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  • Join Us!
    For almost 30 years, HydraForce has been producing the most innovative electro-hydraulic control solutions for the mobile machinery and industrial equipment markets.

    Our products live in a broad range of applications;
    • Agricultural and Turf Care Machinery
    • Construction and Road-Building Equipment
    • Material Handling and Personnel-Lift Equipment
    • Transmission, Engine and Powertrain Controls
    • Forestry and Resource Management Equipment
    • Refuse and Waste Handling Equipment
    • Injection Molding and Press Machinery
    • Other Specialized Mobile and Industrial Applications

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  • HydraForce Ltd. Named Manufacturer of the Year at “Made in the Midlands” Awards Night
    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. was named Large Manufacturing Company of the Year at the “Made in the Midlands” Awards night to celebrate manufacturing excellence. The event is organized by Insider Media Limited, the United Kingdom’s national Business to Business media company.

    For those outside the UK, the “Midlands” is the geographic region in the center of England which is considered the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries. Birmingham is its largest city.

    The award recognized HydraForce for actively investing in Midlands manufacturing by building a 120,000 square-foot production facility on Aston Hall Road in the Birmingham Advanced Manufacturing Hub, and employing more than 300 people there. “HydraForce showed dedication to exports, training and quality improvement and fought to stay in the Midlands,” said Jason Mohammad, the broadcasting personality who presented the award.

    Peter Macdonald, HydraForce Managing Director, and Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager, accepted the Award at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, along with a team of employees from across the business.

    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd. was one of eight companies recognized at the event in this particular category. The others included Purity Brewing Company, Fracino Expresso Machines, Cooper Research Technology, ECAM, Portmeirion Group, Warner Edwards Distillery and Sorion Electronics.

    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd., designs and manufactures high performance electrohydraulic control products at its new 120,000 sq. ft. production facility in Birmingham, Great Britain. The company employs 360 people in Birmingham and Europe and 1,000 worldwide.

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    PHOTO – The HydraForce Ltd. manufacturing team accepted the “Made in the Midlands” Top Manufacturer Award (left to right) Matt Harpin, Manifold Business Unit Manager; Phil O’Hare, OEM Warranty Manager; Michael Gillbee,Manufacturing Manager; Peter Macdonald, Managing Director; Mike Abbott, Valve Business Unit Manager; Paul Creighton, Stores, Despatch & Good In Manager; Mark Hyde,Plant Engineering Manager; Tina Averall, Customer Services Manager; Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager; and Neil Kelleher, Financial Controller.


    Below is the link to the article in Great Britain’s Insider Media publication. Shown in the photo are (left to right) Peter Macdonald, Managing Director, HydraForce Ltd., Christine Tolley, Human Resources Manager, HydraForce Ltd., accepting the award from sponsor Andrew Forrest of Weightmans, a Birmingham legal firm.

    Click here to read the article


    Cultivating the Next Generation
    HydraForce Inc. was named Business Partner of the Year for providing an "exceptional experience" to high school students participating in the Illinois School District 211 Career Trek. The Lake County Herald published this article about the award.

    Click here to read the article

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    HydraForce Earns On-Time Delivery Award From
    Fluid System Components
    HydraForce was named Best On-Time Vendor Partner for 2015 by its distributor Fluid System Components. Craig Sinnott and Eric Lau accepted the award at the FSC sales meeting in April. HydraForce supplies FSC with a variety of hydraulic cartridge valves for use on mobile equipment. “I was honored to accept this award on behalf of all of the hard-working people at HydraForce, especially while standing in front of some of our competitors,” said Craig Sinnott, HydraForce General Sales Manager. “FSC is a good example of the talented distributors that represent HydraForce,” he added. “We were very pleased to accept the FSC on-time delivery award,” said Eric Lau, HydraForce Regional Sales Manager who handles the FSC account, “But the real credit should go to our production scheduler and his team on the plant floor. It’s due to their efforts that we were able to support FSC with on-time delivery last year and we’re very thankful for their efforts.”

