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  • Join Us!
    For almost 30 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

    Our products live in a broad range of applications;
    • Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery
    • Construction and Road-Building Equipment
    • Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment
    • Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls
    • Forestry and Resource Management Equipment
    • Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment
    • Injection Molding and Press Machinery
    • Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications

    Worldwide Locations
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  • HydraForce Ltd. Named Manufacturer of the Year at “Made in the Midlands” Awards Night
    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. was named Large Manufacturing Company of the Year at the “Made in the Midlands” Awards night to celebrate manufacturing excellence. The event is organized by Insider Media Limited, the United Kingdom’s national Business to Business media company.

    For those outside the UK, the “Midlands” is the geographic region in the center of England which is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Birmingham is its largest city.

    The award recognized HydraForce for actively investing in Midlands manufacturing by building a 120,000 square-foot production facility on Aston Hall Road in the Birmingham Advanced Manufacturing Hub, and employing more than 300 people there. “HydraForce showed dedication to exports, training and quality improvement and fought to stay in the Midlands,” said Jason Mohammad, the broadcasting personality who presented the award.

    Peter Macdonald, HydraForce Managing Director, and Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager, accepted the Award at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, along with a team of employees from across the business.

    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. was one of eight companies recognized at the event in this particular category. The others included Purity Brewing Company, Fracino Expresso Machines, Cooper Research Technology, ECAM, Portmeirion Group, Warner Edwards Distillery and Sorion Electronics.

    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd., designs and manufactures high performance electrohydraulic control products at its new 120,000 sq. ft. production facility in Birmingham, Great Britain. The company employs 360 people in Birmingham and Europe and 1,000 worldwide.

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    PHOTO – The HydraForce Ltd. manufacturing team accepted the “Made in the Midlands” Top Manufacturer Award (left to right) Matt Harpin, Manifold Business Unit Manager; Phil O’Hare, OEM Warranty Manager; Michael Gillbee,Manufacturing Manager; Peter Macdonald, Managing Director; Mike Abbott, Valve Business Unit Manager; Paul Creighton, Stores, Despatch & Good In Manager; Mark Hyde,Plant Engineering Manager; Tina Averall, Customer Services Manager; Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager; and Neil Kelleher, Financial Controller.


    Below is the link to the article in Great Britain’s Insider Media publication. Shown in the photo are (left to right) Peter Macdonald, Managing Director, HydraForce Ltd., Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager, HydraForce Ltd., accepting the award from sponsor Andrew Forrest of Weightmans, a Birmingham legal firm.

    Click here to read the article


    Cultivating the Next Generation
    HydraForce Inc. was named Business Partner of the Year for providing an "exceptional experience" to high school students participating in the Illinois School District 211 Career Trek. The Lake County Herald published this article about the award.

    Click here to read the article

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    HydraForce Earns On-Time Delivery Award From
    Fluid System Components
    HydraForce was named Best On-Time Vendor Partner for 2015 by its distributor Fluid System Components. Craig Sinnott and Eric Lau accepted the award at the FSC sales meeting in April. HydraForce supplies FSC with a variety of hydraulic cartridge valves for use on mobile equipment. “I was honored to accept this award on behalf of all of the hard-working people at HydraForce, especially while standing in front of some of our competitors,” said Craig Sinnott, HydraForce General Sales Manager. “FSC is a good example of the talented distributors that represent HydraForce,” he added. “We were very pleased to accept the FSC on-time delivery award,” said Eric Lau, HydraForce Regional Sales Manager who handles the FSC account, “But the real credit should go to our production scheduler and his team on the plant floor. It’s due to their efforts that we were able to support FSC with on-time delivery last year and we’re very thankful for their efforts.”

    FSC is a fluid power distributor serving Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. They have been in business for over 45 years and, in addition to representing HydraForce and other respected brand names in the fluid power industry, they build hydraulic power units, manifold assemblies, electrical and electronic controls, and offer hydraulic repair services.

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    PHOTO – CLOCKWISE: Members of the HydraForce team at the 500 Barclay Blvd. plant in Illinois posed with Fluid System Components On-Time Vendor Partner Award. (left to right) Jose Valero, Ramiro Hurtado, Luis Cervantes, Gonzalo Samano, Tony Salgado, Laura O’Bryan, Primo Hernande. (not pictured) Nick Krams, Carla Wade. Closeup of the Award and some of the products used by FSC. At the HydraForce Innovation Center, Eric Lau is shown with the FSC Award.

  • Looking for a dynamic job in a fast growing market?
    If you are a college student (who has completed your freshman year of school) and are interested in a career in engineering, electronics, computer software development or manufacturing, we invite you to apply for a paid summer internship at the HydraForce Innovation and Technology Center located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

    We are now accepting applications for the summer of 2018 from October 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018!

    Interested candidates should send the following to employment@hydraforce.com to be considered for the position:

    • Current resume
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor in your major
    • Tell us why do you want to Intern at HydraForce?
    • Let us know what you hope to learn/gain from this experience.

    Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Please include specific position in subject line.

    *Please note that this program is open to undergraduate students only.
    Hydraforce Summer Internship Positions

      Application Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assemble/test prototype valves and circuits in our Application Engineering lab.
    • Assist with application R&D testing and vehicle technical support
    • Conduct scheduled calibration on test instrumentation
    • Create / prepare material used for trade shows
    • Assist Technical Services group with customer inquiries
    • Collect and analyze prototype test data and report writing

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Advanced computing/computer knowledge and experience
    • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated
    • Strong technical/mechanical aptitude
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Able to work independently; as well as in a team environment

    Majors Desired: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Automotive Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 29 - August 3 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Manufacturing Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements:

    • Tool design
          o Creo background (3D modeling)
          o Dimensioning drawings
    • Testing experiments
          o Follow a measurement plan
          o FMEA
    • Improve layouts of assembly cell
    • Developing improvements that will help with throughput
    • Determine methods to eliminate waste
    • Implementing 5S methodology
    • Production assembly assistance
    • Testing assistance

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Basic proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably in PTC Creo
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated

    Majors Desired: Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering Technology

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 29 - August 3 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Quality Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements (on a rotating basis):

