Hydraulic System Design Engineer - LA/OC, CA

Do you have experience in electro-hydraulic system design, to include Hydraulic Power Unit design, integrated manifold design and interfacing electrical/electronics to hydraulics? Are you located in the Los Angeles, Orange County or Riverside area and would like to work remote? If so, let's talk.

The Hydraulic System Design Engineer will be responsible for the design to manufacture of electro-hydraulic systems to include hydraulic power units, integrated hydraulic manifolds, the interfacing of electronics to hydraulics, and electrical panel layout.  The candidate will be responsible for developing system designs (30-40% new designs) and accompanying Account Managers for in field sales and presentation calls (2-3 hrs. a week).


  • Mechanical and structural design
  • Routing and design of high pressure hydraulic piping design and integrated manifolds
  • Interfacing of electronics to hydraulic components (proportional, servo valves & feedback device)
  • Start up; test and trouble shoot electro hydraulic systems
  • Implementing best engineering practices (following standards for Engineering, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Shipping and Sales)
  • Responsibility for results on quality measurements, including on-time delivery, meeting deadlines, adherence to policy and procedures, and integrity of systems
  • Assisting customers to develop specifications with sales team
  • Setting and maintaining high team standards from Quote, Design, Manufacturing Handoff; includes Documentation & Regular updates as required
  • Quotation and design of electro-hydraulic systems and integrated manifolds
  • Providing guidance & support during purchasing/manufacturing/shipping
  • Working with Sales team in the investigation and resolution of customer issues
  • Facilitating teamwork by encouraging communication, and resolving conflict
  • Participating in design reviews, technical discussions, process changes, standards, and team decision-making processes
  • Selection and sizing of components
  • Generating the hydraulic schematics
  • Creation of bills of materials according to company Standards


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Hydraulic technical degree & a technical degree in electrical/electronics   
  • Must have 5+ years’ experience of electro-hydraulic system design, to include Hydraulic Power Unit design, integrated manifold design and interfacing electrical/electronics to hydraulics
  • Must have requirements analysis, conceptual skills, quality focus, general consulting skills, control engineering & production planning
  • Design to manufacturing experience
  • Proficient in 3D CAD tools and application (AutoCAD and Inventor)
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Comfortable presenting technical information when asked to accompany sales team
  • Hands on experience in building HPU’s and machining shop is a plus
  • Can work remote and reside in Los Angeles, Inland Empire or Orange County
  • Must be okay with traveling 10-15% of the time up West Coast
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