Position: Mechanical Engineer I 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 advance
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Mechanical Engineer I

DRS Technologies • 
San Diego, International, International
Position Type: Permanent
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Position: Mechanical Engineer I
 
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.
 
Company Overview
 
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 motto is to protect with light.
 
Job Location: San Diego, CA
 
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:
 

  • Supports and participates in technical activity.

  • Designs, develops, and analyzes, documents and supports testing of products, systems or subsystems. 

  • Uses Engineering tools such as CAD and FEA to design.

  • Engineering analysis (tolerance stack, thermal and structural).

  • Provides regular reporting of progress and status.

  • Responsible for completion of assigned task on time and meeting technical requirements.

  • Supports the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements.

  • Communicates clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required.

  • Participating in design reviews and clearly articulating design concepts. 

  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others.

  • Purchasing, fabricating, and building mechanical hardware..

  • Writing ECO’s and manufacturing work instructions.

  • Supports, communicates, reinforces and defends the mission, values and culture of the organization.

 
 
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. 
 
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Related technical field.


  • Hard Working and Detail Oriented.

  • Experience with Solidworks or other CAD software package.

  • Machine shop experience a plus.

  • Fluency in technologies and application domain.

  • Must be a U.S Citizen.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD 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:
 

  • Lifting: yes 20 lbs 0-25

  • Walking: yes 0-25

  • Climbing: yes 0-10

  • Bending: yes 0-10

  • Sitting: yes 0-50

  • Standing: yes 0-10

  • Stooping: yes 0-10

  • Kneeling: yes 0-10

  • Travel: yes 0-10

 
 
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. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. DLS

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