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Specialist, Field Engineering 1

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Job ID 424
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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.

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.

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 space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

L3Harris Defense Electronic Systems (DES), a division of L3Harris, provides precision electronic components, subsystems, and systems for the DOD and international allies.  L3Harris DES specializes in the design and manufacture of fuses, ignition safety devices, proximity sensors, GPS navigation systems, aerospace status indicators, and range and test solutions.

The L3Harris Interstate Electronics Corporation business was founded in 1956 and for over 65 years IEC has played a key role in the most successful defense system of modern history. With sites in Anaheim, CA, Cape Canaveral, FL, and Crystal City, VA, IEC is a recognized industry leader in defense and security solutions, providing critical technology advancements in the areas of GPS/Position Navigation and Timing, and Range and Test Solutions. We offer competitive benefits, an alternative 4/10 work schedule, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

Field Engineering Specialist providing project and technical support for the installation, grooming, operation, maintenance, and modification of complex electronic systems installed onboard the Launch Area Support Ship (LASS). Systems include RF Instrumentation, Satellite and Underwater Communications, Telemetry, Data Transmission and Recording, System Interfaces, and Software Operating Systems.

Responsible for projects and processes within the LASS group, achieving operational targets for LASS electronics systems assembly, assessment, testing, and operation in support of the Navy customer.  Support operational Navy testing events as a watch stander at sea onboard the Launch Area Support ship, with positions impacting flight test safety and data collection.  Responsible to make short-notice independent assessments and decisions for technical areas of responsibility during critical and time-sensitive testing.

Assigned tasking requires communication within the LASS group, as well as coordination with external supporting contractors and Navy customers.  Requires guiding, coaching, and training other employees on areas of responsibility for project execution.  Support of electronics systems includes general analysis, problem solving, procedure/process development, and innovations.

Requires some near and long-distance travel to provide contracted services on a varying schedule, including periods at sea on a Military Sealift Command vessel. Requires supporting various tasking at the home location, to include inventory control, production builds, repairs, systems grooming, on-the-job training, mentoring others, maintaining logbooks, filing reports, and other tasking as assigned. Requires the ability to climb at least 50’ from the deck of the ship and must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

Essential Functions:

  • Travel up 30-50% of the time, mostly to sea for equipment or mission support.
  • Frequently work on and embark on surface vessels, including underway period of weeks at a time.
  • Ability to climb and work on elevated platforms.
  • Support weekend work, as required and when at sea on the support ship.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience, or 2 years post-Secondary/Associate Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Other relevant military electronics courses/certifications or 4 years of experience in military electronics systems/Strategic Weapons Systems may be considered in place of the associate or bachelor’s degree education requirements.
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, a Secret Clearance.
  • 4 years of experience with analog and digital test equipment to troubleshoot, test and/or validate complex electronic systems.
  • 4 years of experience conducting electronic troubleshooting and repair with quality assurance workmanship skills.
  • 4 years of experience conducting electronic systems installation and testing.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with RF/satellite
  • Ability to operate independently with general supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to coordinate within the group and with external customers on areas of project responsibility.
  • General analysis, problem solving, and innovation in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ability to review, follow, and provide recommended improvements to documented procedures.
  • Networking skills including but not limited to VLANs, TCP/IP, IPv4/6, dynamic routing (OSPF/BGP), static routing, VPN tunneling, and access lists.
  • IPC-610/620 and J-STD certifications.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills.

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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