DRS Technologies Inc. Quality Inspector in Huntsville, Alabama

Leonardo DRS

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Crystal City, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

Company Overview

Leonardo DRS Land Electronics (DLE) has locations in Melbourne, FL and Huntsville, AL. DLE is a leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of highly engineered, technically advanced defense electronics and systems for U.S. and allied international military and intelligence agency applications. DLE specializes in the manufacture and integration of rugged communications components serving military command, control, communications, computer intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) initiatives, and we are a leading provider of ground vehicle diagnostic and test equipment. Products include cyber-hardened laptop and server computers and networking components, integrated voice/data/routing subsystems, integrated Battle Management Systems and software, vetronics, vehicle-mounted systems supporting man-portable and combat vehicle applications, and fixed and mobile command post solutions.

Position Location: Huntsville, AL

Position Summary

Leonardo DRS, Land Electronics, in Huntsville, AL, is looking for a Quality Inspector to join our Quality team. Leonardo DRS is a global developer of products for a wide range of defense applications. Land Electronics specializes in rugged electronic products and systems for military ground vehicle applications. Our products require a broad range of mechanical capabilities to include rugged electronics packaging for harsh environments, high power vehicle electronics, military and manufacturing test equipment, circuit card assemblies and heatsinks, test fixtures, and rugged cable assemblies, as well as vehicle system design, integration and installation.

DRS Land Electronics in Huntsville also works closely with our sister location in Melbourne, FL, to develop rugged military computer and network solutions and electro-optical sight systems.

Responsibilities Include

  • Performs inspection activities, to access conformance of products to the design as defined by the engineering drawings and/or models

  • Inspects products, components, subassemblies, and/or systems to ensure conformance to requirements

  • Creates organizational value by implementing innovative solutions and best practices involved in all processes of the product realization value stream

  • Assists Quality Engineers with identifying nonconforming conditions that present existing or impending defective conditions at the system or subsystem level of assembly

  • Assists Quality Engineers prepare inspection plans and checklists for inspection

  • Assists Quality Engineers with data collection and root cause analysis investigations

  • Generate discrepancy notices and initiate Material Review Board Actions

  • Perform material movement transactions after completing inspection process

  • May specialize in receiving inspection, in-process inspection, process verification/auditing, final inspection, etc.

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Database entry required


  • High School Diploma and 2 + years of experience

  • In-depth knowledge of relevant manufacturing standards (such as J-Std-001/IPC-A-610) or common mechanical techniques (such as geometric dimensioning and tolerance practices)

  • Ability to use various measurement devices (calipers, pin gauges, go/no-go gauges, etc.) to verify mechanical part compliance

  • Experience reading mechanical drawings and able to verify parts dimensions against drawing requirements

  • Experience using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Optical comparator or other complex inspection systems is desired

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Ability to successfully complete IPC-610 and 620 Certification required

Leonardo DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer - M/F/Disability/Vet. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. The Company's policies regarding recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, transfer, training and all other personnel matters are free from discriminatory practices. #LEL