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Internal Application: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Engineering | Texas Hydraulics - Temple, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Well, hello there! Thanks for stopping by to read this job description! I know it's really long, but we have high expectations for our superior engineering team, so if you like to have ownership of your projects and be given the autonomy to get things done, please read on!

Texas Hydraulics is an industry leader in developing custom hydraulic solutions. We are currently looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Design Engineering team. This position will focus on New Product Development and Continuous Product Improvement activities. A proven mechanical aptitude, willingness to work in a team environment, and ability to collaborate to find robust solutions are all attributes we are looking for in a great candidate. Team members must have strong communication skills and be able to manage projects with little oversight.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze and Design Custom Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Create manufacturing drawings using engineering CAD and analysis tools (CREO, ANSYS, MathCad and Windchill etc.)
  • Apply industry standards (ASTM, ASME, ANSI, ABS, DNV etc.…) as required
  • Select material that meets the structural requirements of a hydraulic cylinder.
  • Review, develop, and prepare project documentation following industry and internal standards
  • Communicate design requirements to customers, suppliers and other departments both written and orally.
  • Develop DFMEAs and subsequent Test plans in order to mitigate design risks
  • Develop engineering sketches, specifications and related data in order to determine design factors such as size, shape and layout of new designs.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain, Quality and Finance in order to ensure designs are streamlined for manufacturability through design reviews
  • Evaluate and approve designs and specification changes through continuous improvement
  • Be able to assist with reliability testing
  • Prepares interim and completion project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in related field
  • 5+ years’ experience in hydraulic cylinder or system design
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written responsibilities
  • Must be a self-starter, self-motivated and be able to embrace multiple responsibilities simultaneously with minimum guidance
  • P.E License or Certified Fluid Power Engineer (CFPE) preferred but not required
  • Able to work without sponsorship


  • History designing machined and welded components
  • Strong understanding of sealing technology
  • Strong analytical skills using engineering fundamentals
  • Understands and apply 80/20 methodology to drive high impact results
  • Ability to develop and implement creative solutions based on basic performance requirements and specifications
  • Able to work under tight timelines and deliver high quality designs to our partners
  • Strong communicator both verbally and using PC based tools (PowerPoint, excel etc.)
  • Effectively adapt to work in an environment of changes.
  • Resilient and tough, but cooperative.
  • Continuous improvement mindset focusing on high impact improvements.
  • Evaluate and approve designs and specification changes through continuous improvement

Product Development - Includes hydraulic product planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; Takes responsibility for development 'activities; Makes self-available to supporting staff;

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information using engineering best practices and tools

Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Manages project team activities.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to scalability; Demonstrates knowledge of software and systems.

Computer Skills- To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; Development software; Design software; Internet software; Project Management software and Database software.


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  • No direct reports.

Work Environment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.