    • Support the implementation of Statistical Process Control software
    • Assist in continuous improvement projects
    • Day to day support activities but not limited to: inspection, sorting, fixture design, assembly
    • Assist in measurement system analysis on various gauges
    • Perform hydraulic testing for failure analysis
    • Assemble/disassemble hydraulic valves and manifolds
    • Read/analyze hydraulic prints
    • Assist with test data entry and collection, and statistical analysis
    • Assist with test documentation controls (e.g. TCP’s, stability charts)
    • Assist with valve and/or test stand troubleshooting

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Coursework and/or experience in setting up databases, SPC, data collection; PC hardware e.g. RS232 interface a plus
    • Coursework and/or experience in statistical analysis, lean tools
    • Coursework and/or experience in measurement systems
    • Basic experience in 3D modeling; CNC programming is a plus
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite; MiniTab is a plus
    • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment

    Majors Desired: Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive or Industrial Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 29 - August 3 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Hydraulic Valve Design Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements:

    • Work will involve complex design assignments
    • Assist in the design of new products, solving design problems and designing new product models
    • Adapt, alter or improve existing product designs working from detailed work instructions
    • Participate in the setup and testing of products under development or significant change
    • Work under the supervision of an assigned Project Engineer or Engineering Supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Basic proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably in PTC Creo
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated

    Majors Desired:Mechanical Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 29 - August 3 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

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  • Current Job Openings in USA
    *Must be eligible to work in USA without sponsorship

       SALESFORCE ADMIN & DEVELOPER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Summary:
    Provides experienced systems administration and analysis skills in the system support and development of Salesforce platform (SFDC) applications. Works to ensure the accurate and reliable operations of the business applications resident on the SFDC platforms for the daily business operations relying on. Works to improve system to address business opportunities and improvements using the SFDC based systems. Involved in the entire project lifecycle and system support activities for the application platform. Defines and configures SFDC business applications and technology to meet business objectives and ensures successful implementations and high quality support. Provides guidance to users and to less experienced applications development staff in incorporating SFDC solutions. Involved as appropriate in SFDC systems architecture, project planning, application development tools and methodology. As needed, monitors and guides users, contractors and platform vendor personnel in completing tasks and projects.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The position will entail the following duties and responsibilities:

    Administration:
    • Provide system administration support of internal and customer-facing Salesforce environment, especially related to customized applications, user permissions, security settings, custom objects and workflow.
    • Maintain System, Security and Integrity.
    • Maintain Sales Cloud, Communities, RootStock hierarchy and territories, accounts, contacts, and opportunities in response to personnel changes.
    • Grant/ remove and maintain user licenses.
    • Maintain security including sharing rules and security levels.
    • Design, Create and maintain user roles, profiles and hierarchies.
    • Monitor application storage usage and archive data as needed.
    • User Assistance, Training, Adoption and Satisfaction.
    • Create and administer training to existing or new users/groups.
    • Provide one to one training to end users on an on-going basis.
    • Perform ad hoc analysis and requests as needed.
    • Data management including importing data as appropriate, monitoring and managing exception logs for back end system integration with SFDC; managing duplicate records; identify and developing improved data interfaces and integrations with other systems.
    • Create and maintain dashboards and develop complex, macro driven reports to summarize system information for management.
    • Assist management to create processes in salesforce.com to help monitor activities, trends, sales and leads.

    Development:
    • Meet with user and IT management, staff and committees to identify business requirements, create system development plans, and define the objectives and scope of projects. Provide advice on business process and system designs that solve business problems or exploit business opportunities.
    • Develop strong working relationships with the user community to address business requirements, resolve problems, implement new systems, and identify opportunities for business improvement.
    • Ensure that application, data and infrastructure architectures are documented and that updates are applied to these architectural documents as changes are made. Develop business systems and technology standards in accordance with architecture decisions to ensure business and IT developer productivity.
    • Generates business requirements and project economics, designs business processes and the related application systems, estimates resources and completion time frames. Develops high-quality solutions that meet or exceed technical and business standards.
    • Develop customized solutions within the SFDC platform to support critical business functions and meet project objectives, client requirements and company goals.
    • Manage daily support and maintenance of internal Salesforce instance, and conduct long-term improvement operations to ensure compatibility with evolving mission requirements.
    • Communicate with project managers, clients and other developers to design cohesive project strategies and ensure effective collaboration throughout all phases of development, testing and deployment.
    • Liaise with internal clients and users to understand their business needs in developing solutions through Salesforce platform; interact with business leaders and end users to analyze project objectives and capability requirements, including specifications for user interfaces, customized applications and interactions with internal Salesforce instances.
    • Collaborate with various internal departments, including marketing, product development and operations, to ensure Salesforce environment supports internal needs relating to functionality and performance.
    • Serve as the subject matter expert for solution architecture that will include configuration, development, integration and customization of complex environments.
    • Proactively seek out and identify needed system changes and gather feedback from users.
    • Manage system changes without interruption to the user.
    • Communicate system changes to the users in advance so they understand the change and how to use it prior to implementation.
    • Manage all processes that impact / relate to Salesforce.com.
    • Manage and test and roll-out new releases of SFDC and efficiently roll out new features.
    • Create and maintain fields, views, reports, dashboards, campaigns and other salesforce.com objects and functions. Create custom objects when necessary.
    • Maintain, enhance and create workflows, functions and configurations within the Salesforce.com environment.
    • Create new reporting capabilities and respond to ad hoc reporting requests as needed.
    • Expand use of Salesforce.com – attend planning meetings, assist with determining if /how salesforce.com can be used in new ways as opposed to purchasing a new internal system.
    • Communicate regularly with user base regarding new features, enhancements and changes to the system.
    • Monitor usage and mentor users/groups needing assistance.
    • Continually seek ways to further enhance the end-user experience.
    • Document company processes and workflows and develop process documentation and field maps.
    • Create new processes and associated reporting.
    • Work proactively with all levels in the business community to identify business functions and processes to improve functionality and adoption.

