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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Job ID: 109743

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

Leonardo DRS NPS has an immediate need for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to provide direct engineering support to specialized manufacturing operations in our Fitchburg, MA location. This person is responsible for Lean manufacturing process flow, design/development of production tools, and creation of detailed work instructions. Additionally, this person would work directly with manufacturing department personnel on training and production readiness. This individual will work closely with engineering, program management, supply chain and manufacturing to achieve objectives in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Assignments can range from new product proposal support to new product DFx and introduction to sustainment and continuous improvement of existing product lines.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Lean manufacturing process flow to support product lines in a low volume, high mix environment.

  • Develop detailed work instructions that meet product quality, customer, and contractual requirements in a defense contract environment.

  • Provide direct engineering support to manufacturing operations.

  • Define tooling and fixturing requirements and work directly with the CAD design team to develop, manufacture, and commission in support of manufacturing operations.

  • Development of manufacturing operations including factory layout and workflow using Lean manufacturing techniques and principles.

  • Evaluate, recommend, and transition products from design to manufacturing to minimize production costs using Design for Manufacturing (DFx) and Lean process flow approach.

  • Maintain and improve manufacturing process documentation necessary to effectively communicate design intent to manufacturing personnel.

  • Lead Kaizen events, 6S advancement, and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Lead problem solving activities using problem solving techniques such as 8D, 5Y, Ishikawa to perform RCCA.

  • Contribute to customer relationships.

  • Has initiative and able to work effectively with little direction seeking general guidance on new assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering field with 5 years applicable engineering experience or equivalent combination of education/training and experience

  • Specialties may include production, industrial, welding, tooling, testing, processing, and robotics

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance is required

Additional Desirable Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

  • Broad understanding of electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment

  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

  • Experience with motor assembly techniques such as winding, insulation and VPI

  • Experience or knowledge with machining, large fabrications, and castings

  • Welding, brazing, and NDT processes

  • Overhead bridge crane and rigging experience or knowledge

  • Able to visualize and comprehend manufacturing equipment or tooling problems and understand the interrelationships of factors affecting the situation.

  • Lean/Six-Sigma experience/training/certification

  • Interpersonal and communication skills needed to positively influence production processes

  • Detail oriented with a desire to be hands-on

  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and assume additional responsibilities

  • Must possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Strong knowledge of personal computer software tools like MS Excel and Word

  • Knowledge of Solid Works or other 3D modeling program

U.S. Citizenship required.

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.