Kaman Corporation

  • Hydraulic Technician

    Location : Location US-IL-Bolingbrook
    Requisition ID
    Kaman Distribution
    Shift 1
    # of Openings
    Posted Date
    2 months ago(10/3/2018 5:31 PM)
  • Overview


    We are seeking a dynamic and motivated Hydraulic Technician to join our team in Bolingbrook, IL. This exciting opportunity involves under close supervision, fabricating, modifying, and assembling hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems.  Apply fluid power theory and related knowledge to build operational industrial hydraulic systems and applications.


    Kaman Fluid Power, a platform of Kaman Distribution Group, is a leading provider of motion control products and highly engineered systems and components for precision hydraulic and pneumatic applications. We are committed to providing our customers with the right solutions, focusing on their needs, and exceeding their expectations. Our people are the foundation of our success. The key to sustaining our competitive advantage is by investing in the development of our employees, driving innovation, and providing solutions for a better tomorrow.  

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Follow basic diagrams and drawings to build and assemble standard hydraulic power unit systems, sub-assemblies and components
    • Fabricate required external hardware for hydraulic systems
    • Perform basic tube bending to prepare, assemble, and install various types of industrial tubing for pneumatic, hydraulic, structural, and electrical applications
    • Prepare, assemble, and install various types of mechanical and electrical items
    • Obtain certifications on applicable products such as parflange, hose crimping, PTAC, MIG and/or TIG welding, etc.
    • Build and assemble hydraulic power unit systems, sub-assemblies and components per engineered drawings
    • Read and interpret hydraulic schematics
    • Communicate with supervisor on any engineering, print, or assembly discrepancies
    • Fabrication of framework, brackets, fixtures, panels, etc.
    • Soldering of hydraulic tubing
    • Cut, bend, flare, swage, and install various types of tubing for pneumatic, hydraulic, structural, and electrical applications
    • Operate various cutting and machining tools such as saws, mills, lathes, grinders, shears, breaks, plasma cutters, etc.
    • Assemble, build, measure, cut, crimp, and test industrial hydraulic hose
    • Assembly of mechanical or electrical systems
    • Operate painting and/or finishing as required



    • Minimum of a High School diploma or GED
    • Associates' degree or technical training in related field preferred


    • Basic knowledge of hydraulics or controls 
    • 0 - 2 years of experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, or fluid power applications
    • Basic understanding of hydraulic system electrical controls and their applications
    • Ability to work with basic hand and power tools
    • Learning MIG and TIG welding
    • Ability to perform basic mathematic calculations including addition, subtraction, fractions, measurement, and percentages
    • Qualification testing, as required, to comply with current industry standards

    Kaman Distribution Group, a division of Kaman Corporation, is comprised of three business platforms: Kaman Automation, Kaman Fluid Power, and Kaman Industrial Technologies. We offer more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, we provide engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. Offering products and solutions from more than 250 locations, our people are the foundation of our success. We recognize that our ability to sustain our competitive advantage rests among our talent.


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