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HYDRAULIC TECHNICIAN: It's Interesting How It Works

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Juan shares with us his enthusiasm for working as a hydraulic technician at a document shredding company. He talks about what a typical day looks like for him taking care of heavy equipment and shares how he got his job. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, try it out -- but have patience because it takes time to figure out what's wrong with a machine.

Job Title: Hydraulic Technician

Job Summary: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

Job Description

Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.

On-the-Job Training

Long-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended in Speciality Work.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$30,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Likes working with hands, Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills, Detail oriented, Hand-eye coordination

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And he was like,</span> <span m='41870'>hey,</span> <span m='42000'>you</span> <span m='42110'>know</span> <span m='42260'>what?</span> <span m='42440'>I've</span> <span m='43080'>the perfect</span> <span m='43320'>guy for</span> <span m='43400'>you</span> <span m='43490'>guys.</span> <span m='44900'>And</span> <span m='45300'>basically that's</span> <span m='45530'>how</span> <span m='45800'>i came.</span> <span m='46740'>Basically,</span> <span m='47220'>I</span> <span m='47430'>didn't know</span> <span m='48000'>pretty</span> <span m='48680'>much</span> <span m='49250'>anything</span> <span m='49580'>about</span> <span m='49890'>hydraulics.</span> <span m='50600'>Now,</span> <span m='51750'>basically,</span> <span m='52270'>I know how--</span> <span m='53950'>I still</span> <span m='54440'>don't know</span> <span m='54560'>all of it,</span> <span m='54660'>but</span> <span m='55360'>I</span> <span m='55450'>know</span> <span m='55650'>my ends</span> <span m='55880'>and outs</span> <span m='56040'>on it.</span> <span m='57435'>So</span> <span m='57910'>it's an</span> <span m='58100'>advantage</span> <span m='58690'>where</span> <span m='59750'>even</span> <span m='60245'>though</span> <span m='60740'>I'm</span> <span m='61030'>a</span> <span m='61486'>mechanic,</span> <span m='61942'>I</span> <span m='62400'>switched</span> <span m='62710'>it</span> <span m='62880'>up</span> <span m='63080'>to</span> <span m='63320'>hydraulics,</span> <span m='64870'>something</span> <span m='65209'>that's</span> <span m='65540'>interesting.</span> </p><p><span m='67140'>It's</span> <span m='67770'>interesting</span> <span m='68210'>the</span> <span m='68290'>way</span> <span m='68560'>how it</span> <span m='68650'>works.</span> <span m='70320'>If you are</span> <span m='70760'>up for it</span> <span m='71020'>and everything,</span> <span m='71600'>and</span> <span m='71830'>you</span> <span m='71970'>don't</span> <span m='72140'>mind</span> <span m='72410'>getting</span> <span m='72620'>dirty or</span> <span m='72830'>anything,</span> <span m='73410'>just go</span> <span m='73600'>for it.</span> <span m='75010'>You just got to know</span> <span m='75750'>that</span> <span m='76010'>you've got to</span> <span m='76110'>be</span> <span m='76570'>patient</span> <span m='77030'>and</span> <span m='78390'>it's time</span> <span m='78540'>consuming</span> <span m='79270'>because</span> <span m='79590'>at</span> <span m='79910'>times you</span> <span m='80190'>can't find</span> <span m='80450'>the leak</span> <span m='80730'>or</span> <span m='81300'>what's</span> <span m='81840'>wrong</span> <span m='82100'>with it.</span> <span m='82190'>You have to</span> <span m='83050'>come</span> <span m='83730'>back</span> <span m='83970'>to</span> <span m='84120'>it</span> <span m='84480'>and</span> <span m='84660'>determine</span> <span m='85320'>like,</span> <span m='85530'>OK,</span> <span m='85740'>I've</span> <span m='85910'>already</span> <span m='86260'>tried</span> <span m='86480'>this</span> <span m='86790'>out.</span> <span m='87080'>What about</span> <span m='87360'>this,</span> <span m='88230'>this may</span> <span m='88350'>be</span> <span m='88690'>causing</span> <span m='89190'>it.</span> <span m='90010'>And to</span> <span m='90300'>be</span> <span m='90880'>wrong--</span> <span m='91910'>you've got to</span> <span m='92100'>find</span> <span m='93350'>different</span> <span m='93640'>solutions</span> <span m='94080'>to</span> <span m='94440'>find</span> <span m='94700'>out</span> <span m='94940'>what's</span> <span m='95160'>wrong</span> <span m='95400'>with</span> <span m='95530'>the</span> <span m='95830'>actual</span> <span m='96130'>machine.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290525,"video_id":"2710993343001","name":"1185-Juan-p-Hydralic Technitian","duration":96665,"thumbnail_url":null}});