    FSC is a fluid power distributor serving Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. They have been in business for over 45 years and, in addition to representing HydraForce and other respected brand names in the fluid power industry, they build hydraulic power units, manifold assemblies, electrical and electronic controls, and offer hydraulic repair services.

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    PHOTO – CLOCKWISE: Members of the HydraForce team at the 500 Barclay Blvd. plant in Illinois posed with Fluid System Components On-Time Vendor Partner Award. (left to right) Jose Valero, Ramiro Hurtado, Luis Cervantes, Gonzalo Samano, Tony Salgado, Laura O’Bryan, Primo Hernande. (not pictured) Nick Krams, Carla Wade. Closeup of the Award and some of the products used by FSC. At the HydraForce Innovation Center, Eric Lau is shown with the FSC Award.

  • Looking for a dynamic job in a fast growing market?
    If you are a college student (who has completed your freshman year of school) and are interested in a career in engineering, electronics, computer software development or manufacturing, we invite you to apply for a paid summer internship at the HydraForce Innovation and Technology Center located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

    Interested candidates should send the following to employment@hydraforce.com to be considered for the position:

    • Current resume
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor in your major
    • Tell us why do you want to Intern at HydraForce?
    • Let us know what you hope to learn/gain from this experience.

    Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Please include specific position in subject line.

    We are now accepting applications for the summer of 2017!

    Hydraforce Summer Internship Positions

      Application Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Assemble/test prototype valves and circuits in our Application Engineering lab.
    • Assist with application R&D testing and vehicle technical support
    • Conduct scheduled calibration on test instrumentation
    • Create / prepare material used for trade shows
    • Assist Technical Services group with customer inquiries
    • Collect and analyze prototype test data and report writing

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Advanced computing/computer knowledge and experience
    • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated
    • Strong technical/mechanical aptitude
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Able to work independently; as well as in a team environment

    Majors Desired: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Automotive Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 22 - August 4 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Manufacturing Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements:

    • Tool design
          o Creo background (3D modeling)
          o Dimensioning drawings
    • Testing experiments
          o Follow a measurement plan
          o FMEA
    • Improve layouts of assembly cell
    • Developing improvements that will help with throughput
    • Determine methods to eliminate waste
    • Implementing 5S methodology
    • Production assembly assistance
    • Testing assistance

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Basic proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably in PTC Creo
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated

    Majors Desired: Manufacturing, Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering Technology

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 22 - August 4 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Quality Engineer Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements (on a rotating basis):

    • Support the implementation of Statistical Process Control software
    • Assist in continuous improvement projects
    • Day to day support activities but not limited to: inspection, sorting, fixture design, assembly
    • Assist in measurement system analysis on various gauges
    • Perform hydraulic testing for failure analysis
    • Assemble/disassemble hydraulic valves and manifolds
    • Read/analyze hydraulic prints
    • Assist with test data entry and collection, and statistical analysis
    • Assist with test documentation controls (e.g. TCP’s, stability charts)
    • Assist with valve and/or test stand troubleshooting

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Coursework and/or experience in setting up databases, SPC, data collection; PC hardware e.g. RS232 interface a plus
    • Coursework and/or experience in statistical analysis, lean tools
    • Coursework and/or experience in measurement systems
    • Basic experience in 3D modeling; CNC programming is a plus
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite; MiniTab is a plus
    • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
    • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment

    Majors Desired: Mechanical, Electrical, Automotive or Industrial Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 22 - August 4 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

      Hydraulic Valve Design Intern – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    The goal of HydraForce’s internship program is to develop future engineering resources for our organization while providing support to our Engineering groups. We structure the engineering internship to allow candidates the opportunity to develop knowledge and skill-sets unique to our industry. Project tasks reflect an increasing level of technical complexity based on demonstrated proficiency and success on prior assignments. Although there is no guarantee of employment, it is our goal to have our interns fully capable of stepping into an entry-level engineering position upon graduation.


