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Senior Specialist, Quality Engineering

Canoga Park, California

Job ID 12541
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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, Quality (Process) Engineering

Job Code: 12541

Job Location:  Canoga Park

Job Schedule:9/80: Employees work 9 out of every 14 days – totaling 80 hours worked – and have every other Friday off

Job Description:

The Quality Assurance Engineer's are responsible for ensuring that delivered products and/or services conform to contractual and the Company’s requirements by designing, implementing, evaluating and continually improving quality assurance and control methods and systems. They translate design drawings and contractual requirements into a comprehensive, understandable and functional quality plan; monitor and closely support manufacturing, inspection and supplier functions that relate to product quality; coordinate with the customer the establishment of government quality requirements and material review board activities; represent quality assurance in corrective action activities; and participate in audits or product evaluations to determine the effectiveness of the quality assurance program. These positions collaborate with engineering laboratory and production functions to ensure quality standards are in place.

The Quality Process Engineer (QPE) is responsible for ensuring that quality requirements are integrated and captured in various special processes utilized in the Canoga Park facility. This role necessitates a strong understanding of industry standards, internal command media and extensive practical experience to support development and deployment of best practices. The Senior QPE is expected to coordinate with internal and external customers to quickly resolve manufacturing issues and utilize their technical background to proactively drive process improvements.

Essential Functions: 

  • Functions as a lead in the review of failure investigation activities to ensure root cause is identified and mitigating activities are identified and implemented
  • Leads audit and inspection preparation, resolution of audit and inspection findings and liaises with auditing groups and inspectors through all stages of the audits
  • Coordinates communication with DCMA on quality issues, corrective action activities as well as advocacy for DCMA concerns
  • Coordinates quality participation in engineering milestone reviews and the related product life cycle
  • Provides leadership and participates in cause and corrective action activities, failure investigations, metrics creation and quality improvement projects
  • Ensures quality requirements are embedded into key manufacturing special processes
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of inspection plans that utilize Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), Standard Measuring Inspection (SMI) equipment, quality tool and gage processes, sample inspection, NDT, special process certification controls, and Statistical Process Control (SPC) techniques
  • Participates in nonconforming material control and the Material Review Board (MRB) processes
  • Proactively analyzes manufacturing data to identify opportunities and implement process improvements
  • Independently manages quality projects, including coordination with cross functional team members, to ensure timely project completion.
  • Other responsibilities assigned by management as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant Quality Engineering experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related Quality Engineering experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related Quality Engineering experience.

Preferred Additional Skills and Knowledge:

    • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer
    • Applicable codes, rules and regulations related to the area of assignment
    • Quality engineering and mission assurance principles
    • Principles of quality planning and creating a quality plan
    • Failure investigation, root cause and corrective action processes
    • Nonconformance reporting and the Material Review Board (MRB) process
    • Qualification process and testing
    • Risk management process
    • ERP and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES)
    • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) techniques
    • Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and Standard Measuring Inspection (SMI) equipment
    • Applicable machine shop, weld, composite, propellant, electrical and assembly processes
    • Non-Destructive Test inspection processes
    • Dimensional, visual, sample and witness inspection processes
    • Process Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
    • Calibrations system requirements
    • Audit, interpret and evaluate data and processes
    • Use a variety of test, inspection and measurement equipment
    • Apply and interpret Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
    • Conduct investigation, studies and research

    In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $92,500 - $171,500. 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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