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The Toro Company

Field Test Technician (20180395)

The Toro Company - Tampa, FL

Join the operations engineering services team and be a part of the group that plays a critical role in developing prototypes, performing testing, and creating technical documentation for Toro products across the enterprise.


Visually inspects, evaluates, operates units, gathers data, and designs test equipment to determine compliance of products to safety standards, performance requirements and durability parameters. Summarizes and reports findings to Supervisor of the Field Test Site and Test Engineers for inclusion in overall test programs.


Personally operates and evaluates Toro prototype and production units in both field and laboratory conditions according to established and/or newly developed safety, durability, and performance standards.

Gathers pertinent data on the performance of Toro products and prototypes under prescribed field conditions. Includes data acquisition with computer controlled DAQ systems such as SoMat products.

Maintains daily logs on all test projects and may write periodic, interim and final data summaries as required.

Performs required maintenance on test units and records such for inclusion in reliability and maintainability summaries. Performs teardown and inspection of test units at intervals or conclusion of test.

May be required to direct and supervise temporary employees in the conducting of the field test program - summer and winter. Helps instruct associate technicians in acquiring skills necessary to become fully qualified at test department procedures.

Assists Supervisor of the Field Test Site and visiting engineering staff in design, construction, and development of specialized test fixturing for field test units and projects, where applicable.

Some travel may be required to other local field test sites for data acquisition or performance evaluations.

Provide feedback to Field Test Site Supervisor on facility needs when required.

Monitors and maintains various Test Site Vehicles and equipment as needed.

Perform other related duties as may be assigned.


Provide physical and technical support to: Operations, Commercial, RLC, and SWS Engineering Departments. Interface with Test Engineers, Other Test Technicians, Vendors, Design Engineers, Designers, Drafters, PDL, personnel (Specialists – Journeyworker and Apprentices, CNC- Machinist Journeyworkers and Sheetmetal Specialists) and Management.

Completes various Service Reports, time sheets, expense reports and test summaries in a timely, accurate, and legible fashion.

Participate in keeping shop, work area, vehicles, and equipment clean at all times.

Demonstrates the ability to handle stressful situations, changes in project assignments, and meet deadlines.

Must be able to work in a team environment supporting many different individuals.


Graduate of an accredited Technical College with minimum of two year degree or certificate and a minimum of three years of experience as a mechanical technician with demonstrated troubleshooting capability OR Graduate of an accredited university or college with a Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering related technology (ex. Automotive, Manufacturing, Design.) and a minimum of one year of experience in the mechanical technician field and demonstrated troubleshooting capability.

Strong learning aptitude.

Proficiency in MS Office Applications is required.

Must demonstrate the ability to learn new programs effectively.

Experience with data acquisition devices highly desirable, e.g. SoMat, etc.

Previous supervisory experience required.

About The Toro Company:

The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job Location

Tampa, Florida, United States

Position Type


10 days 3 hours ago

The Toro Company


Field Test Technician (20180395) The Toro Company - Tampa, FL, United States


Location: Tampa, FL

Company Profile:
As a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions, Toro helps customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. We value the trust customers place in our people and our products, and are proud to partner with many sites and events around the world. This includes St Andrews Links in Scotland, the Wimbledon Championships, the Super Bowl Stadium, Rose Bowl, Walt Disney World Resort - along with many other professional and collegiate venues.