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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Principal Supplier Quality Engineer in Melbourne, Florida

Job ID: 104087

The Electro Optical Infrared Systems (EOIS) line of business within DRS has locations in Dallas, TX, Melbourne, FL, and Cypress, CA. EOIS develops, manufactures, and supports 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.

Job Summary

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing program or project quality system processes and supporting product quality improvements

  • Responsible for designing quality improvement initiatives and processes across a line of business, commodity or business unit

  • Design, develop, analyze, document, and support quality activities that drive continuous improvement across the organization utilizing Six Sigma/Lean, SPC, FMEA, Process Capability and ISO Quality Management systems

  • Complete technical projects independently

  • Mentor and coach other engineers

  • Responsible for establishing quality programs and for driving quality improvement initiatives internally and at both customers and suppliers

  • Design, develop, analyze, document and support quality programs such as Six Sigma/Lean, SPC, FMEA, Process Capability and ISO Quality Management systems

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently and mentor and coach other engineers

  • Review customer specifications and requirements, and develop quality systems and processes to best support them

  • Ability to influence Functional Organizations towards a preventive, quality-oriented culture from design throughout the life of the product

  • Provide budget, cost and schedule input for quality assignments

  • Document component and subsystem specifications and material requirements

  • Analyze designs as necessary and make recommendations form a quality perspective

  • Specify and evaluate supplier components, subsystems and services

  • Communicate clearly (written and oral) with manufacturing, supply chain, program management and the customer as required

  • Participate heavily in preparation of the more complex and significant proposals

  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to other engineers and support personnel

  • Interact with technical management, other professionals, technicians and support personnel to coordinate, recommend and confer regarding technical activities and progress

  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings

  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers

  • Specialties may include:

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Software Engineering

  • Laser Engineering

  • Optical Engineering

  • Test Engineering

  • Manufacturing Engineering which may include: Industrial or Process Engineering, or others

  • Application Engineering

  • Supplier Quality

Job Responsibilities Part II


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 8 years of experience

  • Master’s degree preferred

  • Mastery of technologies and domain knowledge

  • Expected to have knowledge and significant experience in multiple engineering disciplines

  • Ability to complete a technical project independently.

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families, and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, Leonardo DRS is taking action to address the risk and uncertainty COVID variants pose in the workplace. We require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated, unless a medical or religious accommodation is formally approved by Leonardo DRS prior to commencing employment.

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.