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Senior Technician - Fluid Power

Job ID 4920582 Date posted 03/22/2018


Provide field support to Lease Operations, R&D, and Advance Technology Group.  Serve to focus efforts toward coordination and fulfillment of successful field operations tests while maintaining customer needs, and minimizing interference with daily operations.



  • Coordinate the field testing/application program with Engineering, Fleet Operations, and Marketing.
  • Participate in development of experimental procedures with R&D and the Advanced Technology Group.


  • Provide training to field crews covering the actual experiment procedure, operating techniques and repair/replacement of equipment.

Operational Excellence

  • Develop concise statements of new design needs from viewpoint of customers and Fleet Operations.
  • Participate in development of experimental procedures with R&D and the Advanced Technology Group.
  • Investigate economical design improvements to new and existing products.
  • Assess performance of new designs from the view of the field crews under actual field conditions.
  • Prepare reports on progress of projects and provide recommendations for any changes.
  • Troubleshoot, fabricate, and test basic fluid power systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair machine electrical, computer and hydrostatic systems.
  • Record and analyze data such as pressures, flows and power loss due to friction and component wear.


Coordinate and fulfill successful field operations test while maintaining customer needs and minimizing interference with daily operations.


Adaptability:  Maintaining effectiveness when experience major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

Building Customer Loyalty: 
Effectively meeting customer needs; building productive customer relationships, taking responsibility of customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Building Strategic Work Relationships: 
Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.

Building Trust: 
Interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization.

Providing a timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge / skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

Values Based: 
Recognized by others to as living and teaching the Loram values, and appropriately responds when others behave in opposition to the values.






Major /Course of Study

HS Diploma/Equivalent


Associate Degree (2 yr)


Hydraulics and hydrostatics, pneumatics, diesel engines and fuel systems, power trains, electrical controls, air conditioning and climate control systems, and proper safety and environmental practices.

Bachelors Degree (4 yr)

Advanced Degree




3-5 years

Related experience and/or training

3-5 years

Working knowledge of open-loop and closed-loop fluid power systems including hydrostatic transmissions.

3-5 years

Knowledge of system filtration design parameters and lubrication analysis, including interpretation of fluid analysis tests.  

1 year

Field experience

*Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special licenses, other education, certification or professional memberships:




Maintain railroad safety training and certifications.

Fluid Power Society (FPS)



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 60% or more travel including international, using any method of transportation.
  • Ability to apply high levels of cognitive, analytical, retention and reasoning.
  • Excellent communication skills used within any social context.
  • Can lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Can stand, sit, walk, reach, balance, stoop, kneel, hear, taste and smell.
  • Can see up close, distances, colors and has use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Can tolerate variable and sometimes extreme physical conditions during visits or inspections of company equipment in a railroad environment.
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Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc., provides some of the most sophisticated railway maintenance equipment to the railroads of the world. Complementing this equipment is a team of highly professional employees, dedicated to bringing the best in equipment and service to our customers. If “dedicated, professional and committed” are part of your profile, take a close look at the profiles of our team.


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