Betterfit Element Selector!
The former Betafit line will now be called Betterfit, and will incorporate an exclusive outer wrap that not only improves performance, but also provides quality protection. It features a unique oval-hole design that improves flow for more efficient filtration, ensuring long system life and cost-savings. Look for this change to start taking effect after December 15th. This process will happen gradually, as we use up current inventory.

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Free ISO Cleanliness
This new poster illustrates how ISO Cleanliness Class Codes are determined. It includes recommended target cleanliness guidelines for system components and photomicrograph samples of different cleanliness levels.
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Over 50 Years of Expertise, Innovation and Quality
With 7,000+ employees, 50 overseas subsidiaries and 1,000 sales and service partners worldwide, we are in close contact with our customers, providing engineering advice, production support, expert installation and superior service. CLICK Here for PDF!

New Piston Accumulator Release
HYDAC is proud to introduce the SK...HP Piston Accumulator series; Made in the USA.
Non-ASME - 4" and 6" Bore, 3000 PSI, 1/4 Gallon to 10 Gallons
ASME - 7" Bore, 3000 PSI, 1 Gallon to 20 Gallons

Did You Know that HYDAC Filters Water?
HYDAC has a full line of WATER / PROCESS filters up to 31,000 gpm in a single housing! HYDAC has the most efficient self cleaning filters - PERIOD! Local Expertise & Support with Global Presence ? Call HYDAC or your Local Distributor!

Wind Energy
In the wind industry HYDAC, with more than twelve years experience, is a leader in lube oil conditioning systems for gearboxes, pitch and yaw controls, coolers for inverters, converters and generators, and more. HYDAC products are approved by the major gearbox and turbine manufacturers. For further information concerning wind turbine system applications or parts and service requirements contact Meagan Santos (206) 465-8097 | Download the PDF HERE!


Give us a challenge - anywhere, any time. At HYDAC, our people are geared to help your application design succeed with a wide range of fluid-power products: Hydraulic Filters, Accumulators, Valves, Clamps, Electronics, and Compact Hydraulic Systems.

HYDAC provides fluid power solutions to OEM's, manufacturers and end users of a variety of heavy duty mobile and industrial equipment. These solutions increase the efficiency, longevity and safety of fluid power systems - even under extreme conditions.

Although the demands that industries place on machinery vary depending upon the application - construction and agricultural equipment; offshore; machine tools; pulp and paper industries; forging, mining; aviation; plastic injection molding machines - all types of equipment and systems share one thing in common - the need for improved performance in a cost-effective manner.


At HYDAC, we respond to that need because our company is committed to complete customer satisfaction and to providing high quality products. We are further dedicated to maintaining our position as a fluid power leader by satisfying the ever-changing needs of our customers, and to the evolving demands placed on hydraulic systems.

Our strategy is to anticipate the demands that will be placed on our products when they are applied in the industries we serve, rather than just react to customer demands. Through our ongoing testing and research, HYDAC is constantly and proactively looking to improve upon our current products and to place that same research and experience into our new product designs.

Many of our products satisfy ISO standards, as well as many other industry standards, certifications and benchmarks. However, the goal of our innovative product line is not just to meet these requirements - our aim is to exceed them.

In addition to increasing product performance, at HYDAC we also take on the role of finding ways in which our innovations can provide cost savings to our customers over the lifetime of the their equipment, and to assist them in creating more efficient system designs.


HYDAC offers a wide range of standard products, which are available for fast, prompt delivery. Our extensive line of products and systems for fluid technology, hydraulics and diagnostics are available as individual components or as complete packages. And, if you have a custom application, HYDAC can provide custom solutions that will make you, your design engineer - and accountant - smile.

We have Division office locations in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Glendale Heights, Illinois, and Regional Sales offices across the United States. We are also supported across the country by a nationwide distributor network. And, with our worldwide locations, you can be confident that no matter where your company goes, there will be a HYDAC representative close by to support you. Anywhere, Any time.

