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Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Cincinnati, Ohio

Job ID 11148
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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: Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

Job Code: 11148

Job Location: Cincinnati, OH

Schedule: 4/10

Job Description:

This position supports strategic programs essential to maintaining U.S. Armed Forces’ readiness. The successful Manufacturing Engineering Manager will be responsible for overseeing engineering and technical production support in the areas of automated electronics manufacturing (SMT/THT). This individual will have responsibility to ensure group goals and objectives are met, review and make recommendations on policies and procedures to maximize group operating performance, identify technical issues of future importance, and provide guidance to the team on development, performance, and productivity issues. This position is responsible for moderate understanding of the overall organization and typically supervises technicians, co-ops, and engineers.

Essential Functions: 

  • Direct engineering work for manufacturing engineers and technicians supporting the Automated Electronics (AE) manufacturing department.
  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines and departments in the performance of meeting technical, cost, and schedule requirements.
  • Monitor daily manufacturing operations. Actively assist and provide direction to subordinates as required.
  • Oversee the completion of engineering work on programs and support functions performed by the department.
  • Establish clear performance objectives for each employee aligned with Strategic Goal Alignment objectives. Provide routine performance feedback to achieve or exceed all stated objectives.
  • Analyze, make recommendations, and prepare capital equipment requests. Plan and manage execution of approved capital equipment projects.
  • Manage Strategic Goal Alignment metrics. Lead or participate in company improvement initiatives.
  • Assist in evaluating and selecting internal and external talent to ensure the best match between the individual and the work requirements.
  • Contribute to staffing budget estimates to maintain technical competency and capacity within the assigned group.
  • Conduct performance reviews, execute personnel adjustments, listen to and respond to grievances, and review and approve timecards and expense reports.
  • Travel to outside locations in pursuit of departmental and company objectives.
  • Act in place of the department manager as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience or Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • 7 years or more experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • 7 years or more experience in multi-tasking and interfacing with all levels of management and effectively interfacing with customers.
  • Able to obtain secret level clearance.
  • Must be a United States citizen.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Experience in the defense or aerospace industry
  • Experience with Surface Mount Technology (SMT), Through Hole Technology (THT), manual electronics soldering, conformal coating, Automated Optical Inspection (AOI), X-ray inspection, solder dipping of components, robotics, and control systems
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in drawing practices, engineering analysis, DoD development programs, capital equipment procurement and integration, product assembly, and test of hardware
  • Experience with ANSI J-STD-001, AS9100, and ANSI Y14.5
  • Experience with (Fuji, Mirtec, Nikon, ERSA, Heller, BTU, KOH Young, Sayaka, Nordson Asymtek)
  • 6 sigma, 8D, CostPoint, TipQA, SAP


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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