JBT Corporation

Senior Hydraulics Engineer

2 months ago
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Application Engineering (Portfolio)


John Bean Technologies Corporation and its predecessor companies have a long history of technical innovation. JBT traces its roots to 1884 when inventor John Bean developed a new type of spray pump to combat San Jose scale in California's orchards.

Today, JBT Corporation’s AeroTech Division is a world leader in the supply of airport equipment and services focused on the future.  At our Orlando, Florida facility we manufacture airport ground support equipment, including aircraft deicers, aircraft tow tractors, cargo loaders and transporters.  


These positions are currently contract with a high probability in extending to a long-term contract.


As a Senior Hydraulics Engineer with JBT AeroTech, you will be an Engineer who will design mobile hydraulic systems for Ground Support Equipment. Specific duties include:


  • Engineer and design mobile hydraulic systems for heavy industrial equipment.
  • Select components and provide detailed purchase specifications for hydraulic components
  • Detailed design and drafting of hydraulic schematics
  • Interact with vendors and resolve technical warranty issues
  • Assist field service or test technicians with advanced trouble shooting of hydraulic systems
  • Supervise the detailed design and drafting of the hydraulic, components and installations.
  • Plan and manage design projects to meet the requirements for production and new product development
  • Work closely with the product line engineering managers to improve performance, cost and reliability of the products
  • Use the CAD, PDM and MRP systems to research and manage design and component data
  • Use and setup of testing equipment; including sensors, measurement devices and data acquisition systems.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the company’s discretion.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or equivalent and at least 6 years’ experience in the engineering and design of mobile hydraulic systems for heavy industrial equipment.

Training Requirements (licenses, programs, or certificates): None

    • In-house training on the operation and design of JBT products.
  • In-house training on engineering work instructions


Specialized Knowledge, Equipment, and Applications:

  • Strong analytical skills needed for troubleshooting and logic design.
  • Good written and oral communication; especially for communication of technical topics to non-technical people.
  • Knowledge of engineering standards and practices.
  • Working knowledge of MRP system - specifically bills of material structure and organization of models and options.
  • Solid math skills for basic engineering design and good knowledge of hydraulic formulas.
  • Some supervisory experience and management skills.


Special Information (Travel required, physical requirements, work environment, supervisor responsibilities, safety and so on)

Work Environment- While this position is primarily in an office setting, extensive exposure and work in the manufacturing facility will be required. Visits to manufacturing and test areas will result in exposure to high noise levels, hot or cold ambient temperatures, congested work spaces and the exposure to potentially hazardous work environments normally associated with heavy duty manufacturing activities.

Physical Demands- Exposure to climbing ladders, working on machines, and working at heights other than ground level. Ability to drive and operate JBT products required.

Travel Requirements – Minimal domestic and international travel may be required.

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Supervisor Responsibilities- No direct reports.

Type of Supervision Position works under: (close, moderate, minimal)- This position requires limited technical supervision in the design, trouble shooting and improvement of hydraulic systems. Well established procedures are in place for the release and control of engineering data.


Relationship Responsibilities- Regular communication with internal customers, design teams, and management. Regular communication with vendors and outside service providers. Regular communication with management concerning project status and schedules.

This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of JBT AeroTech are expected to perform tasks as assigned by supervisory personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties.


We believe that work should be fun as well as challenging. That's why the company offers the best of both worlds - the growth potential of a company with a developing technology that is unique in its field, plus frequent company-sponsored events and a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage + a 401K plan.   



It is the policy of JBT Corporation to provide equal opportunity for qualified persons and not to discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law at the JBT Corporation location to which this application is submitted.  In addition, as a Federal Government contractor, JBT Corporation is an affirmative action employer. EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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