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Valve Design Engineer

Job Introduction

Design, research, develop prototypes, create engineering documentation, estimate product material costs and recommend product and process improvements

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

Manage design projects, following through from inception to design approval and production

Develop new products

Solve design problems; adapt, alter, and/or improve existing products

interpret design specifications and translate into design of custom hydraulic manifold housings or valves, and develop detailed drawings for manufacturing and assembly of the product

Produce and maintain design drawings via CAD, CREO

Collaborate with Testing, Purchasing and Shop/Assembly teams on design projects

Participate in cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods

Write professional and technical Test reports, including analysis of data

Drive continuous efficiency and effectiveness in day-to-day activities

Use documentation and analysis software; PDMLink, PECN, ECN, ANSYS, HYSAN

Provide technical support to other Engineers

Support the organization with sharing and implementing best practices across all locations

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Travel Requirements

Some overnight and international travel may be required


The Ideal Candidate

Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering or related field or relevant experience in lieu thereof

2-4+ years’ relevant work experience.

CAD proficiency with CREO

Hydraulic valve and/or manifold design or complex layout design is preferred

Firm understanding of drafting practices; working knowledge of geometric tolerance practices

Knowledge of hydraulic principles  

Basic understanding of valve types and functions; valve symbols and valve port logic

Ability to plan, schedule, coordinate and problem solve effectively

Accurate and detail oriented, with the ability to follow through on tasks and objectives

Ability to function effectively as part of a team

Strong written and oral English communication skills

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Ability to meet deadlines

Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills

Ability to effectively communicate with all levels throughout the organization

Strong organizational skills


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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