January 7, 2021 | Waukesha, WI
This job is located in Waukesha, WI
Husco provides individuals the opportunity to pursue a career within a fast-paced, industry leading and entrepreneurial organization. Engineering Technicians work closely with our Husco Engineering Design team to support innovative new designs and customer applications. A successful Engineering Technician has a strong technical and mechanical background, is able to rapidly learn new concepts/techniques, and is a strong team player. This individual will go the extra mile with his/her team to meet and exceed customer expectations. Able to operate independently in a fast paced and dynamic environment, Engineering Technicians can switch gears quickly to build prototypes and execute diagnostic tests as needed.
Husco is committed to building an environment for employees to be able:
- To have the flexibility of their own work and put a personal 'stamp' on their output
- Continuously expand and development their professional skills and knowledge
- Create a product for our customers that serves a greater purpose to communities around the world
- Understanding of Hydraulic Principles and Husco Products. Is familiar with hydraulic circuit types and has a working knowledge of Open Center and Closed Center valves. Understanding of Load Sense and Pressure Compensated variants and basic electrical circuits. Able to review and understand hydraulic schematics and blueprints.
- Data Collection, Analysis of Performance, and Presentation of data. Analyze, test, troubleshoot and repair new or existing hardware, software, vehicle, electronic or manufacturing designs or processes. Perform testing with attention to detail to assure safety for themselves and people adjacent to the area. Cognizant of valve performance as tests progress to efficiently spot and evaluate product performance issues before moving on to subsequent testing. Has an understanding of data being collected and maintain test setups to assure resolution and accuracy. Maintain accurate records of testing performed. Prepare formal technical reports and basic data reduction/analysis. Present data clearly in formats as specified by the work order originator. Can communicate effectively with Engineering.
- On and offsite customer machine evaluations. Operation and testing of customer supplied vehicles. Aware of surroundings and external conditions to assure safety for themselves and people adjacent to machinery. Has fabrication skills allowing for modification of hydraulic circuits and installation of prototype valving. Familiar with the use and maintenance of portable data acquisition equipment. Conduct themselves in a professional manner when interfacing with customers.
- Build & Test Design Prototypes. Work closely with Design Engineers to perform the following tasks: read blue prints, check drawings, assemble specified prototypes, order experimental parts, complete tolerance stacks, understand testing needs, set-up and execute required testing, and record accurate test data.
- Troubleshoot & Debug Prototype Assembly & Test Failures. Take a hands-on problem-solving approach for prototype assembly and test complications. This requires solid understanding of full product design, strong knowledge of testing techniques, and ability to determine root cause of failure.
- Design & Build Test Fixtures. Design and build special test fixtures and processes to meet engineering needs and specifications. This requires the ability to learn and thoroughly understand current testing and analysis procedures within 2-3 months after starting in this position.
- Scale Steep Learning Curve. Rapidly expand equipment and component knowledge. A wide variety of new designs and applications are built and tested within Automotive Engineering department, requiring successful Engineering Technicians to grasp concepts and designs and
build a deep knowledge of testing equipment and capabilities quickly. At a minimum, individual will be expected to build a general understanding of valves and components over the first 30 days, understand lab equipment and uses within the first 60 days, and learn/utilize HUSCO systems for tracking lots and recording tests within the first 90 days.
- Strong Team Player and Contributor. Able to work well with colleagues and produce results within a fast-paced and high-pressure atmosphere. Combines strong attention to detail
with an orientation towards results/execution.
- Associates Degree or equivalent military or formal training with emphasis in Fluid Power Technology, Hydraulics, Electronics or equivalent.
- Experience working with oscilloscopes, function generators, instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
- Experience with analyzing data and writing reports
- Demonstrates mechanical aptitude.
- Strong oral, written and listening communication skills.
- Basic schematic and print reading.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Visio, Labview Applications, MatLab scripts.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to interact with people at all levels of responsibility.
- Authorized to work in the United States.
- In a standard workday this person will be required to sit, stand or walk 50%, lift 25%, bend or kneel 25%.
- This individual will be required to lift materials purchased weighing up to 50 lb. frequently. A hoist is provided for lifting projects greater than 50 lbs.
- Repetitive use of the hands as to fine manipulation/dexterity will be required.
- Maximum 10% of any day: May involve occasional data input, writing, manipulation of "mouse" and phone dialing. Telephone duties require clear and audible speech.
- Visual requirements include excellent number and depth perception, strong reading abilities, ability to read computer screens, printouts and computer spreadsheet applications.
- This person may come in contact with office hazards. Temperature and humidity are normal for this position and there are no unusual atmospheric conditions.
- Will be required to wear personal protective equipment in posted areas of the plant, including safety glasses, ear plugs, and safety shoes.
- Total awareness of the plant environment as it pertains to the safety of other employees, operation of equipment, handling of equipment/materials, and visitors is required.
(HUSCO IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.)