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Mechanical Engineer (Value Engineering) 

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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 (Geneva, OH)  


HDT, the world leader in military expeditionary systems, is looking for a Mechanical Engineer specializing in Value Engineering. This position is responsible for evaluating, analyzing, and promoting cost saving initiatives across a range of different systems that will be used every day by our brave warfighters and emergency responders. These products help protect our soldiers, help them execute the mission, and provide conditioned quarters for operations, medical facilities, and billeting. In addition, this role will address current product issues in the field and manufacturing issues as well through design changes and improvements.

This mechanical engineering position will provide engineering drafting, design, and technical support to facilitate the successful implementation of value engineering execution, 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
  • Creates/edits models and drawings using SolidWorks software
  • Creates/edits BOMs using SAP software
  • Provides system and component analysis using FEA/SolidWorks software
  • Designs new or redesigns existing various components and assemblies with focus on cost and manufacturability
  • Assists lab and production personnel with hands-on manufacture, assembly, and inspection of new/revised products (prototypes and first articles)
  • Adheres to company revision control practices and ISO processes
  • Interprets specific system and product design requirements which ensure conformance to functional, customer and operations/manufacturing criteria
  • Researches, develops and/or specifies materials, methods, and/or processes which enhance product quality, serviceability, and profit
  • Interfaces internally with all facility associates, management, and staff
  • Interfaces externally with customers and/or vendors for the purpose of furnishing, obtaining and/or clarifying information
  • Provides 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
  • 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
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


  • 3-5 years’ experience in similar technical role; previous Value Engineering experience preferred


  • 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
  • Knowledge of labor routings, time studies, and manufacturing processes a plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Routinely punctual
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • 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
  • Must be able to speak, read and understand English
Number of Openings 1  

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