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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Mechanical Engineer - Generalist Focus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job ID: 107868

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

DRS NPS has an immediate need for a Mechanical Engineer with a well-rounded skill set, including design, analysis, assembly support, and qualification/validation experience.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate is expected to work independently, using judgment and discretion in making complex decisions. The role is responsible for working within a multidisciplinary project team ranging from 3-10+ engineers, detailers, and drafters in a matrix organization in fulfilling program requirements. The technical nature of this position requires a collaborative role in program development and problem solving with other technical resources.

Critical to success in the role is the ability to breakdown and organize complicated technical challenges and to find innovative solutions to those challenges. Equally important is the ability to clearly document / present project status within the team, to project leadership, and to other functions including senior management. As part of regular activities, this role will may have significant supplier and customer interaction.

The ideal candidate is an individual possessing strong mechanical engineering technical skills and a working knowledge of thermal, stress, and other design considerations for rotating equipment (generators & electric motors).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree from a 4-year accredited college or university in Mechanical Engineering. 2+ years of experience as an individual contributor.

  • Proficient with Computer Aided Design (CAD) Tools (Solidworks, Creo and/or Siemen NX preferred)

  • Proficient with Finite Element Analysis for structural and thermal (ANSYS preferred)

  • US citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Individual experience in product development from concept to qualified / fielded systems.

  • Experience with the development of electric machines, electric motor/drive systems, electro-mechanical systems, marine gas turbines, and/or diesel engines.

  • Experience with the design of large welded fabrications and complex assemblies. Strong engineering design skills; including knowledge in material selection, plate and weld sizing, and fastener design.

  • Experience with execution of projects for the US military or

  • Familiarity with industrial and military design specifications

  • An Active security clearance

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours.

*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only

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.