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Specialist III- MFG Assembler- Electronic at DRS Technologies

Posted in Manufacturing 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Job Description:

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 Arlington, VA, the Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. which employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. We offer a competitive compensation package and a business culture, which rewards performance. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at


 DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems, Fort Walton Beach, FL provides engineering, manufacturing, and support of defense and aerospace systems for sea, land, air, and space use.  Our product and service areas include electronic control and monitoring systems, aerospace material handling systems, simulation and training systems, aerospace support equipment, contract manufacturing, engineering, and product support. In addition, DRS AIS-FWB has contract logistics support operations domestically as well as in Europe and the Middle East.


 Job Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL


Title:    Specialist III- Manufacturing Electronic Assembler


Position Summary:

Performs advanced-level assembly functions, which may include: prep, mechanical , harness, cable, printed circuit board sub-assemblies, spray application, and inspection, typically working from models and/or drawings, within Production  


 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • May perform soldering and installation of components to contract specifications, using a wide range of tools and equipment

  • Interprets blueprints, Manufacturing Work Instructions and other written or verbal instructions 

  • Responsible and accountable for producing quality work to prescribed standards, with a focus on continuous improvement to meet customer commitments on schedule, within budget and to SPC standard practices

  • Must be trained across all assembly stages, work w/Engineering to build 1st articles by interpreting print/specification with no process provided and the ability to interpret/assemble all units in dept

  • Responsible and accountable for producing quality work to prescribed standards, with a focus on continuous improvement to meet customer commitments on schedule and within budget.

  • Follows Written Work instructions.

  • Works under minimal supervision on duties and tasks that are frequently non-routine, adapting procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet specific needs.

  • May perform more detailed tasks requiring deeper knowledge and experience in the specified processes and procedures.

  • Able to effectively communicate with other functional departments, such as Engineering, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, and Sales departments

  • Resolves most questions and problems, referring only the most complex issues to higher levels

  • Serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues

  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate good decision making ability

  • Must maintain a safe work environment by adhering to all safety procedures including those which govern the handling of materials, chemicals, tools, and equipment (WHMIS)

  • Proper use of required PPE 

  • May periodically assist in orienting and training lower level employees 

  • May participate in LEAN Events, “Six S” activities, action teams etc.

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


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Requires High School diploma or GED

  • 5+ years’ directly related experience in electronic assembly

  • Current IPC Certification preferred

  • Security clearance preferred

  • CCA and Cable Harness experience preferred


Physical Requirements include Lifting, Walking, Climbing, Sitting, Standing, Bending, Stooping, Kneeling)


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. #AIS