Hydraulics Engineer

  • Des Moines, IA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: BK18-2691607


 Hydraulics Engineer II


 Job Summary

The Hydraulics Engineer II is responsible to develop and implement quality control and reliability plans to improve hydraulic system reliability in accordance with Company initiatives. This role strives to develop hydraulic system design standards, review the hydraulic system prototype in NPPDS and perform audits in hydraulic Kaizen events. Finally, this position is responsible to train and consult for hydraulic system design for different products and segments.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.


  1. Exhibit the companies characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused and stewardship while modeling the associated behaviors.
  2. Create hydraulic control standards to improve design, system troubleshooting, and assembly procedures.
  3. Conduct hydraulic system reviews of machines as part of the NPPDS process and quality Kaizen audits.
  4. Form and lead effort of company-wide hydraulic committee.
  5. Develop recommended hydraulic supplier, component list to meet Company objectives for quality, reliability, and commonality.
  6. Identify hydraulic quality and reliability issues to implement solutions.
  7. Develop and conduct hydraulic system training for design, system troubleshooting, and assembly procedures.
  8. Perform hydraulic component selection, failure analysis, and supplier quality control audits.
  9. Working with suppliers on various hydraulic components needed for each product line.
  10. Helping product teams determine best components
  11. Creating test procedures and working through the testing of the equipment.

Education and/or Experience

- 4-year college degree in Mechanical, Industrial, Agriculture or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 3 years’ related experience

- Or other 2 or 4-year college degree with a minimum of 5 years related experience.


Other Skills and Abilities

- Ability to effectively organize and practice project management skills.

- Ability to create accurate, professional and error free documents in a timely manner.

- Ability to lead others that do not report to the position to produce results.

- Demonstration of good verbal and written communication skills.

- Ability to provide informative and professional assistance when working with the public/customers and co-workers and maintain positive interpersonal relationships which encourage openness.


Certificates, Licenses, Registration

- Certified fluid power specialist (CFPS),

- and/or Certified fluid power hydraulic specialist (CFPHS),

- and/or Certified hydraulic fluid power engineer (CFPE).

- At least one certification must be completed within 2 years of accepting this position.



Up to 15% of domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required.

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