Mechanical Engineer II


High Ridge, MO, US, 63049

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide.  Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 45,000 people worldwide.  We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture which rewards performance.  Leonardo DRS is committed to being an employer of choice of a highly qualified, diverse, effective and productive workforce.


Company Overview


DRS Marlo Coil manufactures robust heat transfer, refrigeration, and air handling equipment for industrial, commercial, utility and marine markets.  Our custom engineered heat transfer solutions are used in a variety of configurations to cool, heat, and dehumidify air streams for process and building comfort.  We pride ourselves on having equipment on most surface combatant ships and submarines in the U.S. Navy fleet.  Additionally, DRS Marlo Coil is positioned for significant growth in the Industrial/Commercial markets.

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Job Summary

Mechanical Engineer position responsible for leading projects and developing a variety of HVAC&R product designs for both commercial and defense markets including heat exchangers, air conditioning, refrigeration, and air handling systems.  This position will be responsible for leading development of new products, supporting legacy products; sizing and selecting components; creating associated documentation; and supporting product testing, qualification, and production.

Job Responsibilities

  • Leading projects for the development and support of mechanical equipment, especially heat exchangers, air conditioning, refrigeration, and air handling systems
  • Support development of manufacturing drawings, bills of material and associated supporting documentation for fabrication and delivery of products and prototypes
  • Evaluate and recommend design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or services.  Investigate solutions to product or process problems.
  • Development of technical documentation, manuals, and procedures
  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for status of project assignments
  • Engineering of HVAC&R equipment for component sizing, selection, and performance predictions.  May include Mechanical Analysis, Aerodynamics/Fluids, Thermal, Fluid Systems, Mechanical Packaging, or others
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Review customer specifications and requirements in support of bids and proposals and develop compliant designs for product development
  • Support testing, qualification, documentation and analysis of prototypes, products, systems or subsystems
  • Support the program design to cost and design for manufacture requirements
  • Work with manufacturing and cross functional teams to achieve project cost and manufacturing efficiency goals
  • Responsible for completion of projects on time, within budget and following design specifications
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and customers 
  • Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing results in a cooperative and supportive manner
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer, or business meetings
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge by conferring with technical specialists and suppliers; attending educational workshops; and reviewing professional publications
  • Ability to work independently under supervision of others while regular reporting of progress and status
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field
  • Basic experience creating drawings (drafting) following ASME Y14.100 and associated documentation such as bill of materials
  • Comfortable and competent writing and creating technical documentation
  • Competent using MS Office (Word, Excel, Visio, Project, and PowerPoint)

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience designing mechanical components and equipment, preferably HVAC&R (air conditioning, air handling and refrigeration) equipment, including machined components, welded structures and sheet metal parts
  • Experience designing and drafting with PTC CREO and AutoCAD Mechanical 2D
  • Experience designing defense products, especially for the US Navy

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

Our employees appreciate a culture of open honest communications, and fair and equitable treatment. We accomplish this through:

INTEGRITY. At Leonardo DRS ethics and accountability always comes first.

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE. We set high standards of performance for ourselves and others. We consistently deliver excellent products and services. We adhere to quality levels demanded by our customers. We assume responsibility and accountability to achieve excellence. We settle for nothing less.

CUSTOMER FOCUS. We go above and beyond to meet customer needs, and work to create long-term relationships with our customers.

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION. We accept unconditionally the value that every individual has to offer. We embrace different points of view. We continually foster an environment that enables all employees to contribute to their full potential. We cooperate together as a diverse workforce serving a diverse population.

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. 

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Nearest Major Market: St Louis