    Supporting Job Elements:

    • Work will involve complex design assignments
    • Assist in the design of new products, solving design problems and designing new product models
    • Adapt, alter or improve existing product designs working from detailed work instructions
    • Participate in the setup and testing of products under development or significant change
    • Work under the supervision of an assigned Project Engineer or Engineering Supervisor

    Qualifications:

    • Committed to an engineering college undergraduate program
    • Completed a minimum of 24 hours at the university level
    • Basic proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably in PTC Creo
    • Basic proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
    • Self-directed and motivated

    Majors Desired:Mechanical Engineering

    GPA Desired: 3.25 in major | 3.0 in general studies (if freshman)

    Program Dates: May 22 - August 4 Full Time
    ***Candidates MUST be able to commit to this time frame

    Candidates must answer the following questions and include this with your resume to be considered for the position as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor in your major. Documents must be in PDF or Word format. Include specific position in subject line.

    1. Why would I like to intern at HydraForce?
    2. What do I hope to learn/gain from this experience?


    Email resume to employment@hydraforce.com
    in MS Word or PDF format - please use the position title as the subject line of your Email. Please do not send "zip" files, they will not be opened.

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  • Current Job Openings in USA

       HR GENERALIST – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    HydraForce is looking for an HR professional who is ready to take the next step in his/her career with an employee owned global leader in the design and manufacturing of hydraulic valves and manifolds. Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a dynamic HR Generalist who possesses the right combination of education, experience and enthusiasm and a willingness to do what it takes to get the job done!

    The right candidate will be ready to join our HR team because he/she will possess the following experience and education:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or other related area.
    • 7+ years’ experience in an HR Generalist capacity, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
    • Strong benefits knowledge and experience administering health and welfare plans.
    • Experience coaching employees through complex, difficult and emotional issues.
    • Strong problem solving skills and process orientation.
    • Intermediate or better MS Office skills.
    • PHR or willingness to achieve within a year.
    • Broad range of hands on HR Generalist competencies.
    • ADP or other HRIS experience, including report writing.
    • High level of self-initiative.
    • Strong organizational skills and expert detail attention.
    • Excellent English oral and written communication skills.

    Under direction of the Human Resources Manager, the HR Generalist will be involved in a variety of HR responsibilities including, but not limited to: HRIS (ADP) database management; Recruiting; Employee engagement; Coaching/counseling; Employee relations and retention; Performance management; Policy/procedure development/maintenance and Regulatory/Compliance adherence.

    In return, for your valuable time and talents, joining our team means enjoying:


    • A Competitive Total Rewards package which includes an ESOP.
    • Support for continuing education and career advancement.
    • The opportunity to interact with a wide range of employees including senior management.


    Take the next step now by applying today!

    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 – Distributor Sales Team – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    As an experienced sales professional, you will join our team to support HydraForce distributors in North America. In this role, you will leverage account management, project management and technical skills to proactively increase revenue and relationships.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Project Management – Work with commercial and technical documents throughout the business process. Manage manifold design projects. Coordinate product development, develop pricing and lead negotiations.
    • Account Management – Execute the sales strategy, and contribute to forecasting and resource planning. Identify opportunities for innovation, growth and value for our customers.
    • Relationship Management – Ensure excellent communication and build trust with integrity.

    Qualifications:

    • Education – A bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Work experience – A background in sales of hydraulics is preferred. Prior cartridge valve experience is a plus..
    • Technical aptitude – Able to read circuit schematic drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing terminology.


    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.

