Hydraulic Systems Engineer

Seismic Group
14 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, based in Desford with a globally recognised brand, has just made available an initial 18 month contract opportunity for a Hydraulic Systems Engineer to join their team.

The role of the Hydraulic Systems team is to develop and validate electro-hydraulic systems for Back Hoe Loaders and Compact Wheel Loaders, as part of the new product introduction programmes. As the team is based at the production facility, there is also an expectation that it supports production and as the technical experts on hydraulic systems, the team also engages in the exploration of emerging technologies for mobile hydraulic systems.

Key Responsibilities of the Hydraulic Systems Engineer

* Working with team colleagues based in the UK and other sites across the globe, the Hydraulic Systems Engineer helps to select components based on function, cost, quality and efficiency
* The Hydraulic Systems Engineer will then work with cross functional teams to procure the components and support the build of test bed machines. The Hydraulic Systems Engineer will then carry out performance testing of the complete hydraulic system. Performance and efficiency reports will then be assembled using data that has been collected and filtered in order to extract the relevant details regarding machine performance.
* The Hydraulic Systems Engineer will then make recommendations on how to develop the system for the next phase of machine development. The PD phase of the programme includes deeper analysis of the system and component performance. Interactions between the different components need to be assessed and reported on via pressure histograms and pressure and flow profile reports. Performance issues and components faults are reported via a design collaboration system and the hydraulic systems engineer is expected to investigate and resolve these issues, providing detailed information about the issue and the interim or permanent corrective action.
* The Hydraulic Systems Engineer is also expected to make a large contribution to multi generation product planning meetings. These are meetings where the next generation of machines are planned, and the insight and vision of experienced engineers is of great value.
* Working with the cross functional teams, the Hydraulic Systems Engineer will be primary contact for design aspects of the hydraulic system. Throughout the NPI programmes, the Hydraulic Systems Engineer will support the cross functional teams, resolving performance and component issues with data collection, analysis and reports on the corrective actions.
* CPI support - Supporting meetings to discuss and resolve field issues
* Production support - Supporting production as and when

Qualifications and Experience required for the Hydraulic Systems Engineer role


* Extensive knowledge of Mobile Hydraulic Systems - Load Sensing Control and Pressure compensation
* Knowledge of pumps, valves, cylinders, motors, accumulators and hoses
* Knowledge of hydrostatic drive systems
* Professional and Flexible
* Excellent communication
* Experience of off highway machine operation
* Data capture capabilities
* Data analysis capabilities
* Experience of NPI projects
* Experience of APQP processes


* PTC Creo / Pro Engineer
* Ansys products - CFD - FEA - FEM
* 1D analysis
* Famic Automation Studio
* Producing Production Drawings

To apply, please send us a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Candidates must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted

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