Lead Mechatronics Engineer

Position title: Lead Mechatronics Engineer, Control Systems and Automation Group

Location: Watkins, CO USA


Job Purpose:  This role will provide leadership and expertise in the design of robotic/automated systems, and manage projects within a research environment as applicable to the development of systems and equipment used in the manufacture and delivery of bulk and packaged explosives and their precursors.

Job Duties:

  • Lead a group who’s responsibility is the design, development and testing of innovative manufacturing and delivery systems
  • Manage mechatronic/robotics vendors and projects
  • Identify improvement opportunities in existing manufacturing and construction processes via the use of mechatronics, robotics and automation technologies
  • Ensure designs and novel technologies are robust through the use of appropriate design and testing methodologies
  • Foster a culture of SHE excellence


Education and Experience:

  • Robotics /Mechatronics Engineering or similar, bachelors or higher qualification.
  • 5 to 7 years relevant industrial and leadership experience.



  • Solid foundation in mobile robotics and robotic manipulators, theory and practical application
  • Project management.
  • People management.
  • Absolutely must have a willingness and aptitude to learn and apply new technologies and methodologies
  • Development and execution of test plans – experience with a quality standard is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical system design and modelling (SolidWorks is a plus).



  • Influence over R&D spend
  • International travel up to 30%.
  • Infrequent field work that may require visits to underground and surface mines.
  • Up to 2 direct reports, and some management of external contractors.
  • Reports to the Research Program Manager – Control Systems and Automation Group


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