       TECHNICAL SERVICE ENGINEER – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Answer technical questions on hydraulic products and circuits
    • Collaborate as required with Tech. Services, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Purchasing
    • Initiate and process temporary deviation requests (TRD)
    • Initiate engineering change request (ECR), and coordinate implementation
    • Coordinate all returned goods authorizations (RGA), initiate TOPS where appropriate, and provide corrective action status / up-dates to customer.
    • Initiate and submit proposal for product development (PPD)
    • Test product in house in order to trouble-shoot customer products and support outside application engineers and sales managers
    • Manage in house i-Design projects
    • Review and ensure alignment between customer and internal drawings.
    • Review field warranty submissions monthly for approval/denial of claims.
    • Work with manufacturing to ensure timely submission of customer PPAPs and PCNs (part or process change notices).
    • Assist customer for their requirements on REACH/RoHS, Conflict Minerals and other as yet unidentified customer requirements similar in nature.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • The qualified candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar technical sales engineer or quality engineering position. Individuals without a four year engineering degree who have exceptional sales and technical support experience may be considered for this opportunity.
    • Minimum, two year technical degree focused on electronics or mechanical design
    • BS electrical or mechanical engineering preferred
    • Proficient with the Microsoft Suite Software
    • Read and understand basic hydraulic and electrical schematics

    Professional Skills:
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
    • Strong technical aptitude
    • Strong organizational skills

    Personal:
    • Must be highly motivated
    • Must be able to work well under pressure
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with co-workers and customers
    • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment


    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 – Key Account Team – Lincolnshire, IL, US

    Position Summary:
    As an experienced sales professional, you will join our team to support one of our largest clients in the North American region. In this role, you will leverage large account management, project management and technical skills to proactively increase revenue and relationships.


    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Project Management – Work with commercial and technical documents throughout the business process. Manage the product life cycle and prioritize programs. Coordinate product development, develop pricing and lead negotiations.
    • Large Account Management – Execute the sales strategy, and contribute to forecasting and resource planning. Identify opportunities for innovation, growth and value for our customers.
    • Relationship Management – Ensure excellent communication and build trust with integrity.

    Qualifications:

    • Education – A bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Work experience – A background of OEM sales in hydraulics is preferred. Prior cartridge valve experience is a plus.
    • Technical aptitude – Able to read circuit schematic drawings and a general understanding of manufacturing terminology.


    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.

       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.

       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 interpersonal, written and oral 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 of 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 site 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 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 Department has an opening for a Application Engineer.

    Position Summary:
    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 PLCs 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-site 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.

     

    Current Job Openings in Europe

      ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME – Europe

    HydraForce will be looking for two apprentices to join the HydraForce Apprenticeship Scheme with effect from August 2017 to train and qualify in the following disciplines:

    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Electrical/Electronic Engineering


    The Apprenticeship scheme will take four years to complete. During this time, successful candidates will undertake full Apprenticeship training to advanced level, including spending the first year at college (full time) to learn the core engineering skills. The education provider will be Birmingham Met College.

    During Years 2 – 4, our Apprentices will receive on the job training in the electrical/electronic or mechanical engineering disciplines respectively. This will be enhanced by continuing off site training to BTec level initially, followed by HNC/Foundation Degree through day release at college. There will also be opportunities to work in other areas of the business during the training period.

    It is anticipated that on completion of the Apprenticeship, successful candidates will be considered for promotion to Engineering Technician, with long term opportunities to move into engineering roles across the business. Additionally, the company will consider supporting individuals through to degree level for the right candidates.


    Entry requirements:
    • Minimum 5 GCSEs A* and B grades only (or equivalent)

    Skills required:
    • Ability to understand and follow written & verbal instructions
    • Able to write instructions which are clear, concise, easy to follow and understand
    • Good spatial awareness and visualisation skills
    • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with legible hand writing
    • Strong mathematical ability

    Other:
    • You must be authorised to work in the UK and provide relevant documentation to support this

    To apply:
    • Send your CV and covering letter to careers-ltd@hydraforce.com stating:

    • o Why you want to work in engineering and what you think you can bring to the role; and

      o Why you have chosen HydraForce over other engineering firms are offering similar apprenticeships

    • Closing date for applications : 24th March 2017
    • Interviews and Assessment Centre will be held from week commencing 24th April 2017
    • Proposed start date with HydraForce : August 2017
    • College commencement : September 2017

      TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER – Europe

    Due to internal changes we are seeking a Technical Support Engineer who can provide technical advice and expertise to both HydraForce Customers and HydraForce Internal Departments.
    They will also liaise with field based Sales personnel and internal departments to ensure the effective provision of information and advice to meet customer needs. To effectively project manage development of new products in conjunction with internal departments.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Review, advise and process system design requests from customers for new applications and product development to support Regional Sales Managers within their customer facing activities.
    • Generate full cost analysis breakdowns for accurate sales quotations.
    • Project manage developments from inception through to end of life.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Degree educated within Engineering or qualified by relevant experience.
    • Proven experience of Off-Highway, Construction, Agricultural and Industrial hydraulic systems.
    • Hydraulic Experience is essential.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    Note:
    • We will only respond to applications from candidates directly.
    • We will not respond to CVs submitted by agencies.

      COST ACCOUNTANT – Europe

    This is a newly created position which is being introduced to the business to review the profitability of both new and existing business.
    Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will work closely with our Sales and Purchasing departments to ensure integrity in standard and current costs.
    Additionally, the Cost Accountant will provide sales personnel with cost estimates which facilitate informed decision-making across all internal departments to achieve sound and effective commercial costs.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Assist the Finance Function where necessary in maintaining integrity in costs.
    • Provide Sales Team with costs/GM% for quotes to new business to customers using company’s internal systems (training will be provided).
    • Review GM% post shipping of new business to check whether GM% has changed, establish reasons why and suggest corrective action to improve.
    • Monitor Customer order quantities against original forecast/commitment and bring any material differences to the attention of Sales and Purchasing for discussion with the customer; following up in a timely manner to establish the outcome of the discussions.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Educated to degree level in business associated discipline or QBE in a similar role and company.
    • CIMA preferred, but not essential.
    • Experienced in working in a high volume, high pressured manufacturing environment, preferably with an engineering background.
    • Proven experience in making sound commercial decisions using analytical tools and opinions.
    • Used to working across a variety of departments and interacting with sales, purchasing and technical personnel with the ability to positively challenge decisions and argue with confidence.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

    Note:
    • We will only respond to applications from candidates directly.
    • We will not respond to CVs submitted by agencies.

      MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN – Europe

    Due to internal promotion, we are seeking a Manufacturing Technician who can assist Engineers in the provision of engineering support across the business and support with process improvements and designs where required.
    This role may be suitable for someone who has already completed an Apprenticeship with post-Apprenticeship experience to offer .

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Provision of ongoing maintenance within the manufacturing department, identifying issues, analysing malfunctioning equipment and systems, recommending corrective action and on approval make repairs or modifications under the direction of the Plant Engineers/Manager, monitoring solutions to ensure their effectiveness.
    • Support the Plant Engineering Manager in the implementation and enforcement of procedures to ensure that deadlines are met in accordance with agreed practices.
    • Support Apprentices with advice and guidance where appropriate.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Completion of Advanced Apprenticeship, HNC or higher qualification in Mechanical/Electrical or related discipline preferred.
    • IET BS7671 17th edition.
    • Experience of working in a manufacturing environment.
    • Working knowledge of hydraulics and/or pneumatics preferred.
    • Machining Experience advantageous.

    Working Hours:
    • Morning shift : 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift : 1.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    We offer the following benefits:
    • 33 days’ annual leave (including statutory holidays).
    • Eligibility for our annual discretionary profit sharing bonus scheme.
    • On site parking & canteen.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

      PRODUCTION TEAM MEMBERS – Europe

    We are seeking additional members to support our production teams. Successful candidates will be able to provide full and flexible support to all functions of the Manifold and Valve assembly processes.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Accurately follow technical drawings process instructions to ensure the efficient preparation and build of product in line with company standards.
    • Assembling manifolds and cartridge valves, following work to list and ensuring quality is maintained throughout all of the process.
    • Ensure that quality standards are maintained by following instructions and reporting any issues to Team Leader or Line Manager.
    • Operate small machinery (driller, pin-marking, Auto hand tools, semi auto lifting equipment and test rigs) in accordance with company instructions and processes.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Educated to a good standard - NVQ levels 1 or 2 or equivalent, preferred
    • Mechanical/assembly/engineering experience and background

    Working Hours:
    • Morning shift : 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift : 1.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

      QUALITY ENGINEER – Europe

    We are seeking a Quality Engineer to work in conjunction with the Business Unit Manager to support the manufacturing production environment, taking preventative action to overcome problems and take necessary action to resolve identified issues to ensure quality of processes & final product is maintained.

