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Laser Technician III

Laser Technician III

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US-CA-San Diego
Min. Exp. (Yrs) 
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Operations - mfg

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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 Daylight Solutions is a subsidiary of Leonardo DRS. Our mission at DRS Daylight Solutions is to be a leader in developing molecular detection, imaging and illumination systems for use in scientific research, life sciences, industrial process control, and defense applications. Mixed Generation Infrared Countermeasure Laser Systems. Multi-Spectral Beacons for Combat Identification. Sensors for Real-Time Liquid & Gas Phase Analysis. Mid Infrared Chemical Imaging.
DRS Daylight Solutions culture is family oriented, friendly, innovative, and collaborative. We enjoy working hard and have fun doing it. Our purpose is to save lives with light. If you are an innovator that wants to be part of the solution, we are looking for pioneers like you who will help bring great ideas from concept to reality.
Job Location: San Diego, CA

Position Summary:
Provide technical support to engineers and scientist on moderately complex components, devices, material, products, processes and/or equipment.



Duties and Responsibilities: • Under some supervision, build and test electro-optical assemblies, and laser systems to meet performance specifications.• Set-up and align optical diagnostic equipment given test requirements.• Troubleshoot and perform problem isolation on modules and sub-assembly components.• Collect and evaluate test and build data to ensure process control and product quality based on specific procedures and processes. • Maintain data systems to record and report test results.• Provide technical input and suggestions on process/procedural improvements.• Analyze equipment performance and schedule maintenance and calibration as required.• Utilize online databases to transact material, and review drawings and bills of material. • Perform failure analysis and determine root cause with minimal instructions.• Able to work extended hours if necessary.• Maintain a professional work space and environment. • Must use optical, mechanical, and electrical tools and test equipment for measurement, alignment, and testing.Basic Qualifications:


• AS degree or comparable level laser or optics courses is required. • 5 years experience in laser, photonics or high technology manufacturing is required. • Familiarity with clean room protocol desired.• Previous experience with Mid-IR lasers, work at a start-up company, and/or work on new products is beneficial. • Currently active SECRET level security clearance or active within the previous 2 years preferred. Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain/maintain a SECRET level security clearance.• Must demonstrate strong decision-making and leadership skills• Soldering and wire bonding experience a plus• Experienced handling small delicate components, using ESD practices • Must be experienced in the safe handling of chemicals • Experienced in the use of various computer applications, including Access, Excel, and Labview • Experience with MRP a plus • Must have good mechanical skills 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, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #DLS