As a company, HYDAC is constantly growing and expanding to meet our customers' needs. If you are interested in a career in the fluid power industry, click here to learn more about HYDAC's exciting job opportunities.

Alabama Positions

QUALITY ENGINEER - BIRMINGHAM - 051 - Birmingham, AL

HYDAC is a stable company and has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. We currently have an immediate opening for a Quality Engineer in Birmingham AL.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that products manufactured meet customer and regulatory requirements
  • Communicate customer requirements and expectations throughout the organization and develop systems to meet them
  • Establish and continuously improve the quality management system
  • Develop and improve quality system documents, i.e. procedures, work instructions, control plans, PFMEA, DFMEA, PPAP, etc.
  • Facilitate the corrective action process by utilizing a systematic approach such as A3, 8D, etc.
  • Represent the organization as it relates to quality requirements or customer quality issues
Requirements:
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant work experience as a quality engineering in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient understanding of ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
  • 4 year technical degree preferred - HS Diploma or GED required


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DESIGN ENGINEER - BIRMINGHAM - 430 - Birmingham, AL

Over the past five years HYDAC has seen tremendous growth. Based on this continued growth we are currently seeking a Design Engineer to work in our new Birmingham AL facility. This position provides direct design and documentation engineering to the Product Engineering group

Duties:

  • Develop designs to meet customer and application requirements
  • Performing Finite Element Analysis
  • Consultation on solving technical issues and field problems
  • Develop Bill of Materials and part number implementation
  • Develop performance and testing criteria
  • Interpreting standards on national or international levels, such as ABS, NFPA, ASME, etc.
  • Coordinating new product launches with Quality, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Customer Service
  • Provide technical support to Manufacturing
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Experience with Hydraulic Cylinders would be a plus.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Familiarity with geometric dimensioning and tolerance.
  • Experience with Solid Works.
  • Experience with SAP.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required


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PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR - HCD - Birmingham, AL

HYDAC is a stable company that has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. We are currently seeking a qualified candidate with manufacturing leadership experience to fill a 1st shift Production Supervisor position for our Cylinder division located in Birmingham AL.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of hourly workforce either directly or using Team Leaders.
  • Review and verify all work instructions.
  • Interprets policies and procedures to employees and enforce safety and work rules.
  • Interface with others in the organization to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Develops, recommends and implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Maintains accurate production related records
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a Manufacturing Supervisory Role.
  • Experience in Fluid Power Industry Preferred.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing including 5S, Kaizen and Lean Practices.
  • Experience in an ISO certified company is a plus.


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HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST - Birmingham, AL

HYDAC is a stable company that has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. We are currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Human Resources Generalist position supporting our Cylinder division located in Birmingham AL. Reporting to the VP of Human Resources the Human Resources Generalist will administer employee benefits, welfare and retirement plans for all HYDAC Employees at the assigned location. Will act as the liaison between employees and benefit contacts, and provide administrative support to Human Resource functions as needed.

Duties:

  • Administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel at the assigned location.
  • Assists in development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Working with the corporate recruiter, conducts recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, student interns and temporary employees at the assigned location.
  • Conducts new-employee on-boarding including hew hire paperwork and new hire orientation.
  • Assists in employee relations counselling, outplacement counselling, and exit interviewing.
  • Recommends new approaches and policies, and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardizations.
  • Must have strong people skills with the ability to handle difficult situations
Education and Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED required. Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management preferred.
  • 3-5 years Humans Resource experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.


