Fluid Power Systems Engineer

AP Professionals
August 1, 2018
Job Type


Direct hire, downtown

Small, family-owned manufacturing company is seeing a Hydraulics Project Engineer to join their team. Design fluid power systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and lubrication) for industrial applications in a variety of industries. Perform and assist from initial quote through design, build, test, and installation.  Manage multiple project in a fast-paced and customer service oriented environment. Must have strong mechanical aptitude and familiarity with electrical components and control systems.


  • Analyze system requirements and prepare or review written specifications, including control and performance descriptions.
  • Conduct engineering analysis and calculations using fluid power and mechanical theory to ensure products and systems will perform as required.
  • Initial system design, component sizing, selection, and costing.
  • Estimate engineering resources and time required including fabrication, assemble, and testing labor.
  • Develop circuit designs, detailed fluid power schematics, and layout drawings.
  • Create and/or update and manage 2D and 3D CAD layout drawings and solid-models.
  • Develop test and validation procedures and data acquisition requirements for systems as needed.
  • Provide circuit drawings or schematics with product information, as well as technical support on fluid power components and systems to customers, product specialists, and sales people.
  • Work with suppliers to obtain technical information and communicate to customers, specialists, and sales.
  • Assist in reviewing new products for potential sales growth and automation integration.


  • BSME with emphasis on fluid power or related 4-year degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience.


  • Proficiency in 2D and/or 3D CAD (Solidworks /AutoCAD).
  • Strong project management skills; experience with project management software (e.g. MS Visio).
  • Thorough knowledge of Open Loop and Closed Loop hydraulic systems; proportional valves, servo valves, and PID Loops; and custom hydraulic manifold design, cartridge valves, and slip-in valves.
  • Understanding of modern industrial control including PLC, VFDs, motion control, networking, FEA and system modeling.
  • Ability to investigate and extract necessary information from clients and salespeople required to properly analyze and recommend solutions to industrial fluid power applications.
  • MS Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) proficiency.
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