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Hydraulic Technician Test and Calibration

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:

Plasser American Corporation, one of the leading manufactures of railroad track maintenance equipment in North America, is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Hydraulic technician in the Test and Calibration department. This position requires a working knowledge of hydraulic pumps, motors, proportional and direct operated valves, servo's, cylinders and relief valves. The hydraulic technician must also have the ability to set up and adjust the different components within a fluid power system. This position will function primarily on the regular shift, Monday through Friday, although occasional weekend work and overtime may be required based on production needs.

Position Details

Ensure the fluid power system is assembled in compliance with detailed schematics using shop and industry best practices.

Prepare the fluid power system for operation.

Perform operational testing and component adjustments.

Troubleshoot problems as needed.

Machine calibration.

Document settings and any Non-Conformance items according to company standards.

Basic requirements:

Three years' experience in the fluid power field.

Experienced with the use of test equipment such as pressure gauges and flow meters.

Ability to troubleshoot/identify root causes and systematically solve problems.

Knowledge of different sealing methods for various types of fittings.

Experience with electrical testing and troubleshooting of 12 and 24 volt DC systems.

Ability to read and interpret schematics.

Capable of working in a team environment.

Must have basic computer skills (email, internet, MS office).

Ability to communicate, apply, understand and carry out written or verbal instructions.

Identifying opportunities for process and machine improvements.

Preferred Skills:

Rexroth and Sauer/Danfoss pump, motor and valve experience.

Knowledge of pneumatics.

Good mechanical skills.

Familiar with PLC systems.

Knowledge of track maintenance machinery is a plus.

Good mathematical skills.

Understanding of the metric system.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance)

Education:

Minimum of a High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED), Trade School, certificates or military A schools in the field of fluid power.

Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:

Knowledge of mechanics.

Knowledge in the field of industrial hydraulics/pneumatics.

Knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment.

Knowledge in the reading, and interpretation, of hydraulic schematic drawings and engineering blueprints.

Skills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:

Ability to troubleshoot/identify root cause, and systematically solve problems.

Capable of working in a team environment.

Ability to plan activities.

Knowledge of basic IT skills and MS Office Application.

Ability to read, and write, reports and procedures in various formats.

Ability to read, and interpret, electrical schematic drawings and engineering blueprints.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to apply critical thinking and solve practical problems in a variety of situations.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and quality auditors.

Ability to compute angles, slope, degrees, using basic geometry and trigonometry.

Good mathematical skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Understanding of the metric system.

Ability to use electronic test equipment.

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

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Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Hydraulic Technician Test and Calibration, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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