    Job Qualification Requirements:

    Business and Business Systems:
    • Experience with manufacturing or distribution industries is preferred, ideally with a global industrial or automotive business.
    • Possesses a strong understanding of the organization’s business across functions and processes
    • Deep experience with SFDC platform and Sales Cloud, Communities is required; ideally has experience with SFDC based ERP Quote-to-Order Cash processing and/or Configuration-Price-Quote.

    Technical
    • A degree in information technology for business applications or equivalent work experience is required.
    • Minimum expectation of a Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent education/experience
    • 3 to 5 years of Salesforce administration experience
    • One or more Salesforce certifications demonstrating current knowledge as a developer and administrator. Salesforce administration certification at a minimum.
    • In-depth knowledge of the standard capabilities of SFDC and have successfully expanded on those capabilities through the use of custom code (Apex, s-controls) and integration with external systems.
    • Strong understanding of Salesforce Declarative Programming and Administration (develop code, custom objects, Visual Force pages, Apex, reports, workflows and assignment rules)
    • Solid understanding of web technologies, such as HTTP, JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, DHTML, CSS
    • Proficiently producing clean, reliable and logical constructs in the SFDC platform
    • Experience with at least one object-oriented programming language, such as Java, C#, C++
    • Solid knowledge of SQL and understanding of relational databases is ideal
    • Experience with software and tools for SFDC platform integrations is very valuable
    • Proficient in standard office applications Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Previous experience updating an existing Salesforce.com configuration to provide solutions for reporting, workflows and enhanced functions

    Key Character Traits
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills with an enthusiastic personality
    • Team player with positive “Can-do” attitude
    • Strong business problem analytical skills in designing solutions and improvements involving data and software applications
    • Highly accurate with meticulous attention to detail
    • Strong small project manager able to address multiple projects involving various end users
    • Meets deadlines and proactively communicates status updates
    • Demonstrates calm under pressure, is a proactive contributor with an eagerness to learn
    • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
    • Detail oriented and self-starter with strong written and interpersonal skills
    • High energy; sense of urgency; results oriented
    • Efficient; strong time management skills
    • Customer service oriented
    • Self-directed; requires minimal supervision
    • Flexible and adaptive to situations
    • Embraces and drives change
    • Process orientation to achieving objectives

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       MANIFOLD ASSEMBLERS (COMBOS) – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as the company may deem necessary and to support our mission statement.

    • This position requires an individual that is comfortable working with power tools and around oil
    • Receive, check, and clean parts necessary for orders
    • Pack manifolds as needed

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Our Manifolds range from 20 – 120lbs. Anything over 50lbs are moved using hoists
    • Able to read written instructions, visual control plans and diagrams
    • Ability to work in a fast paced assembly line
    • Ability to work well in a team environment
    • Flexibility and willingness to move within department
    • Ability to pay attention to detail
    • Ability to produce quality product, defect free
    • Mechanically inclined preferred
    • Previous manufacturing experience preferred, not required

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       MANUFACTURING MANAGER 1 (SECOND SHIFT-FLEXIBLE HOURS) –
       Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as the company may deem necessary and to support our mission statement.

    • Direct and manage PM assembly, material handling, shipping & receiving and machining operations
    • Establish and monitor overall productivity for PM Production
    • Control and minimize labor overtime, freight and repair expenses
    • Interface with central operations management to insure smooth coordination of scheduling and maximization of schedule adherence
    • Provide direction, development and leadership to direct reports
    • Evaluate, recommend and implement improvements in methods and processes to increase productivity and quality
    • Assures a high level of utilization of machining capacity
    • Insure proper maintenance of equipment and building
    • Enforce safety and work rules and company housekeeping standards

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • 8+ years of manufacturing experience; previous supervisory experience a plus
    • Able to interpret, analyze and synthesize information and make solid decisions
    • Strong problem solving skills; able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Technical capacity; basic understanding of hydraulics preferred
    • Able to mentor direct reports in company culture, tools, procedures, and policies
    • Excellent communication skills; able to effectively present information and respond to questions from internal and external customers and company management
    • Must be able to work under pressure as situation demands

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       TESTERS – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as the company may deem necessary and to support our mission statement.

    • Receive completed valves that require testing
    • Set up Test Stand according to the Test Control Plan
    • Set Test Stand to correct flow control
    • Record valves tested on the daily worksheet
    • Follow the standards on the Test Control Plan to insure the test is done to specifications
    • Separate valves that fail from those that pass
    • Deliver passed valves to the holding area and failed valves to rework

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Able to read written instructions, control plans and blueprints
    • Able to compute percentages and work with numbers
    • Previous manufacturing experience preferred, testing experience a plus
    • Knowledge of testing procedures preferred, not required
    • Flexibility and willingness to move within department
    • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       VALVE ASSEMBLERS – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as the company may deem necessary and to support our mission statement.

    • This position requires an individual with good finger dexterity- able to handle small parts
    • Able to read and understand work orders, follow written documentation and visual control plans
    • Able to work in a fast paced team environment. Assembly processes can range from simple to complex tasks

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Previous exposure to manufacturing preferred
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Attention to detail and quality
    • Flexibility and willingness to move within the plant
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time and move around the work cell

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       MANIFOLD DESIGN ENGINEER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Our Design Engineering Department has an opening for a Manifold Designer at our facility in Vernon Hills, IL.

    Position Summary:
    Under the direction of the Manifold Design Engineering Group Manager, the Manifold Designer assists in the development of new products, solving design problems; adapt, alter, or improve existing products, from documented requirement outlines.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Interpret design input and translate into design of custom hydraulic manifold housings and develop detailed drawings for manufacturing and assembly of the manifolds.
    • Investigate and resolve technical issues associated with design and manufacturing of the manifold.
    • Communicate with sales to resolve design issues, and work closely with manufacturing and suppliers to assist with design issues.
    • Produce and maintain design drawings in the computerized system.
    • Redesign standard products, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs.
    • Meet engineering standards, applicable procedures, customer specifications within cost constraints.
    • Participate in cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
    • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.
    • Adapt, alter, or improve existing products working from documented requirement outlines.
    • May direct the activities of a Drafter.

