Fluid Power Technicians

Fluid power technicians work with equipment that utilizes the pressure of a liquid or gas in a closed container to transmit, multiply, or control power. Working under the supervision of an engineer or engineering staff, they assemble, install, maintain, and test fluid power equipment. Fluid power is used in hundreds of applications including in agriculture, aerospace, automation construction, entertainment, green energy, health care, and robotics. 

Quick Facts
Duties Assemble, install, maintain, and test fluid power equipment
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $75,000
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Technical/Shop
Experience Internship or co-op experience
  • Building/Trades
  • Math
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Fluid Power Specialist or Fluid Power Consultant
  • Experienced Fluid Power Technician
  • Entry-Level Fluid Power Technician

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