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Sr Spec, Quality Engrg

Lafayette, Louisiana

Job ID IMS20222807-87673
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Overview

On the L3Harris team, your job is to secure the world. We don’t work here just for the advanced technology and equipment: We work here because we know what – and who – we’re protecting. From families to the intelligence community, and from our climate to our men and women in uniform – we’re making the world a safer place. Working in Software with L3Harris you'll join our team of qualified, diverse individuals and work in a fast-paced environment with high expectations, global scope, and a collaborative team setting.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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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.

Description:

Job title: Senior Specialist, Quality Engineering

Company: L3Harris C5 Systems

Position Location: Broussard with onsite support at Jeannerette, Louisiana

Reports to: Operations Manager

About L3Harris:
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 customer’s 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.

Job Description:

The L3Harris ASV business site is a leading supplier of Unmanned and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs). At our site in Broussard, Louisiana, employees own every stage of the technology development and delivery process. Autonomous vessels are designed, fitted, tested, and deployed from Louisiana to sites all over the country.

L3Harris is seeking a Quality Engineer Senior Specialist, as it continues to further its foothold in the rapidly growing market space for Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASVs). This position will provide support to Department of Defense acquisition programs by supporting Quality Assurance and Test & Evaluation programs as we work to design, manufacture, maintain, and repair autonomous surface vehicles that L3Harris produces in its mission to meet our customers’ needs.

Essential Functions:

A specialist in Quality:

  • is responsible for the identification and documentation of quality discrepancies related to assembly, process, mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical systems.
  • facilitates the implementation of standards, methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, accuracy and reliability of company products.
  • leads the preparation and execution of internal audits within established manufacturing and production controls to ensure compliance with internal and external specifications and standards.
  • liaises with auditing groups and inspectors to develop formal written reports and recommends corrective actions.
  • identifies trends in discrepancies and collaborates with process owners on the refinement and optimization of business processes.
  • oversees testing department activities and work of subcontractor inspectors.
  • reviews, approves, and controls work order flow tags.
  • develops inspection techniques, tools, and supplemental inspection instructions in support of standards, methods, and procedures.
  • participates in supplier corrective and preventative actions, which includes customer escapes, process nonconformities, supplier corrective actions, customer and change control, and material review board meetings.

This position will be the Quality Engineer on site, part of a team responsible for managing multiple hull construction at shipyards for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Programs with an emphasis on program partner/subcontractor activities. This will include creating, maintaining, following, and enforcing quality and safety processes at L3Harris ASV. The candidate will perform an array of quality activities including subcontractor surveillance/management and monitoring of multiple trades including but not limited to electrical, welding, painting, and piping. The position will take direction programmatically from the Program Manager and Project Engineer, and functionally report to the Operations Manager.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • analyzing requirements for testability issues.
  • developing and implementing both hardware and software system level test programs, plans, specifications, procedures, and customer acceptance.
  • planning and leading test working groups, test readiness reviews.
  • conducting testability and producibility analyses and reviews.

Typical duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the primary contact for quality assurance matters and test & evaluation for the ships being constructed.
  • Providing Quality Engineering oversight of ship construction directly and thorough review and approval of subcontractor quality assurance and test records for adequacy and compliance to procedures and quality standards of L3Harris and the program.
  • Managing program total ship testing program/master test & inspection plans.
  • Providing Test Witness Reports upon completion of testing and inspections.
  • Reviewing, screening, and tracking to resolution quality and testing deficiencies/ trial cards.
  • Managing production documentation including tracking, status, reviews, and problem resolution during construction, testing, and delivery.
  • Providing input to Integrated Master Schedule and test program to ensure testing requirements can be managed in the contractual time allotted
  • Providing weekly and monthly status reports to program stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years prior related experience. Graduate Degree with a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. Substitution of additional relevant education and experience for stated qualifications may be considered.
  • Experience with DOD, Navy, and/or Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP)
  • Experience with American Beaureau of Shipping (ABS) Part 2 rules, preferrably HSNC
  • Material Specification knowledge and process familiarity with welding, plumbing, electrical, large-scale dimensional inspection, non-destructive test techniques, mechanical and electrical.
  • Strong skills in identification of non-conformances and problem resolution.
  • Use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and blueprints.
  • Prior experience in shipbuilding / naval architecture / marine engineering.
  • Must understand mechanical measuring equipment and the ability to develop inspection plans and first article inspections.
  • Must be familiar with OSHA 1926 and 1915 Standard for Ship building
  • Must be familiar with AS9100/ISO 9001 Standard and Quality Management System Requirements.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and technically with all levels of the organization. The ability to develop and maintain customer confidence and acceptance.
  • Familiarity with inspection of mechanical and electromechanical products.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and technically with all levels of the organization. The ability to develop and maintain customer confidence and acceptance.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience managing production programs involving the build, integration, and test of electronic and/or electromechanical systems.
  • Ability to adapt processes and procedures to align with site scope.
  • Experience with source inspection and surveillance activities at suppliers/subcontractors.
  • Experience in process improvement methodologies such as Lean and/or Six Sigma (Green Belt or Black Belt) for the purpose of reducing waste and variation.
  • Understanding of productions processes such as soldering, mechanical assembly, welding, painting, integration, and test, etc.
  • Experience developing proposal inputs.

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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