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Mechanical Structural Engineer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID 11054
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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: Mechanical Structural Engineer 

Job Code: 11054

Job Location:  Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Schedule: 9/80, 1st shift 

Job Description: 

We are currently seeking a qualified Structural Engineer. Successful candidates will be a member team of highly motivated cross-functional design and analysis team contributing to the development of military grade C3ISR equipment.

Essential Functions: 

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of electromechanical packaging, design and analysis, and environmental testing. 
  • Modification of existing product, and development of new designs including circuit card assemblies (CCAs), electronics racks, shelters, enclosures for airborne, sea, ground, and space applications.
  • Ensure new designs progress according to technical objectives, within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Assist in specification definition, proposal development, and presenting proposed design solutions to customers and management, both technical and non-technical audiences


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.

Preferred Additional Skills: 

  • Experience with aerostructures both composite and metallic, analysis methods, requirements, qualification, and regulations typical of DOD customers, strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in CAD, GD&T, and drafting standards.  Experience with Siemens’ NX, preferred.
  • Working knowledge and experience with FEA theory (static and dynamic), (ANSYS/SpaceClaim experience preferred, NASTRAN a plus).  Experience with composite design and analysis a plus. 
  • Excellent communication, mentoring, and presentation skills (written and verbal) are necessary.
  • Familiarity with modal analysis, sinusoidal and random vibration, PSD (Power Spectral Density) curves, and SRS (Shock Responses Spectrums).
  • Exposure to and experience with environmental testing, i.e., shock, vibration, environmental stress screening (ESS).
  • Design experience with Open Standards: VITA, VME, PMC and mixed signal board design (RF and Digital) is preferred.
  • Must be available to work overtime and weekends when required, and travel occasionally.
  • Strong work ethic and able to maintain a sense of urgency to ensure obligations are met.


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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