Senior Mechanical / Project Engineer


Burnsville, MN, US, 55337 Johnstown, PA, US, 15904

Job ID: 109167 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Electronics business provides leading naval computing infrastructure, network and data distribution and middleware enterprise services, as well as world-class manufacturing and support capabilities.

Job Summary

This role is responsible for supporting mechanical product development, transition to production and sustaining activities primarily focused on the Flight Recorder line of business.  The candidate must possess the ability to complete a technical project independently; mentor and coach other engineers; and work cross-functionally to coordinate resolution of technical issues and implementation of technical improvements.  In addition, the candidate shall demonstrate consistently good judgment and will be able to effectively communicate with engineering and management stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for participation and leadership on a cross-functional, multi-site avionics development team that includes Systems, Software, Electrical, Hardware, Mechanical, and Specialty Engineers
  • Become knowledgeable of and fully understand the requirements, specifications, and customer’s expectations of system or subsystem, and lead a project team to develop designs to best support them.
  • Interact and communicate clearly (written and oral) with technical management, other professionals, technicians, support personnel, program management, and the customer as required to coordinate, recommend, and confer regarding technical activities and progress. 
  • Primary design engineering focal point for resolution of manufacturing discrepancies. 
  • Perform the design, development, modification, analysis, and documentation of various mechanical systems.
  • Evaluate and recommend design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services and investigate solutions to product or process problems.
  • Support design completion, fabrication and modification of mechanical and/or electro mechanical components, sub-systems and systems which may include Mechanical Analysis, Aerodynamics/Fluids, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging, or others.
  • Use computer aided design tools to create and update integrated 3D CAD/CAM/CAE mechanical modeling and drawing solutions.  Creo (Pro/E) CAD experience preferred.

Job Responsibilities Part II

  • Identify engineering process/capability improvement opportunities, be proactive in continuously improving processes and efficiency. 
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel, including mentoring and coaching less experienced engineers. 
  • Provide labor estimates and schedule input for design assignments. 
  • Participate in the preparation of technical proposals. 
  • Perform root cause failure analysis. 
  • Support and participate in technical engineering activities; attend appropriate engineering, customer, or business meetings.


  • Master's (preferred) or Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field and an adequate amount of relevant experience relating to the duties of the position. 
  • Avionics Background including experience with Transport Canada Civil Aviation Authority (TCCA) or Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications and qualifications is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to define and complete technical projects independently.
  • Must possess excellent analytical and communication skills, written and oral.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Hands-on mechanical assembly or fabrication experience preferred (professional or hobby).
  • Ability to travel occasionally in CONUS and OCONUS, if required


U.S. Citizenship required. This position requires an active DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only


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

The DRS culture is defined by our Core Values and Principles: 

- Integrity
- Agility
- Excellence
- Customer Focus
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Innovation

We strive to uphold them in all aspects of our business practices to inspire our employees and provide outstanding support for our customers.

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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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis