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Intern Mechanical Engineer


Bridgeton, MO, US, 63044

Job ID: 105553 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

Leonardo DRS Land Systems is seeking a Summer Intern Mechanical Engineer to support the design, fabrication support and modification of mechanical and/or electro-mechanical components, sub-systems and systems.  Projects vary and may include skills with 3D modeling software, Mechanical Analysis, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging of electronics, or others.  The intern may assist in the evaluation of the design approach to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services.  The intern may also investigate solutions to product or process problems.  Key skills are the ability to work and investigate assigned tasks in a team setting and also 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Support and participate in technical mechanical engineering activities.
  • Responsible for completion of assigned tasks 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.

Job Responsibilities Part II


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

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 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. 

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