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Manager, Mechanical Engineering


Beavercreek, OH, US, 45431

Job ID: 103545 


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

Our Beavercreek, OH office is seeking a Manager I - Mechanical Engineering to lead the mechanical engineering team!  Responsibilities will involve managing a team of mechanical engineers and designers supporting the development of our product lines (Tactical Terminals and Tactical Data Links, COTM, Electronic Warfare and SIGINT equipment) and the integration of our products into airborne, naval, and ground systems.  

Job Responsibilities

  • 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. 
  • Evaluate and recommend design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services and investigate solutions to product or process problems
  • Responsible for managing a team of mechanical engineers and designers
  • Involved with the design, development, modification, and analysis of electronic systems
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable
  • Ability to manage a project through initiation, planning, execution, control/monitoring, and closure
  • Provide budget, cost, and schedule input for design assignments
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required
  • Participates in preparation of proposals
  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress
  • Ensure design compliance with all project requirements
  • Responsible for completing all engineering efforts for a project or projects on time and budget
  • Complete projects in a team environment or independently
  • Analyzes, develops, and recommends design approaches
  • Compiles and evaluates design and test data
  • Troubleshoot and diagnoses malfunctions in existing products or systems and makes changes as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • BS in Engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Management or supervisory experience of engineers required
  • Mechanical 3D modeling and 2D drawing experience
  • Thermal modeling/evaluation experience
  • Stress and Structural Analysis experience
  • Ability to generate system level requirements, design, and evaluation
  • Ability to review customer specifications and requirements, and develop designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable 
  • Ability to complete a technical project independently
  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance (current clearance preferred)
  • CMMI Level III experience a plus
  • Occasional Travel expected, able to travel as needed

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #AIS

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 this through:

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

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

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

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

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 www.leonardodrs.com

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