Mechatronics Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-306964
    • Job Location: Huntsville, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 07/20/2020
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
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Job Description

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Mechatronics Engineer to work with cross-functional team to support UAS and directed energy programs.  The successful candidate will design, manufacture, and build UAV and laser system components and subsystems.  Conduct studies, technical assessments, and architectural level analysis of systems to determine performance and effectiveness.  Engage in design review and discussions one-on-one and in groups.  Support integration and assembly of the UAV and laser systems as well as perform system demonstrations and deployments as required.  Candidate will work with component suppliers to facilitate supply chain quality, write acceptance test plans and reports.  Must have ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards, ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors and the public as needed.  Must have a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a government driving permit if required.


Experience and Skills

Required skills/experience:

  • Must be capable of obtaining a DoD Secret clearance.
  • BS degree and/or 1-3 years of job experience. Personal projects can substitute job experience if shown to be applicable.
  • Multi-disciplinary skills across computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering.
  • Be able to think big picture and bring cross disciplinary skills to bear on the same problem.
  • Motivated and willing to tackle complex problems individually and in a group.
  • Previous experience with Unmanned Aerial Systems design is strongly desired.
  • Previous experience with Robotic Systems design is strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with basic shop tools strongly desired.

Preferred skills/experience:  

  • Hands on experience with mechatronics system (mechanical design, microcontrollers, electrical design and assembly, coding, etc.)
  • Embedded Systems design with common microcontrollers
  • Sensor interface and integration
  • Proficient with benchtop test equipment (oscilloscope, DMM, spectrum analyzer)
  • 3D printing skills
  • C++ and Python skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot issues in the hardware and/or software domains.

Willingness to learn and engage can make up for deficiencies in skillset