The fluid power industry in Canada is strong and multifaceted. Find a rewarding career for yourself that is full of opportunity, growth, and learning opportunities.

Applications: Fluid power refers to the use of fluids, such as liquids or gases, to transmit power and control machinery. It commonly involves hydraulic systems that use pressurized liquid, like oil, to generate, control, and transmit power. Pneumatic systems, using compressed air, are another form of fluid power. These systems find applications in various industries, including manufacturing, construction, and transportation, for tasks like lifting, pushing, and controlling machinery.

Here are a few examples of fluid power applications.

  • Hydraulic Excavators: These machines use hydraulic systems to power their arms, buckets, and other attachments for digging and loading.
  • Bulldozers: Fluid power is employed in bulldozers to control the blade for pushing soil, rocks, or debris.
  • Agricultural Tractors: Fluid power is crucial in various components, such as the hydraulic systems for lifting and lowering implements like plows or loaders.
  • Forestry Equipment: Off-highway machinery used in forestry, like log loaders and harvesters, rely on fluid power for efficient operation in demanding operating conditions.
  • Mining Equipment: Heavy-duty mining machinery, such as rock drills and shovels, often utilize hydraulic systems for powerful and precise movements.
  • Pneumatic cylinders for lifting: Pneumatic cylinders are employed in off-highway machinery for lifting and lowering various components, such as loader arms.
  • Pneumatic actuators for controls: Pneumatic actuators play a role in controlling different functions, like adjusting blades or controlling steering mechanisms.
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What types of jobs are
there in Fluid Power?

Fluid power is what makes our modern world work. Our industry employs countless people, such as manufacturers who make fluid power components and systems (and distributors who sell those components and systems), machine builders and integrators who make machinery for the industry, service companies, and end users of fluid power machinery.

Engineering & Design
Production & Assembly
Repairs & Service
Customer Service & Tech Support
Outside Technical Sales
IT, Inventory & Logistics

What will the Fluid Power industry look like in 10 years?

Predicting the future is challenging, but trends in the fluid power industry suggest increased integration of smart technologies, improved efficiency, and a focus on sustainability over the next decade. Advances in digitalization, electrification, automation, and sustainability are all shaping the industry and proving to show how working in Fluid Power is a dynamic career adopting new technologies and using innovation to improve the world.