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Illinois Positions

SR. DESIGN ENGINEER - 051 Glendale Heights, IL

HYDAC is a fluid power leader that specializes in the design and development of custom solutions for the mobile and industrial markets. At our Glendale Heights, Illinois facility, we are seeking a qualified Senior Design Engineer for our Hydraulic Cartridge Valve development group. The ideal candidate will need to perform the following tasks and possess the minimum qualifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Designing and implementing cost-effective product modifications to help improve safety, reliability and performance.
  • Developing a project specification with colleagues, often including those from other engineering disciplines.
  • Developing, testing and evaluating theoretical designs.
  • Discussing and solving complex problems with manufacturing departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers.
  • Making sure a product can be made again reliably and will perform consistently in specified operating environments.
  • Managing projects using engineering principles and techniques.
  • Producing details of specifications and outline designs.
  • Recommending modifications following prototype test results.
  • Using research, analytical, conceptual and planning skills, particularly mathematical modelling and computer-aided design.
  • Considering the implications of issues such as cost, safety and time constraints;
  • Working with other professionals, within and outside the engineering sector;
  • Design and development of custom valves utilizing SolidWorks.
  • Experience in the design and application of valves and hydraulics.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques for high precision parts.
  • Creation and maintenance of manufacturing process relative to product line.
  • Provide technical instruction to technicians or other personnel as required.
  • Some travel will be required.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and relative experience in the design and development of valves and hydraulics.
  • 5+ years' experience in hydraulic cartridge valve design is required.
  • Knowledge of applications and general hydraulic principles.
  • FEA, CFD and Simulation of hydraulic components and systems a plus.


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PRODUCT MANAGER - HHD-001 -Glendale Heights, IL

HYDAC, a leading manufacturer in the fluid power industry is seeking to fill a Product Manager position for our Compact Hydraulics division at our Glendale Heights location.

Duties:

  • Provide support to application engineering and field sales.
  • Handle OEM Quotations and price strategies.
  • Recommend new product or product modifications.
  • Develop and update product literature and new product publicity.
  • Prepare and present product presentations, reports and plans.
  • Responsible for distributor, Territory Manager and Customer Service training initiatives.
  • Must be able to travel up to 30%.
Requirements:
  • Minimum of 2-3 years in a related industry.
  • Bachelor's Degree in a Technical Field Required, Engineering Degree Preferred.
  • Fluid Power Specialist Certification a Plus.
  • 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 situations where only limited standardization exists.


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ENGINEERING MANAGER - HHD-001 -Glendale Heights, IL

HYDAC is a fluid power leader that specializes in the design and development of custom solutions for the mobile and industrial markets. At our Glendale Heights, Illinois facility, we are seeking a qualified Engineering Manager. If you are currently an Engineering Manager with at least 7 years of experience leading an engineering group and have strong project management skills apply today. The ideal candidate will need to perform the following tasks and possess the minimum qualifications.

Duties:

  • Supervise the work of all engineering department personnel.
  • Manage all administrative activities within the engineering department.
  • Ensure communication between the engineering and other departments.
  • Consultation on solving technical issues and field problems.
  • Approval of drawings as required
  • Oversee the development of bill of materials and part number implementation.
  • Represent company to develop standards on national or international levels such as NFPA or ISO.
  • Advice on the feasibility and estimated costs of new products based on sales and marketing information or customer requirements.
  • Consultation with vendor and customers as required to solve technical issues.
  • Supervise the development of operating procedures and work instructions as required.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in and Engineering discipline is required.
  • A minimum of 7 years' experience in an engineering supervision function in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Experience is a Quality System controls is a plus and strongly desired.


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APPLICATIONS ENGINEER - HHD-001 -Glendale Heights, IL

HYDAC, a leading manufacturer in the fluid power industry is seeing to fill an Applications Engineer position for our Compact Hydraulics division at our Glendale Heights location.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the product managers to support application designs on appropriate product lines.
  • Maintain new and existing products/processes for continual improvement.
  • Creation and maintenance of manufacturing processes relative to product line.
  • Provide technical instruction to technicians or their personnel as required.
  • Act in a support role for Product Managers.
  • Prepare/Review customer quotations.
  • Present information and respond to questions from group managers, clients and customers.
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Must have outstanding communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Minimum of 1 -3 years in related industry.
  • Bachelor Degree in a Technical Field Required, Engineering Degree Preferred.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Fluid Power Specialist Certification a Plus.


