Saturday, October 6, 2012

Job Positions: Electrical, Mechanical & Software Engineers at HDT Robotics


HDT Robotics in Fredericksburg, Virginia has multiple engineering openings to work on developing robotic products.  Positions include mechanical, electrical and software/controls engineering.  Please find below descriptions of all openings.

Sincerely,
Joseph Gomes
HDT Robotics
Website:  www.hdtglobal.com


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JOB TITLE:  Electrical Engineer (Engineer V)
FLSA STATUS:  Exempt
LOCATION:  Fredericksburg, VA
DEPARTMENT:  Robotics Systems

Job Summary:  Independently applies extensive and diverse knowledge of principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Uses advanced techniques in the modification or extension of theories and practices of sciences and disciplines to complete assignments. Works on major projects or several projects of moderate scope with complex features.
Responsibilities:
* Performs  complex  design  and  research  tasks;  develops  mechanical  products  and  systems  such  as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy.
* Reviews complete project documents for conformity and quality assurance. Develops techniques and/or improved processes, materials, or products. Assists level management and staff as a technical specialist or advisor.
* Supervises all staff necessary to complete assignments. Reviews and approves scope, budget, and schedules for assignments. Prepares proposals to provide professional services to obtain funding for engineering projects or programs.
* Receives supervision and guidance relating to overall objective, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments.
* Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills. Represents the organization in communications and conferences pertaining to broad aspects of engineering assignments.

Education, Skills, and Training Required:

*Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering
* 5-7+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Ability to analyze complex, non-routine engineering tasks
* Motivated to strive toward expert knowledge of engineering concepts
* Strong analytical and communications skills
* Customer-focused attitude with good presentation, leadership, and team-building skills
* Ability to use independent judgment and creativity toward resolution of engineering tasks

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JOB TITLE:  Mechanical Engineer (2 positions)
FLSA STATUS:  Exempt
LOCATION:  Fredericksburg, VA
DEPARTMENT:  Robotics Systems

Job Summary: Independently applies extensive and diverse knowledge of principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Uses advanced techniques in the modification or extension of theories and practices of sciences and disciplines to complete assignments. Works on major projects or several projects of moderate scope with complex features.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
* Performs  complex  design  and  research  tasks;  develops  mechanical  products  and  systems  such  as instruments, controls, robots, engines, machines and mechanical, thermal hydraulic or heat transfer systems for production, transmission, measurement, and use of energy.
* Reviews complete project documents for conformity and quality assurance.  Develops techniques and/or improved processes, materials, or products.  Assists level management and staff as a technical specialist or advisor.
* Supervises  all  staff  necessary  to  complete  assignments.    Reviews  and  approves  scope,  budget,  and schedules for assignments.  Prepares proposals to provide professional services to obtain funding for engineering projects or programs.
* Receives supervision and guidance relating to overall objective, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments.
* Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills.  Represents the organization in communications and conferences pertaining to broad aspects of engineering assignments

Education, Skills, and Training Required:
* BS - Mechanical Engineering
* 5-7+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Ability to analyze complex, non-routine engineering tasks
* Motivated to strive toward expert knowledge of engineering concepts
* Strong analytical and communications skills
* Customer-focused attitude with good presentation, leadership, and team-building skills
* Ability to use independent judgment and creativity toward resolution of engineering tasks

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JOB TITLE:  Controls Systems / Embedded Software Engineer
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
LOCATION:  Fredericksburg, VA
DEPARTMENT:  Robotics Systems

Job Summary:  A Control Systems / Embedded Software Engineer well rounded in control systems fundamentals to join a team creating novel robotic devices for diverse applications in medical, military, and scientific research fields. The candidate will participate in all aspects of embedded software engineering including architecture definition, requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, and documentation. The software may range from low level device drivers and motor commutation to communications, power management and high level applications controlling robotic devices. The candidate should be comfortable with hands-on debugging that spans the mechanical, electrical, and control system domains typical of robotic systems. The successful candidate will have the ability to translate objectives to results and deliverables with little oversight and direction; to lead software development projects of moderate to high complexity and to work in a highly-collaborative, multi-d
 isciplinary team environment.
Education, Skills, and Training Required:

* BS/MS in Mechanical/Electrical engineering, Physics or a related field
* 4-10 years of embedded software development experience
* C/C++ software development
* Experience implementing control algorithms
* Development experience with Real-time Operating Systems (preferably QNX)
* Experience with instrumentation & tools required for debug, test and integration of embedded systems, including oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, etc.
* Experience with configuration management tools
* Experience with device drivers and board support packages
* Ability and desire to learn new concepts and skills quickly

Desired Skills:

*      Strong control systems fundamentals
*      Strong robotics fundamentals (kinematics, dynamics, sensing, etc.)
*      Strong electronics fundamentals as well as practical skills with circuit troubleshooting
*      Experience with communications protocols and peripherals (CAN, TCP/IP, etc.)
*      Experience with software safety
*      Experience with motor control and sensor interfacing
*      Experience with Matlab

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to April Tolley at April.Tolley@hdtglobal.com or fax to (540) 264-5503

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V


Joseph Gomes

Manager, Product Engineering
HDT Robotics, Inc.
a division of HDT Global
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415 Wolfe Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone:    (540) 479-8041
Fax:    (540) 371-5069

www.hdtglobal.com
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