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Hydraulics Technician

 

Overview:

Hydraulics Technicians are responsible for overseeing and implementing the instillation, maintenance, and repairs for the hydraulic components of equipment.

What responsibilities will I have?

  • Installation, maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems
  • Read blueprints and diagrams while troubleshooting and diagnosing problems
  • Perform preventative maintenance to avoid operational failures of hydraulic systems
  • Welding, metal fabrication and electrical assembly
  • Provide drawing review and suggestions related to part inspection and testing
  • Use computers and other technologies to investigate and repair hydraulic equipment
  • Reassemble machines and equipment
  • Read dials and meters to determine amperage, voltage, electrical output and input at specific operating temperature to analyze parts performance
  • Operate drill press, grinders, engine lathe, or other machines to modify parts tested or to fabricate experimental parts for testing

 

What education and training is required?

A high school diploma or more preferably an associate’s degree in industrial equipment technologies, mechanics, precision systems service, HVAC Maintenances or electronics is required.

 

To pursue a career as a Hydraulic Technician:

The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, a focus on science, and mathematics.

 

Typical Employers:

Employed by farm equipment dealers and manufactures as well as some state and government agencies.

 

Future Job Market/Outlook:

The future outlook for Hydraulic Technicians is projected to be good to excellent depending on skills, certification and location.

 

Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations:

  • International Fluid Power Society
  • Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
  • Midwest Equipment Dealers Association