    Education and Experience:
    • Associate’s Degree with two years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, required.
    • CAD proficiency is required. 3-D modeling, AutoCAD and Pro-E preferred.
    • Experience in hydraulic manifold design or complex layout design is preferred.
    • Firm understanding of drafting practices.
    • Working knowledge of geometric tolerancing practices required.
    • Familiarity with CNC milling machines and metal cutting methods, preferred.
    • Knowledge of hydraulic principles strongly preferred.
    • Basic understanding of valve types and functions, preferred.
    • Understanding of valve symbols and port logic, preferred.
    • Understanding of the interactions of Sales, Engineering, Purchasing, MRP, Quality, Suppliers and Manufacturing.

    Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
    • Must work well under time constraints and pressure.
    • Must be able to work well independently and in group settings.
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to solve technical problems within current industry technology.

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       INVENTORY COST ACCOUNTANT – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The Inventory Cost Accountant will take the responsibility of inventory accounting, functions, procedures and control. This position will report to the Cost Accounting Manager and 2 direct reports.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

    • Insure the inventory is accurate as it relates to system and physical stock
    • Create/maintain/monitor internal controls related to inventory
    • Monitor inventory transactions
    • Reconcile inventory accounts to the general ledger
    • Analyze scrap and MIA and suggest improvements to reduce waste
    • Work with purchasing to insure proper accounting of debits and that debits are taken
    • Work with other departments to find obsolete inventory and see the physical and system transactions take place
    • Insure cycle counts and related procedures take place and are accurate
    • Oversee stock bin verification and related procedures
    • Responsible for all inventory locations and related procedures to see proper processes are followed
    • Coordinate physical inventory count at year end
    • Work with auditors for their year-end inventory needs

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance required
    • 5 years’ experience as a Cost or Inventory Accountant, preferably in a manufacturing environment
    • Ability to work with other departments to produce results
    • ERP system experience required
    • Excellent Excel skills
    • Ability to research, analyze and resolve issues

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       IT APPLICATIONS MANAGER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    Maximizes the effectiveness and efficiency of the application development efforts and ensures that the overall architecture cost- effectively provides long-term alignment between the business requirements and the information technology. Develops and maintains the company’s system development methodology and monitors its utilization. Identifies profit-making opportunities in which technology may be deployed to generate increased company profits, develops the business case for those opportunities, and, when appropriate, oversees the development and implementation of those solutions by IT employees and consultants.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Ensures the reliable processing of and support for package and custom business system applications including on premises, hosted and software-as-a-solution provides.
    • Works proactively with all levels in the organization to identify business functions and processes that can be improved by applying information technology to generate increased profits.
    • Proactively meets with users and IT management, staff and committees to identify business requirements, create system development plans, and define the objectives and scope of projects. Provides advice on business process and system designs that solve business problems or exploit business opportunities.
    • Defines and builds a strong project management culture and the organizational capabilities that deliver high quality, timely and cost-effective information technology solutions.
    • Creates and maintains the project development methodology and related standards. Ensures that application, data and infrastructure architectures are documented and that updates are applied to these architectural documents as changes are made. Develops business systems and technology standards in accordance with architecture decisions to ensure business and IT developer productivity.
    • Contributes to the development and evolution of technical standards, and operational processes and policies of the IT department; trains staff on their use and ensures their use in the support and development activities.
    • Oversees key projects and development efforts to ensure a high-quality and efficient execution of the project from definition, planning, system design, solution development, testing, documentation and implementation.
    • Reviews the progress of various IT projects and manages related scope, costs and schedules. Reports progress to project teams, other IT management and to senior business management.
    • Manages a team of business systems and programmer analysts, who generate business requirements and project economics, designs business processes and the related application systems, estimates resources and completion time frames.
    • Develops application development plans and budgets as requested by the CIO for the strategic plans and the annual budgeting, especially as they relate to the applications and architecture. As needed and appropriate, identifies and corrects project and department budget variances.
    • Expands technical, business and managerial skills through participation on quality and process improvement teams, formal and informal training classes and seminars, self-study and “on-the-job” activities. Keeps abreast of technology development relative to productivity and effectiveness tools for software development and management.
    • Oversees or conducts performance planning and review, coaching, recruiting, disciplinary actions and initiates salary actions for his/her staff. Develops IT staff capabilities and skills by defining attainable career goals, developing formal and informal training programs and providing proper on-the-job instruction and knowledge transfer from consultants and other IT department personnel.

    Qualifications and Experience:
    • Comprehensive knowledge of the software packages and software development technologies such as development environments, object oriented programming and related development and testing tools, languages and techniques. Particularly relevant are manufacturing ERP experience – preferably in an engineer to order, configure to order or make to order business models. Experience with a global manufacturing and supply chain business is ideal.
    • Experience managing the development and support activities for a set of application systems for a medium to large sized company, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
    • Extensive experience managing personnel and making key decisions such as recruiting, hiring, terminations, promotions.
    • For major projects, extensive experience in developing project definitions and plans, including business requirements, technical requirements, costs and benefits analysis, and implementation plans and successful execution of the implementation plans developed.
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills along with strong organization skills and a strong attention to details. Experience developing the business case for IT infrastructure initiatives.
    • An advanced degree in the management of information technology is preferred.
    • Understanding, but not necessarily required, developer level skills, of the following key technologies are valuable:
      • understanding (but not necessarily hands-on capabilities) of MS SQL Server and .NET tools
      • Windows Server
      • IIS
      • SharePoint
      • Enterprise application deployment and support for a leading ERP cloud provider

    Positions Supervised:
    • Business Systems Analyst
    • Business Systems Consultant/Contractor
    • Technical Analyst
    • Programmer Analyst
    • Software Vendor/Consultant

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – Distributor Sales Team – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    As an experienced sales professional, you will join our team to support HydraForce distributors in North America. In this role, you will leverage account management, project management and technical skills to proactively increase revenue and relationships.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Project Management – Work with commercial and technical documents throughout the business process. Manage manifold design projects. Coordinate product development, develop pricing and lead negotiations.
    • Account Management – Execute the sales strategy, and contribute to forecasting and resource planning. Identify opportunities for innovation, growth and value for our customers.
    • Relationship Management – Ensure excellent communication and build trust with integrity.

