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Quality Inspector

Carlsbad, California

Job ID SAS20230709-105790
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organised
  • Strategic
  • Technical


My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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: Quality Inspector

Job Code: SAS20230709-105790

Job Location: Carlsbad, CA

Job Description: L3Harris is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Inspector to support our quality needs and join our team in Carlsbad, CA. The successful candidate must be proficient in performing physical inspection with a wide range of inspection tools to include micrometers, gauges, and calipers, to optical comparators and microscopes. Quality department employees play a critical role in the daily Operations by controlling hardware quality and processes that support our client base. The inspector is responsible for performing hardware inspections, tests and/or audits of purchased parts, units, materials, equipment, panel/module level assemblies, and quality control programs to specifications. They will Inspect and may perform minor rework on defective or malfunctioning units or systems. Inspectors ensure raw materials, in-process, and finished products meet drawing specifications and test standards.

Essential Functions:

  • Reads and understands manufacturing drawings, diagrams, specifications and part lists (BOM) to approve or reject units, test setups, or systems for in process or final assemblies.
  • Reads and understands specifications and inspection criteria and applies criteria using appropriate and properly configured inspection tools.
  • Perform thorough examination to all machined parts, components, assemblies, and materials to ensure appropriate compliance to manufacturers’ documentation (DWG/BOM), and ascertains product conformity, condition, or serviceability.
  • Responsible for accurately recording inspection results and maintaining good documentation practices.
  • Writes, tracks, and processes hardware related defects or non-conformance reports.
  • Identifies problems, and proposes resolutions that are timely, cost-effective, and meet quality requirements.
  • Responsible for maintaining communication with Quality Engineer, Quality Manager, and Program Engineers and Technicians, to effectively support production objectives and proactively address concerns or limitations.
  • Schedules and routes instruments and other equipment or tools requiring calibration to calibration laboratory or vendor to ensure proper performance, accuracy, and reliability.
  • Perform all electrical/electronic inspections to IPC-A-610/620 or mechanical inspections to released drawings, procedures, and specifications.
  • Ensure compliance to required ESD manufacturing environments.


  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associate degree with a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Eligible to obtain US Government Security Clearance and retain clearance while employed by L3Harris.
  • Fully proficient, self-sufficient individual contributor.
  • Applies proficient computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Proven knowledge and ability to conduct and interpret inspection criteria, data, and results.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to document information completely and accurately.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to achieve operational targets within job area to positively impact the overall results for the team. Work is of moderate scope, typically on larger, task-related activities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, as they may interface with customer quality representatives, suppliers, and engineers.
  • Develops or assists in developing methods and procedures necessary for inspection.
  • Experience with RCCAs, Lean, and Six Sigma methodologies

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $40,000 - $48,000. 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.

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new applicant tracking system. Please be aware that you may have applications in more than one system at this time and, as a result, you may receive communications regarding your applications from multiple systems.

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