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Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID SAS20211509-69435
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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Lead Manufacturing Engineer

Job Code: SAS20211509-69435

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

L3Harris corporation is seeking a dynamic Manufacturing Engineer to lead manufacturing related activities on programs with avionics and space applications. The type of hardware produced at this location is mission critical and often complex, containing spacecraft bus, mission payloads, complex microelectronic assemblies and higher-level system assemblies including small satellites and top-level space vehicles. Bring your talents to the front line at the cutting edge of Defense and Technology at L3Harris.

Essential Functions:

  • Interfacing with design engineers to ensure hardware producibility and develop build strategies
  • Planning and requesting manpower/equipment/process resources
  • Generating assembly documentation and directing support personnel in the day-to-day execution of the manufacturing tasks
  • Assisting with high visibility manufacturing efforts with formal cost and schedule responsibilities and direct customer interface
  • Developining Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) milestones for assembly, integration and test tasks and provide status to program team and Operations leadership
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives of technical and operational nature
  • Designing and developing manufacturing and engineering tools, strategies and systems
  • Planning and support the build and modification of electronics systems including procurement support, assembly method/work instructions generation, tooling design support, material/process development, facilities/equipment planning, and resolution of manufacturing, quality and reliability issues
  • Estimating manufacturing costs, determine time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements of new or existing product lines
  • Supporting the root cause and corrective action (RCCA) processes to improve quality and product reliability
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives of technical and operational nature


  • Bachelor's Degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or industrial engineering with minimum of 9 years industry experience; or Graduate Degree in mechanical, electrical, aerospace, or industrial engineering with minimum of 7 years industry experience
  • A minimum of 6 years of hands-on experience with high reliability electronic assembly processes for Cable Assembly, SMT CCAs, Electro-mechanical assemblies and Chassis assembly
  • Experience in implementing lean/six sigma techniques (FMEA, DFMA, DTC, DOE, and root cause/corrective action analysis)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Current TS/SCI security clearance is desired
  • Knowledge of MIL/IPC workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies IPC-610, IPC-620, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883, NASA Spec.
  • Expertise in space vehicle interfaces and SmallSat development
  • Experience in the manufacturing of electronics for high reliability military and government systems
  • Background in the development/LRIP manufacturing efforts is preferred
  • Experience in developing manufacturing processes and transferring such to production is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of MIL/ IPC workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies (IPC-610, IPC-620, NASA-STD-8739, etc.)
  • Good communication skills including the ability to deliver effective presentations to peers, management and customers are preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to find root cause of manufacturing process problems, workmanship defects, mechanical test failures, etc. is preferred

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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