Position: Mechanical Engineer II
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 www.drs.com.
Job Location: Madison, WI
Responsible for a specific technical activity and completion of assigned task on time and budget. Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems. Uses computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments. Ability to work independently
The Mechanical Engineering at Daylight will be responsible for supporting the mechanical design and analysis of laser products, tools and fixtures. Working with a multi-disciplinary design team, they will execute the mechanical design, analysis and assembly process including prototyping, calculations, FEA, and testing. 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, support failure analyses and proposals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for technical activity and completion of assigned task on time and budget
May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments. Ability to work independently, regular reporting of progress and status
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
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
Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
May provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
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.
Designing and executing engineering tests and experiments.
Support root cause analysis on failures
Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 2 years of experience in opto-mechanical, precision mechanism or rugged electro-mechanical packaging
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. Solidworks and PDMWorks preferred.
Experience with FEA package. ANSYS Structural and Icepak preferred.
Exceptional hands-on mechanical ability and inclination required
Machine shop experience a plus
Fluency in technologies and application domain
Must be eligible to obtain US government security clearance
Specialties may include:
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.
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.
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