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Associate Manufacturing Technician


West Plains, MO, US, 65775

Job ID: 103162 


The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers.

Job Summary

DRS Land Systems is seeking a Technician I Manufacturing to provide technical support to engineers and scientist on complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment. The primary goal of this position is to support the successful completion of Production Acceptance Tests for assigned product lines.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides routine technical support to engineers and scientists on standard components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment 
  • Responsibilities may include facilitating testing, troubleshooting failure modes, and coordinating repair activities as required on complex electromechanical systems.  
  • Work from standard wiring and assembly drawings, operation sheets, test plans, technical orders,  engineering specifications and sketches 
  • Test prototype assemblies and production units
  • Capable of coordinating related manufacturing 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 and materials
  • Perform Key Performance Indicators:
  • Meet production deadlines
  • Quality of finished product (Pass/fail rates)
  • Raw material stock levels
  • Compliance outcomes 
  • Position requires the ability to coordinate several activities at the same time, and to reprioritize in response to changing operational conditions
  • Ability to read, and possibly develop, wiring diagrams, layout drawings, and engineering specifications for system or equipment modifications or expansion, and directs personnel performing routine installation and maintenance duties
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Job Responsibilities Part II


  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills. 
  • Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals. 
  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook. 
  • Must have good hand and eye coordination
  • Must be able to facilitate testing, troubleshoot failure modes and coordinate repair activities required on complex electromechanical systems 
  • Must be able to read hydraulic and electrical schematics and engineering drawings.
  • Must be able to maintain logbooks, complete formal contractually required test documentation, and  generate Test Discrepancy Reports.  
  • Must insure compliance to applicable safety regulations and contractual requirements.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.  

In compliance with Executive Order 14042 and the Company’s desire to protect the safety and health of our employees, customers, and communities, effective October 1, 2021, as a condition of employment the Company requires all newly hired US employees be fully vaccinated.

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 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: Springfield