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Sr. Specialist, Material & Process Mechanical Engineer

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job ID SAS20212403-58606
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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Sr. Specialist, Material & Process Engineer/Mechanical Engineer
Job Code:  SAS20212403-58606 
Job Location:  Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

Materials and Processes engineer responsible for the evaluation, selection, testing and analysis of metallic, non-metallic, polymer and composite materials used in Aerospace and Defense programs.

Responsibilities include interfacing with internal and external customers to assist in the selection, evaluation, and application of numerous materials and processes relevant to the technical activities of L3Harris

  • A portion of the work is hands-on in a lab environment involving failure analysis and process development
  • Develop and perform destructive and non-destructive techniques which include material property testing, failure analysis, and other lab analytical methods common to material failure analysis and testing laboratories

Essential Functions:

  • Leading material review board activities and failure analysis reviews.
  • Participating in material and process control board activities. 
  • Working with internal customer teams to determine material design constraints.
  • Generating reports of completed work for dissemination to program/design teams, management and L3Harris customers.
  • Works in lab environment geared toward component failure analysis,  materials characterization and process development.
  • Participates in team environment and maintains good communication skills.
  • Multi tasks on multiple projects.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering with a Materials Engineering Minor or equivalent with  6 years experience or Master's and 4 years experience.
  • Prior experience in a laboratory environment .
  • Prior Experience in MS Office Suite and in technical writing including generating written procedures and analytical reports.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of aerospace industry specifications
  • Knowledge of electronic component construction
  • Knowledge of materials compatibility and corrosion evaluation
  • Knowledge of plating and metal finishing
  • Knowledge of optical coating processes
  • Knowledge of electronics soldering and assembly processes
  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing techniques

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.

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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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