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Senior Hydraulics Technician

Company: Plasser American Corp
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: June 23, 2022

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: The Hydraulic subject matter expert will work in the manufacturing operations assembly area and is responsible to directly participate in the assembly and layout process of all hydraulic components, as well as the design and development of complex rail equipment products. He or she is responsible to guide and follow projects throughout the assembly and production process in a manner that ensures products provide superior performance, durability, quality, and serviceability. In addition to the technical aspects, the subject matter expert should also be able to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of people while working hands-on with the product. Position Details Skills: Have a sound understanding of Hydraulic and Mechanical engineering principles.Interpreting hydraulic schematics and specification documents.Identifying component sizing and selection.Ability to recognize machine level requirements and translation into hydraulic component requirements (including pressure, flow, etc.).Ability to troubleshoot existing hydraulic systems.Have a practical knowledge of Hydraulics components.Able to collaborate with the cross functional teams and define system requirements.Able to perform or coordinate system/sub-system/component level analysis.Able to read and interpret drawings.Develop creative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to technical problems.Have strong communication and teamwork skills.Have project management skills.Experience problem-solvingExperience with 3D modeling tools (such as: Inventor, AutoCAD)Familiar with steel, aluminum, and stainless-steel properties.Familiar with basic computer programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).Have a basic understanding of how pneumatic systems work.Have a basic understanding of how an electromechanical and electrical systems operate.Ability to accurately measure parts and equipment using both a tape measure and calipers.Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as algebra, probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.Job Functions:Directly work with other employees, internal suppliers, internal customers, and teams while demonstrating skill in negotiation, building consensus, and achieving compromise.Directly work with team members in strategic placement of hydraulic components in all rail equipment. Directly work with and train team members in the correct placement of hoses to avoid interferences and make aesthetical adjustments.Identify problem areas and resolve accordingly.Check drawings and BOMs for accuracy and correct errors.Assist engineers with researching hydraulic components & systems for use in production, or replacing obsolete field parts.Work with Engineers and assist Designer/Drafters in developing the hydraulic design of products using drafting tools or Computer-Assisted Design (CAD) or other software.Assist in maintaining hydraulic schematics. Proactively set work schedules & track performance.Maintain department work standards and work instructions.Work with the production line assemblers to mitigate issues and assure issue free assembliesSpecify type and size of fittings, line sizes based on flow and pressure requirements.Actively work with and understand hydraulic schematics and technical manuals. Make revision recommendations as required.Provide expertise and act as a resource in resolving system malfunctions and quality issues.Train, mentor, and develop team members in schematics, resolving system malfunctions, and providing technical information.Assure technical documentation from team is clear and informative for internal customers and for easy future understanding. Supervisory Responsibilities: Train and mentor 5 - 10 mechanics and helpers in the machine assembly process. Education: Incumbent must have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering degree preferred experience. At least 5 years' experience as a Hydraulic engineer or equivalent and at least an associate degree in Engineering.About 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. PI181225649

Keywords: Plasser American Corp, Chesapeake , Senior Hydraulics Technician, Professions , Chesapeake, Virginia

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