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Principal Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Company: DRS Technologies
Location: Melbourne
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job ID: 101071

The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports 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.

Job Summary

DRS Network & Imaging Systems, LLC is seeking a Principal Additive Manufacturing Engineer to join our team. Additive Manufacturing (AM) Technology Champion for EOIS Business Unit focused on developing precision opto-mechanical components and products using AM techniques. Examples include optical assemblies, IR & visible sights and electronics packaging mainly for military applications. The Mechanical Engineer will develop, document and support testing of products, systems or subsystems focused on evolving AM technologies across the business. This role has the opportunity to be based out of Melbourne, FL, Dallas, TX, or Cypress, CA.

Job Responsibilities

Actively lead the roadmap and strategy for the Additive Manufacturing technology area

Evaluate and recommend AM design approaches to meet performance requirements for new or improved products

Investigate AM solutions to product or process problems

Develop AM prototypes to retire key development risks

Collaborate with Engineering and Manufacturing disciplines on product development

Provide budget, cost and schedule input for assignments

Participate in and conduct peer reviews and formal design reviews

Participate in preparation of proposals

Support testing of products

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

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field and at least eight (8) or more years of experience
  • 5+ years of experience in leading Additive Manufacturing design and development
  • 3D CAD experience, Pro-e/Creo preferred
  • Strong customer focus, both internal and external
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Work effectively as a member of a team and as the team lead
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to decipher highly technical data
  • Ability to multi-task in an evolving project environment
  • Ability to lead and direct the activities of less experienced engineers
  • Ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Experience with EO/IR technology and products desired
  • Precision mechanical, opto-mechanical and electronics packaging design or manufacturing experience preferred
  • Strong understanding of GD&T principles preferred
  • Hands-on mechanical assembly experience preferred (professional or hobby)
  • Machine shop or equivalent experience preferred (professional or hobby)
  • Design for military or space requirements preferred

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Our Mission

To build shareholder value through a commitment to high ethical standards and a superior performance culture focused on customers, employees, financial results and corporate citizenship.

Our Vision

To be the leading mid-tier defense technology company in the U.S.

Our Values

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

QUALITY. We set high standards of performance, and consistently deliver excellent products and services.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY. We embrace different points of view, and continually foster an environment that enable all participants to contribute to their full potential.

INNOVATION. At Leonardo DRS, innovation is in our DNA. We have built this company through the innovative ideas of our employees and continue to foster an environment that rewards new ideas to help our government and military customers save lives, solve critical problems and modernize to ensure mission success for years to come.

Leonardo DRS, Inc. is committed

to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued. We are committed to building a workplace where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. At Leonardo DRS, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment makes us a stronger Company. We embrace different points of view, respect one another in the workplace, and understand that an inclusive environment furthers creativity, innovation, and business performance.

For additional information on Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

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