Position Title: Junior Applications Engineer/Engineering Specialist

Industrial Systems/Custom Products

Reports to:      Engineering Manager

Location:         Welland, ON


Position Summary:  Manage and coordinate technical and commercial details of industrial systems and made/build-to-order product solutions to meet customer specific requirements.



  • Evaluate, develop and verify designs for hydraulic systems for industrial applications while adhering to customer requirements and industry standards/regulations.
  • Evaluate, develop and verify designs for made-to-order customized product offerings to meet customer specific application requirements.
  • Provide system/custom product proposals in support of inquires from customers, sales & customer service.
  • Creation of system or custom-product schematics, Bill of Materials and design lay-outs in support of proposals (if required) and during order execution.
  • Manage activities related to projects through CRM and/or project management system.
  • In conjunction with Quality and Purchasing, seek to develop vendors to support product customization.
  • With Quality, ensure custom products meet all design, test, and regulatory requirements.
  • During order execution, complete initial order review, coordinate and engage in engineering/design finalization and prepare job package documentation for production phase.
  • Participate in weekly production meetings reviewing all current systems/custom product orders.
  • Assist production department during manufacturing phase with any production related issues/questions for prompt resolution/mediation.
  • Coordinate special documentation as required, including any special test requirements, approval or certifications (in conjunction with Quality as required), and final manuals/as-built drawings.
  • Provide technical support for system/custom product start-up, if required.
  • With marketing, assist in development of materials to support product customization opportunities.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to travel occasionally to customer locations for technical meetings.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in solutions where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to use CRM software, Project Management software & MS Office applications.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Basic understanding of industrial hydraulic systems with ability to read hydraulic schematics and drawings.
  • General understanding of basic electrical principles with ability to read simple electrical drawings.
  • Production Management: Develop project plans; Coordinate plans; Communicate changes.
  • Customer Service: Responds promptly to customer needs and to requests for service/ assistance.
  • Self-Starter and Motivator
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to develop effective relationships with distributors, regional sales managers and customers.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend English.
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • College diploma in Mechanical Engineering technology
  • Professional registration (as P.Eng, EIT or CET) would be considered an asset.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in the industrial or mobile hydraulics field.
  • Complete and thorough understanding of hydraulic circuits, components and applications.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • IFPA/CFPA Specialists Certification would be considered an asset.
  • Experience with AutoCAD and SAP would be considered an asset.

To apply for this job email your details to jamie.wentzell@hydac.ca