    Qualifications:
    • Education – A bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Work experience – A background in sales of hydraulics is preferred. Prior cartridge valve experience is a plus..
    • Technical aptitude – Able to read circuit schematic drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing terminology.


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – Key Account Team – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    As an experienced sales professional, you will join our team to support one of our largest clients in the North American region. In this role, you will leverage large account management, project management and technical skills to proactively increase revenue and relationships.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Project Management – Work with commercial and technical documents throughout the business process. Manage the product life cycle and prioritize programs. Coordinate product development, develop pricing and lead negotiations.
    • Large Account Management – Execute the sales strategy, and contribute to forecasting and resource planning. Identify opportunities for innovation, growth and value for our customers.
    • Relationship Management – Ensure excellent communication and build trust with integrity.

    Qualifications:
    • Education – A bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Work experience – A background of OEM sales in hydraulics is preferred. Prior cartridge valve experience is a plus.
    • Technical aptitude – Able to read circuit schematic drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing terminology.


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       MANIFOLD DESIGN ENGINEER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Our Design Engineering Department has an opening for a Manifold Design Engineer at our facility in Lincolnshire, IL.

    Position Summary:
    Under the direction of the Manifold Design Engineering Group Manager, the Manifold Design Engineer assists in the development of new products, solving design problems; adapt, alter, or improve existing products, from documented requirement outlines.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Interpret design input and translate into design of custom hydraulic manifold housings and develop detailed drawings for manufacturing and assembly of the manifolds.
    • Investigate and resolve technical issues associated with design and manufacturing of the manifold.
    • Communicate with sales to resolve design issues, and work closely with manufacturing and suppliers to assist with design issues.
    • Produce and maintain design drawings in the computerized system.
    • Redesign standard products, improving quality and productivity, while reducing costs.
    • Meet engineering standards, applicable procedures, customer specifications within cost constraints.
    • Participate in cross-functional teams to address and resolve manufacturing, design and quality problems, and ensure the continuous, on-going improvement of processes and methods.
    • Comply with all quality and safety regulations.
    • Adapt, alter, or improve existing products working from documented requirement outlines.
    • May direct the activities of a Drafter.

    Education and Experience:
    • BSME with two years of design experience preferred.
    • CAD proficiency is required. AutoCAD and Pro-E experience preferred.
    • Experience in hydraulic manifold design or complex layout design is preferred.
    • Firm understanding of drafting practices.
    • Working knowledge of geometric tolerancing practices required.
    • Familiarity with CNC milling machines.
    • Familiarity with metal cutting methods.
    • Knowledge of hydraulic principles strongly preferred.
    • Basic understanding of valve types and functions.
    • Understanding of valve symbols.
    • Understanding of valve port logic.

    Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, customers and other employees of the organization.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
    • Must be able to meet deadlines.
    • Must work well under time constraints and pressure.
    • Must be able to work well independently and in group settings.
    • Must have good written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to solve technical problems within current industry technology.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability to read detailed prints or sketches.

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       HYDRAULIC CARTRIDGE VALVE DESIGN ENGINEER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Our Lincolnshire facility has a design engineering opportunity in the cartridge valve group to support development of hydraulic cartridge valves.

    Responsibilities:
    Main responsibilities will involve generating concepts/designs for new valve products plus modifying and improving existing valve products relative to meeting design objectives. These responsibilities can include project activities such as concept development, planning, modeling, analysis, prototype development and testing coordination, etc.


    Education and Experience:
    • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering or related field with solid background in fluid mechanics. Other experiences and background in design, FEA and structural mechanics are desired.
    • A minimum of 2 years experience in hydraulic valve design, preferably valves for mobile off-highway construction & agricultural equipment.
    • Experience in Pro/E or equivalent CAD systems.

    Skills:
    • Must have strong technical and problem solving skills.
    • Must be able to meet deadlines.
    • Must have good interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to work well independently and in group settings.
    • Must have good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

       SENIOR APPLICATION ENGINEER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Our Sales Department has an opening for a Senior Application Engineer.

    Position Summary:
    The ideal candidate will have advanced experience in Application Engineering for a minimum of 10 years in the hydraulics industry. Experience and knowledge of hydraulic cartridge valves, integrated valve circuits, and associated hydraulic / electronic systems are essential. This position is based out of Lincolnshire location.


    Duties and Responsibilities:
    The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary.


    • Provide advanced application support for sales people and application engineers.
    • Review technical proposals created by application engineers and sales people to assure thoroughness and correctness.
    • Work closely with regional managers to coordinate work load and development of other application engineers.
    • Limited international travel.
    • Design custom hydraulic integrated circuits based on customer input.
    • Work on site with customers to develop new circuits and commission the circuits.
    • Assist customers with hands-on trouble shooting.
    • Collect data and develop engineering reports based on valve tests.
    • Collaborate regularly with design engineering, manufacturing, and purchasing.
    • Communicate with clients, sales managers, and engineering to resolve design input issues.
    • Investigate and resolve technical issues associated with design and manufacturing of an integrated circuit as well as electrical controls.

    Qualifications:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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 Experience:
    • Extensive knowledge in hydraulic / electronic circuits and systems.
    • Advanced experience working with vehicle systems (engine, drive-train, hydraulics.
    • Knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as strength of materials, electrical systems, fabrication, PLC programming, etc. is required.
    • Advanced engineering degree or minimum 10 years of experience in a similar position.

    Skills:
    • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Must have strong technical skills.
    • Must be able to build and maintain relationships with co-workers and customers.
    • Must be highly motivated and creative.
    • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to work well under pressure.
    • Must be able to travel when necessary.

    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened. Or you can mail or fax your resume to our
    North American Headquarters at the address/number noted below.

