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Fluid Power Technician

Posted: 05/26/2022

Calbrandt is a world leader in the design and manufacture of foundation or rail tie mounted “automated electro/hydraulic/mechanical systems” including Railcar Movers, Railcar Gate Openers, and Railcar Retarders. Freight rail customers are using our equipment to index / spot strings of railcars for load out or receiving, and to open/close railcar hopper gates at their facilities all across the world. We are looking for individuals with the expertise to fabricate, commission, and service our equipment, and to help facilitate the growth and continued success of our company. If you enjoy working on equipment and electro-hydraulic systems from start to finish then this is the right opportunity for you.
QUALIFICATONS:  The job requires the following education, skills, experience and abilities:

  • Two years of post-secondary education in a technical field such as Fluid Power, Mechatronics, or related field.
  • Industry relevant technical experience.
  • Background in hydraulic systems, electrical controls – inputs / outputs, PLC controls, PLC programming, and mechanical equipment.
  • Experience with troubleshooting equipment – mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, controls, etc.
  • Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics and understand the mechanics of the machine they are mounted on.
  • Hands on person. Self-motivated, self-starter.  Able to work on their own or with others.
  • Good communication skills with customer, vendors, engineers, supervisor, or others with-in the company (machinists, welders, painters, electricians, etc.) and also with other trades, vendors, customer personnel (operators, maintenance, safety personnel, supervisors, etc.) at a customer job site.
  • Able to travel and work off-site at the customer’s facility (commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting). Typical travel can be from 10% to 35%. Travel is mid-west, domestic and international.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Requires the following duties:
  • Work with minimal supervision to assemble custom mechanical systems.  Read and understand bill of materials, hydraulic and electrical schematics in order to mount / plumb hydraulic components and mount / wire electrical components.
  • Communicate with other departments (supervisor, engineers, machinists, welders, painter, etc.) to facilitate efficient work flow through each stage of the manufacturing process.
  • Able to systematically start-up, test, run-off equipment / systems on our plant floor. Includes setting pressures, flows, troubleshooting during start-up. Work with engineers to resolve issues as required.  Verify and document that the equipment meets all the technical requirements of the project. Perform Factory Acceptance Tests.
  • Tear down, package and properly prepare equipment for shipment to customer site.  Verify shipment is complete.
  • Travel and be on-site at customer location. Depending on the contract, on-site work may consist of supervising the customer’s personnel as they install our equipment, or be installation of the equipment by Calbrandt.  Must be able to work alone or with a Calbrandt team, and with the customer and other on-site persons.
  • Provide systematic commissioning of the equipment at the customer site.  Provide training of the customer’s personnel in proper operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the equipment.
  • Work on-site in a safe manner, following customer’s safety procedures.
  • Travel to customer site to provide maintenance and repair of existing equipment.  Troubleshoot electrical and hydraulic system.