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Sr Manager, Mfg Test Equipment Engineering


Fort Walton Beach, FL, US, 32548

Job ID: 103051 


The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business is a global leader and strategic partner committed to delivering world-class, full life-cycle defense and intelligence products that protect the security of our nation and our allies.  From air combat training to state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems, our technology is deployed by virtually all U.S. military and government agencies around the world.

Job Summary

We're looking for a hands-on technical manager to lead our Manufacturing and Test Equipment team in Fort Walton Beach, FL.  The Senior Manager, Manufacturing and Test Equipment Engineering is a driver of proactive processes and procedures that enable the Mission Assurance team members to be successful in providing the latest technological advances to our Customers. In this role you will work directly with Engineering to help determine and derive the functional requirements necessary to integrate and test circuit card assemblies, LRUs, and mechanical assemblies while capitalizing on opportunities for efficiencies, driving out cost, schedule and defects. The successful candidate will develop an organization to provide the testing methodology, tooling, labor standards, and processes to ensure compliance to schedule, cost and quality in fast paced environment. This will be accomplished by working in a collaborative environment with the functional leaders across the organization in an empowered, process driven culture.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage a team that is responsible and accountable for the test equipment engineering and manufacturing engineering activities within a manufacturing organization
  • Implement and maintain policies and procedures for designing, developing and implementing test equipment and requirements, calibration systems and requirements, labor standards, process efficiencies and analytics to best support the program
  • Ensure all equipment engineering projects, initiatives, and processes comply with established policies and objectives
  • May act as lead design and developer of manufacturing test systems for performance testing of products for product acceptance
  • May act or consult on software development and debugging of test systems in multiple software tools. Review detail designs to create test requirements.
  • Responsible for holding the team accountable to developing engineering test plans in accordance with engineering requirements for functional testing
  • Manage budget, cost and schedule input for design assignments
  • Drive the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements to provide the most efficient manner to achieve delivery
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • Responsible for the preparation of proposal labor, test equipment, and resource allocation for proposals including make/buy assessments
  • Perform design reviews with their team and engage in proactive action item resolution
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 7 years of direct test equipment experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong technical background in circuit card and LRU assembly, test and integration
  • Proven management and leadership skills
  • Experienced with LabVIEW, Python, C++, and/or Java
  • Proven history of leading change through engineering and operations teams
  • For compliance with Executive Order 14042 candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace.  We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing 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. #AIS

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: Fort Walton Beach