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Inspection Process Engineer


Dallas, TX, US, 75243

Job ID: 103078 


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.


Location: Dallas

Position Summary

As a leading supplier of infrared (IR) imaging, DRS NIS – Texas is seeking a Process Engineer who will be responsible for developing, sustaining, and improving thin-film processes used to manufacture IR sensing semiconductor materials.  Responsibilities will include process ownership, material disposition, process development, process onboarding and process troubleshooting.  This position is critical to success of DRS IR imaging products.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

•    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or a related field such as Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Physics
•    Experience: 2+ years
•    Strong mechanical aptitude and desire to work with equipment and tools for the purpose of process improvement, new process/equipment development, and troubleshooting.
•    Must be organized, enthusiastic, and creative with a desire to solve problems and improve all aspects of manufacturing process.
•    Able to effectively communicate with individuals with diverse educational backgrounds  
•    Willingness to spend extended periods of time in manufacturing areas or cleanrooms
•    Self-starter with excellent verbal communication and documentation skills.
•    Flexible and able to perform a wide variety of tasks and processes
•    Able to effectively manage and balance production requirements and development activities.

Desired Skills

    Manufacturing process and equipment troubleshooting experience
•    Working knowledge of DOE, SPC, and formal problem solving methods such as DMAIC
•    Experience in programming and writing data queries is a plus

Job Responsibilities

• Provide process engineering support to IR materials manufacturing team.  Areas of responsibility may include optical inspections, failure analysis, and metrology.
•    Continuously improve existing manufacturing processes to optimize yield, increase capacity, and reduce cycle time.
•    Monitor and report on process yields, cycle time, and key WIP/Inventory levels
•    Establish and maintain metrics to validate material quality at various stages in the process flow
•    Analyze and disposition non-conforming material or processes.
•    Utilize failure analysis to evaluate root cause of defects and recommend actions to reduce failure recurrence
•    Analyze impact of visual defects on device performance to refine visual inspection criteria
•    Design, develop, and document new or improved processes and equipment
•    Interact with management, peers, technicians, and support personnel to coordinate technical activities, progress reports, and on-the-job training
•    Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements

•    •    Ability to lift 25 lbs less than 5% per week or up to 20% per year
•    Bending, stooping, kneeling
•    Light Manufacturing environment
•    Class 100 clean room

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