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • To support the manufacturing line in maintaining outputs in line with existing procedures.
    • Formulating KPIs, including devising measures and associated Action Plans and monitoring outputs, identifying and resolving associated issues.
    • Training colleagues in quality tools, processes and equipment.
    • Liaising with internal colleagues and external suppliers / customers where required to identify and resolve issues.
    • Manage customer and internal concerns, ensuring corrective actions are taken to achieve satisfactory resolution of issues.
    • Formulating Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) documents above level 2 status as specified by the customer or HydraForce Procedures, initial inspection reports by documenting return products condition, coordinating analysis and testing of product, ensuring timely progress of report closures and associated Action Plans and monitoring outputs, identifying and resolving associated issues.
    • To support prototype builds ensuring all special requirements are met.
    • To specify required relevant purchases and make appropriate recommendations to meet requirements.
    • Implement and monitor lean manufacturing processes, ensuring that best practice is achieved and maintained.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • HNC/HND in Engineering or equivalent qualification preferred, or qualified by experience.
    • Experienced in measuring parts, preferably manifolds.
    • Computer literate, with sound knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Excel.
    • Experienced in 8D.
    • Proven background in business improvement activities.
    • Familiar with ISO 9000, FMEA, APQP, SPC and R & R studies, knowledge of ISO 14000 advantageous.
    • Experience of hydraulics preferred.

    To Apply:
    • Please send your CV and covering letter to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

      TEAM MEMBER STORES – Europe

    Responsible for receiving goods inwards, ensuring that orders are checked, booked in promptly and efficiently and moved into stock or released for internal use. Use of Fork-Lift Truck included in duties (approximately 15-20% of the working day).

    Duties & Responsibilities include:
    • Accurately checking goods received and booking orders on to the system.
    • Integrate orders into current stock, following company procedures.
    • Collect or deliver goods from/to local suppliers when required.

    Qualifications & Experience:
    • Educated to NVQ level 1 or 2 or equivalent, preferred.
    • Previous experience of working in a busy Goods In department essential .
    • Current forklift licence essential – Counterbalance and Reach licence.
    • Experienced of stock control systems and procedures.
    • Experienced in use of PC packages and receiving goods on PC.

    Working Hours: We operate the following shifts; this role is required for our afternoon shift. Regular overtime will also be required to meet the business needs:
    • Morning shift : 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
    • Afternoon shift : 1.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

    To Apply:
    • Please download the Job Application Form below and email to
      careers-ltd@hydraforce.com
    • You will be contacted by our Human Resources Department for an interview if your skills and experience match our requirements.

     

    Download Application Form for Job Openings in Europe

     

    Current Job Openings in Asia Pacific/Rest of World

       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.

     

    Headquarter Addresses

       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 opportunity 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, 33 days’ annual leave (including statutory holidays) and discretionary annual profit share payment. HydraForce is an equal opportunity employer.

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

    Human Resources Manager
    HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd.
    Advanced Manufacturing Hub
    250 Aston Hall Road
    Birmingham B6 7FE
    United Kingdom

    Email to careers-LTD@hydraforce.com
    Emailed files should be in MS Word 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.
    No fax mail as we are not using this any more

     

       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 9001)
    500 Barclay Blvd.
    Lincolnshire, IL 60069 U.S.A.
    Phone: 1 847 229 3127
    Fax: 1 847 229 3227
    Email: Lisah@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
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