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  • Waukesha, WI
  • 70000 - 105000

Hydraulic Engineer

Bell & Associates

Hydraulic Engineer

Bell & Associates is seeking a Hydraulic Engineer is responsible for analyzing and validating the development of innovative solutions and improvement of existing solutions. The position requires general knowledge of mechanical design, hydraulic design, electrical design, manufacturing processes, component selection and instrumentation of machines.

The Hydraulic Engineer will work in a team environment to develop of client’s standard product portfolio according to the product development roadmap and develop specific solutions for our customers. The Hydraulic Engineer works in close collaboration with the hydraulic lead engineer, automation lead engineer, mechanical engineering manager and engineering director. Good communication and effective interpersonal skills are required as the Hydraulic Engineer must explain extremely complex ideas in a very simple way.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Understand and verify specification requirement for new product development.
  • Assists internal and external team members throughout the development process.
  • Analyze and implement solutions for existing or new products. Ascertains that new designs developed are as economical and efficient as practical.
  • Executes plans in a timely manner and accepts advice and/or direction well.
  • Perform advanced calculation (Fluid simulation) to assess design and optimize performance.
  • Occasionally travels to investigate and advise on engineering problems at customer plants or at partner facilities.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical and hydraulic issues, perform root cause analysis, and propose action plan to mediate and resolve.
  • Maintains a positive approach toward customers, co-workers and visitors. Maintains effective relations with others at all levels of the organization.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in industry by reviewing current technical literature and actively maintain link with hydraulic component manufacturers.
  • Observes safety regulations and exhibits a concern for safety.
  • Shows commitment to quality ethics and focuses on meeting the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrates cooperative team effort and works effectively within work group or other groups in the organization. Demonstrates respect for others.

Qualifications and experience:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering with a preferred experience of 8+ years or;
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering with a preferred experience of 3+ years.
  • Mechanical and Hydraulic development understanding definitively a need.
  • Experience with field services is a must.
  • Machine instrumentation valuable in the candidature.
  • Advanced hydraulic and multi-physique simulation experience is a plus.
  • User of 3D CAD software is a must, Siemens NX user is a plus.
  • Siemens Teamcenter knowledge is a plus.
  • Electrical system experience is a plus.
  • AutoCAD experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of Manufacturing requirements/techniques of lube and hydraulic system is a plus.

Skills and abilities:

  • Versatility and adaptability to different engineering activities
  • Ability to apply mechanical and hydraulic expertise
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and effective interpersonal skills are required.
  • Solid computer skills.
  • Must be able to function effectively both as a member of a team and as an individual contributor.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks in the time allotted with limited supervision.
  • Highly motivated individual with the ability to work under stress and meet deadlines.
  • Must be capable of effectively working on several projects at one time.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to travel will be required as needed, may include both domestic and international (up to 15%)

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