Parker SSD

Parker SSD

SSD Drives is a division of Parker Hannifin, the world's leading manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems. With annual sales in excess of $10 billion Parker provides precision-engineered solutions in nine technology areas for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets and employs 57,000 people in 43 countries.

SSD Drives, originally known as Shackleton System Drives, is located on the south coast in Littlehampton, W Sussex, is an industry leading manufacturer of AC, DC and Servo drives and motors. The division is renowned for its wide range of reliable, innovative, state of the art products, applications experience, and global support. The company in Littlehampton employs approx 350 people and is the European division headquarters for manufacturing, sales, service and product design.

SSD Engineering Department

Approximately forty engineers are employed in the SSD Engineering department and are involved in the design and support of new products. They work in multi-disciplined teams, including mechanical and thermal design, power and control hardware, motor control and application software, production engineering, reliability and conformance engineering.

These engineering teams collaborate with sister organizations in France, Germany and the USA to design a range of products to meet global demands.

Engineers will be involved in product development and support from the concept to post launch. On occasions this will require them to visit customers and colleagues abroad to resolve design issues and progress joint product developments.

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