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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.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location HDT (Huntsville, AL)  


HDT, the world leader in military expeditionary shelter systems, is looking for a Designer/ Drafter in Huntsville, AL, to create shelters, shelter accessories, and power generation systems that will be used every day by our brave warfighters and emergency responders. The HDT Huntsville facility develops and produces expeditionary shelters, command and control equipment, generators, trailers, and much more. These products help protect our soldiers, help them execute the mission, and provide conditioned quarters for operations, medical facilities, and billeting.

The Mechanical Engineering position will provide engineering drafting, design, and technical support to facilitate the successful development of new systems and products, or modifications and revisions to current systems and products. The Mechanical Engineering position offers a variety of engineering opportunities including design, analysis, 3D modeling, 2D drafting, and testing.


  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Create/edit models and drawings using SolidWorks software.
  • Create/edit BOMs using SAP software.
  • Provide system and component analysis using FEA/SolidWorks software.
  • Design various components and assemblies.
  • Assists lab and production personnel with hands-on manufacture, assembly, and inspection of new/revised products (prototypes and first articles).
  • Adhere to company revision control practices and ISO processes.
  • Interpret specific system and product design requirements which ensure conformance to functional, customer and operations/manufacturing criteria.
  • Research, develop and/or specify materials, methods, and/or processes which enhance product quality, serviceability, and profit.
  • Interface internally with all facility associates, management, and staff.
  • Interface externally with customers and/or vendors for the purpose of furnishing, obtaining and/or clarifying information.
  • Provide engineering program/project technical support to both internal and external customers.
  • Communicates clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel, the customer, and vendors as required.
  • Adheres to all quality and safety standards.
  • Embraces initiatives.
  • Supports other projects and performs duties as assigned.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization.
Position Requirements


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.


  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 0-3 years’ experience in similar technical role.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Routinely punctual.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Application of technical principles/techniques from established practices, as well as a functional knowledge/understanding of mechanical engineering processes, techniques, and practices to quickly/accurately perceive the fit, form, function, and manufacturability of design.
  • Thorough, functional knowledge and understanding of Computer Aided Design application principles. SolidWorks experience preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • PC-based computer experience including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is essential; SAP experience a plus.
  • Strong metal fabrication and structural analysis background a plus
  • Knowledge of Generators/Diesel Engines a plus
Number of Openings 2  

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