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Fort Lauderdale, FL – December 28th, 2017

Advanced Mechanical Enterprises/AME is excited to announce the newest compliment to their wide range of predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance solutions, hydraulic service and repair. AME’s newly formed hydraulics division will be spearheaded by industry veteran, Jeremy Short and will offer hydraulic services on capstans, ramps and elevators, cranes, fire pumps, thrusters, propulsion systems, steering ears, stabilizers, trim tabs, hydraulic steering gear, side accommodation ladders, hydraulic assisted doors, hydraulic power jacks and much more. 

Jeremy was recruited by AME earlier this year to develop the hydraulics department and aid in the design of custom-built hydraulics shop. As a previous hydraulic supervisor and hydraulic technician, Jeremy brings to AME over 17 years of experience. His expertise ranges from managing a team of hydraulic technicians, rebuilding hydraulic cylinders and valves, to restoring cranes, bow thrusters, gangways, and much more. He received a Diploma in Auto and Diesel Mechanics from Nashville Auto Diesel College and attended NTT Hydraulic School. Jeremy’s certifications include Parker & Eaton Hydraulic Hose Crimping Certification, Besenzoni Cranes & Tender Launch System Training Certification, ABT Trac Factory Certification, and Wesmar Factory Certification.

“I am proud to bring my 17 years of experience in hydraulics to the AME team. The support, experience, and education of the AME crew, with the cutting-edge technology and top of the line equipment available to us, allows us to do our jobs more proficiently. I have worked for a lot of companies big and small, and AME is by far the most professional, and organized company I’ve been with.” Jeremy, Lead Hydraulic Technician, AME.

AME’s hydraulic technicians have the knowledge and experience necessary to provide the solutions you need when your hydraulic systems require repair or renewal. AME also designs custom maintenance plans for all hydraulic equipment.

“Adding hydraulics to our line of services was a natural progression for AME. We have two-full machine shops that can quickly help troubleshoot hydraulic issues as well as trained hydraulic technicians on staff that are readily available.” said Rich Merhige, President, AME


Advanced Mechanical Enterprises/AME is a marine and industrial engineering services company specializing in predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance for marine propulsion systems/ running gear and rotating and reciprocating machinery for industrial applications. AME uses the most cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to provide industry-leading diagnostics, maintenance, and repair services. All work is performed in accordance with the standards set forth by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers/SNAME. Work is performed in accordance with the standards set forth by SNAME and good marine engineering practice is the foundation in which we operate. The AME technical team is comprised of hands-on degreed field service engineers, certified vibration analysts and alignment technicians. The shop team has mechanics, welders, machinists, and hydraulic technicians. We’ve been in business for over 25 years, under the management of President/Owner, Rich Merhige, a specialist in vibration who’s worked all over the world to consult of some on the most complex projects on everything from yachts, workboats, pumping stations, power plants, and industrial/manufacturing facilities.

AME is a recognized external specialist for condition monitoring by American bureau shipping/ABS and is the authorized Florida distributor for PRUFTECHNIK Laser Alignment and Vibration Analysis Equipment, Windrock Diesel Engine Condition Monitoring Equipment and Wartsila Seals and Bearings.

Laser Alignment and Condition Monitoring Equipment Services include: 

  • Vibration & Noise Surveys
  • Laser, Optical & Strain Gage Alignment
  • Diesel Engine Condition Monitoring
  • Shaft Torque & Power Measurements
  • Geometric Laser Hull Deflection Measurements
  • Fabrication, Welding, Machining & Line Boring
  • Hydraulic Service & Repair
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