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Hardware Engineering Technician


Lemont Furnace, PA, US, 15456

Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC, a joint venture between Leonardo DRS and Thales USA, is a technical leader in the fields of sonar systems, sonar signal processing, acoustic training systems, and open architecture system and software integration. The venture focuses on emerging areas in the undersea warfare domain where the customer has identified mission-critical needs. For additional information about Advanced Acoustic Concepts, please visit our website at http://www.aaccorp.com.


Title: Hardware Engineering Associate (Assistant)

Job Location: Lemont Furnace, PA


Position Summary: Provides routine technical support to engineers on standard components, devices, material, products, processes, and/or equipment.


Involved with the design, development, modification, and analysis of products and devices within the systems design of the hardware engineering team.  Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with existing processes or products and makes modifications and improvements as needed.  Compiles and evaluates process or product design data.  Evaluates and recommends design approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or processes.  Interacts with engineers and assemblers to define process improvements and/or necessary modifications.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support engineering with routine engineering duties and/or hands-on tasks and works independently on daily tasks
  • Novice technical expertise
  • Under direction, responsible for completing process documentation, bill of materials, route sheets, etc.
  • Reviews project instructions and drawings to ascertain the nature of technical problems and possible solutions, and to support the design for manufacture
  • Assists in the development of process improvements
  • Monitor electromechanical assembly, disassembly and rework for accuracy and identify potential instruction(s) improvements
  • Design prototype assemblies and production units
  • Capable of performing related engineering processes
  • Interpret and follow documents such as SOPs and safety rules
  • Ensure compliance 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
  • Interface with other departments to assure efficient flow of information
  • Position requires the ability to coordinate several activities at the same time, and to reprioritize in response to changing operational conditions
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma/GED
  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills
  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Word and Excel
  • Experience with MRP a plus 


Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:

  • Strong electrical and mechanical aptitude
  • Good interpersonal communication skills


Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting up to 40 lbs. occasionally
  • Walking, Bending, Standing, Stooping, Climbing: up to 10% of time
  • Sitting: up to 90% of the time
  • Must be willing to travel up to 10% of the time


AAC works on a 9/80 compressed work schedule, where employees work 80 hours in 2 weeks, and off every other Friday.


Advanced Acoustic Concepts, LLC; DRS Technologies, 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #MCSS


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: Pittsburgh