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
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Sr. Mechanical Engineer

DRS Technologies • 
San Diego, International, International
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
 
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 leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget.  Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems.  May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.  Ability to lead a technical group independently.
The Mechanical Engineering at Daylight will be responsible for driving the mechanical design and analysis of laser products, tools and fixtures. Working with a multi-disciplinary design team, they will own the mechanical design, analysis and assembly process – including prototyping, calculations, FEA, and testing, assuring design requirements are met within project timelines.

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, drive failure analyses and support proposals.

 
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 

  • Responsible for leading group of engineers on a technical activity and completion of activity on time and budget.

  • 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.

  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments.  

  • Ability to lead a technical group independently.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Participates in preparation of proposals.

  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel.

  • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned.

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

  • Actively participate in a project team environment, coordinating with other mechanical, optical, electrical, system and software engineers on detailed design work, and present findings to project team, company or customer.

  • Designing and executing engineering tests and experiments.

  • Prototype machining.

  • Perform root cause analysis on failures.

 
 
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 with a minimum of 5 years of experience.

  • 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. High level of experience with Solidworks and PDMWorks preferred.

  • Experience with FEA package. High level of experience using 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 a U.S Citizen.

  • Must have 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 0-75

  • 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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