Employment Opportunities
Updated September, 2014
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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.


SR. ANALYSIS ENGINEER Lincolnshire, IL, US

Our Lincolnshire facility has a Sr. Analysis Engineer position available in our Analysis/Design Engineering department.

Position Summary:
Our Lincolnshire facility has a Sr. Analysis Engineer position available in our Analysis/Design Engineering department.

Responsibilities:
• Use CFD for hydraulic valves and manifold assembly developments.
• Participate in verification and validation planning against testing data for CFD analysis
activities.
• Generating concepts/designs for new valve products and modifying and troubleshooting
existing valves and manifold products for improvements and meeting design objectives.
• Preparing models for simulation, pre-processing, solving, post processing results and
results documentation according to analysis standards.
• Oversee all aspects of the use of Finite Element Based Tools within the valve & manifold
design processes.
• Interpret project requirements and translate into an action plan for all levels of project
complexity.
• Conduct and coordinate analysis aspects of complex projects according to the
documented plan, utilizing the efforts of design & analysis team members to complete
required work.
• Develop processes required to efficiently & accurately utilize all finite element tools.
• Research and propose ongoing upgrades of analysis tools and required hardware.
• Directly supervise other Engineering Analysis personnel as specifically assigned.
• Indirectly lead the efforts of Design Engineering personnel relative to FEA needs.

Education and Experience:
• A four year engineering degree is required and an advance engineering degree with an
FEA focus is preferred.
• A minimum of 10 years of experience in a position of progressively increasing
responsibility in an FEA analyst role is required, preparing models for simulation,
pre-processing, solving, post processing results and results documentation according to
analysis standards.
• Valve design experience within the mobile hydraulics industry is a plus and must be able
to model using CAD or preferable Pro – E.
• Proficiency in other analytical software is preferred (Matlab, Hysan, Mathcad, etc.)

Skills:
• Must have strong technical and problem solving skills
• Must be able to manage complex technical analysis projects
• Must have good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Must be able to work well independently and in group settings
• Must be able to work well independently and in group settings

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 written and verbal 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 in 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 sight 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 have strong interpersonal 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.


APPLICATION ENGINEER Lincolnshire, IL, US

Our Sales and Marketing Department is looking for an Application Engineer with a four-year engineering degree in a mechanical or electrical discipline or five years of experience in a similar position. Must be proficient in hydraulic circuits and components. Must possess knowledge of various engineering disciplines such as strength of materials, electrical systems, fabrication PLC’s etc. Must possess strong technical skills, communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team setting and work well under pressure. Must be able to travel to customer sites when necessary.

Job Duties:
• Design custom hydraulic integrated circuits based on customer input.
• Work on-sight 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.


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 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.


REGIONAL SALES MANAGER Japan

Reporting to the International Sales and Marketing department in the US, this position will be based in Japan. This individual will be responsible for sales and application activities and new business development within Japan. 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 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.


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 opprtunity 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, 25 days’ annual leave and discretionary annual bonus. HydraForce is an equal opprtunity employer.

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

Human Resources Manager
HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd.
St. Stephens Street
Birmingham B6 4RG England

Fax to 44 121 333 1850
Email to careers@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.



Supplier Opportunities

We are seeking suppliers who can provide the following products or services at competitive prices to our Lincolnshire, IL or our Birmingham, England facilities.

• Precision Screw Machine Parts

If you operate your business in compliance with ISO or QS quality standards and proactively use SPC, Cpk indices, and PPM monitoring to continuously improve quality, delivery and cost, contact us for further information about our procurement policies and requirements:

HydraForce, Inc.(ISO TS16949 & ISO 9001)
500 Barclay Blvd.
Lincolnshire, IL 60069 U.S.A.
Phone: 1 847 229 3127
Fax: 1 847 229 3227
Email:
jimb@hydraforce.com

HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. (QS 9000 & ISO 9001 Reg.)
St. Stephens Street

Birmingham B6 4RG England
Phone: 44 121 333 1800
Fax: 44 121 333 1810
Email:
nickm@hydraforce.com