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Assoc. Manager, Instrumentation & Controls Test Engineering

Orange, Virginia

Job ID 8450
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Job Title: Assoc Manager, Integration and Test Engineering

Job Location: Culpeper, VA

Job Code:8450

Job Schedule: 9/80, every other Friday off

We are seeking an Assoc. Manager, Instrumentation & Controls Test Engineering to join our team in Culpeper, VA site.

Reporting to Sr. Manager, Test Engineering, this position will plan, organize and technically direct Instrumentation & Controls test engineering and operations activities and staff.  Types of tests consist of static rocket motor firings, direct-connect ramjet/scramjet testing, altitude simulation test firings, case proof and burst pressure testing, case structural loads testing, aero-heat material testing, and dynamic/environmental testing. The Instrumentation & Controls Test Engineering Manager is responsible for providing engineering analysis and oversight of product test requirements and performance in a safe, environmentally sound, secure, cost effective and timely manner; planning and conducting of all testing including proposal support, special electrical test equipment and software development, test plan and procedure preparation, test conduct and data review; critical reviews to assure that designs, tests and experiments are properly performed to attain test objectives; and maintaining functional integrity in the verification of hardware and/or software performance. In this role, you will function as an advisor on all projects and tasks assigned to the organizational group and results are typically accomplished through experienced, exempt employees.

The Test Engineers under your supervision will primarily be Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control Test Engineers.

  • Electrical, Instrumentation, & Control (ICE) Engineers are responsible for providing technical and operational support for test activities, including selection, procurement, calibration, and installation of instrumentation; planning, integration and operational support of special electrical test equipment; development, implementation, and maintenance of facility and test article control software and hardware.


50% - Provide assistance to direct reports in meeting established schedules and to resolve complex technical or operational problems, and supervise engineering or analysis activities, developing new concepts, methods or technologies.

50% - Provide direction to direct report engineering staff based on general policies and management guidance, recommend modifications to operating policies and interpret and execute policies that typically affect direct report organizational groups.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline and six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in a directly related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have demonstrated leadership skills, including the ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control the activities of the assigned organization.

Must have experience in one or multiple areas of Electrical, Instrumentation, and Control Test Engineering or Mechanical Test Engineering or a closely related field.

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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