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Hydraulic Systems Engineer


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is a leading innovator in world-class forklift and material handling equipment and technology. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, we are committed to providing the customer with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic lift truck possible to lower their total cost of ownership.


Job Responsibilities:


Provide hydraulic engineering expertise in the specification, design, development and product support of hydraulic systems for lift trucks. May lead/direct the work of others.


  • Hydraulic System Design - Propose hydraulic systems to satisfy vehicle performance and reliability goals. Develop specifications to meet goals, design systems, and specify components. Oversee design activities necessary to develop, prototype, and launch an approved system and components in conformance with company and industry standards.
  • Hydraulic System and Component Evaluation - Design specific testing as required to evaluate system and component performance, monitor testing, review and evaluate results, and compile related documentation. Make recommendations for component selection. Interface with internal and external suppliers to ensure performance and reliability goals are achieved.
  • Hydraulic Component Research - Maintain an awareness of vendor product offerings and product development activities to support concept development activity. Search the field for particular components as needed to support system design activity.
  • Project Leadership - Support supervisor with creation of project plans/schedules and provide status reports as required. Provide technical support to other engineers as required. Assist with creation of production test requirements.
  • Miscellaneous - Stay informed of advances and pertinent changes in hydraulic tools, processes, and technologies. Attend training courses, conferences and meetings on application of new technology. Review colleagues' designs. Support other functional groups such as test, service, legal, manufacturing, purchasing and vendors as warranted. Perform other duties as assigned.


Related Terms: Hydraulic Design Engineer, Hydraulic Controls Engineer, Hydraulic Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Product Engineer


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related degree
  • Strong mechanical aptitude demonstrated through work experience
  • Good written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to occasionally travel with overnight stays (0-5%)
  • Reliable transportation to travel locally between company locations during scheduled workday


Preferred Qualifications:


  • 5 years of experience with hydraulic systems in mobile equipment (Salary will be commensurate with experience)
  • Ability to model hydraulic system response in MathWorks Simscape Fluids (SimHydraulics) or Easy5
  • Experience analyzing the performance of hydraulic system designs
  • Closed loop control system familiarity
  • Knowledge of Unigraphics NX


Work Authorization:


Crown will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

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