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Hydraulic Engineer

Company: Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd.
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Job Description:

Required Skills:

  • 15+ years of experience in design of off-road mobile hydraulics systems
  • 10+ years of experience working for a construction equipment OEM
  • 5,000 hours of CAD, preferably Creo
  • Experience in development of load sense hydraulic systems
  • Expertise in hydrostatic drivelines
  • Experience in design of open loop and closed loop hydraulic systems
  • Experience in conversion of machines to electro-hydraulic systems
  • Experience in excavator hydraulic systems
  • Experience in wheel loader hydraulic systems
  • DFMEA experience
  • Cost estimating skills required, preferably design-to-cost methodology
  • Minimum of 2 months (4 x 2 weeks at a time) travel in China per year required plus additional business trips to U.S. and Europe as required.
  • Based in U.S. (Kansas City metro area) with Liugong North American R&D team Job Functions (for hydraulics portions of vehicle projects):
    • Coordinate with Liugong divisions to design hydraulic systems to meet vehicle requirements (excavators, wheel loaders, etc.)
    • Analyze project requirements and perform technical calculations
    • Create cost-optimal designs to meet project requirements
    • Create and review hydraulic schematics
    • Identify potential suppliers for hydraulic components
    • Identify and recommend hydraulic lab test stands and vehicle testing procedures for R&D
    • Troubleshoot and solve hydraulic problems on new development and current products
    • Lead development of plumbing for hydraulic systems. In most cases, the expert will be assisted by a designer. In some critical designs, the expert may need to model the plumbing
    • Determination of vehicle layout in regards to hydraulic system
    • Create a scorecard for use in making unbiased evaluations of hydraulic systems, especially routing
    • Develop transfer functions for conversion of hydraulic control systems to electro-hydraulic
    • Define control system strategy or algorithms
    • Develop platforms for systems of responsibility for maximizing commonality across Liugong
    • Define component specifications and create relevant documentation
    • Create and maintain project timelines
    • Create and maintain cost estimates for new designs
    • Lead DFMEA's for systems of responsibility and ensure completion of DFMEA action items
    • Review of operator and service manual sections of responsible systems
    • Educate less experienced Liugong engineers in proper design and calculation techniques
    • Create gate/milestone review documentation as required
    • Conduct design reviews
    • Oversee assembly of prototype build of new designs
    • Develop test procedures/requirements for new designs
    • Perform project engineer / program manager work as needed
    • Be willing to do "whatever it takes" to complete projects such that vehicle targets and schedules are achieved. This will sometimes include work outside area of expertise

      Keywords: Liugong Machinery Co., Ltd., Kansas City , Hydraulic Engineer, Engineering , Kansas City, Kansas

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