DRS Technologies Inc. Test Engineering Technician II in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies 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 Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website atwww.drs.com.

DRS Company

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Bridgeport/Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Position Summary

Electrical engineering lab technician to provide hands-on technical support the design and development of complex power control, conversion and distribution system hardware for Navy applications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support engineering with moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of various types of electronic equipment.

  • Assist in design, build and/or procurement of new or improved machines, tools, fixtures and material handling equipment and coordinating the implementation.

  • Responsible for completing process documentation, bill of materials, route sheets, etc.

  • Review project instructions and drawings to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem and possible solutions, and to support the design for manufacture.

  • Perform a variety of operational tests on equipment to ensure conformance with design specifications.

  • Conduct less defined engineering tests and collects data as assigned.

  • Utilize normal and specialized developmental tests or diagnostic equipment.

  • May assist with instructing customers on the operation and proper use of equipment.

  • Train or assist other employees as required.

  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Basic Qualifications

  • Associate‚Äôs Degree with 1+ year of directly related experience (or equivalent training and experience).

  • Competent technical expertise; comfortable with the shop/laboratory and equipment.

  • Follows established procedures on routine work, requires instructions only on new assignments.

  • Ability to direct the technical efforts of a test team in the testing of major equipment, special products or field installation.

  • Proficient personal computer skills including e-mail, record keeping, routine word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.

  • An understanding of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Experience with medium voltage equipment testing.

  • Perform troubleshooting of moderately complex UUTs and test fixtures using equipment such as oscilloscopes, voltage and current probes, and hydrostatic fixtures on motor controllers or power conversion equipment.

  • Install PWA software and work with engineering to troubleshoot the installation.

  • Assemble moderate complexity test fixtures such as Visual Dielectric and Installation resistance (VDI), Basic I/O patch panels, and PWA testing.

  • Perform cabinet level Point-to-point inspections.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds frequently

  • Ability to stand for up to 9 hours a day

  • Walking, lifting, bending, stooping and kneeling

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We offer a very competitive base salary commensurate with experience and a business culture which rewards good performance. The Company offers a full range of employee benefits.

Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

DRS Technologies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 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. #JS #NPS