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FLUID POWER DESIGNER

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Some see the railway as transportation, while at Plasser American we see it as transformation. The story of how steel tracks turned the American promise into American progress and forged a trusted pathway to the possibilities of the future. It's a story that continues today, an American legacy unfolding mile by mile. There is a lot riding on those tracks and we know that support, quality and know-how are all important aspects in staying on track.That's why the Plasser American tradition begins with a promise. A promise to do things right. An unapologetic commitment to quality that makes us the longtime trusted leader in cutting edge American made innovations for the North American railway. It's a promise to see things differently to turn ordinary steel into safer passages. To be a partner that you can count on to engineer solutions for the challenges of today and for the opportunities of tomorrow. From research and design, expert manufacturing and delivering unapparelled services, our customers trust us to keep them ahead of the curve.Progress is about more than getting from Point A to Point B. It's knowing you have a trusted foundation to move you forward toward new possibilities waiting around the corner. Join Plasser American to become part of our team forging ahead towards new opportunities in railway maintenance. The railway is a path to the future, choose this path and apply today.General Scope: Designer to support fluid power engineering group. The designer applies fluid power theory and related knowledge to design operational mobile hydraulic and pneumatic systems and applications. Position Details Position Summary:

  • Creates detailed drawings of hydraulic and pneumatic assemblies and installations in Autodesk Inventor.
  • Revise hydraulic and pneumatic schematics in EPLAN software and implement changes as assigned.
  • Applies basic knowledge of mechanical design principles to create components, hose, tubing and fittings layout in 3D and is able to supervise system installations and commissioning.
  • Study, research and analyze customer specifications, manuals and other data to assist in designing and creating schematic drawings.
  • Throughout development, works with design engineers to integrate fluid power components in to complete machine design.
  • Selecting hydraulic and pneumatic components, and provide specifications to purchasing department.
  • Interact with vendors and resolve technical issues.
  • Keeps informed of new methods and practices in system designs and components.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures used in the field of maintenance of way type of equipment.
  • Review work orders, engine specifications, contract specifications, etc. and create all supporting documentation for the construction of machines.
  • May require some traveling to customer job site to evaluate problems and report to supervisors with findings.
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES(The knowledge, skills and attributes required for satisfactory job performance) Education: Require an Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school, or other fluid power organization certificate required or demonstrated experience in the field. Must possess at least 2-3 years of experience in the field of heavy equipment machinery design and/or mobile hydraulic design and or. In addition to having the technical qualifications, a fluid power designer must be a good team player with strong communication and problem-solving skills. Knowledge: Incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
    • Knowledge of Mechanical Design and preferably Fluid Power principlesSkills: Incumbent must demonstrate or participate in internal/external training programs to obtain the following skills:
      • Knowledge of the current ISO and ANSI (Y14) standards.
        • Working knowledge of the metric system and geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
          • Familiar with weldments, and machining operation.
            • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
              • Motivated and self-starter with the ability to work under deadlines.
                • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as Calculus and modern Algebra.
                  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
                    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
                      • A.R.E.A., AAR, S.A.E, N.F.P.A (fluid power) membership helpful but not required. Applicable Technical Competencies: Incumbent must have working knowledge and demonstrated abilities utilizing mechanical knowledge: Specific applications combined with knowledge competencies are as follows: Rating Level: 1-5 (1= minimum 5= Maximum) ApplicationRequired Level of proficiencyPreferred Level of proficiencyAutodesk Vault Professional 20153 - Working Proficiency4 - Full ProficiencyInventor Professional 20154 - Full Proficiency5 - Expert ProficiencyAutoCAD 20153 - Working Proficiency4 - Full ProficiencyMicrosoft Outlook3 - Working Proficiency3 - Working ProficiencyDesign Review3 - Working Proficiency4 - Full ProficiencyMicrosoft Excel3 - Working Proficiency3 - Working ProficiencyMicrosoft Word3 - Working Proficiency3 - Working ProficiencyJIRA & Confluence1 - Novice/Trainable3 - Working ProficiencyE-PLAN1 - Novice/Trainable3 - Working Proficiency Personal Attributes: Incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality in performing the duties of a Fluid Power designer. The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:
                        • Be honest and trustworthy
                        • Be respectful
                        • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
                        • Be flexible
                        • Demonstrate sound work ethics PERFORMANCE INDICATORS% of TimeKey Accountability 70%Duty Statements
                          • Revise hydraulic and pneumatic schematics in EPLAN software and implement change requests in JIRA software.
                          • Create 3D machine layouts with hydraulic and pneumatic components.
                          • Interacts with Design Engineers to make sure that the design meets the machine's requirements.
                            • Works with shop supervisors in identifying and resolving machine design issues involving hydraulic and pneumatic. 30%Duty Statements
                              • Prepare technical write-up.
                              • Verify that the final product meets the customer's requirements.
                              • Review machines work order and create any supporting material.Total 100% WORKING CONDITIONS The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which create hardship for the incumbent including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one's senses and metal demands. Physical Demands:(The nature of physical effort leading to physical fatigue)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. Environmental Conditions:(The nature of adverse environmental conditions affecting the incumbent)While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and fumes or airborne particles. Sensory Demands:(The nature of demands on the incumbent's senses)The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Mental Demands:(Conditions that may lead to mental or emotional fatigue)There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause stress. The incumbent must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issuesAbout Plasser American: As part of the Plasser family brand, which is the largest Maintenance of Way equipment provider in the world, PAC is a rapidly growing provider of railway equipment in North America. Continuing for the next few years, PAC will continue to make significant investments in the North American Market including a new office building and a substantial addition to our manufacturing facility. PAC is making the needed investments to continue its growth trajectory for many years to come. The next several years will be an exciting time of transformation. We look to the future to enhance our team and achieve our goals. PI201735252

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , FLUID POWER DESIGNER, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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