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North Carolina Positions

DESIGN ENGINEER - Denver, NC

Due to continued growth and expansion, HYDAC, a leading manufacturer in the fluid power industry is seeking to fill a Design Engineer position for our Cooling Systems Division. This position is at HYDAC's Charlotte area facility. The candidate would be responsible for preforming the following duties:

  • Work on projects assigned by the Engineering Manager / Application Engineers.
  • Work on drafting projects including detail drawings, assembly drawings, schematics, etc.
  • Prepare engineering documentation to support the proper disposition of drawings.
  • Design new components and assemblies to satisfy specific customer requirements.
  • Compile necessary data to facilitate design decisions.
  • Interface with engineering lab to coordinate testing of prototypes.
  • Interface with suppliers for information retrieval and component procurement.
  • Process engineering documentation required for product design and revision.
  • Interpret conceptual information for applications using engineering tools, P.C., CAD system.
  • Prepare design related quality documentation – prototype control plans, production control plans, DFMEAs, PFMEAs, etc.
  • Develop performance criteria for product test specifications.
  • Check bills of material and original detail drawings for completeness, consistency, format and structure.
  • Initiate, update, and maintain systems that will expedite product design.
  • Troubleshoot production problems as they relate to engineering documentation and design.
  • Modify and correct engineering documentation to correlate with current manufacturing and assembly methods.
  • Research and authorize engineering deviations on supplier and in-house produced components.
  • Perform engineering calculations for component design including stress, loading and performance criteria.
  • Coordinate product and component qualifications, and design and verification testing related to existing product lines.
  • Initiate designs and modifications for components to facilitate continuing product improvement.
  • Coordinate unit performance and life testing.
  • Perform material analysis for component design including strength of materials, loading, and stress calculations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Work Experience/Educational Requirements:
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or related technical field.
  • Two or more years of Design Engineering experience.
Qualification and Competencies:
  • Excellent verbal and written skills are a must.
  • The successful candidate will have the following personality traits: Likeable, Ambitious, Unselfish, conscientious, responsive, detail oriented and have leadership skills.


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COST ACCOUNTANT - 051 -Denver, NC

Due to continued growth and expansion, HYDAC, a leading manufacturing in the fluid power industry is seeking to fill a Cost Accountant position for our Cooling Systems Division. At HYDAC's Charlotte area based technology and production center the Cost Accountant will analyze manufacturing financial data to determine cost of conducting business including but not limited to inventory, labor, purchasing and overhead costs. Analyze activities covering material and production costs, cost of sales, product development, overhead, etc. Prepared periodic reports comparing budget costs to actual production costs; this included product margin reporting and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Cost Account performs activities covering material and production costs, costs of sales product development and overhead.
  • Compares actual cost to estimates and analyses variances.
  • Analyses and monitor raw material inventory.
  • Analyses actual manufacturing costs and prepares periodic reports comparing budget costs to actual production costs: this included product margin reporting and analytic s.
  • Perform break - even analysis with product and their costs to determine the most efficient quantity made of an item the most efficient cost.
  • Compiling product cost statements.
  • Responsible for the set-up and costing of new part numbers, and processing material movements.
  • Interface with various departments regarding on hand inventory requirements, slow moving inventory, and physical inventory.
  • Analyse gross product margins.
  • Maintain accuracy of costs in SAP database.
  • Ad-hoc reports on customer and product profit margins.
Education and Experience.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of 3 years of Cost Accounting Experience.
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles, economic principles, and auditing practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Experience with accounting computer applications - SAP Preferred.


