Job Description: 

This position is responsible for the design and development of custom hydraulic cylinders and product changes from concept through full production.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for helping with the design, development, quoting and analysis of both new and existing product under the direction of the Director of Engineering
  • Will be involved with all product stages including: initial application specifications, material and labor estimations, design and development, manufacturing, and final testing
  • Prepare Manufacturing Time Estimates and Bill of Materials for Sales to generate quotes
  • Provide technical information to Sales, Production, Purchasing and Quality departments and customers to answer questions/issues
  • Review completed drawings for completeness and accuracy of design intent
  • Assist Quality/Production with the acceptance/rejection of out-of-tolerance parts
  • Must be able to effectively communicate design requirements to fellow engineers, drafters, and manufacturing
  • Must help establish weld joint designs in accordance with AWS D14.9 specifications, as well as develop and improve welding and welding related processes and inspections
  • Review test data, customer requirements, design calculations etc. to assure cylinders will perform as intended in the application
  • Must participate in root cause analysis and team problem solving activities
  • Will be required to troubleshoot and provide assistance on the production floor as needed
  • Management retains the right to assign or change responsibilities upon request


Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferably in Mechanical Engineering.


Previous Experience Preferred:    

3 to 5 years of experience in manufacturing preferably in the areas of CNC machining and/or welding.  Solid understanding of hydraulics principles.,


Skills Preferred:  

  • Strong communications (oral and written) and good computer skills (i.e. AutoCad 2000, Mechanical Desktop, Inventor, and MS Office).
  • General knowledge of welds symbols.
  • Able to utilize SigmaNest software to make CNC programs for the CNC torch.

How to apply: 

Please send resume to or apply in person at Columbus Hydraulics 1751 12th Avenue.

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