Hydraulic Repair Technician - Pompano, FL

Position Summary

Support and enable the repair group by providing services to recondition hydraulic components to factory specification for internal and external customers.  Provide technical product fluid power knowledge.

Working Conditions

Industrial shop setting, air-conditioned.  Long periods of standing, walking, bending, and lifting objects (50lbs.) to eye level.  Use of hand tools and shop equipment such as wrenches, hammers, lathes, grinders, forklifts, drill presses, etc.  Some exposure to hazardous chemicals or material.  Required to use safety equipment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities (with percentage of time spent)

85% Production –

Disassemble, clean, and inspect components for repair; primarily cylinder repair.  Determine necessary replacement parts and reconditioning procedures.  Complete reconditioning installing new parts, reassemble, test, paint, stamp work order.  Retest completed assembly.  Prepare job form listing parts and work necessary.  Able to size seals for cylinder repair, diagnose failure and recommend proper repair for rebuilt component. Test of counter balance valves, cross-over check valves and other valves in cylinders.

10%  Customer Service

Greet, assist, work with, and enable industrial customers in the servicing of hydraulic parts or components through familiarity and knowledge of hydraulic component repair. Diagnose, repair, and assemble system components and recommend solutions to the customer.

5% Administration

Perform general shop facility maintenance.  Occasional use of HSC computer system to identify parts needed for repair.

Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • High School/GED required. Technical or vocational training preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in cylinder repair, able to size seals, assemble and test
  • Pump, Motor and controls repair experience a plus but not required
  • Must own tools
  • Able to bill 80% of worked hours

Knowledge of:

  • Basic knowledge of Word, Outlook, Excel, and Internet
  • Fluid power systems and components

Skilled in:

  • Using a variety of handtools and shop equipment/mechanical aptitude 
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem Solving
  • Organizing assignments on a daily and weekly basis
  • Making sound decisions using independent judgement

Abilities:

  • Rebuild any hydraulic system component
  • Operate hydraulic test stand
  • Meet deadlines, manage time effectively, and stay late when necessary
  • Prioritize workload
  • Solution driven 
  • Reflect company values to customers
  • Creative/innovative
  • Self motivated
Key Challenges (most difficult or challenging aspects of role)

Quality assurance of work performed with minimal errors.

Internal Contacts

Sales, Purchasing, Distribution, Customer Service, Retail

External Contacts

Individual and industrial customers, Vendors