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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - 051 Denver, NC

Due to continued growth and expansion, HYDAC, a leading manufacturing in the fluid power industry is seeking to fill a Maintenance Technician position for our Cooling Systems Division. At HYDAC's Charlotte area based technology and production center the candidate would be responsible for preforming the following:

Duties:

  • Responsible for supporting all automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Preventative maintenance and repairs to machinery.
  • Support production and maintenance improvement projects, and maintain spare parts inventory for all equipment.
  • General facilities/building and grounds maintenance.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
Requirements:
  • Candidates will have 2 or more years' experience in the following areas in a manufacturing environment:
  • Industrial Electricity
  • Industrial Controls
  • Pneumatics
    • The Following Skills would be a Plus
    • Automated Fluid Dispensing.
    • Packing Machinery.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing philosophies and techniques.
    • Basic PC/ Windows operation is required, ability to use programs such as Word, Excel, outlook.


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BUYER PLANNER - 001 -Denver, NC

Due to continued growth and expansion, HYDAC, a leading manufacturing in the fluid power industry is seeking to fill a Buyer position for our Cooling Systems Division. At HYDAC's Charlotte area based technology and production center the candidate would be responsible for preforming the following duties:

Duties:

  • Responsible for placing purchase orders for new and existing production materials.
  • Identify and develop qualified suppliers which meet company standards.
  • Control the cost of purchased materials within budget and generate cost reduction action plans.
  • Maintain and support company objectives for cost reduction, inventory turns and on-time delivery.
  • Place purchase orders to meet production schedules, while maintaining good supplier relationships and maintaining cost control.
  • Provide vendor performance data for quarterly scorecard.
Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferred. 2 Years of purchasing or sourcing in a manufacturing environment, preferably purchasing of multiple commodities.
  • Strong negotiation skill with specified expertise in the procurement of raw material to finished products.
  • Strong management of global vendors.
  • SAP experience.
  • SCM or CPIM is a plus.
  • Must have good inter-personal skills, and the ability to multi task with working with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent MS Office skills required with the emphasis on excel.


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Pennsylvania Positions

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - Bethlehem, PA

HYDAC has been located in Bethlehem, PA since 1975. We are a stable company and have seen tremendous growth over the past five years. We are expanding our operations capability in Bethlehem and are looking for the right people to join our growing team. We are currently seeking a Graphic Designer to join our team. It is the responsibility of the Graphic Designer to design and supply finished art or composites for all printed materials.

Description:

  • Create and design all literature and collateral materials for HYDAC North America to be used as a resource for the sales team to sell HYDAC products.
  • Manage all aspects of printed and web-based collateral such as: catalogs, data sheets, etc. Literature may also include service and market brochures and technical news.
  • Create and maintain all electronic files for catalogs, brochures, advertising, promotional material, logos etc.
  • Maintain an organized listing of projects that have been completed and those that will be completed.
  • Able to incorporate different media such as web, video projects, and photography.
  • Actively participate in the developments of presentation of HYDAC product branding at trade and vendor shows.
  • Responsible for advertising in magazines and web-based sites.
Required Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree or equivalent from a two year college or technical school is required, Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Art Communications, or other related field preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a graphic design role in a Mac environment.
  • Proficient use of Adobe software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro for Web) as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong organizational skills essential.
  • Branding knowledge to maintain consistency across all platforms in keeping with HYDAC International.
  • Skills in photography, lighting, and photo editing preferred.


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APPLICATIONS ENGINEER - 051 - Bethlehem, PA

HYDAC, a leading manufacturer in the fluid power industry is seeing to fill Applications Engineer positions for our Filter and Accessories division at our Bethlehem location.

Duties:

  • Work closely with the product managers to support application designs on appropriate product lines.
  • Maintain new and existing products/processes for continual improvement.
  • Creation and maintenance of manufacturing processes relative to product line.
  • Provide technical instruction to technicians or their personnel as required.
  • Act in a support role for Product Managers.
  • Prepare/Review customer quotations.
  • Present information and respond to questions from group managers, clients and customers.
Requirements/Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 1 -3 years in related industry.
  • Bachelor Degree in a Technical Field Required, Engineering Degree Preferred.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Fluid Power Specialist Certification a Plus.


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HYDAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer