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Manufacturing Engineer (New Grad - Gardena, CA)

Gardena, California

Job ID IMS20220107-86013
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Thrive in your career journey while creating a safer, more secure world. At L3Harris, you’ll get to solve tough problems, work in an environment where every voice is heard and enjoy best-in-class benefits.

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  • Level: New Grad
  • Location: On Site
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I completed two summer internships at L3Harris before transitioning to a full-time role. I was able to learn firsthand about the engineering process, the quality of products produced, the helpfulness of my co-workers, how the company operates and the potential to expand my career.

Jason, Electrical Engineer, Rochester, NY

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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.



The Associate, Manufacturing Engineer I (M.E. I), reporting to the Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, under limited supervision, provides Manufacturing Engineering support to the production team(s) to manufacture and assemble existing and future products. The M.E. I takes a leadership role with supporting Supply Chain to resolve supplier technical issues and improving supplier capacity and capabilities. The M.E. I plays a key role in the review and establishment of methodizing and creation of production processes and procedures to gain maximum assembly efficiencies.

As part of your job responsibilities, this job will require you to support multiple work sites that include both our Anaheim, CA and Gardena, CA locations. The expectation is to report to each location on a regular and weekly basis. Additional travel is to be expected as needed to meet business requirements, demand and needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Support Manufacturing operations to maintain highest level of productivity and quality possible.
  2. Evaluate and methodize a product or assembly using drawings, military specifications and documentation used in the fabrication and production of military electro/mechanical products.
  3. Plan, develop and facilitate the implementation of processes and procedures required to assemble transformers, electro/mechanical assemblies, subassemblies and systems to reduce cost, improve quality and scheduling.
  4. Coordinate with Engineering, Planning, Quality and Manufacturing to resolve production problems to meet production schedules.
  5. Develop, maintain and input routers and MBOMs into Costpoint database for new and existing products.
  6. Design and or recommend equipment, assembly aids and tooling required to manufacture products.
  7. Select manufacturing tools and equipment inclusive of capital equipment to improve production. Must have the ability to create and present to management, written return on investment, ROI (Return on Investment) justification and PAR (Project Authorization Request) for the purpose of procurement of capital equipment.
  8. Participate effectively in Design Reviews on new and existing products with Design Engineering and make recommendations for ease of manufacturing to improve cost, quality and scheduling.
  9. Estimate touch labor required in the production of fabricated assemblies, electro/mechanical sub assemblies, assemblies, and systems equipment utilizing estimating tools such as MTM II and the application of learning curves. Prepare Task Definition and Basis for Estimate worksheets for proposal activities.
  10. Perform time and motion studies and provide recommendations for increased efficiency. Studies and records time, motion, methods, and speed involved in performance of maintenance, production, clerical, and other worker operations to establish standard production rate and to improve efficiency.
  11. Support Supply Chain with cost analysis, negotiations, supplier capacity and capabilities.
  12. Support technical Supplier teams and commodity SMEs to resolve supplier technical issues.
  13. Support Quality with LSC-1 supplier audits as needed.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by Management.
  15. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $61K- $113K. 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 relocation stipend, 401(k), EAP, 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.

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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