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Quality Engineer

Northampton, Massachusetts

Job ID IMS20223008-89733
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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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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.

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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.


Job Title: Sr Spec, Quality Engrg

Job Code: QEP4

Job Location:Northampton, MA

Job Description:

Plan, analyze, survey and control to assure adherence to applicable quality requirements. Review new contracts to determine the quality assurance requirements and flow down requirements. Develop plans and methods for assigned programs to assure adherence to all contractual quality requirements and Division policies and procedures.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, analyze, survey and control to assure that all applicable quality requirements are adhered to in all phases of a program, including engineering design through customer acceptance.
  • Review new contracts to determine the quality assurance requirements and flow down requirements to the appropriate departments or personnel within the division. Develop plans and methods for assigned programs to assure adherence to all contractual quality requirements and Division policies and procedures.
  • Prepare progress or status reports as required. Confer with Program Managers on progress, cause and corrective action, risk mitigation plans and support cost reduction programs. Schedule and control the completion of program specific quality assurance tasks, follow up quality assurance action items and assure all quality contract requirements are met. Coordinate and lead the resolution of non-conformances, including MRB and corrective actions for assigned programs.
  • Participate in Engineering design reviews, review engineering drawings for conformance to quality requirements and sign off on approved drawings. Specify test requirements and assist Engineering in the development of test procedures and the design of test equipment. Assist in resolving inspection, test method and test equipment problems. Review and approve test methods and procedures submitted by vendors.
  • Review assigned Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Quotation (RFQs), determine quality assurance requirements and support Program Management and/or Contracts in the preparation of proposals. Prepare, or support the preparation of, cost estimates.
  • Perform on site surveillance and audits of major suppliers and source inspect major components and subsystems. Perform ISO 9001 re-certification and audit tasks as assigned.
  • Function as Quality Engineer on small production programs. Perform source inspection as requested.
  • Train and instruct Associate Quality Engineers as to methods, technical requirements, planning, scheduling, costing, and other related matters.

Qualifications: (refer to Career Framework)

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • QE Certifications preferred
  • 6+ years quality experience
  • Secret level security clearance

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Secret level security clearance.

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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