Senior Manufacturing Technician


Danbury, CT, US, 06810-8147

Job ID: 109101 


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.

Job Summary

Our Senior Manufacturing Technician will be responsible for assembling and testing specialized monitoring equipment for the Navy specifically in our Detectors area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work from complex assembly drawings  and written process instructions (e.g. router sheets)
  • Build electromechanical assemblies using precision and calibrated hand tools (e.g. calipers, micrometers, wire strippers, crimpers, torque wrenches, specialized fixtures)
  • Set up pneumatic and hydraulic test stands per procedures
  • Set up tests stands with multi-meters, frequency generators, amplifiers, gauss meters, Insulation Resistance and Dielectric Meters and data acquisition equipment from test specifications
  • Prepare Room Temperature Vulcanising (RTV), potting, paints and cements. Apply chemicals to assemblies.
  • Evaluate product returns for non-conformity to print and applicable test specifications
  • Execute in support of Key Performance Indicators:
    • Quality – reduce and eliminate defects, rework, etc.
    • Schedule – meet production deadlines
    • Budget – accurately complete jobs within allocated hours
  • Interpret and follow written documents such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) procedures, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), Military Specifications (MILSPEC) and safety rules
  • Comply with all safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the company in accordance with State and Federal regulations and any applicable certification; required to maintain the certification
  • Work in Machine shop with lathes, milling machines, surface grinder, band saw, drill press and grinders
  • Work with high pressure nitrogen gas using precision metering valves

Job Responsibilities Part II

  • Able to work with minimal supervision and may provide guidance to other technicians
  • Interface with other departments (e.g. – Quality and Test) to assure efficient flow of information and materials
  • Able to adapt to a constantly changing work environment
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Requires an associate’s degree and 2+ years of experience in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in the field or in a related area
  • Must have excellent mechanical skills
  • Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Lean Manufacturing experience, preferred
  • Experience with Deltek, a plus
  • Experience with military or defense industry, a plus
  • Winding coils experience, a plus
  • Spot welding experience, a plus
  • Brazing experience, a plus
  • 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.

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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