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Assembler III

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DRS Technologies San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 4 months ago

Company Overview

DRS Daylight Solutions is a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS. Our mission at DRS Daylight Solutions is to be the leading provider of best-in-class, mid-infrared sources and systems for defense, commercial, and research markets. Our global leadership position in advanced, mid-IR technology means that DRS

Daylight Solutions customers benefit from a sustainable, competitive advantage in molecular detection and imaging applications.

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 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 at

In 2005, three high-tech entrepreneurs founded DRS Daylight Solutions in San Diego, California, with the goal of developing breakthrough technologies and products around the company's core technology: mid-IR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Since then, the company has introduced three groundbreaking products.

Are you an innovator that wants to be part of the solution?

We're looking for pioneers who bring great ideas from concept to reality.

DRS Daylight Solutions culture is family oriented, innovative, and collaborative. We enjoy working hard and have fun doing it. Our purpose is to save lives with light.

The FOCA Assembler at Daylight Defense will be responsible for material preparation, optical-mechanical assembly, material inspection and calibration in a manufacturing environment. The candidate will also perform rework on assemblies and/or systems in response to failures and nonconformance. This position requires a self-motivated, ambitious individual with the ability to work in a busy and rapidly changing manufacturing environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follows written work instructions

  • Works under minimal supervision on duties and tasks that are frequently non-routine, adapting procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs

  • May perform more detailed tasks requiring deeper knowledge and experience in the specified processes and procedures

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals

  • Able to effectively communicate with other functional departments, such as Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, and Sales departments

  • Resolves most questions and problems, referring only the most complex issues to higher levels

  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate good decision making ability

  • Must maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all safety procedures including those which govern the handling of materials, chemicals, tools, and equipment (WHMIS)

  • Proper use of required PPE

  • May periodically assist in orienting and training employees

  • May participate in LEAN Events, "Six S" activities, action teams etc.

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

  • Build electro-optical assemblies to meet performance specifications, in particular fiber optic cable assemblies

  • Perform incoming inspection for mechanical components utilizing standard inspection tools

  • Calipers, height gauge, gauge pins, finish standards

  • Record work artifacts clearly and accurately on inspection reports, production tickets, and computer databases

  • Troubleshoot and perform problem isolation on LRU sub-assembly components

  • Maintain data systems to record and report test results

  • Maintain a professional work space and environment

  • Set up and maintain work stations

  • Meet output and quality goals

  • Provide continuous improvement feedback on procedures and processes

  • Maintain cleanroom environment

  • Perform engineering-designed experiments

  • Utilize online databases to transact material, and review drawings and bills of material

  • Able to work extended hours if necessary

  • Other duties as required


  • High school diploma required with 5 years assembler experience

  • Laser, photonics or high technology manufacturing is desired

  • Familiarity with clean room protocol desired

  • Requires US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is desired

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee requires normal manual dexterity, speech, ad hearing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to thirty-five pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job require frequent use of computer monitor.

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

Leonardo DRS, Inc. its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital, veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. #DLS

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Assembler III

Expired Job

DRS Technologies