components.

  7. Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.


  1. Mechanical Capacity

  2. Technical Capacity.

  3. Time Management.

  4. Thoroughness.

  5. Customer/Client Focus.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervision responsibilities.  

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, and is frequently exposed to environment conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and requires wearing PPE.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, sometimes feet to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste and smell.

The employee must frequently lift or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a part-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Overtime possibility.


No travel is necessary

Required / Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

  2. Must be 18 years old

  3. Must have a current drivers license  

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