Manufacturing Technician


Madison, WI, US, 53704

DRS Daylight Solutions business provides industry-changing mid-infrared laser light technology for government and commercial markets, including: defense and security; life sciences; and industrial process control. As a mid-IR technology pioneer, Daylight Solutions has delivered more mid-IR systems to more applications world-wide than any other company.


At DRS Daylight Solutions, you will be eligible for competitive pay, great benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, 9/80 work schedule, and Tuition Assistance. Our Daylight family-oriented culture allows you to receive hands-on training, professional development, career advancement and exposure to the latest and greatest technology, where our motto is "To protect with Light". Come join the family!

Job Summary

As a Manufacturing Technician II, you will provide technical support to engineers on complex components, processes and/or equipment. You will assist in the design, development, prototyping, and testing of new laser systems and devices, assist in production equipment and process troubleshooting and streamlining to meet our production ramp requirements and create and document product, assembly, and process procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Incoming inspection and acceptance testing of components
  • Participate in production activities including the assembly and testing of laser systems and subcomponents
  • Determine causes of process inefficiencies and provide recommendations for improvements
  • Provide technical support to engineers and scientists on complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment
  • Able to work independently 
  • Comfortable with the shop/laboratory and equipment
  • Work from complex process followers and drawings, operation sheets, engineering specifications and sketches
  • Interpret and follow written 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 and materials
  • Assist the engineering team in documenting the process and process performance, creating / updating SOPs, SPC charts etc.
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Experience handling and using basic hand-tools and using multimeters or oscilloscopes
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing or installing complex manufacturing equipment 
  • Ability to create clear and concise documents for things such as work instructions preferred
  • Ability to read mechanical drawings and electrical schematics preferred
  • Flexibility to work OT to meet production demand and company goals


  • Associate’s degree or 2+ years equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills
  • Experienced handling small delicate components, using ESD practices
  • Soldering and wirebonding experience a plus
  • Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals
  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Access, Excel, and Labview
  • Experience with MRP a plus
  • Must have good mechanical skills

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. #LI-SF1  

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: Madison