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Any Branch or Remote  Positions
Compressed Air Technical Services Manager
Location of this position is open to any of our branch locations or remotely for the right individual.

Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of the Compressed Air Technical Services Manager are to perform and assist in the specification, design, analysis, and quoting of compressed air systems, components, and piping. Includes, Compressors, blowers, dryers, drain management, piping systems, as well as all other associated pneumatic components. Fulfill the role of Product Manager for all DFP compressed air suppliers and DFP developed systems and services.

Job Duties:
  • Coordinate efforts of DFP Sales and Service Team to provide technical support for all compressed air applications.
  • Design systems, specify equipment and components, system layout, line sizing, etc.
  • Perform compressed air systems analysis and make suggestions for upgrades.
  • Assist in product and technical training for DFP customers and personnel on compressed air products.
  • Oversee the development and promotion of DFP airCARE Insight analysis services.
  • Attend Factory sales and service training as needed.
  • Collaborate with sales to meet customer expectations; including joint visit, prompt quoting, detailed proposals and reports, negotiation with customer on finalize engineering project specifications, while meeting corporate objectives and customer service expectations.
  • Coordinate with corporate purchasing to ensure the proper inventory levels; negotiate with vendors for special purchase agreements (SPA) to get the best business deals.
  • Work closely with Corporate on evaluation and development of Core Manufactures/Vendors relationships to ensure DFP and division are working toward same goals.
  • Communicate with senior management for Division level needs on tools, equipment, manpower and inventory.
  • Communicate with senior management on sales forecast and project pipeline of active opportunities.
  • Meet with Corporate as deemed necessary to stay relevant to company initiatives.
  • Any other duties assigned by Senior Management.
Qualifications:
  • Extensive Compressed air and/or Pneumatic background
  • Autocad or Solidworks experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of electrical and electronic systems related to compressed air equipment
  • Strong project management skills
Skills:
Effective Sales and Management; Team Building (ability to lead and motivate others); Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Customer Service (people skills); Process Improvement; Resource planning; Developing Standards; Proven Multitasking Skills and can Work under Extreme Pressure; Excellent Analytical and Computational Skills; Strong Computer Skills; Motivated to stay Updated with Latest in Fluid Power Engineering Concepts; Must be able to work well independently and function as an integral part of a team.




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Sioux Falls  Positions
Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.

Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.

Mechanical Designer - OEM Division
Summary of Responsibilities:
Mechanical designer is responsible for developing, creating and documenting 2D and 3D drawings and other documentations to support efforts from sales through operations. Working within a team environment (customers, sales, other technical support personnel), this position performs and assists in the specification, design, sourcing and quoting of custom manifolds, reservoirs, and mechanical assemblies.

Job Duties:
  • Design and layout of custom manifolds for mobile and industrial applications
  • Design reservoirs and mechanical assemblies
  • Determine system design, component sizing, selection, and costing.
  • Develop electrical and hydraulic schematics including layout drawings.
  • Work closely with application sales, electrical, hydraulic system designers, and production personnel to develop solutions to customer and assist customer support when required.
  • Perform systems analysis and make suggestions for upgrades or modifications.
  • Create project manuals, BOMs, spare parts lists, and work instructions for production.
  • Maintain customer documentation in project files.
  • Provide support on first article builds.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.
Skills/Qualifications:
2D and 3D drafting experience; fluid power background in mobile or industrial hydraulics; fluid power certification preferred; experience with electro hydraulic & proportional systems; experience with filtration technologies; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); detail orientated; highly motivated self-starter; ability to manage multiple priorities; motivated to stay updated with latest system design concepts.
Assembly Technician - OEM Division
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility for the Assembly Technician is to build required components while maintaining quality integrity of product. Work well in a team environment while assisting others for the benefit of DFP customers.