     

    Current Job Openings in UK

       MASTER PRODUCTION SCHEDULER – UK

    Hydraforce Hydraulics is currently recruiting a Master Production Scheduler to join our Scheduling team based in Birmingham. You will be the liaison between multiple business units including Site Purchasing, Logistics, Manufacturing, Sales and Customer services and responsible for managing incoming orders/forecast requirements and resources to ensure the business achieves schedule dates in line with customer requirements. You will also have responsibility for two direct reports.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Manage information to optimise requirements to meet schedule dates for customer orders, continually monitoring information and managing resources to achieve customer delight
    • In conjunction with the customer service department, provide solutions and commitments for customer required dates and liaise with Sales Department accordingly
    • Release production orders on a timely basis and follow through to ensure customer delight
    • Prepare summary reports and make recommendations concerning manufacturing, capacity, transactions and accuracy.
    • Liaise with Business Unit Managers regarding capacity planning and production optimisation
    • Carry out necessary follow-up activities to ensure delivery and transaction schedules are met
    • Continuous improvement/development of systems and procedures in support of process improvements and elimination of waste
    • Liaise with Purchasing Department regarding product lead-times and progress of deliveries
    • Liaise with Customer Service and Technical Departments to ensure all enquires are dealt with promptly and in line customer requirements
    • Responsible for delivering critical KPI’s for the scheduling department and business
    • Participating in buddy cover where appropriate for colleague during vacation or sickness periods where necessary. Responsible for delegating workload in order to complete tasks to deadlines
    • Alongside Head of Purchasing set strategic goals and direction for department

    Qualifications & experience:
    • Previous experience in a relevant manufacturing and or production control role is essential
    • Strong working knowledge of material planning and production systems
    • Understanding of operational processes, capacity needs, planning and JIT/Lean
    • Good attention to detail required
    • Experience of managing a small team would be advantageous

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    HydraForce now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic control systems for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm) and pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi). We provide custom solutions for everything from tractors and harvesters to front loaders, fork lifts, snow plows, power train, marine and alternative energy applications. With proprietary innovations like the i-Design hydraulic circuit design manifold tool, clients are directly involved in designing their own custom manifold. Once a design is approved, rapid prototyping and the most advanced equipment and precise processes for machining, assembly and testing are used to deliver the product. HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it now has manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and 120 stocking distributors.

       TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER (HYDRAULICS) – UK

    Hydraforce Hydraulics is currently recruiting Technical Support Engineer to provide comprehensive technical advice and expertise to both HydraForce Customers and HydraForce Internal Departments, liaising with field based HydraForce personnel and internal departments to ensure the effective provision of information and advice to meet customer needs. You will also effectively project manage development of new products in conjunction with internal departments.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Review, advise and process system design requests from customers for new applications and product development.
    • Support Regional Sales Managers within their customer facing activities
    • Generate full cost analysis breakdowns for accurate sales quotations
    • Project manage developments from inception through to end of life
    • Work with Application Engineers in developing proposals to customer requirements
    • Propose and advise cost effective solutions to system requirements
    • Answer technical questions on hydraulic products, application of product and hydraulic systems recommendations
    • Develop, test and deliver professional reports on custom hydraulic integrated circuits to conform to customer requirements.
    • Field support for installation and hands-on trouble shooting of hydraulic integrated circuits and control systems
    • Participate in technical discussions at customers premises as and when required
    • Monitor and work within OEM customer’s websites to ensure project requirements / opportunities are identified and supported accurately, using company resources as required
    • Support the production departments in the generation of test controls plans
    • Provide support at overseas sales exhibitions where required
    • Provide onsite training on HydraForce hydraulic and software products
    • Provide support for warranty returns
    • Identify, interpret and implement ISO and customer specifications / requirements
    • Provide support for Quality Department ensuring customer PPAP requirements are met
    • Generation of Temporary Deviation Requests (TDRs) for valves and/or manifolds
    • Work to Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) procedures
    • Verifying and submitting Preproduction Prototype Development (PPDs) documents for new product development from Application Engineers

    Qualifications & experience:
    • Degree educated within Engineering or qualified by relevant experience.
    • Experience of Off-Highway, Construction, Agricultural and / or Industrial hydraulic systems
    • Computer literate, with sound knowledge of Microsoft packages and experienced in use of MRP systems.
    • Experience of working within a manufacturing environment essential.
    • Knowledge of the PPAP process.
    • Awareness of lean manufacturing techniques

    Skills:
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Able to work as effective member of team, collaborating where required to achieve optimum outcomes
    • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise, define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to multi task and prioritise
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with people at all levels

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    HydraForce now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic control systems for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm) and pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi). We provide custom solutions for everything from tractors and harvesters to front loaders, fork lifts, snow plows, power train, marine and alternative energy applications. With proprietary innovations like the i-Design hydraulic circuit design manifold tool, clients are directly involved in designing their own custom manifold. Once a design is approved, rapid prototyping and the most advanced equipment and precise processes for machining, assembly and testing are used to deliver the product. HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it now has manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and 120 stocking distributors.

       MANUFACTURING ENGINEER – UK

    Hydraforce Hydraulics is currently recruiting a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Project Management Team. This is a new role due to business growth and will be to provide technical support to the Production Departments by identifying the operations required to produce products and developing processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met on a timely basis and in accordance with business needs.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Provide full engineering and technical support across the manufacturing department to ensure that production operating levels are achieved and maintained
    • Manage internal projects within agreed timeframes and to budget
    • Produce and maintain relevant internal documentation to company standards, ensuring they are
    • clear, concise and understandable for all users
    • Coach and support staff where required
    • Generate, develop and update PCPs, VCPs, TCPs, FMEAs and Control Plans
    • Design and develop assembly and testing fixtures to meet the departmental needs, liaising with the Manufacturing Services staff when required to arrange fabrication
    • Identify and lead cost reduction and process efficiency improvement activities, including provision of relevant documentation relating to cost savings and proposed efficiencies
    • Support prototype builds ensuring that all special requirements are met
    • Support production by working closely with Team Leaders to fulfil requests for tooling and/or assistance where required.
    • Specify and purchase facilities to aid production, liaising with relevant internal departments where necessary.
    • To buy-off equipment using statistical tools
    • Work with the Quality Department to improve quality of products and processes and assist with investigations regarding returns field issues and Customer rejects
    • Implement and monitor Lean Manufacturing processes ensuring that best practice is achieved and maintained
    • Identify, justify and implement improvement opportunities
    • Liaise with personnel at HydraForce, Inc and control and co-ordinate new Valve builds from USA to UK.
    • Use statistical tool to validate new processes or equipment or changes to existing processes or equipment.

