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Belt Test Technician

Springfield, MO, US, 65807

Your Career Begins at Timken. 

If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our employees make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion. Timken Belts, located in Springfield, MO, is searching for a Belt Test Technician.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this job is to test belts.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists Development Application and Material Engineering groups by providing belt performance data through a process of installing prototype, sample or production belts on test equipment and accurately measuring and recording such data as belt tension, size, temperature, time to failure, etc, as well as providing a failure analysis when problems occur. 
  • Maintains test instructions, parameters and test data obtained on PC database. 
  • Calibrates and maintains calibration records for all test equipment.


Technical/Functional Skills:


  • Must have knowledge of belt components, an ability to set up and install belts on test machines according to specifications, an ability to accurately read measuring instruments and document results. 
  • Should have ability to read blueprints and must posses a wide range of mechanical skills. 
  • Computer skills are also essential to maintain records.


Education and/or Experience: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Data handling/managing


Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and complete necessary production forms.  Ability to speak effectively with fellow employees and/or customers. 

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, rate, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables; problem solving ability.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, and use hands/arms. The employee is regularly required to talk, hear at conversational level, and smell.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds. Moving/lifting greater than 50 pounds requires assistance from another employee or a lifting device/hoist.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is may be frequently exposed to chemicals, hot/cold conditions, or noisy conditions.

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Employee is required to wear proper safety eyewear and steel-toed shoes at all times while on the plant floor.




The Timken Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law. For additional information please visit our website:




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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