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Engineering Lab Technician

Company: Husco International
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Engineering Lab TechnicianApril 9, 2019 - Waukesha, WI

This position is located in Waukesha, WI.

Husco provides individuals the opportunity to pursue a career within a fast-paced, industry leading and entrepreneurial organization. Engineering Lab 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.


  • Understanding of Hydraulic Principles. A successful Lab Technician has a thorough understanding of hydraulic principles and components. They will have the ability to perform the basic calculations required to successfully perform requested tests. They will also be able to read and analyze a hydraulic circuit schematic.
  • Understanding of Basic Electrical Principles. A successful Lab Technician is thoroughly familiar with the operation of a multi-meter. Will have the ability to trouble shoot DC wiring systems such as those found on off-highway equipment or in a lab environment.
  • Data Collection, Analysis of Performance, and Presentation of data. Able to analyze, test, troubleshoot and repair new or existing hardware, software, vehicle, or electronic 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. Presents data clearly in the HUSCO standard format. Has strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • On and off site 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 basic welding / fabrication skills allowing for modification of hydraulic circuits and installation of prototype valving. Familiar with basic machine tools such as a lathe, mill, drill press, etc. Familiar with the use and maintenance of portable data acquisition equipment. Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
  • Build & Test Design Prototypes. Work closely with Engineers to perform the following tasks: read engineering drawings, assemble specified prototypes, order experimental parts, understand testing needs, set-up and execute required testing, and record accurate test data.
  • Troubleshoot & Debug Assembly & Test Failures. Take a hands-on problem solving approach for prototype assembly and test complications. This requires critical thinking, 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 mechanical aptitude, fabrication skills, electrical knowledge, and a firm grasp of hydraulic principles.
  • Scale Steep Learning Curve. Rapidly expand equipment and component knowledge. A wide variety of new designs and applications are built and tested within the Engineering department, requiring successful Engineering Lab Technicians to grasp concepts and designs and build a deep knowledge of testing equipment and capabilities quickly.
  • 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.


    • Associate Degree or above in a technical discipline is preferred. Will consider candidates with equivalent training or experience with emphasis in Fluid Power Technology, Hydraulics, Electronics or equivalent.
    • Experience working with electrical circuits or components. This includes multi-meter usage, basic soldering ability, and the ability to read electrical schematics.
    • Experience with analyzing data and writing reports.
    • Demonstrates mechanical aptitude.
    • Strong oral, written and listening communication skills.
    • Basic schematic and print reading.
    • Be able to perform all necessary calculations independently.
    • Basic computer skills. Should be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
    • 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 5%, stand or walk 45%, lift 25%, bend or kneel 25%.
      • This individual will be required to lift materials weighing up to 50 lb. frequently. A hoist is provided for lifting projects greater than 50 lbs.
      • This position requires extensive use of the hands, therefore strong manual dexterity is required.
      • 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 will come in contact with lab hazards such as hydraulic oil on a regular basis.
      • Temperature and humidity of the work environment can vary greatly from controlled office setting to outside at various times of the year.
      • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment in posted areas of the plant, including safety glasses, ear plugs, and safety shoes.
      • 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.

        This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

        A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. (All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct

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