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Senior Manufacturing Engineer


Menomonee Falls, WI, US, 53051 Milwaukee, WI, US, 53216

Job ID: 102542 


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

Perform moderately complex functions in the design, fabrication, modification and/or evaluation of manufacturing operations. May prepare complicated plans, conduct support studies, and provide analysis or tests in the development of manufacturing operations. May assign work to drafters and/or technicians and provide guidance to lower level engineers. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • Develop manufacturing process plans, test requirements, manufacturing flow, and capacity plans.  Review detail designs for manufacturability and producibility.
  • Develop and document work instructions to support building of product based on requirements.
  • Act as the technical lead for all floor support and MRB/DR disposition.
  • Develop key technologies to integrate advanced manufacturing techniques and tooling to shop floor, which improve safety, quality and cost.
  • Support production by providing required tool list and design of specialty fixture/tooling.
  • Lead the EDM/FAI process to insure new products are transferred into the production processes successfully.
  • Develop a PFMEA (Process, Failure, Mode, Effect, and Analysis) to ensure manufacturing processes have proper repeatability, safety, and evaluate potential failures for our customers, as well as, establish material flow and work cell layout for specific programs.
  • Communicate requirements for manufacturability to design engineering team, optimizing manufacturing, safety, quality, and cost efficiencies.
  • Review ECOs with focus on “how & when” drawing content, impacts the work instruction and build sequence.
  • Support team events within manufacturing work cells for identification, implementation and measurement of improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering field with 5+ years applicable engineering experience
  • 3+ years’ experience as a manufacturing/mechanical/electrical engineer
  • Ability to communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.  Proficiency in Microsoft Word and AutoCAD or Visio desired.  Deltek systems knowledge also helpful.
  • Experience reading wire schematics, technical drawings, and mechanical prints
  • Experience creating work instructions, routings, and instructions for assembly 
  • Experience with single piece flow, sheet metal mfg, welding and cable harnessing.  
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Knowledge of 3 phase power systems, power electronics, control systems, switchgear, motors, MG sets, programmable controllers, electromechanical energy conversion and synchronous machines.  
  • Knowledge of Military specifications and knowledge of Navy electrical systems desirable.

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires ability to perform work involving:  lifting, walking, climbing, bending, sitting, standing, stooping, and communicating both verbally and in written form. 
  • Work performed in a climate-controlled, well-lit clean manufacturing and office area.
  • Occasionally lift and or move items up to 35 lbs.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

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