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Scientist, Chief Mechanical Engineer (TS/SCI w/poly)

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 11164
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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 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: Scientist, Chief Mechanical Engineer (TS/SCI w/Poly)

Job Code: 11164

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

We are looking for driven Chief Mechanical Engineer to perform research, development, design, and analysis tasks on complex mechanical hardware including precision mechanisms, electro-mechanical hardware, and complex electronic packaging, in a program team environment. Program support and technical leadership over requirements definition, concept generation, material selection, trade studies, design sensitivity/optimization studies, preliminary and final design, design documentation, and assembly/integration and testing. Candidate must have experience in 3D modeling, critical HW design and development, and the ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplined team environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead development of system level architecture for customer mission requirements
  • Support business as Chief Mechanical Engineer for Rogue and Dark Horse programs (and associated follow-on efforts)
  • Interface with customer, partners, subcontractors, and internal stakeholders in demonstrating technical capabilities
  • Integral member of future roadmapping efforts for the company and customer missions
  • Lead team(s) of 10-25 engineers
  • Cognizant backup to IPTLs, PE, and PM as necessary to sustain development schedules
  • Participate in working groups comprised of members from across program area community
  • Maintain a strong relationship with specific customer programs, customer personnel, and partners
  • Ability to make critical technical and programmatic decisions

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 12 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 16 years of prior related experience.
  • Top Secret/SCI clearance with favorably adjudicated polygraph
  • Already possess tickets for Rogue and Dark Horse program areas
  • Experience interfacing with subcontractors, development of requirements documents, and writing technical SOWs
  • Prior or current experience with CAD tools such as Creo and understanding of ASME Y14.5 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Subject matter expert with comprehensive knowledge of precision mechanisms and hardware development and in-depth knowledge of project management.
  • Experience in design or development of precision mechanisms and mechatronic systems.
  • Experience in additive manufacturing, part optimization and design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Experience with actuators, custom gear trains, fluid systems, electro-optical systems, materials testing, and manufacturing processes.

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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