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Mechanical/Product Engineer - Hydraulics

Elkhart, IN 46516

Posted: 02/07/2024 Job Number: 21297940

Job Description

Job Title: Product Engineer - Hydraulic
Department: Product Engineering
Reports To: Product Engineering, Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt


Product Engineer - Hydraulics provides engineering support for all aspects of associated with the design, manufacturing, assembly, and validation to ensure functionality, quality, cost, and timing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists with the development of the product design and functionality
  • Lead the Engineering Change Management process at the plant facilities and suppliers
  • Implements the product design within the schedule and budget parameters
  • Collaborates with plant operations management to address both manufacturing, customer, and supplier issues by actively co-leading the problem solving methodologies
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering and hydraulic principles.
  • Interfaces with plant operations to identify opportunities related to product designs and manufacturing processes that strive to improve customer satisfaction and overall productivity (including VA-VE cost reductions)
  • Analyzes the risks of a new design or process and communicates results to Engineering Management
  • Provides support to plant operations and/or suppliers to ensure product is fabricated and assembled based on the intended functionality of the design, execution of process instructions, and/or provides expertise for mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical processes and technologies.
  • Conducts basic problem solving with appropriate processes/tools
  • Participates in defining, planning, and testing of products including Design & Process FMEA's, production validation, and PPAP (internal & external)
  • Performs other tasks or duties, as required

Supervisory Responsibilities (potential for future growth)
  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
  • Requires Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or a comparable discipline and at least 3 years related experience;or an equivalent in combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in hydraulic system integration.
  • Understanding of pumps, motors, valves, manifolds, actuators, sensors, reservoirs, cylinders, accumulators, fluid filters, line sizing and selection of fittings.
  • Perform flow and pressure calculations to size systems and components.
  • Ability to generate and read hydraulic circuits.
  • Experience in 3D CAD such as Inventor and GD&T
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