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Manufacturing Technician II LPE Growth - 1st Shift


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 102148 


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.


  • Dallas, Texas
  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • 1st Shift Hours: 6am - 2:30pm
  • Must be flexible with hours, future production demands require change in hours or days worked

Job Summary

Prepare and perform HgCdTe LPE material growth as well as post growth processing.  This includes, but is not limited to HgCdTe / CdZnTe material handling, chemicals handling, liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) reactor operation, FTIR measurement, and final material inspection.  Provides technical support to engineers and scientists on moderately complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Recognize, communicate, and respond to process deviations and help identify root cause and
  •        corrective actions with Engineering staff

  • Comprehend and follow process flow Instructions through floor control system, shop processes, machine instructions, as well as other written or verbal instructions
  • Able to visually distinguish formation of solid crystal from a liquid
  • Manually operate high-vacuum process equipment
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a group setting
  • Performing metrology measurements on product
  • Product preparation and cleaning using acids and solvents
  • Run verification tests on processing equipment and enter data in SPC charts.
  • Other duties as assigned

Desired Skills

  • AA/AS Degree
  • Experience in semiconductor material growth and processing.
  • Epitaxy experience
  • Material science education or experience


  • Associates degree in a technical discipline & 2+ yrs. experience (equivalent education/experience in related field)
  • Must have 2+ years Semiconductor industry experience
  • Will consider candidates with BS Degree Material Science, Engineering, or hard sciences willing to accept a Technician role
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with hazardous chemicals
  • Compliance with all Personal Protective Equipment requirements
  • Diligent attention to details
  • Must have exceptional manual dexterity and ability to use hand tools
  • Proficient in math and computer skills such as Windows-based applications
  • Microscope capability
  • Ability to work in a Class 1000 clean room

Physical Requirements


Work Conditions

  • Must be able to work in a class 1000 environment and wear, smock, hair net, safety glasses, and required shoes.
  • Lifting – Ability to lift 25 lbs occasionally (less than 5% per week)
  • Stooping, Kneeling-  Ability to stoop or kneel while assembling or troubleshooting electro-mechanical equipment occasionally.  (less than 5% per week)

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

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. #EOIS

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 www.leonardodrs.com

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth