DRS Technologies Inc. Painter/Coater Specialist II in High Ridge, Missouri

Leonardo DRS, Inc.

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. Leonardo DRS is committed to being an employer of choice of a highly qualified, diverse, effective, and productive workforce.

Company Overview

DRS Marlo Coilmanufactures robust heat transfer, refrigeration, and air handling equipment for industrial, commercial, utility and marine markets. Our custom engineered heat transfer solutions are used in a variety of configurations to cool, heat, and dehumidify air streams for process and building comfort. We pride ourselves on having equipment on most surface combatant ships and submarines in the U.S. Navy fleet. Additionally, DRS Marlo Coil is positioned for significant growth in the Industrial/Commercial markets.

For more information on Leonardo DRS, please visitwww.leonardodrs.com, and for more information on our Commercial/Industrial business, please visitwww.marlocoil.com

Job Location - High Ridge, MO

*Overall Summary - *

  • 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 special needs.

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

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals.

  • Able to effectively communicate with other functional departments as needed.

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

  • 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

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


  • Performs various duties pertaining to cleaning and painting of all manufactured products requiring the highest skill level

  • Paint all products with greatest skill level and highest degree of proficiency applying all techniques and using all types of equipment available within the plant. Possess skills required to be proficient in paint camouflaging process

  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to select proper process, equipment, and materials to apply best possible paint application to products,

  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to determine what needs to be done to prior applications to apply quality touch up or to totally repaint product

  • Possess experience and knowledge necessary to select proper paints and chemicals and mix same effectively. This determination may come from assessment of surfaces of product or by reading and interpreting manufacturing processes, blueprints and other work instructions

  • Responsible for any type of equipment maintenance needed, clean up of equipment, maintain paint booth and booth area

  • Communicate as a mentor with lesser skilled painters to develop their own skills

  • Possess the proper knowledge to complete all required reports and paperwork

  • Know all safety requirements including proper plant ventilation standards (respirator usage, no smoking, use of safety glasses, etc)

  • Properly log in and out on assigned jobs and complete appropriate paperwork

  • If required, perform all aspects of inspection: in-process, final and source; allocate partial points - 3 points in-process - 3 points final - 4 points source


  • A minimum of two year's experience in a commercial or industrial setting


  • Trade School preferred but will consider a combination of education and experience

Required Competencies for Success in this Position:


High Quality Orientation and focus on Continuous Improvement

Time Management 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.