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Senior Reliability Engineer


Bridgeton, MO, US, 63044

Job ID: 103613 


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

DRS Sustainment Systems Inc is seeking to hire a Full Time Senior Systems Reliability Engineer. The ideal candidate originates and develops analysis methods for determining reliability of components, equipment, and processes. Acquires data and analyzes the data. Prepares diagrams, charts, drawing, calculations and reports for defining reliability problems and makes recommendations for improvements. Conducts an analysis of reliability problems and investigates to determines the reliability required for a given situation, considering the cost limitations for a equipment up/down time, repair/replacement costs, weight, size and availability of materials/equipment. Determines the cost advantage of alternatives for developing action plans to comply with internal/external customer demands for reliability processes/equipment to avoid failures. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Work under general direction from lead systems engineers, project engineers, group manager, or under general administrative instruction for performing detailed reliability studies/analyses and detailed calculations of component/system reliabilities.
  • Considers impact of costs on recommended action plans for avoiding/correcting problems during the design phase or remedial action for correcting reliability problems on installed equipment; and performs root cause failure analysis to help prevent failures
  • Plans and performs engineering research, design development or manufacturing/process engineering assignments including responsibility for major subsections of complex projects using general engineering practices influenced by the general theme of reliability principles
  • Estimates engineering labor and coordinates and oversees the use of other engineers and technicians to accomplish the objective of cost-effective reliability improvements for projects
  • Assignments are sometimes broad in nature and require appreciable originality and ingenuity for completing the assignments which have considerable latitude for unreviewed action or decisions
  • Prepare and present content for customer review and decision gate meetings
  • Perform other work as assigned #LSYS


  • BS Degree (Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics) or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years of experience, or MS Degree (Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics) or equivalent with a minimum of 3 years of experience, or Ph.D. degree with experience
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and virtual meeting products
  • Ability to travel occasionally in CONUS, if required
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance, if required

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Reliability Prediction/Allocation/Growth, Reliability Block Diagrams, Fault Tree Analysis, FMECA, Probabilistic Risk Assessment, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS) (including Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Analysis development)
  • Familiarity with Reliability program standards system design, development, and manufacturing, e.g. ANSI/GEIA-STD-0009, MIL-STD 217; MIL-STD-785, ANSI/VITA 51.1.2008 (2013); Bellcore/Telcordia; MIL-HDBK-217Plus; MIL-HDBK-338

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.

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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