Test Technician

DRS Technologies Danbury, CT
Job Title: Test Technician (Temporary)

DRS Technologies 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 Finmeccanica 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 www.drs.com.

DRS Naval Power Systems (NPS) a multi-site operation responsible for $350 million of revenue with locations in Milwaukee, WI, Danbury, CT, Fitchburg, MA, and High Ridge, MO with an employee base of approximately 900 employees. NPS is structured into four Lines of Business: Surface, Submarines, Nuclear Instrumentation and Controls and Marlo Coil focusing on supporting the power and propulsion needs of the U.S. Navy. We provide engineering, manufacturing and lifetime support of our highly engineered products.

Job Location: Danbury, CT

Position Summary:

Provide technical support to engineers on moderately complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment. Perform standard testing processes on a variety of equipment and recording results. Requires knowledge of industry specific tests and testing equipment, alignment and troubleshooting test failures

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Responsible for testing, modifying, reworking, and repairing electronic, optical and mechanical assemblies

* Work from moderately complex wiring and assembly drawings, operation sheets, engineering specifications and sketches

* Design and test prototype assemblies and production units

* Use judgment in re-working or re-wiring to bring unit within quality control specifications

* Testing, inspection, and repairing of electronic, optical or mechanical assemblies

* Work under minimal supervision and may provide guidance to other technicians

* Capable of performing related manufacturing processes

* Interpret and follow written documents such as SOPs and safety rules

* Ensure compliance with all safety and regulatory requirements applicable to the company in accordance with State and Federal regulations and any applicable certification required to maintain the certification

* May assist in training new team members

* Interface with other departments to assure efficient flow of information and materials

* Perform Key Performance Indicators:

* Meet production deadlines

* Quality of finished product (Pass/fail rates)

* Raw material stock levels

* Compliance outcomes

* Position requires the ability to coordinate several activities at the same time, and to reprioritize in response to changing operational conditions

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

Basic Qualifications:

* Requires an associate's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in the field or in a related area

* Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills

* Experience handling small delicate components, using ESD practices

* Soldering and wirebonding experience a plus

* Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals

* Experience using various computer applications, including Access, Excel, and Labview

* Experience with MRP a plus

* Must have good mechanical skills

* U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and retain a security clearance within a time period to be established by the Company

Physical Requirements:

* Working in a manufacturing environment Lifting 0-20 lbs., Walking, Stooping, Sitting, Standing, Computer Work

Candidates must be a US citizen and meet DRS security standards as imposed by DoD, including the issuance of any necessary security clearance by the US government within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

DRS Technologies 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. #MS #NPS