Textron Test Technician/Driver - Off Road in Augusta, Georgia

Test Technician/Driver - Off Road


Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, snowmobiles, side-by-sides, all-terrain vehicles, professional turf-care equipment, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Arctic Cat®, Textron Off RoadTM, Jacobsen®, Dixie Chopper®, Ransomes®, TUG™, DouglasTM, Premier™ and Safeaero™ brands. Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.


The Test Technician/Driver is an entry level position within the Engineering Department with a primary responsibility of driving and evaluating Off Highway Performance Vehicles for the new product group. This position requires a hands-on individual with a mechanical aptitude capable of operating test vehicles, troubleshooting vehicle subsystems, repairing the vehicles as needed and writing detailed situational reports.


  • Follow written and verbal instruction to perform vehicle tests requested by the Engineering Department.

  • Provide detailed situational feedback to the Engineering Department.

  • Assist in determination and communicate performance improvements for or from design changes.

  • Inspect vehicle sub systems and components for proper operation and other wear, fatigue damage etc.

  • Operate and evaluate test vehicles in a safe and controlled manner while providing written and verbal durability and performance feedback to Engineering.

  • Repair the vehicle when broken or damaged. This includes replacing parts, fabricating, welding, writing work orders to have parts made etc. It also includes talking with the design engineering team and obtaining replacement parts to repair the vehicle and get it back to testing.

  • Complete all daily logs, paperwork and reports as requested.

  • Complete ROHVA E-Course

  • Complete Safety and Red Cross First Aide training.

  • Safe operation of test vehicles is a condition of employment.


Desired Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Able to photograph/video and report test incidents to a high degree of clarity and details.

  • Computer skilled and proficient with Microsoft applications such as, Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Analyze test data for proper function and reporting.

  • Provide feedback to possible design issues or changes needed for cost, performance and safety.

  • Willing to test at remote locations, for long period of time throughout North America.

  • Mechanical aptitude, repair skills and part fabrication for all portions of vehicle.

  • Off road experience with ride on mowers, ATVs, Side by Sides, Jeeps or 4 wheel drive trucks.

  • Self starter, motivated to do projects with minimal supervision.


  • High School Diploma

  • Some vocational training in engineering, auto repair, mechanical, electrical and computer areas preferred.

  • Previous off road vehicle testing experience a plus.


  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Ability to pass DOT physical

  • Ability to drive trucks with trailers

Physical Demands:

  • Able to work outdoors in hot/cold and harsh environments.

  • Able to tolerate traversing rough terrain daily for extended periods

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Additional Information:

Direct Reports: None

Travel Requirements: 10%

Relocation Benefits: No

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other 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 the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-Georgia-Augusta

Recruiting Company Textron Specialized Vehicles

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 267038