DRS Technologies Inc. Mechanical Engineer III in San Diego, California

Leonardo DRSis 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 Daylight Defenseis a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS. Our mission at DRS Daylight Solutions is to be a leader in developing molecular detection, imaging and illumination systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications. Mixed Generation Infrared Countermeasure Laser Systems. Multi-Spectral Beacons for Combat Identification. Sensors for Real-Time Liquid & Gas Phase Analysis. Mid Infrared Chemical Imaging.

DRS Daylight Solutionsculture is family oriented, friendly, innovative, and collaborative. We enjoy working hard and have fun doing it. Our purpose is to save lives with light. If you are an innovator that wants to be part of the solution, we are looking for pioneers like you who will help bring great ideas from concept to reality.

Job Location: San Diego, CA

Position Summary:

Mechanical Engineer III

Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget. Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments. Ability to lead a technical group independently.

The Mechanical Engineering at Daylight will be responsible for driving the mechanical design and analysis of laser products, tools and fixtures. Working with a multi-disciplinary design team, they will own the mechanical design, analysis and assembly process – including prototyping, calculations, FEA, and testing, assuring design requirements are met within project timelines.

The successful candidate would be able to compile/review data and perform analysis (hand calculations and FEA) to make design decisions and implement them in CAD.Along with design, they will conduct formal reviews, drive failure analyses and support proposals.

*Duties and Responsibilities: *

  • Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget

  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of laser products, systems or subsystems, tools and fixtures.

  • Engineering analysis (tolerance stack, thermal and structural) using appropriate tools for the job.

  • Verifies through hand calculations and FEA that material selections and part designs are appropriate for expected loads & environments

  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments. Ability to lead a technical group independently

  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and under direction develops designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments

  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services

  • Drive the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements

  • Develop, purchase, fabricate and build prototypes to retire key development risks

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required; documenting analysis, test results, and designs reviews.

  • Participates in preparation of proposals

  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel

  • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned

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

  • Actively participate in a project team environment, coordinating with other mechanical, optical, electrical, system and software engineers on detailed design work, present findings to project team, company or customer

  • Designing and executing engineering tests and experiments.

  • Prototype machining

  • Perform root cause analysis on failures

  • _Mechanical:_ Involved with the design, fabrication and modification of mechanical and/or electro mechanical components, sub-systems and systems. May include Mechanical Analysis, Aerodynamics/Fluids, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging, or others. Evaluates and recommends design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services. Investigates solutions to product or process problems.

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

  • Lead less experienced engineers

  • Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 years of experience

  • Able to apply engineering principles and techniques to solve a variety of problems

  • Able and willing to produce complete, accurate, readable mechanical drawings per industry standards

  • Experience with CAD software package. High level of experience with Solidworks and PDMWorks preferred.

  • Experience with FEA package. High level of experience using ANSYS Structural and Icepak preferred.

  • Exceptional hands-on mechanical ability and inclination required

  • Machine shop experience a plus

  • Fluency in technologies and application domain

  • Requires US Citizenship

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Dod security clearance

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #DLS