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Design Engineer, Hydraulic Systems

Department: Engineering
Location: Hartland, WI

Price Engineering, a SunSource company, is an engineering and distribution company that serves Mobile and Industrial markets who need fluid power products and services.  Price's design assistance expertise guides our customers from product selection to fully engineered hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and automation systems and solutions. 

We currently have an immediate opportunity for a Designer, Hydraulic Systems.  This position is responsible for designing hydraulic circuits with standard symbols library using CAD software. This position entails for main areas of involvement:  Hydraulic Design, Systems Integration, Assembly/Testing and Product support. In addition, this position will: 


  • Hydraulic circuit designs include open circuit with multi-station valve manifolds as well as closed circuit applications.
  • Sizing and selection of pumps, motors, cylinders, valves.
  • Perform basic mechanical and hydraulic design calculations related to pressure, flow, speed, torque, geometry, etc.
  • Integration of hydraulic and electrical control systems, working alongside electrical designers.
  • 2-D & 3-D CAD Software for layout drawings and fabricated parts details.
  • Operating data managing software.
  • Create and maintain accurate bills of materials.
  • Work with manufacturing, test technicians to insure system meets customer requirements. Solve design problems.
  • Coordinate the required documentation and ensure that the changes are implemented on a timely basis.
  • Troubleshoot problems and provide field support of necessary.
  • Work with account managers to gather requirements and statement of work for quoting opportunities.
  • Estimate costing for hydraulic systems and write a brief summary of the hydraulic system and statement of work. 

Skill and Knowledge

  • Hydraulic symbols for creating hydraulic schematics 
  • Fundamentals of hydraulic systems including calculations related to pressure flow, speed, torque, horsepower 
  • 2D and 3D CAD layout drawings for machinery
  • Communication skills while working with sales and other project engineers
  • Hands-on hydraulic systems start-up and troubleshooting 

Education and Experience: 

  • Education –  Minimum 2 year technical degree; B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Experience – 1-3 years of experience with fluid power systems; must be a problem solver, strong attention to detail, project and goal focus, customer orientated and team player. 
  • Computer Skills - 2D CAD, 3D CAD, Excel, Word 

Working at Price isn’t just a job, but a collaboration of technical specialists, office professionals, engineers and more. Our team is carefully selected for their experience, energy and imagination in order to relentlessly pursue every possible solution for our customers. 

So if you are a self-motivated individual and effective in achieving customer service success through your professional accomplishments then we want to hear from you!  


 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 


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