Mechatronics Engineer

Carbonix May 3, 2022
Sydney, NSW Full Time  


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Carbonix is an Australian manufacturer and operator of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems focused on long-range data capture. Our powered lift systems boast long endurance, versatile deployment and capabilities, as well as automatic mission execution. We employ a team of widely skilled engineers and industry experts to help devise effective solutions to the most complex problems.

We are seeking a Mechatronics Engineer to develop hybrid VTOL-fixed wing unmanned aerial systems. The position is part of a multidisciplinary and agile product development team with extensive experience and knowledge of aerospace and broader engineering. You will help design, develop and deploy solutions from our Head Office in Artarmon, Sydney.

Additionally, the company provides access to professional development opportunities through the Carbonix Academy and 'fun' activities outside of work through the Carbonix Social Club.

Incumbent Relationships

  • Reports to the Senior System’s Engineer, Product Development Manager and Chief Technical Officer.
  • Work with the electrical, mechanical and junior software engineers of the Integrated Product Development Team (IPDT).

Job Responsibilities

  • Execute project deliverables under Carbonix’s Product Development Program.
  • Work on the design, testing and integration of subsystems and components into Carbonix’s avionics suite.
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Liaise with other engineers to ensure projects are completed to specifications.
  • Drafting, laying out, and specifying Technical Documentation for UAV subsystems, parts, and equipment — Providing documentation, detailed instructions, drawings, or specifications to tell others about how devices, parts, equipment, or structures are to be fabricated, constructed, assembled, modified, maintained, or used.
  • Maintaining and improving existing engineering processes.

Required Qualifications and Knowledge

  • A BE or ME in mechatronics engineering or related fields.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in relevant industries/roles; specifically, integrated systems and product release cycles. Candidates with more than 5 years’ experience as encouraged to apply for Senior Mechatronics Engineers roles.
  • Experience in Functional Design, specifically in circuit design and system integration.
  • Experience in design review processes.
  • Expert knowledge of Modern C++ and Python.
  • Understanding of constraints of real-time / embedded platforms.
  • Experience designing and implementing message processing software and mesh networking infrastructure and protocols.
  • Exposure to UAV sensor integration (EO, IR, and various laser payloads).
  • Exposure to avionics or UAS/UAV platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead small but growing teams in a young agile rapidly scaling business.

Desirable Skills

  • An ability to communicate clearly with your team;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical abilities;
  • Outstanding organisational & time-management skills; AND
  • In-depth understanding of Ardupilot and UAV platforms.

Interviews begin immediately. Please reply to as soon as possible, with a brief overview of your background, experience, interests in a form of a cover letter AND attach your resume.

Carbonix is an equal opportunity employer, and ALL qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Successful and short-listed candidates will be contacted to attend a face-to-face interview at our Artarmon facility

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