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Engineering CoOp: Jan - Sept 2022


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 102774 


The Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems business is a trusted provider of innovative naval gas and hybrid power systems, control technology and support solutions for the U.S. Navy and navies around the world.

Job Summary

This is a paid undergraduate co-op opportunity.  Engineering co-ops work closely with and assist engineering staff with various engineering assignments.  The 9 month co-op runs from January to September and consists of hands-on real world experience in an engineering development environment. Participation in the co-op program gives preference for future semesters as a co-op within DRS Naval Power Systems. A typical student will participate in 2+ semesters as a co-op at DRS throughout their junior and senior years.


Based upon needs of the business areas of focus may include working with systems, mechanical, electrical, test, embedded software, quality, sustaining, and manufacturing engineering covering power conversion, power distribution and configured navy nuclear products. Mentors are assigned to assist interns in attaining engineering related career development that is of mutual benefit to the intern and DRS NPS Milwaukee

Job Responsibilities

  • Gathers and assembles data for assigned engineering team.
  • Conducts mechanical/electrical/software drawing/code updates.
  • Support new design programs during first article production.
  • Dispositions non-conformances with mentor guidance.
  • Assists manufacturing engineer to update work instruction documentation.
  • Gains understanding of engineering methods, programs and practices via guidance from mentor(s), supervisor and interaction with other employees/co-workers.
  • Performs other duties and assists in assigned projects.
  • Establishes learning and development goals with mentor or supervisor approval.


  • Current accredited college or university enrollment; making progress towards an undergraduate degree in the relevant engineering field.  Grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Basic engineering tool experience relevant to the discipline
  • Quality orientation with attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.
  • Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Additional Desirable Qualifications Skills and Knowledge

  • Preferably entering the junior or senior year in their undergraduate program
  • Job-related military experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of 3 phase power systems, power electronics, control systems, switchgear, motors, mg sets, programmable controllers, electronics packaging, electromechanical energy conversion and synchronous machines.

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. #NPS

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: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee