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Manufacturing Engineer

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job ID SAS20223011-94028
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  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
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  • 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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Code: SAS20223011-94028

Job Location: Ft. Wayne, IN

Job Description:

L3Harris is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer to lead manufacturing in the development and improvement of manufacturing processes site wide. The type of hardware produced at this Harris location is often complex, containing circuit card assemblies, pneumatically driven mechanical assemblies, structural assemblies, antennas, cable harnesses and higher-level system assemblies. This position will focus on the antenna products produced on site.

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing, configuring, and optimizing industrial processes from inception through to start up and certification
  • Participate in reviews and respond to plant production quality issues.
  • Lead reviews of the manufacturing processes for quality compliance and efficiency.
  • Use of Lean Six Sigma tools to lead development and implementation of Lean Initiatives to drive continuous product improvements, integrate automation solutions and increase yield.
  • Designing and implementing manufacturing tools and fixtures
  • Generate manufacturing assembly documentation and provide direct support of personnel in the day-to-day execution of the manufacturing, inspection and test operations
  • Demonstrated ability using FMEA & DOE techniques to determine root cause and execute corrective actions of manufacturing process problems, workmanship defects, test failures, etc.
  • Collaborates with Design Engineering to review and evaluate New Product Development (NPD) drawings, drive new designs toward optimized production processes which ensure the producibility of the hardware, engage with Suppliers early in the Design process
  • Analyze ECOs (engineering change orders) impact to Operations including, material in stock, work in process, and work outsourced to suppliers


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience
  • Experience with 3D CAD software, (e.g. CREO or SolidWorks)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Embodies strong professional work ethic, self-motivation and high attention to details
  • Able to work ITAR or EAR projects
  • Willing and able to work in a cleanroom environment
  • Willing to work overtime, shift work or extended shifts, weekends and holidays as required
  • Ability to occasionally travel up to 20%

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Active government secret security clearance
  • Knowledge of process related standards, ex. J-STD-001, IPC-A-610, MIL-STD-883, NASA 8739.1/8739.4, etc.
  • Direct experience with deploying lean manufacturing strategies and techniques
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving skills and capability
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with ESD safeguards and contamination control

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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