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Specialist, Quality Engineer (Rochester, Ny)

Rochester, New York

Job ID SAS20212306-63386
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organized
  • Strategic
  • Technical


My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

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

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 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: Specialist, Quality Engineer

Job Code: SAS20212306-63386

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Description:

Product Quality Engineer needed to develop, modify, apply and maintain quality evaluation, control systems and protocols for the build of highly complex electro-optical, electronic & mechanical spaceflight assemblies. Engineer manages and maintains program Quality Assurance activities, and routinely interfaces with Engineering, Management, Customers and Subcontractors. Individual will be heavily involved in monitoring the build, installation and test of software/hardware and integrated systems, will participate in peer reviews for technical and process evaluation, and will lead activities related to review and correction of non-conforming materials or assemblies. This position requires strong influential and collaborative leadership skills, as well as meticulous organizational skills. Individual must have strong initiative, be a self-starter and have a proactive mind-set. Quality Engineer sets the tone for Quality with his/her manufacturing and engineering counterparts. Duties include:

  • Validate processes and products utilizing established quality assurance policies, plans and procedures
  • Develop and implement audit plans to ensure compliance to internal policies, program requirements and regulatory requirements
  • Routinely track and analyze data to proactively identify process improvement opportunities and to identify and evaluate quality issues
  • Lead teams to develop disposition, formally evaluate root cause, and implement corrective and preventative actions.
  • Regularly interface with customer quality representatives for build and test activities and resolution of issues.
  • Provide drawing reviews and test procedure reviews to ensure design modifications meet all quality requirements
  • Lead Root Cause and Corrective Action activities, Material Review Board and Failure Review Board meetings, and participate in Independent Review Board sessions
  • Manage quality performance across supply chain through supplier assessments, source selection, supplier quality management and implementation of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) tools. Establish and maintain quality codes driving procurement support. Travel to suppliers to perform hardware inspections and provide guidance on process improvements.
  • Contribute to design, production and test of space systems hardware through design reviews, requirements validation and mission/system risk analysis.
  • Meet financial and business objectives with accurate quality forecasting, executing programs within cost and schedule, resolving problems and driving functional strategic improvements.


  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years of prior related experience, or a Master’s degree with 2+ years of prior related experience, or an Associate’s degree with 8+ years prior related experience
  • Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, continuous improvement elements

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work through root cause analysis
  • General understanding of manufacturing, materials, test and design engineering
  • Ability to travel 30+% depending on program needs.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (TS/SCI)
  • AS9100/ISO 9001 quality system experience.
  • Understanding of quality control methods and processes
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Program execution and leadership experience
  • Active Security Clearancestrongly preferred.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in development and execution of Manufacturing Engineering Instructions
  • Test engineering support experience in environmental (TVAC and Vibration) testing
  • Experience with programming languages and general object-oriented design concepts.
  • Experience with software development lifecycle models and software quality assurance methods.
  • Experience with APQP
  • Machining (Machine/Tool) experience
  • GD&T and Engineering Drawing Review experience
  • Knowledge of Composite Structures and Assembly
  • Demonstrated experience in hardware integration, Circuit Card Assembly (CCA) and Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
  • Understanding of military specifications as they apply to the electronics industry; reliability requirements of electronic, mechanical and electromechanical equipment and surveillance methods
  • Familiarity with Configuration Control Management
  • Experience with performing Failure Analysis (FA) and Construction Analysis (CA), and leading FMEA and Root Cause/Corrective Action activities.

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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