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Sr. Applications Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Position Summary:

Work collaboratively with customers and the HydraForce Sales team to develop and adapt products to meet customer needs

Role Responsibility

The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned.  Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons

Meet with customer to determine needs; review criteria for product application

Based on information gathered in customer meetings and test results, recommend specific products for the customer’s application(s)

Design custom hydraulic integrated circuits based on customer input

Investigate and resolve technical issues

Manage the communication flow with customers, Sales Managers and Engineers to resolve design issues

Provide advice and guidance to the Sales team

Support Sales team efforts

Act as subject matter expert in specific disciplines and share knowledge with co-workers

Provide project assistance to Application Engineer I and II

Assist customers with hands-on troubleshooting

Collect data and develop engineering reports based on test data

Collaborate with Design Engineering, Research and Development, Manufacturing and Purchasing

Flexibility to travel; sometimes with minimal notice

Perform other duties as assigned

The Ideal Candidate

Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience; advanced degree preferred

Minimum of ten (10) years Application Engineering experience within the hydraulics industry

In-depth knowledge of the design and functionality of hydraulic cartridge valves, integrated valve circuits and associated hydraulic/electronic systems

Detailed knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as strength of materials, electrical systems, fabrication, PLCs, etc.  

Demonstrated advanced data analysis skills

Strong reporting skills

Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Demonstrated relationship building and maintenance skills

Strong oral and written communication skills

Able to work well under pressure and multi-task as needed

Ability to understand all safety requirements and cautions

Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds

Package Description

Our employees enjoy a full complement of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance, Disability coverage, 401(k) with a generous match, and the opportunity to participate in our ESOP. Paid Time Off (PTO) 10 Paid Holidays and more!

Education Assistance

Our employees are encouraged to further their educations with our Tuition Assistance Programs, Apprenticeships and our on-site English As a Second Language (ESL) and Citizenship classes.

On-Site Training

We offer best manufacturing practices training, Six Sigma classes led by our own Black Belts, supervisory and management development courses and basic computer skills classes

About the Company

Our employees enjoy a fast-paced and challenging work environment that provides them with daily opportunities to Power Forward their careers. Through interaction with our global network of employees and customers, our employees provide products and solutions that have a global impact. For almost 35 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

Throughout the world, you can find our products in a broad range of applications:

Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery

Construction and Road-Building Equipment

Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment

Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls

Forestry and Resource Management Equipment

Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment

Injection Molding and Press Machinery

Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications


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