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Spec, Systems Engineer - FRACAS Systems Engineer

Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID CS20221301-75221
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Specialist, FRACAS Systems Engineer
Job Location:
Salt Lake City-UT
Job Code: CS20221301-75221

L3Harris’ Communication Systems segment is currently seeking a FRACAS Systems Engineer. This position will be based at our Salt Lake City-UT facility.

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for evaluating and improving the Reliability of Department of Defense (DoD) communications systems (wideband, narrowband and/or SATCOM). This position is primarily responsible for development, support and management of the FRACAS (Failure Reporting Analysis & Corrective Action System) process for specific communications products. This will primarily focus on identifying failure trends in a complex electronic, low volume environment working towards improved reliability of our products.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Systems Engineer will perform FRACAS (Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System), root cause analysis, investigation, and making recommendations for design improvements based on analysis
  • Directs investigations and determines root cause of failure on various design, production and reported field failures of communication Systems and components
  • Makes recommendations to the Failure Review Board (FRB)
  • Determines resolution of communication system failures and corrective actions in support of the FRACAS program
  • Coordinates efforts and issue resolution with Engineering, Manufacturing, Programs, Material Control, and Quality departments
  • Work in a multi-disciplined engineering development environment and will be required to manage time and resources to support multiple concurrent programs
  • Reviews fault isolation and troubleshooting procedures for communications systems. Performs functional testing and troubleshooting of equipment and systems in assigned areas
  • Maintains FRACAS database, monitors status, tracks open FRACAS investigations, and generates reports for management and customers
  • Develops, delivers, and presents technical data to management and customer reviews
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Experience with engineering architecture and design concepts along with basic understanding of the engineering practices and procedures
  • Experience with coordination of project(s) and efforts of technical support personnel
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance, as required
  • At least 1 year of experience with FRACAS software or databases and a working knowledge of Reliability Analysis and Failure Mode / Fault Tree Analysis is desired.
  • Experience troubleshooting complex electronic systems including data link and mechanical systems is desired

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Direct experience supporting a FRACAS program is desired
  • Presentation and communication skills (verbal/written/visual)
  • Problem solving skills and the ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to productively contribute work, ideas and collaboration as part of a team
  • A strong background in data mining using Business Objects and SQL is a plus
  • Applicants with experience performing Reliability and FRACAS specific analysis and activities is a plus
  • Applicant must be self-motivated and able to manage and complete their projects within budget and schedule restraints


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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