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Hydraquip- Controls Engineer

Company: Employee Owned Holdings, Inc.
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Hydraquip is looking for a candidate who wants to take the next step in their technical career to join our 100% employee-owned company. Hydraquip has four divisions: electric systems, fluid power, service & repair, and fluid conveyance. With offices in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Tulsa, Denver, and Lafayette, Hydraquip has a broad footprint with many opportunities for growth within the company.The Systems Engineer will play an important role at Hydraquip to assist with growth of Hydraquip electric systems business. You will be the primary technical adviser and support of customers on a wide range of electric drivetrain and generation systems. You will work closely with customers and account managers to understand customer applications, specify and layout options for electric systems and help to bring these systems to life. The engineer also aids in the design, development, testing, and documentation of software control systems within Danfoss PLUS+1, Danfoss PowerUser, and other PLC based control systems. As a key part of our business unit sales team your responsibility will be to provide technical support to our customers including design, start-up, and troubleshooting.Responsibilities:

  • Designing, installing, and implementing new control system solutions such as electric or hydraulic motors, hydraulic pumps, sensors, and other hardware that interface with PLCs and/or HMIs.
  • Selection, application, and system configuration of electric and hybrid electric drivetrain systems for various off-highway, marine, and other applications.
  • Selection, application, and system configuration of hydraulic and power generation systems to be used and/or integrated with electric and hybrid electric drivetrain systems.
  • Control system design, component selection, BOM definition, schematic development, PLC programming, and debugging as necessary.
  • Responsible for accurate quotation and timeline of projects for sales personnel to deliver to customers.
  • Build relationships with key manufacturer partners to better understand products, and develop product modifications to meet customer technology needs.
  • Provide time schedule estimates to customers for the controls system design, procurement of Support project coordination, purchasing, shipping & receiving, inventory management, and record-keeping as it applies to the scope.
  • Provide technical problem-solving for current systems in the field, during new customer projects and support projects through start-up.
  • Organize, coordinate, and conduct electrification training for account managers and the sales talent development team.
  • Join sales and account managers on customer visits and serve as the electrification technical sales asset for the team. Develop and maintain relationships with manufacturer partners, Hydraquip customers, and consultants as required to support the long-term growth of the business unit.
    • Support and participate in the organization's continual improvement program to conform to ISO 9001 requirements by complying with the Quality Policy and procedures and meeting QMS objectives.
    • Other duties as assigned. Education:
      • BSEE, BSME, BAEET (ABET accredited university), or equivalent technical degree with equivalent experience.
      • PLUS+1 Certified or PLC training from any of the widely used PLC manufacturers (Siemens, Allen Bradley, IDEC)
      • Fluid power experience and fluid power specialist certification are a plus. Desired Experience:
        • 1-3 years of experience in the application and development of power systems using electric machines, power electronics, generators, etc.
        • Working knowledge of system and electrical engineering principles and processes is a plus
        • 1-3 years in a customer-facing technical support role. Desired Knowledge & Skills:
          • Knowledge in working with electronics, PLC programming & mobile control systems - PLUS+1 Preferred
          • Ability to read electrical and hydraulic schematics
          • Ability to work in a fast-paced "startup" environment and quickly shift between customer projects and priorities.
          • Excellent communication skills - orally & written - with both internal stakeholders (sales, technicians) and external stakeholders (manufacturer partners & customers)
          • Results-oriented and "hands-on" approach. Possess strong organization skills, strong customer focus and orientation
          • Must be highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and 401(k) plans with company match. A unique benefit Hydraquip offers as part of Employee Owned Holdings, Inc. is an employee stock ownership plan. What is an ESOP? ESOP is a special retirement program that allows employees to own stock in the company. When you join EOHI, you automatically begin investing in your future (without having to purchase shares). We are a high growth company committed to training our employee owners to develop their skills and advance in their careers. - Studies also show that retirement account balances for ESOP companies are 2.5 times higher. - ESOP companies grow 2.5 times faster than those companies without employee ownership. - Research shows employee owned companies are superior in performance, employee benefits and employee morale because everyone is working towards a common goal.

Keywords: Employee Owned Holdings, Inc., Houston , Hydraquip- Controls Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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