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Sr Spec, Mechanical Engineer

Palm Bay, Florida

Job ID 11089
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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: Senior Specialist, Mechanical Engineering

Job Code: 11089

Job Location: Palm Bay, FL

Job Description:

Seeking an Electronic Packaging / Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of 8 years of experience to work with a cross-functional team to develop Avionics systems Electronic Packaging. The position will follow the product from conceptualization through hardware integration and testing, and will interface with Designers, Thermal/Structural Analysts, Systems Engineers, as well as other engineering disciplines, Program Managers, and customer counterparts. The position will require performing the mechanical engineering activities related to the design, analysis, documentation, processing, fabrication, assembly and qualification of product to the specification requirements typically with stringent technical, schedule, and process requirements.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams in the development of new solutions.
  • Strong engineering fundamentals and analytical background with the ability to understand and guide analyses and offer solutions related to mechanical, electro-mechanical, and opto-mechanical systems. Types of analysis include thermal, fluid, structural, and power.
  • Create complex mechanical designs and execute layouts for multiple products
  • Demonstrated ability in packaging electrical components such as Circuit Cards, Connectors, and cables, including design, integration and validation in rugged environments including ground & avionics
  • Demonstrated ability in developing, integrating, and validating mechanical, electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical designs
  • Lead the mechanical design, prototyping, testing, and troubleshooting of designs
  • Lead the development of relevant design control documentation
  • Lead the development and implementation of test protocols for both informal and formal design testing
  • Lead the development of written assembly and test procedures for new designs
  • Lead in the generation of technical content for bids: scope capture, requirements development, materials pricing, and labor estimates as required
  • Aptitude and willingness to lead, train, and mentor junior engineers
  • Interact with outside vendors to source parts
  • Experience in the design of additive manufactured parts, machined parts, weldments, sheet metal parts, and cable assemblies


  • Requires strong knowledge of job area. Typically viewed as having a specialty within discipline. May have broad knowledge of project management. Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 10 years of prior related experience.
  • Demonstrated CAD experience, PTC CREO/Windchill
  • Demonstrated experience with standard ASME Y14.5M-1994 and GD&T
  • Experience with MS Office suite

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/DFMA) experience
  • Experience with machined part design
  • Experience with plastic and/or sheet metal part design
  • Experience with EVMS cost and schedule practices
  • Experience with ruggedizing for space and associated analysis (durability analysis, venting analysis, etc.)
  • Familiarity with design for space environments (radiation, ATOX, outgassing, etc.)
  • Familiarity with hermetic package design a plus

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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