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Principal Mechanical Engineer

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DRS Technologies Dallas , TX 75201

Posted 4 months ago


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 Washington, DC, 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 that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world's brightest. Supporting the world's bravest.


Dallas, TX

Position Summary

DRS NIS Mechanical engineering design candidate would become a key member of an integrated product team tasked to develop infrared sensors and related military products. The duties would primarily be associated with the mechanical design and packaging of cryogenically cooled infrared sensors. As part of DRS' multidiscipline team, the successful candidate would be involved in mechanical concept to detailed design, as well as supporting the integration and testing of products.

The qualified ME candidate will be a motivated self-starter who can work with other engineers to resolve technical problems, establish approaches for solutions, and complete mechanical scope of work. In this position, the candidate will develop technical solutions to a wide range of complex problems related to the entire product life cycle including proposal, design, manufacture, integration and test of various types of sensor assemblies with considerations in thermal and structural performance in vacuum and cryogenic environments. Familiarity with CREO/Pro Engineer, FEA modeling, and a good knowledge of drawing standards is strongly recommended. The candidate will work under general direction or supervision while following established procedures and guidelines.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • BSME with 8+ years experience in mechanical design

  • Proficiency using Pro/E or equivalent 3D CAD tool

  • Experience in FEA thermal and/or structural modeling

  • Understanding of manufacturing methods and processes, factory standards, fabrication processes, and assembly documentation.

  • Excellent grasp of priciples of machine element design and heat transfer

  • Ability to read detailed engineering drawings, specifications and an understanding of Geometric, Dimensional & Tolerance per ASME Y14.5

  • Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Communicate well, both in verbal presentations and written documentation.

  • Design of experiments and practical problem solving

  • Experience designing to requirements of MIL-STD-810

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Must be a motivated, self-starter

Desired Skills

  • MSME or related engineering program with a strong background in the thermosciences area and/or or vibrations

  • Proficiency in CREO3 or higher

  • Structural, dynamic and thermal FEA using ANSYS

  • Experienced in design of products for cryogenic environments

  • Direct experience in developing detailed mechanical designs and documentation packages for infrared mechanical systems

  • Experience in high vacuum technology

  • Experience in hermetic sealing technology and assembly methods

  • 2+ years experience in defense electronics

  • Failure analysis and analytical skills

  • Electronics MEMS or microelectronics packaging experience

  • Knowledgeable in quality management systems such as ISO 9001, AS9100

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Detailed product design and modeling, material selection, structural and thermal analyses

  • Hands-on involvement with manufacturing and build of designs

  • Creating and developing mechanical detail and assembly drawings

  • Support internal and external customer level design reviews

  • Design, develop, and implement technical solutions to complex problems

  • Define and conduct design verification testing to support risk mitigation of new designs

  • Transitioning current and future development designs into production

  • Creation of engineering drawings and engineering documentation

  • Coordination with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs (up to once per week).

Working Conditions

  • Flexibility in schedule to work OT.

  • Must wear smock, gloves, and safety glasses

Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS 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. #EOIS

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DRS Technologies