Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Danbury, CT, US, 06810-8147

Job ID: 108642 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.


Naval Power Systems’ commitment to and investment in our people, products, and customers is the foundation of who we are. We offer a competitive Total Rewards package, generous time off, and a fun and flexible working environment. Some of our great benefits include: comprehensive medical/dental/vision programs, a 9/80 work schedule allowing for every other Friday off (!), a 401(k) plan with immediate vesting and an attractive company match, company paid Life & Disability Insurance, a Charitable Match Program & Paid Volunteer Time Off, a Paid Parental Leave program, an Employee Wellness Program, a Tuition Assistance Program, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and so much more!

Job Summary

Join our Danbury, CT team as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer! In this role, you are the technical lead for manufacturing engineering to support production of naval electronics. You will develop processes in accordance with customer quality requirements while focusing on Continuous Improvement and meeting Key Performance Indicators.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and streamline production operations in manufacturing execution system
  • Identify and support required tooling to achieve production goals
  • Pulls and analyzes production data to solve problems and aid in evidence based decision making
  • Optimize floor layout based on business forecasts
  • Partner with engineering department to achieve design for manufacturing ability targets
  • Mentor junior engineers to learn on-the-job skills
  • Lead lean or Kaizen events and implement at the site-level on an ongoing basis
  • Trusted with using sound judgment for production based situations and providing general guidance on new assignments
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering field with 5+ years applicable engineering experience (or equivalent combination of education/training and experience)
  • Specialties may include manufacturing, production, industrial, tooling, testing, processing, software, robotics, and automation
  • Lean implementation experience in a manufacturing environment and a green or black belt in Six Sigma, preferred
  • Familiarity with the following systems, preferred:
  • ERP Systems (Deltek/Costpoint 8)
  • MES (Solumina)
  • PLM (Empower and Arena)
  • 3-D Modeling (Creo)
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of 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

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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