Job Duties:
  • Precisely build electrical control panels and wire harnesses and hydraulic assemblies with an emphasis on quality.
  • Read and interpret build documentation, testing procedures and wiring diagrams.
  • Assist integrators in updating build documentation, testing procedures and wiring diagrams.
  • Use hand tools to perform operations such as cutting, crimping, soldering and assembling.
  • Exhibit strong mechanical skills.
  • Assist in inventory cycle count and inventory accuracy.
  • Verify correct materials and quantities are called out on production orders.
  • Contribute to process improvement activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.
Skills/Qualifications:
Previous experience with hydraulic or electrical systems a plus; good communication (written & verbal); detail oriented; highly motivated; self-starter; ability to follow a specific order of instruction and sustain a high level of concentration; work in a team orientated environment.


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Aberdeen  Positions
Customer Service Representative (Hydraulic Parts Counter Sales)
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility for the Customer Service Representative is to provide timely and professional customer service to Dakota Fluid Power customers, while also supporting DFP Sales through effective communication and excellent organization and time management skills.

Job Duties:
  • Answer all customer inquiries quickly and accurately in a positive manner
  • Create a friendly and inviting working environment
  • Responsible for assisting front counter customers including inspection of worn or damaged/defective parts, determine replacement parts, troubleshoot and research products and prices to best fit application
  • Maintain clean organized showroom and replenish stock product as needed
  • Generate quotes, enter orders, contact vendors, update records and track orders as necessary through the ERP system
  • Support Outside Sales and respond in a timely manner with price, availability, product specifications, order status and other information as required
  • Multitask on multiple projects at once
  • Achieve productivity and sales goals
  • Assist with mentoring and training new hires in the same department
  • Attend product training and seminars if available
  • Possibly work Saturdays as part of a rotation schedule
  • Work with others to create a positive team environment
  • Other duties assigned by Management
Skills & Qualifications:
Exceptional customer service, strong communication skills, problem solving, listening and phone skills, computer proficiency, multitasking, basic understanding of hydraulics, works well under pressure, goal oriented and dedication to excellence.

Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.

Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.


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Rapid City Positions
No Open Positions
Our Rapid City Branch currently does not have any job openings.
Don’t see what you’re looking for, but think you may be the right fit? Reach out anyway. We want to get to know you. Send your resume to hr@dakotafluidpower.com

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Fargo Positions
Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.
Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.

Customer Service Representative (Hydraulic Parts Counter Sales)
Dakota Fluid Power, Inc., a regional leader in Hydraulic Sales, Service and Repair, is looking for an individual to fill the Customer Service Representative position located at the Sioux Falls, SD Branch. Summary of Responsibilities: The primary responsibility for the Customer Service Representative is to provide timely and professional customer service to Dakota Fluid Power customers, while also supporting DFP Sales through effective communication and excellent organization and time management skills.

Job Duties:
  • Answer all customer inquiries quickly and accurately in a positive manner
  • Create a friendly and inviting working environment
  • Responsible for assisting front counter customers including inspection of worn or damaged/defective parts, determine replacement parts, troubleshoot and research products and prices to best fit application
  • Maintain clean organized showroom and replenish stock product as needed
  • Generate quotes, enter orders, contact vendors, update records and track orders as necessary through the ERP system
  • Support Outside Sales and respond in a timely manner with price, availability, product specifications, order status and other information as required
  • Multitask on multiple projects at once
  • Achieve productivity and sales goals
  • Assist with mentoring and training new hires in the same department
  • Attend product training and seminars if available
  • Possibly work Saturdays as part of a rotation schedule
  • Work with others to create a positive team environment
  • Other duties assigned by Management

Skills & Qualifications:
Exceptional customer service, strong communication skills, problem solving, listening and phone skills, computer proficiency, multitasking, basic understanding of hydraulics, works well under pressure, goal oriented and dedication to excellence.
Service Coordinator
Summary of Responsibilities/Duties:
The primary responsibility for the Service Coordinator is to provide quality customer service and organization to the service area. Utilize excellent communication with customers to ensure they are helped and service is performed in a timely manner to meet DFP standards.

