DRS Technologies Inc. Staff Mechanical Engineer in Dallas, Texas


LEONARDO DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security.

Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo, which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture that rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at www.leonardodrs.com.

Company Overview

LEONARDO DRS Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. We develop, manufacture, and support infrared and electro-optical solutions for soldiers, ground vehicles and airborne platforms. We offer an exciting and challenging work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package, and a business culture that rewards performance.

Employing the world’s brightest. Supporting the world’s bravest.


Dallas, TX

Position Summary

DRS EOIS – Mechanical engineering design candidate would become a key member of an integrated product team tasked to develop sensors and related military products. The duties would primarily be associated with the mechanical design of infrared sensors and cameras. As part of DRS' multidiscipline team, the successful candidate would be involved in mechanical concept to detailed design, as well as supporting the integration and testing of products.

Basic Qualifications and Required Skills

  • BSME with 20+ year’s experience in mechanical design

  • 15+ year’s experience in defense and aerospace industry

  • Electronics packaging experience

  • Excellent grasp of principles of machine element design and heat transfer

  • Extensive knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Microsoft Office Suite of tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Communicate well, both in verbal presentations and in written documentation.

  • DOE and practical problem solving

  • Experience designing, planning, and testing to requirements of MIL-STD-810

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Must be a motivated, self-starter

Desired Skills

  • 15+ years in Electro-Optical design

  • Structural and Thermal FEA analysis

  • Mechanism design experience

  • Military avionics design experience

  • Experience with infrared imaging and lasers

  • Failure analysis and analytical skills

  • Proficiency using Mathcad and/or Matlab

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead mechanical activities on LRU level product design:

  • Assist with specification generation (including flow-down component level specification)

  • Direct product design and modeling, material selection, structural and thermal analyses

  • Transition of products into production

  • Coordination with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Support product through qualification level testing

  • Support of customer level design reviews

  • Design, develop, and implement technical solutions to complex problems

  • Transitioning current and future development designs through qualification and into production

  • Creation of engineering drawings and engineering documentation

  • Mentoring junior level engineers

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Conditions

Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. up to 20% of the time

Only candidates that meet the qualifications as outlined above will be contacted for further information.

Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security Clearance.

LEONARDO DRS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. #EOIS