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Manufacturing Engineer

Northampton, Massachusetts

Job ID IMS20221710-92048
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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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What makes a successful Engineer at L3Harris?
Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Innovative
  • Technical
  • Influential
  • Critical Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented


I love my job because every day there’s a new problem to tackle, a new skill to learn and an awesome team that has my back.

Heather S., Engineer

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.



  • Prepare manufacturing estimates, including mechanical/ electrical inspection, mechanical/ electrical assembly, electrical and functional test, manufacturing support, and quality process support costs.
  • Review design layouts and engineering drawings; make recommendations for changes or modifications to facilitate manufacturing of assembly operations and reduction of defects.
  • Develop and maintain specific work instructions and procedures, including photos, visual aids to support manufacturing of product that conforms to drawing requirements and design specifications.
  • Prepare operations sheets and assembly/manufacturing instructions, showing sequence of operations, details of each operation, machine, tooling and fixturing to be used, inspection instructions and test requirements.
  • Must be able to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and apply Lean Green/Black Belt techniques such as DMAIC, FMEA, Standard Work and Value Stream Mapping, etc.
  • Monitor assembly/electronic/manufacturing instruction sheets and operations sheets to continuously improve the efficiency of the Operations Dept. Support Operations Managers with labor and cost analysis.
  • Develop, design tooling, fixtures, test equipment to support programs (AutoCad). Initiate requisitions for special tools, fixtures and equipment; assist Purchasing in specifications and procurement of tools and fixtures. Work to simplify tool design.
  • Support transition of new programs from design and development to production (New Product Introduction, Production Readiness).
  • Incorporate engineering change orders, advanced engineering change orders, notices of revision and approved engineering change proposals in operations sheets and assembly instructions.
  • Build and maintain a role in supporting cross functional internal and external teams with Engineering, Operations, Program Management Office and The Customer as required.
  • Monitor material non-conformance activity and develop corrective/preventative action plans as required.
  • Prepare production status reports and other reports or information as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree
  • Meets eligibility requirements to access US classified information

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Manufacturing Engineer, Sr. Associate, Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior related experience.
  • Graduate Degree or equivalent with 0 to 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Environment/Equipment Used – All Levels:
    • Works in a typical office environment with exposure to light manufacturing environment and laboratory environment
    • Potentially domestic and international travel environments
    • The use of safety equipment (PPE) is required in designated areas
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Publisher
  • Essential Physical Tasks – All Levels:
    • Must be able to sit or stand for up to eight hours
    • Fine motor dexterity
    • Hand-eye coordination
    • Concentrated mental/visual demand
    • Capable of traveling domestically and internationally up to 10%
    • Ability to walk and lift up to 30 lbs.

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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