    Qualifications & experience:
    • HNC/HND/Degree level in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
    • Trained in the use if TWI Techniques
    • 6 Sigma Qualification advantageous
    • Proven experience of working in a manufacturing environment
    • Experienced in managing projects, delivering on time and within budget
    • Good working knowledge of Creo
    • Working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics advantageous
    • Thorough understanding and experience in application of lean principles, including Kaizen, 5s & Kanban

    Skills:
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Computer literate, with sound knowledge of Microsoft packages
    • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise, define problems, collect data, establish
    • facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Familiar with ISO 9001, knowledge of ISO 14001 would be advantageous
    • CAD skills, AutoCAD or Creo experience advantageous
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to express ideas, share technical information and communicate at all levels
    • Self-motivated, a quick learner, capable of multi-tasking and comfortable when working under pressure in a limited time span

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    HydraForce now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic control systems for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm) and pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi). We provide custom solutions for everything from tractors and harvesters to front loaders, fork lifts, snow plows, power train, marine and alternative energy applications. With proprietary innovations like the i-Design hydraulic circuit design manifold tool, clients are directly involved in designing their own custom manifold. Once a design is approved, rapid prototyping and the most advanced equipment and precise processes for machining, assembly and testing are used to deliver the product. HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it now has manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and 120 stocking distributors.

       MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANT – UK

    Hydraforce Hydraulics is currently recruiting a Management Accountant to provide Management Accounting information for the business and support to the Financial Controller and Company Accountant.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Produce weekly and Monthly Management Accounting information on a timely and accurate basis
    • Responsible for all aspects of Inventory Accounting on a monthly and annual basis
    • Responsible for all aspects of Fixed Asset Accounting including Monthly spend analysis
    • Responsible for monthly lntrastat and EC Sales listing
    • Audit and maintain the company's Standard costs
    • Provide Senior Managers supporting information on spend and hourly paid payroll when required
    • Responsible for the completion of the Monthly VAT return on a timely basis
    • Reconcile and produce monthly Petty Cash Journal
    • Assist in annual Budget process on Sales/GM and Manufacturing overheads
    • Provide cover for Daily Sales report and weekly Backlog report
    • Produce business reports and management information on a timely basis as required
    • Provide holiday cover when required for other members of the Finance team

    Qualifications & experience:
    • Educated to AAT or part qualified or by experience
    • Proven background in accounts’ administration
    • Credit control experience would be desirable, but not essential
    • Computer literate, with sound knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Excel and Word
    • Experience in dealing in foreign currencies and with overseas customers preferred
    • Experience of using FourthShift desirable, although training will be provided

    Skills:
    • Ability to multi task whilst meeting deadlines
    • Good team player, with a proactive, collaborative approach
    • Excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to liaise at all levels and across different cultures
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to liaise with people at all levels
    • Able to work on own initiative
    • Attention to detail essential
    • MS Excel – Advanced Level

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    HydraForce now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic control systems for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm) and pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi). We provide custom solutions for everything from tractors and harvesters to front loaders, fork lifts, snow plows, power train, marine and alternative energy applications. With proprietary innovations like the i-Design hydraulic circuit design manifold tool, clients are directly involved in designing their own custom manifold. Once a design is approved, rapid prototyping and the most advanced equipment and precise processes for machining, assembly and testing are used to deliver the product. HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it now has manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and 120 stocking distributors.

       CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE – UK

    Hydraforce Hydraulics is currently recruiting a Customer Service Representative based in Birmingham. You will be responsible for providing a quality and responsive service to Hydraforce customers both in and outside of the UK, meeting requirements, adding value and ensuring the customer has a memorable experience.

    Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Set up new customer accounts in accordance with company procedures, ensuring application paperwork is processed correctly and details are entered onto the MRP system
    • Efficiently manage designated customer base, liaising with customers regarding orders, dealing with delivery enquiries and providing information to proactively support customers and meet their needs
    • Checking and processing customer orders/sales orders/prototypes, including inputting orders onto MRP system
    • Resolving price queries either with customers direct or with RSMs before processing begins, ensuring quoted prices are implemented where necessary
    • Record product complaints, utilising the relevant software, keeping customers updated during the returns process
    • Investigate, coordinate and resolve pricing issues, credits and invoice issues
    • Liaise with internal staff across a range of departments, to ensure timely processing /shipping of customer orders and resolution of queries
    • Ensure customer handover information is up to date in readiness for any absences
    • Cover for other team members during absence for holiday and/or sickness
    • Access Customer Websites as requested by the customers to carry out tasks, eg downloading orders/schedules, confirming shipping dates, requesting changes to shipping dates, monitoring, investigating and reporting on delivery performance.

    Qualifications & experience:
    • Educated to ‘A’ level or equivalent
    • Customer services background and experience essential
    • Computer literate, with sound knowledge of Microsoft packages
    • Knowledge of export procedures, preferred but not essential
    • Proficient in use of EDI & MRP systems preferable

    Skills:
    • Able to work accurately with attention to detail
    • Proven communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to develop strong, professional relationships with colleagues and customers
    • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise a number of activities
    • Effective written skills, with the ability to provide concise and clear information
    • Enthusiastic, team player who can demonstrate initiative consistently and demonstrate flexibility
    • Self-motivated, displaying a willingness to learn, capable of multi-tasking and comfortable when working under pressure in a limited time span

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    HydraForce now offers one of the most comprehensive lines of hydraulic cartridge valves, custom manifolds and electrohydraulic control systems for the mobile and industrial equipment markets. We design and manufacture high performance valves for flow rates of 0.4 to 530 lpm (0.1 to 140 gpm) and pressures up to 420 bar (6000 psi). We provide custom solutions for everything from tractors and harvesters to front loaders, fork lifts, snow plows, power train, marine and alternative energy applications. With proprietary innovations like the i-Design hydraulic circuit design manifold tool, clients are directly involved in designing their own custom manifold. Once a design is approved, rapid prototyping and the most advanced equipment and precise processes for machining, assembly and testing are used to deliver the product. HydraForce continues to be a privately held company as it now has manufacturing locations in North America, Europe and Asia and 120 stocking distributors.

