Mechatronics Engineer

Position title: Mechatronics Engineer, Control Systems and Automation Group

Location: Watkins, CO USA


Job Purpose:  This role will provide expertise in mechanical design, control of mechanical systems, and project management for the development of systems and equipment used in the manufacture and delivery of bulk and packaged explosives and their precursors.

Job Duties:

  • Identify improvement opportunities in existing manufacturing and construction processes via the use of mechatronics and automation technologies
  • Lead the mechanical design, development and testing of innovative manufacturing and delivery systems
  • Ensure designs and novel technologies are robust through the use of appropriate design and testing methodologies


Education and Experience:

  • B.S. in Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering from an ABET accredited program or equivalent non-US accrediting agency.
  • 3 to 5 years experience in mechanical design, preferably in the design of industrial equipment or machinery.
  • Solid modelling experience, preferably using SolidWorks.
  • Project management and hydraulics experience preferred.



  • Mechanical design and analysis.
  • Control system selection, programming and implementation for mechanical systems.
  • Solid modeling.
  • Project management.
  • Design of hydraulic and pneumatic circuits and applications.
  • Application of sensors and instrumentation.
  • Development and execution of test plans.
  • Effective oral and written communication across all levels of the organization.



  • International travel up to 30%.
  • Infrequent field work that may require visits to underground and surface mines.
  • No direct reports, but some management of external contractors.


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