Mechanical Engineer II

DRS Technologies San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 4 weeks ago

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

Job Location: Madison, WI

Position Summary:

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.

  • Prototype machining

  • Support root cause analysis on failures

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

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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