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Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, Optics - Frontline (Day Shift)

Job ID 114232
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L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

About L3Harris Technologies

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customer's mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

About the Role

This role is a primary Manufacturing Engineering contact person to the day shift production team, focused on quality and reliability within the cell, in addition to on time delivery.  This person is integral to the daily success of the shop floor team and is responsible for using root cause analysis tools to resolve production issues quickly and completely.  The successful candidate will be focused on the verification and alignment of optical subassemblies or systems.

Essential Responsibilities 
  • Act as a point of contact to Manufacturing team for assistance in troubleshooting and resolving mechanical, electro-mechanical and electro optical manufacturing issues

  • Create and maintain documentation to support manufacturing changes, including assembly procedures, Work Instructions and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) authoring

  • Attend and provide responses to daily cell standup meetings

  • Participate in daily cell Material Review Board (MRB) meetings, including supporting closure of Non-Conformance Reports (NCR's) and disposition of non-conforming material

  • Responsible for the development of manufacturing processes and procedures for WESCAM products; this includes the creation of PFMEA, SPC, First Pass Approval (FPA), control plans, tooling and test procedures

  • Reviewing change requests generated by engineering and production staff for impact to process, product flow, product quality and documentation, and implement changes as required

  • Present manufacturing engineering activities at cell sustaining update meeting on monthly basis

  • Conduct 8D root cause analysis and implement permanent corrective actions

  • Support translation of product specifications from Engineering to Manufacturing procedures

  • Leadership and support for continuous improvement initiatives and projects

  • Support any other business priorities as required by Operations Engineering leadership

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Qualifications
  • Must have a well-rounded optical background with manufacturing engineering experience in a high tech environment

  • University degree; or 3-year College diploma coupled with relevant work experience in Optics or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing Engineering experience in a high tech assembly environment

  • Excellent knowledge of Systems, Electro-Mechanical, Electro-Optical, Manufacturing and Process Engineering

  • Technical communication skills both verbal and written

  • Good knowledge of LEAN manufacturing and continuous improvement principles

  • Able to troubleshoot and “real-time" problem solve manufacturing issues

  • Must be well organized, goal oriented and able to give attention to detail

  • Able to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across the organization

  • Able to read and understand Mechanical drawings and Electrical schematics

Preferred Additional Skills
  • AS9100 knowledge and experience an asset, but not required

  • Experience using Matlab, Zeemax, and Code 5 an asset, but not required

  • Green Belt Certification or equivalent industry LEAN experience an asset, but not required

      
Life at L3HARRIS WESCAM
 

A subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies – WESCAM develops the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. From long- range covert surveillance and targeting missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, allow our customers to see first and act first. 


Engineered with advanced EO/IR technology and over 40 years of superior gyro-stabilization experience, WESCAM’s MX™-Series has been proven in-theater, and controlled the battle space from every altitude. With thousands of systems fielded worldwide, L3 Harris WESCAM’s systems can be found on over 200 different types of platforms, including fixed-wing, rotary-wing, UAV and aerostat airborne platforms, numerous surface vehicles and marine-based platforms.


L3Harris WESCAM is proud to have been named a 2020 Top Employer in Hamilton-Niagara as well as one of Canada’s best Employers for Recent Graduates.  Find out more at: https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-l3-wescam

 
 

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

  • Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
  • Free on-site gym
  • Free wellness programs
  • Free fruit, bagels and coffee
  • Subsidized cafeterias
  • Sports and extra-curricular teams and activities
  • Employee events such as Rib Fest and Golf Tournament
  • Work/Life balance that is supported
  • Real opportunities for growth and development
  • A diverse and inclusive working culture
  • Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives
Diversity & Inclusion
 

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

 

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you. 

 

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

 
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