Job Duties Include:
  • Service department sales, estimating and purchasing.
  • Follow up on open parts orders and lead times.
  • Correspond with customers and vendors regarding open orders.
  • Work closely with Service Manager and Service Technicians.
  • Review open order report on a regular basis and follow through to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Assist with inside sales and counter sales overflow if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.
Skills/Qualifications:
Highly motivated self-starter; excellent communication skills; proficient at planning and organization; strong mechanical background; hydraulic background preferred.


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Lincoln Positions
Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.

Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.

Service Manager
Summary of Responsibilities/Duties:
Supervise the day to day activities of the Service Department. Provide direction to the Service Department personnel to promote the department's growth and development while maintaining profitability and expense levels.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Monitor schedule and dispatch work orders.
  • Primary contact for all service related phone calls.
  • Provide technical support for service related items from walk-in customers.
  • Quote in-house repairs, and upon approval, purchase the necessary repair parts or replacement components and reschedule assembly time.
  • Perform shop labor estimates.
  • Bill out shop labor estimates.
  • Maintain quality control and professional appearance of all shop service work.
  • Maintain acceptable levels of applied time.
  • Assist in training and development of service personnel.
  • Maintain acceptable shop appearance.
  • Promote teamwork attitude amount service personnel and all other company employees.
  • Promote additional sales through repairs and field service, i.e. filters, P.M. programs, system upgrades, etc.
  • Provide assistance in development sales strategies to penetrate new and existing markets.
  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

Secondary Responsibilities & Duties:
Assist with overflow service work, when necessary. Also, assist at front counter and with overflow phone calls, when necessary.


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Minot Positions
Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.

Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.


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Mandan Positions
No Open Positions
Our Mandan Branch currently does not have any job openings.
Don’t see what you’re looking for, but think you may be the right fit? Reach out anyway. We want to get to know you. Send your resume to hr@dakotafluidpower.com

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La Crosse Positions
Mechanical Service Technician
Summary of Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities for the Mechanical Service Technician is to provide service to Dakota Fluid Power customers in repairs, maintenance of vehicles, repairs, maintenance, refurbishing or rebuilding of equipment of products. The Mechanical Service Technician must always exhibit positive and effective interaction with all DFP customers, associates and vendors.

Job Duties:
  • Commit and uphold the Dakota Fluid Power safety commitment in all actions and communications as it applies in our safety manuals and procedures.
  • Create and maintain accurate service and repair documents for all work to be performed.
  • Use and understand all documents, forms and procedures as they apply.
  • Diagnose issues with hydraulic, electrical, mechanical and compressed air systems.
  • Service and repair on-road, off-road mobile equipment and industrial fluid power systems.
  • Service and repair hydraulic pumps, motors, valves, cylinders and all other system components requiring attention.
  • Refurbish, rebuild and replace required components to restore equipment to required working condition.
  • Perform welding and fabrication tasks as the project requires.
  • Attend the required training programs on products, services and self-development programs offered by or through Dakota Fluid Power
  • Maintaining a clean work area for safety and to expedite project completion.
  • Able to work overtime, travel and work an occasional on-call shift.
  • Perform any and all other duties assigned by the management.

Skills/Qualifications:
Advance knowledge of troubleshooting, repair, and installation of hydraulics, compressed air and mechanical systems; proficient in basic hydraulic plumbing, welding and mechanical fabrication. Ability to read and understand hydraulic, electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics; ability to learn lathes, milling machines, drill presses, hydraulic press and similar equipment. Professional, superior customer service, strong motivation and ability to work independently, high level of integrity and ethical values, excellent communication skills (written and verbal), basic computer skills or ability to learn for record keeping, clean driving record, ability to lift up to 75 lbs. on a regular basis, consistently use arms and legs with full-range of motion, frequent stooping, bending, squatting and kneeling, exert push and pull forces.

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Grand Rapids Positions
No Open Positions
Our Grand Rapids Branch currently does not have any job openings.
Don’t see what you’re looking for, but think you may be the right fit? Reach out anyway. We want to get to know you. Send your resume to hr@dakotafluidpower.com

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