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Manufacturing Design Engineer


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051

Job ID: 106607 


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.


Naval Power Systems’ commitment to and investment in our people, products, and customers is the foundation of who we are. We offer a competitive Total Rewards package, generous time off, and a fun and flexible working environment. Some of our great benefits include: comprehensive medical/dental/vision programs, a 9/80 work schedule allowing for every other Friday off (!), a 401(k) plan with immediate vesting and an attractive company match, company paid Life & Disability Insurance, a Charitable Match Program & Paid Volunteer Time Off, a Paid Parental Leave program, an Employee Wellness Program, a Tuition Assistance Program, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) promoting Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, and so much more!

Job Summary

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee/Menomonee Falls, WI, Bridgeport/Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, High Ridge, MO, and Marlo Coil, with an employee base of approximately 1000 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear instrumentation & Controls. We provide engineering, manufacturing, and lifetime support of our highly engineered products. 


Join our Menomonee Falls, WI team as a Manufacturing Design Engineer. We are looking for some to provide an interface between the various design functions, procurement, manufacturing, and quality control for early engagement in new design development and legacy products. You will be involved with the product design development and manufacturing processes to improve the Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, and Service of our products and devices.  


Our ideal person will compile and evaluate process or product design and legacy data to identify potential risks and develop solutions with existing processes or products and make product modifications and design improvements as needed. We are also looking for some who will evaluate and recommend design or process approaches to meet production requirements for new or improved products or processes.

What You Will Do

  • Responsible for coordinating with a group of engineers on completion of technical activity on time and budget
  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support testing of products, systems, or subsystems 
  • May use computer-aided engineering or other design/analysis software in the performance of assignments
  • Ability to lead a technical group independently
  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and under direction develops designs to best support them, including cost as a key design variable 
  • Provide budget, cost, and schedule input for design assignments
  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems, and services
  • Drive the program design-to-cost and design for manufacturing requirements
  • Develop prototypes to retire key development risks
  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with other company personnel and the customer as required
  • Participates in preparation of proposals
  • Provide technical knowledge and assistance to other engineers and support personnel
  • Lead and direct the work of others as assigned
  • Support, communicate, reinforce, and defend the mission, values, and culture of the organization
  • Other duties as may be assigned

Education & Experience Requirements

  • BS in Engineering or equivalent education and experience
  • 2-5 years’ experience as a manufacturing/industrial/mechanical/electrical engineer
  • Ability to communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Visio desired
  • Experience reading wire schematics, technical drawings, and mechanical prints
  • Experience creating work instructions, routings, and instructions for assembly
  • Knowledge of 3 phase power systems, power electronics, control systems, switchgear, motors, Motor Generator sets, programmable controllers, electromechanical energy conversion and synchronous machines
  • Knowledge of Military specifications and knowledge of Navy electrical systems desirable
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing Engineering to ensure Process Capability for MAKE items
  • Knowledge of Supplier Quality/Development Engineer to ensure Process Capability for BUY items
  • Knowledge of Design Transfer readiness and how this relates to phase review discipline for design and development programs
  • Knowledge of CAD tools, specifically NX desired
  • Experience with Failure Modes and Affects (PFMEA/DFMEA) and other Quality Tools, such as Mistake-Proofing/Poka-Yoke
  • 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

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. 

For additional information on  Leonardo DRS, please visit our website at

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee