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Mechanical Designer 

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)  


The Mechanical Designer 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 Designer position offers a variety of engineering opportunities including design, analysis, 3D modeling, 2D drafting, and prototyping. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to team efforts by accomplishing related results in a cooperative and supportive manner.
  • Create/edit models and drawings using SolidWorks and/ or AutoCAD software.
  • Create/edit BOMs using SAP software.
  • Design various components and assemblies.
  • Detail products designed by engineers.
  • Update 2D and 3D models based off redlines and company standards.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Associate’s or Technical degree in Engineering or equivalent experience required; Bachelor's degree in Engineering field is preferred.


  • Minimum 3-5 years engineering experience, mechanical 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 required; SW certification a plus.


  • Experience leading team mates in making schedule and hour commitments and driving them to fulfill those requirements
  • Ability to offer their own opinions and commentaries while being flexible and responsive to constructive feedback.
  • Works independently on daily tasks; works professionally with team mates and colleagues
  • Possesses effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possesses quality orientation and high attention to detail
  • Routinely punctual and ability to prioritize work and multi-task
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of industry standards (ISO, etc.) and codes.
  • 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)
  • SAP, NestingWorks, and AutoCad experience is an asset
  • Strong organizational, time management, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Textile/Fabric and sheet metal background is a plus
Number of Openings 1  

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