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Lead, Quality Engineering

Millersville, Maryland

Job ID IMS20220112-94146
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Collaborative
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  • Influential
  • 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: Lead Quality Engineering

Job Location: Millersville, MD

Job Description:

  • Support quality and manufacturing engineering leadership to ensure methodology is applied in a way that supports business performance and true alignment of business goals and objectives.
  • Effectively communicate across multiple organizations to align a strategic and tactical path to success for manufacturing operations at the site while improving quality.
  • Support, mentor and guide the technical application leaders in the implementation of the methodology and development of materials, best practices, lean initiatives, 5S, and RCCA via advanced problem solving.
  • Generate and analyze data to prioritize corrective action and improvement requirements.
  • Facilitate multi functional groups in problem solving efforts confirming root cause identificaiton, generating corrective actions and verification items are implemented and sustained.
  • Develop and present RCCA powerpoints to program teams, local and coporate leadership.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the L3Harris ZDP (Zero Defect Plan).
  • Input into process layouts, build plans, work instructions, and visual aids to assist in continuous improvement efforts for supporting production.
  • Become intimately involved in the production processes in an effort to help drive out waste, limit variation with error-proofing and improve process reliability.
  • Evauluate and disposition customer returns, in-process defects and address day to day quality concerns rapidly implementing containment and corrective actions as applicable.

Essential Functions:

Subject matter expert in advanced problem solving (8D, A3, DMAIC, RCCA) – 8D preferred

Experience Leading and supporting FMEAs for process improvement and design

Ability to work with minumum supervision and direction

Self-starter, able to pioneer projects, incorporate management’s vision, and lead positive change

Strong proficiency in design reviews, drawing reviews, engineering change order incorporation

Advanced presentation and presentatioin development skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite

Qualifications: Requires comprehensive level knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have in-depth knowledge of project management. Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 9 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

Strong electrical, electro-optical, and mechanical assembly background

Strong IPC/J-Std background and Fiber Optic Manufacturing

Strong aptitude for production layouts, workflow analysis, and production work center planning

Strong background in process development for electical and electro-optical assembly

Knowledge of ERP systems – Costpoint, Team Center, SAP

Ability to work with minumum supervision and direction

Preferred Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or better

Strong aptitude for developing and incorporating Kaizen events, Kanban, Lean Manufacturing, and 5S

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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

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