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DRS Technologies | Saint Louis, MO
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Leonardo DRS

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 SpA which employs more than 45,000 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.leonardodrs.com.

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc.

DRS Sustainment Systems, Inc. (DRS-SSI) is a Leonardo DRS Line of Business (LOB) headquartered in St. Louis, MO. It is a full service supplier of diversified defense systems, products and support for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other international defense customers. From conceptual design through manufacturing to integrated logistics support, DRS-SSI has a more than 50-year tradition of providing quality systems and products while meeting customer's demands for innovation, efficiency and quality. The business unit also includes a 100-acre heavy equipment manufacturing facility in West Plains, MO. The performance of DRS-SSI's St. Louis operation has been recognized by the Government and industrial customers with numerous awards including: Preferred Supplier Certification, Medallion of Service Award, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Certification of Recognition, and Blue Ribbon Awards. We operate on a 9/80 work schedule.

Job Location

St. Louis, MO

Position Summary

Leonardo DRS Land Systems is seeking a Full Time Mechanical Engineer responsible for the design, fabrication support and modification of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical components, sub-systems and systems. Projects vary and may include skills with Mechanical Analysis, Aerodynamics/Fluids, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging, or others. Evaluates and helps to recommend the design approach to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services. Investigates solutions to product or process problems. Key skills are the ability to work and investigate assigned tasks in a team setting and to collaborate amongst all the technical disciplines to complete the assigned tasks. The ideal candidate will demonstrate good judgment combined with technical expertise and will possess an ability to communicate effectively to team members from different disciplines.

Duties and Responsibilities

* Support and participate in technical mechanical engineering activities.
* Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements.
* Work closely with an engineering team to conceptualize systems and mechanical designs.
* Perform both system-level and component-level design and integration tasks involving mechanical and electro-mechanical component-level tasks which include determining block diagram, detailed design and 3D modeling, simulation, debug & test.
* Perform the design, development, modification, analysis, and documentation of various mechanical systems.
* Troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in existing products or systems and design corrective modifications as needed.
* Develop custom fixtures for test, evaluation and manufacturing of mechanical equipment.
* Provide progress status for mechanical design assignments periodically.
* Participate in resolution of technical issues within the company and outside suppliers.
* Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customers as required.
* Conduct root-cause failure analyses of electro-mechanical components.
* Use computer aided design tools to create and update integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE mechanical modeling and drawing solutions.
* Ability to work independently under supervision of others.
* May participate in preparation of less complex proposals.
* Attend and participate in appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field.
* Preferred to have a minimum of 1 related internship, Co-op experience, or industry experience.
* Excellent analytical and communication skills, written and verbal.
* Experience with using 3D modeling software such as Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, CREO, Unigraphics, etc.
* Ability to read and understand commercial and/or military mechanical drawings.
* Experience using Microsoft Office tools.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge:

* Experience with reading and understanding commercial and/or military mechanical drawings.
* Experience with Pro/Engineer, Creo and Windchill tools.
* Experience with conducting root-cause failure analyses.
* Experience developing custom fixtures for test, evaluation and manufacturing of mechanical equipment.
* Experience with either system-level or component-level design and test on mechanical systems.
* Experience with specifying and evaluating supplier components, subsystems and services.

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. #LSY