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HVAC Intern


High Ridge, MO, US, 63049

Technical Intern II

Company Details

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.

For more information on Leonardo DRS, please visit www.leonardodrs.com, and for more information on our Commercial/Industrial business, please visit: www.marlocoil.com.


Job Location:  High Ridge, MO

Job Summary

Our Engineering Lab Intern will be responsible for supporting testing of a variety of HVAC&R products for both the commercial and defense markets including air conditioning, refrigeration, and air handling systems.  The intern will work closely with and assist engineers and test technicians in the conduction of various engineering laboratory assignments.

Job Responsibilities

• Work closely with and assist engineers and test technicians in the conduct of various engineering assignments and hands on tasks
• Hands on work with HVAC&R equipment, chillers, and water pumps
• Evacuate, leak test and operate HVAC&R equipment
• Support the design and development of test programs to measure the functionality and integrity of products and services
• Conduct limited scope testing under the supervision of engineers and test technicians
• Gather and assemble data for engineers
• Debug test hardware and software
• Use basic electrical schematics, refrigeration diagrams, and product drawings to complete tasks
• Write test procedures to assess product reliability and evaluate the ability of products to meet performance standards and specifications
• Complete assigned tasks on time, within budget and following design specifications
• Contribute to team efforts by accomplishing results in a cooperative and supportive manner
• Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and customers as required
• Work with manufacturing and cross functional teams to achieve project goals
• Ability to work independently under supervision of others while regular reporting of progress and status
• Perform a wide variety of tasks to gain familiarity with the engineering staff, methods, programs and practices
• Carry out basic work instructions that will help in understanding the fundamentals of the Company
• Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Job Responsibilities Part II
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Competent technical expertise in HVAC&R systems and tools
  • EPA Section 608 Universal certification
  • Refrigeration Brazing experience required
  • Ability to read simple electrical schematics, refrigeration diagrams and product drawings 
  • Proficient with basic shop tools
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and have the ability to build a good network
  • Comfortable using Windows laptop/PC and the ability to use Outlook (email), Word, and Excel

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