       MANUFACTURING ENGINEER – UK

    We are looking for an experienced Manufacturing Engineer to provide technical support to the Production Departments by identifying the operations required to produce products and developing processes to ensure quality, cost and efficiency requirements are met on a timely basis and in accordance with business needs.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Provide full hydraulic engineering and technical support across the manufacturing department to ensure that production operating levels are achieved and maintained
    • Manage internal projects within agreed timeframes and to budget
    • Produce and maintain relevant internal documentation to company standards, ensuring they are
    • clear, concise and understandable for all users
    • Generate, develop and update PCPs, VCPs and Control Plans
    • Design and develop assembly and testing fixtures to meet the departmental needs, liaising with the Manufacturing Services staff when required to arrange fabrication
    • Support prototype builds ensuring that all special requirements are met
    • Work with the Quality Engineers to improve quality of products and processes and assist with investigations regarding returns field issues and Customer rejects
    • Implement and monitor Lean Manufacturing processes ensuring that best practice is achieved and maintained

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • HNC/HND level in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering
    • Experienced in managing projects, delivering on time and within budget
    • Good working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics is essential.
    • Thorough understanding and experience in application of lean principles, including Kaizen, 5s and Kanban

    Working hours:
    The successful candidate will be required to work a 37 hour week standard hours 8.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 3.30 pm on Friday.

    We offer the following benefits:
    • 33 days’ annual leave (including statutory holidays and pro rata for night shift)
    • Life Assurance 4 x salary
    • Company Pension Scheme
    • Eligibility for our annual discretionary profit sharing bonus scheme
    • On site parking & canteen

    To Apply:
    • Please download and complete the application form located below our UK job listings and email to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

       MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – UK

    Due to internal promotion, we are seeking a Manufacturing Technician who can assist Engineers in the provision of engineering support across the business and support with process improvements and designs where required.
    This role may be suitable for someone who has already completed an Apprenticeship with post-Apprenticeship experience to offer .

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Provision of ongoing maintenance within the manufacturing department, identifying issues, analysing malfunctioning equipment and systems, recommending corrective action and on approval make repairs or modifications under the direction of the Plant Engineers/Manager, monitoring solutions to ensure their effectiveness.
    • Support the Plant Engineering Manager in the implementation and enforcement of procedures to ensure that deadlines are met in accordance with agreed practices.
    • Support Apprentices with advice and guidance where appropriate.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Completion of Advanced Apprenticeship, HNC or higher qualification in Mechanical/Electrical or related discipline preferred.
    • IET BS7671 17th edition.
    • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment.
    • Working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics preferred.
    • Machining Experience advantageous.

    Working Hours:
    • Morning shift : 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift : 1.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    We offer the following benefits:
    • 33 days’ annual leave (including statutory holidays).
    • Eligibility for our annual discretionary profit sharing bonus scheme.
    • On site parking & canteen.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

       PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS – UK

    We are seeking additional members to support our production teams. Successful candidates will be able to provide full and flexible support to all functions of the Manifold and Valve assembly processes.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Accurately follow technical drawings process instructions to ensure the efficient preparation and build of product in line with company standards.
    • Assembling manifolds and cartridge valves, following work to list and ensuring quality is maintained throughout all of the process.
    • Ensure that quality standards are maintained by following instructions and reporting any issues to Team Leader or Line Manager.
    • Operate small machinery (driller, pin-marking, Auto hand tools, semi auto lifting equipment and test rigs) in accordance with company instructions and processes.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Educated to a good standard - NVQ levels 1 or 2 or equivalent, preferred
    • Mechanical/assembly/engineering experience and background

    Working Hours:
    • Morning shift : 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift : 1.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

     

    Download Application Form for Job Openings in the UK

     

    Current Job Openings in Asia Pacific/Rest of World

       REGIONAL SALES MANAGER – Changzhou, China

    Our Sales and Marketing Department has an opening for a regional sales manager based out of North China, preferably in Tianjin or close to this location. Reporting to the Sales Manager in China, this individual will be responsible for sales and application activities and new business development within North China. The successful candidate will have knowledge of the hydraulic valve markets within the region, including:

    • The size and potential of the markets.
    • The opportunities within the markets.
    • The trends in applications for the products.

    Sales and application experience as it relates to the hydraulic valve market will include:

    • Good command of the English language.
    • Sales experience in mobile market within the region.
    • Working knowledge of hydraulic circuits related to mobile equipment.

      Email resume to cathys@hydraforce.com
      HR Department
      Hydraforce Hydraulic Systems (Changzhou) Co., Ltd
      15A GDH Industrial Park
      No. 388, West Huanghe Rd,
      Changzhou, China


      Emailed files should be in MS Word or text format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

     

    Headquarter Addresses

       North American Headquarters

    HydraForce, Inc. offers an excellent benefit package including Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), and a great opportunity for growth. HydraForce is an equal opportunity employer.

    For positions in the Americas, please mail, e-mail or fax your resume to:

    HR Department
    HydraForce, Inc.
    500 Barclay Blvd.
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069 U.S.A.


    Fax to 847 229 3237
    Email to employment@hydraforce.com
    Emailed files should be in either MS Word format, or in text format.
    Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.
    Emails with no subject line, and which include an attached "zip" file will not be opened.

       United Kingdom Headquarters

    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. offers a comprehensive package, commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience, including competitive salary, contributory company pension scheme, 33 days’ annual leave (including statutory holidays) and discretionary annual profit share payment. HydraForce is an equal opportunity employer.

    For U.K., European or Asian positions, send your curriculum vitae or resume to:

    Human Resources Manager
    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd.
    Advanced Manufacturing Hub
    250 Aston Hall Road
    Birmingham B6 7FE
    United Kingdom

    Email to careers-LTD@hydraforce.com
    Emailed files should be in MS Word format.
    Please include the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.
    Emails with no subject line, and which include an attached "zip" file will not be opened.
    No fax mail as we are not using this any more
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