Fluid-Power Mechanic

Fabricate, assemble, service, maintain, and repair fluid power equipment.

What does a Fluid-Power Mechanic do?

Fabricates, assembles, services, maintains, repairs, and tests fluid power equipment, such as power steering units, and components, following blueprints, schematics, or drawings, using handtools, power tools, and testing devices and applying knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical principles: Analyzes blueprints, schematics, diagrams, and drawings to determine fabrication specifications. Sets up and operates milling machines, lathes, shapers, grinders, drill presses, and welders to make precision parts. Verifies conformance to specifications, using instruments, such as micrometers, verniers, and calipers. Assembles fluid power components, such as pumps, cylinders, valves, reservoirs, motors, accumulators, filters, and controls, using handtools and holding devices. Connects unit to test equipment, and analyzes and records data, such as fluid pressure, flow measure, and power loss due to friction and parts wear. Recommends modifications in unit and in test procedures, instrumentation, or setup, based on analysis of test results.