Custom Dredgeworks

Lead Hydraulics Technician

Position Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Hydraulics Technician to join our team. As a Lead Hydraulics Technician, you will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the hydraulic system, installation and repair activities. You will provide technical guidance, training, and mentorship to a team of hydraulics technicians, ensuring the efficient and safe operation of hydraulic equipment.


  • Lead and supervise a team of hydraulics technicians, providing guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure high-quality work and adherence to safety protocols.
  • Oversee the planning and scheduling of hydraulic system maintenance, repair, and installation tasks, ensuring efficient resource allocation and timely completion of projects.
  • Perform complex diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting on hydraulic systems, guiding technicians in root cause analysis and effective problem-solving techniques.
  • Assist in the selection and procurement of hydraulic system components, ensuring compliance with specifications and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with engineering and design teams to provide input on hydraulic system requirements, modifications, and upgrades.
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures (SOPs) for hydraulic system maintenance, repair, and installation activities, ensuring consistency and efficiency.
  • Train and educate team members on safe work practices, hydraulic system operations, and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to operators and maintenance personnel on complex hydraulic system issues.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of activities, including work orders, service reports, and equipment inventory.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in hydraulic system maintenance and repair.


  • High school diploma or equivalent qualification; technical certification or vocational training in hydraulics is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Hydraulics Technician, with a track record of successfully leading a team.
  • In-depth knowledge of hydraulic systems and components, including pumps, valves, cylinders, hoses, and fittings.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting technical manuals, blueprints, and schematics related to hydraulic systems.
  • Strong understanding of hydraulic system diagnostics, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance techniques.
  • Experience with hydraulic system testing and measurement tools, such as pressure gauges and flow meters.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop team members.
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical abilities to identify and resolve complex hydraulic system issues.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong commitment to workplace safety and the ability to enforce safety protocols and guidelines.
  • Good organizational and time management skills to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and work in a fast-paced environment.

If you are a highly skilled and experienced Hydraulics Technician with leadership abilities and a passion for mentoring and developing teams, we encourage you to apply for this position. Join our team as a Lead Hydraulics Technician and make a significant impact on the efficiency and performance of our hydraulic systems.

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