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Van Nuys - Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer (Electronic Packaging)

Los Angeles, California

Job ID SAS20221306-83992
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    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
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    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineer (Analysis and Test)

Job Code: SAS20221306-83992

Job Location: Van Nuys, CA

Job Description:

As an individual contributor, you will function as the responsible Mechanical Engineer on programs and internal development projects. Responsible for the design, layout, testing and evaluation of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices or systems. Prepares design specifications, analysis and recommendations for presentation and approval. Analyzes mechanical requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Investigates solutions to product or process problems. Consolidates results of mechanical design elements for assigned projects. Conducts investigations involving the origination or modification of material, component or process specifications or requirements. Performs product validation activities to include thermal and structural testing IAW MIL-STD-810.

Essential Functions:

  • Own all aspects of the mechanical design for products under your control.
  • Conduct thermal, stress, and dynamic analysis to ensure design can survive contractually required environmental specifications.
  • Conduct/oversee mechanical design validation testing to include thermal, random vibration, and shock tests IAW MIL-STD-810.
  • Generate thermal and structural analysis reports to support mechanical design activities.
  • Work with Configuration Management to maintain all design documentation.
  • Represent Mechanical Engineering in IPT meetings, design reviews, FRBs, customer meetings, audits, and other activities.
  • Lead design modifications for existing products, frequently driven by vendor or manufacturing requested changes, component obsolescence, or customer environmental testing requirements.
  • Conduct tolerance analysis on piece parts and assemblies to ensure proper fit in all instances.
  • Drive continuous product improvement by interfacing with vendors/suppliers to optimize design and minimize cost.


  • Electronic packaging experience for aviation or space environments.
  • Experience with thermal and structural finite element analysis (FEA) using SolidWorks Simulation or equivalent analysis software.
  • CAD Proficiency using SolidWorks or CREO.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience or a Graduate Degree (MS/PhD) and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Relevant electronic packaging background with 6-10 years of work experience
  • Experience with shock and vibrational mechanical testing and validation.
  • Strong understanding of applicable government and industry standards including MIL-STD-810.
  • Experience conducting structural, thermal, dynamic analysis with analysis tools such as SolidWorks Simulation, ANSYS Workbench, FEMAP, Nastran, Mathcad, etc.
  • Ability to prioritize and to meet tight deadlines in an environment of competing priorities with a degree of autonomy and integrity.
  • Knowledge of PCB layout and design practices and standards.
  • Familiarity with Electronics assembly and construction processes and 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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