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Senior Specialist, Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Canoga Park, California

Job ID 9322
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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 space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Senior Specialist, Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Job Code: 9322

Job Location: Canoga Park, CA

Job Schedule: 9/80 – 9 hours Monday – Thursday, 8 hours every other Friday

Job Description:

We are seeking a Senior Specialist, Additive Manufacturing Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).

Enjoy work/life balance at our Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area) site.  At this facility, we design & manufacture rocket engines and unique power systems that support space exploration & the defense of our nation such as NASA’s SLS, Lockheed Martin’s THAAD, Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser, and the Mars Perseverance Rover.

Essential Functions:

40% - Manufacturing/Process Engineering

  • Improve production rates through continuous process improvement
  • Implement advanced process controls in AM to reduce variation
  • Evaluate and implement safety improvements for the Additive Manufacturing process and material handling
  • Support digital manufacturing and data analytics for predictive maintenance
  • Implement industrial manufacturing best practices for a visual workplace
  • Work with the factory to implement improvements for post processing of printed hardware, including designing/developing tooling and fixturing
  • Generating work instructions for printing and post-processing of various 3D printed component
  • 40% - Design Engineering
  • Review part drawings to identify critical features, improvements for additive manufacturing
  • Refine CAD data for design of manufacturing
  • Design supports, and generate build files for printing
  • 20% - Project Management

  • Create & maintain a project schedule
    • Lead or participate in implementation of production cell for the printing and post processing of hardware.
    • Manage facility upgrades that will help to burn down risks and drive process improvements
    • Work with subject matter experts across the enterprise to help drive continuous improvement activities
    • Monitor supplier activities and work with Purchasing on the acquisition of capital items
  • Evaluation of proposed parts for the Additive process
  • Generate base timing, costs, and scheduling
  • Generate quotes


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Materials or equivalent degree, and five (5) years of professional experience in aerospace, conventional manufacturing, or an equivalent combination of experience and educationMS Preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with metal additive manufacturing (EOS, GE Concept Laser, SLM Solutions, Laser Powder Bed)
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include report writing, requirements derivation, and documentation, as well as design review presentations

Addional Preferences:

  • Experience with CAD design Software SolidWorks and/or Creo,
  • Experience with additive software EOS Print and Materialise Magics
  • Experience with additive simulation software
  • Working knowledge of inspection methods, including X-Ray, CT, Structured Light
  • Experience with root cause analysis, quality management systems, Microsoft Office Suite, GOM, machine maintenance, flight hardware, working with NASA/GOV, GD&T
  • Working knowledge of Heat Transfer and Thermal Dynamics with a focus on Additive Manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of Laser Welding theory, concepts, and or applications with a focus on Additive Manufacturing
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance
  • Working experience in utilizing Big Data & Industry 4.0 techniques and concepts
  • Experience with automation in manufacturing work environments
  • Desire to work with a team, developing each other’s skillsets and furthering one another’s knowledge
  • Desire to educate others on AM technologies and capabilities

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $92,500.00- $171,500.00. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

L3Harris Technologies is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3Harris is committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity and maintaining a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or other related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, characteristic or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local laws. L3Harris maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks, where permitted by law.

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