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Leonardo DRS, Inc. Sr Test Technician (1st and 2nd shifts available) in Germantown, Maryland

*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 47,000 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.leonardodrs.com.

DRS Airborne & Intelligence Systems, Germantown, MD specializes in communications-surveillance products that meld both RF and DSP technologies and is a leading worldwide supplier of high-quality signal-intercept equipment. We provide creative RF solutions to the Department of Defense and prime contractors. The facility designs and manufactures HF, VHF, and SHF tuners and receivers, demodulators, direction finders and wireless intercept solutions.

Job Location: Germantown, MD

Job Title: Senior Test Technician (1st and 2nd shifts available)

Job Summary

The Senior Test Technician provides technical support to engineers and scientists on complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment.

First and second shifts available (2nd shift offers a 10% shift differential); we work a 9/80 schedule.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work from complex wiring and assembly drawings, operation sheets, engineering specifications and sketches and running sheets of significant complexity

  • 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

  • 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

  • Diagnose cause of electrical, optical or mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment and performs preventative and corrective maintenance

  • Modify complex electrical prototypes to correct functional deviations

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

  • Perform standard testing processes on a variety of equipment and recording results

  • Require knowledge of industry specific tests and testing equipment, alignment and troubleshooting test failures

Qualifications

  • AA/AS in a technical discipline or equivalent experience in the field or in a related area

  • Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills.

  • Experienced handling small delicate components using ESD practices

  • Soldering and wire bonding experience a plus

  • Experienced in the use of various computer applications such as Access, Excel, and Labview

  • Experience with MRP a plus

  • Must have microwave or UHF/VHF RF experience and experience in tuning, testing, troubleshooting microwave circuit cards

  • Test equipment required: Network analyzer, Phase noise analyzer, spectrum analyzer plus all common test equipment

  • Must understand the concepts behind the following tests. VSWR, gain, noise figure and IP3

  • Synthesizer (PLL) knowledge preferred

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

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