Engineer - Mechatronics
HDT Global
Fredericksburg, VA
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, creed, sex, disability, marital status, citizenship status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, HDT Global is the industry leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing leading-edge military expeditionary products, rugged industrial/commercial products, and products for medical rehabilitation. Our product lines include shelters, heaters, environmental control units (ECUs), power generators, chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) air filtration and collective protection systems, military vehicles, perimeter protection systems, and robotics including manipulator arms, vehicles, and healthcare solutions.

Additionally, HDT’s success and longevity is based on the full range of engineering services we offer, including design, analysis, testing, validation, training, and installation. These services provide the foundation of our innovation, providing ongoing research and development.

LOCATION HDT (Fredericksburg, VA)

Creates novel robotic devices for diverse applications in medical, military, and scientific research fields. Participates in aspects of design and engineering including concept generation, mechanical design and/or electrical design, testing, and documentation. Works on multiple projects of moderate size or on portions of major projects. Design aspects may range from interfacing with sensors and communication buses, power supplies and power management, brushless motor control electronics as well as controllers for electro-mechanical devices. Engages in continuous improvement initiatives. Demonstrates comfort level with mechanism (and ideally some electrical) design, sensors, and electric motors typical of robotic systems, as well as hands-on debugging of electro-mechanical systems and has the ability to work in a highly-collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment.

Develops mechatronic products and systems such as robots, actuators, instruments, and sensors
Electro/mechanical assembly of prototype designs
Debugs, tests and integration of robotic systems
Designs and conducts experiments
Analyzes and interprets data
Incorporates customer requirements into planning and work
Experience with designing, prototyping, and testing robotic/mechatronic systems
Experience with 3D mechanical CAD (SolidWorks preferred)
Experience with PCB CAD (e.g. Altium, Eagle, …)
Matlab and/or Python
Robotics fundamentals (kinematics, dynamics, sensing, controls, etc.)
Familiarity with instrumentation & tools such as oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
Ability and desire to learn new concepts and skills quickly
Ability to conceptualize and implement the design of complex mechanisms
Proactively identifies and mitigates risk
Receives and follows direction
Guides work of intern(s)
Works professionally with teammates and colleagues
Reports progress and status
Completes assigned tasks on time and budget while meeting technical requirements
Develop BOEs
Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization
Adheres to all quality and safety standards
Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned
Available for limited travel


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility listed above satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Computer or Robotic Engineering from accredited school or equivalent experience require; Passed FE exam preferred

0 - 10 years work experience

Must be able to read, speak and understand English
Works independently under supervision of others
Works independently on daily tasks
Possesses effective oral and written communication skills
Possesses quality orientation and high attention to detail
Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, vendors, employees and managers at all levels within the company
Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)
Equal Opportunity Employer of protected Veterans, disabled individuals or other individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age or sexual orientation