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 $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.
Quality Engineering @ L3HARRIS
WESCAM Division Burlington, ON
Future Opportunities Talent Community
About L3HARRIS WESCAM
We develop the most advanced optical systems for global defense and military markets, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies worldwide. These systems provide stabilized, high-magnification Electro-optic and Infrared (EO/IR) laser, surveillance and targeting systems for airborne, marine and ground based platforms.
To see more our systems capability in action, click HERE
Quality Engineering at a Glance
Our products take a beating. They really do….
Whether sitting under the nose of a Blackhawk helicopter in the heat of a desert airstrip, or subjected to persistent saltwater spray atop the mast of a naval patrol ship, operating in sub-zero high-attitude temperatures while on a covert airborne surveillance mission or the relentless heat and dust from a rapidly moving national guard desert convoy.
The two common element in all of these scenarios. First - they’re all mission-critical, therefore our systems have to work flawlessly. Second - that flawless operation is directly attributed to our Quality Engineering Team. Our focus is on delivering confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled at all stages of production, with higher reliability and greater speed.
The team consists of three primary Quality teams:
Supplier Quality and Quality Engineers focus on the earliest production stages of our optical systems by working with hundreds of suppliers to ensure design for quality is embedded in their processes to ensure repeatability, predictability and scalability.
Our Quality Analysts pour through tremendous quality-based data in order to understand, interpret and socialize that data back to our Quality and various engineering teams at WESCAM for potential opportunities for improvement
Finally, our Quality Specialist anchor the production stages by ensuring that our build/assembly process is perfected from a component perspective (15000 individual components make up one system) and work towards identifying and eliminating potential failures.
To join others just like you in our WESCAM Quality Engineering/Supplier Quality Engineering Community – please click APPLY below, or keep reading to learn more…
About Joining the Quality Engineering Talent Community
We are always looking for great talent to join our Quality Engineering team – but we also understand that timing is everything. You may not be ready to make a move, but you’re open to exploring your options.
We may not have a position immediately available – but we know we will in the near future. Our forecasted growth makes that a certainty. Join our talent community for Quality Engineering and we’ll make sure to stay in touch, keep you informed on what we’re doing, what’s happening in our industry, and connect from time to time to tell you about upcoming roles.
Subject Matter Expertise We Look For
Each of the three levels of Quality Engineering require varying depths of experience and skills, as well as some common elements we seek in terms of subject matter expertise.
Quality Assurance experience within Assembly, Manufacturing or Supplier environments
AS9100 standards and why they exist
The relationship between Quality standard and processes
FAI – First Article Inspections
How NCR (Non-Conformance Reporting) and MRB (Material Review Boards) are incorporated into the Quality process
Principles of 8D, Fishbone, Five-Why and PFMEA
Advanced Excel skills / Trend Analysis
We don’t just look for the above – you’ll need to have a few other things to keep you balanced. For example, you’ll need all of your five senses to be on-point with the rest of us - Humour, Humility, Belonging, Urgency and Self.
Also, the ability to play a musical instrument is also high on the list – we have 7 in-company bands and we’re always looking for a guitar lead or a drummer.
Your area of expertise may include something we need immediately, or later on down the road – but at some point in time, we’d like a chance to get to know you a little better.
Education / Academic Backgrounds We Look For
While Engineering degrees are always welcomed, we additionally look for academic backgrounds that include technical degrees/diplomas, Quality Assurance designations (ie: ASQ), Lean/Six Sigma training and more.
Life at L3HARRIS WESCAM
This is the most important part. Many companies say that their work is ‘exciting’ or ‘challenging’, or that they work in a fast-paced environment. Perhaps our definition of those terms is slightly different – because we are one of the only companies in the world that produce what we do, have customers like we do, allow our employees to work on the kinds of things we do, and say with certainty that what we do every day directly contributes to protecting lives around the world.
What else can you expect as an L3HARRIS WESCAM employee?
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
Organized into 4 segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 50 countries.
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.
By joining our Quality Engineering Talent Community, we’ll keep you up to date on what L3HARRIS WESCAM is working on, new developments in business, and more information about the team and what it means to work here.
You’ll also be the first to hear about new positions coming up that we hope you might be interested in.
**As L3HARRIS-WESCAM is a supplier to several national military and defense agencies, we are bound by the Canadian Controlled Goods Program. Every L3HARRIS employee must be CGP-Certified, of which certification requires extensive background screening that L3 Wescam will manage on your behalf.