Mechanical Engineering Manager in Melbourne, FL

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Aerospace & Defense   •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 7 weeks ago

Job Location - Huntsville, AL or Melbourne, FL

Position Summary

Responsible for supervising a team of Mechanical engineers and designers, as well as direct contribution to development of technical solutions and product. May lead a development team or consult with multiple teams as a subject matter expert. Exemplifies the DRS Way by promoting a culture of integrity, accountability, results driven, collaborative relationships and continuous improvement.

Primary & Essential Accountabilities

• Manage a team of Mechanical engineers and designers

o Support of manpower assessment and planning

o Recommend resource assignments

o Provide career/training guidance to direct reports

o Manage employee performance of direct reports

o Identify functional needs/gaps

o Support recruiting/hiring efforts

o Evaluate/recommend engineering tools

o Provide process compliance and tailoring guidance

• Lead/contribute to mechanical technical solutions and products

o Lead/contribute to a project team, a tiger team, or a process improvement initiative

o Design, analyze, integrate and document products, systems or subsystems

o Provide technical guidance and oversight to include concept development and peer/design review participation

o Support verification testing, transition to production, and field issue resolution

o Lead/contribute to Value Engineering and issue resolution teams

o Provide budget, cost and schedule input

o Participate in proposals

o Mentor engineers/designers

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

At least 70% of time will be allocated to technical solutions and products.


• Experience in Mechanical design of ruggedized equipment, preferably for military applications

• Proficient in design/modeling in CAD tools, preferably PTC Creo

• Experience with Thermal or Structural Analysis

• Familiar with military and industrial specifications

• Demonstrated leadership of a technical team

• Experience planning development tasks (labor estimates, schedule creation)

• Foundation supporting growth into functional management (awareness of business needs, process understanding, driven to improve technical and performance at the functional level)

Years of Experience / Level of Education

• Bachelor's degree in engineering or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years of experience