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Sr. Associate, Mechanical Designer/Drafter

Rochester, New York

Job ID 12487
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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: Senior Associate, Design (Mechanical Designer/ Drafter)

Job Code: 12487

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Schedule: 9/80: Employees work 9 out of every 14 days – totaling 80 hours worked – and have every other Friday off

Job Description:

As a member of the Mechanical Product Support Engineering (PSE) team, the candidate will collaborate with engineers within the factory (JROC) providing mechanical design changes of existing, production-released products in support of manufacturability improvements, resolution of supply chain issues, and cost reduction activities.  Design skills will be applied to robust electronic packaging solutions for products engineered and tested to MIL-STD-810 environmental standards.  Candidate shall have strong communication skills, interpersonal skills, and time-management skills, coupled with a passion for solving complex problems through innovation.  Additionally, the candidate will be a conduit in communicating lessons learned back to the product development teams through active participation in mechanical peer reviews.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide onsite mechanical design support for existing products, associated with production improvement activities.
  • Apply GD&T to part drawings.
  • Perform tolerance stack-up analysis.
  • Generate and/or process engineering change orders (ECOs) as required.
  • Work directly with mechanical engineers on CAD models and part documentation.
  • Apply creative thinking to resolve design challenges.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years or prior related Engineering experience, or a Graduate Degree with 0 to 2 years of prior related Engineering experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 6 years of prior related Engineering experience.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience in the use of 3D CAD (PTC Creo 3D CAD)
  • Preferred experience in design of electronic equipment.  Secondary experience in design of industrial equipment or automotive components.
  • Strong communication skills and enjoys working with other people, developing relationships, and sharing knowledge
  • Experience with AutoCAD 2D.
  • Defense/Military electronics packaging experience.
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-810 environmental standards.
  • Experience in performing tolerance stack-up analysis.
  • Time management skills
  • Eligible to obtain a US Government Secret Security Clearance if required.

In compliance with pay transparency requirements, the salary range for this role is $58,500- $108,500. This is not a guarantee of compensation or salary, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location. L3Harris also offers a variety of benefits, including health and disability insurance, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and company-paid holidays. The specific programs and options available to an employee may vary depending on date of hire, schedule type, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.

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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