Manufacturing Engineering Technician


Fitchburg, MA, US, 01420

Job ID: 109909 


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

The Manufacturing Engineering team at Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) has an immediate need for a Senior Engineering Technician to support specialized manufacturing operations in our Fitchburg, MA location. 
This person will be responsible for a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and hands-on tasks including design/development of production tools, creation and updating of detailed work instructions, and Lean manufacturing process flow in a low volume, moderate mix environment.  Additionally, this person would work directly with manufacturing department personnel on training and production readiness.

This is a swing shift position with start time no earlier than 10:00 AM with 9/80 schedule of 10:00 AM-7:30 PM, Mon-Thurs. and 10:00 AM-6:30 PM every other Fri. Work schedules (w/at least 50% of time applied to 2nd shift, 2:30 PM-12:00 AM) qualify for a 10% shift differential. The proposed split shift schedule would qualify for the 10% shift differential. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Involved with the design, fabrication and modification of mechanical and/or electro mechanical components, sub-systems and systems.  May include Mechanical Analysis, Aerodynamics/Fluids, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging, or others.  Evaluate and recommend design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services.  Investigate solutions to product or process problems. 
  • Support engineering with a variety of moderately complex engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks
  • Comfortable with the shop/laboratory and equipment
  • Assist in design, build and/or procurement of new or improved machines, tools, fixtures and material handling equipment and coordinating the implementation
  • Responsible for completing process documentation, bill of materials, route sheets, etc
  • Review project instructions and drawings to ascertain test specifications, procedures, objectives, test equipment, nature of technical problem and possible solutions, and to support the design for manufacture
  • Devise, fabricate, and assemble new or modified electrical and/or mechanical components or assemblies for products
  • Set up and conduct tests of units and components
  • Analyze test results related to the design and test objectives and adjust equipment to bring within specifications
  • Record these test procedures and results, numerical and graphical data, and recommendations for changes in product or test methods
  • Provide and develop documentation to maintain equipment
  • May lead technician teams in development or mentor other technicians
  • Provide hands-on feedback to engineers
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Assist in the development of plant layouts, manufacturing methods and process improvements
  • May coordinate maintenance projects
  • Mentor and coach less experienced technicians



•    Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Competent technical expertise
•    US Citizenship 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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