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Specialist, Supply Quality Engineer

Job ID CS20202205-45872

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 $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries.


Title: Specialist, Supplier Quality Engineer

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Relocation will be considered

The Supplier Quality Engineer supports customer, business, supply base, program, and product success through analysis and application of supply chain management, quality engineering, failure analysis, business acumen, and continuous improvement processes across the business and within the supply base.  The Supplier Quality Engineer is a member of the Supply Chain team.

Job Responsibilities:

This position will have responsibilities and perform tasks in the following areas:

Support and assist with the continuous improvement efforts, deployment and management of a business-appropriate Supplier Quality Engineering program addressing customer, supply base, proposal, process, program, and hardware areas

Assure financial goals and measures are met

Continuously improve the supplier quality assurance and incoming inspection organizations’ planning, tools and processes for the development, qualification, and management of suppliers and subcontractors

Measure, monitor, report, and improve the internal and external performance of all areas of responsibility, including supplier and subcontractor performance across the supply base

In partnership with Supply Chain Engineering and Manufacturing, continuously improve design, manufacturability, test, and inspection information to assure improved performance of the products produced by the supply base and their integration into the division’s deliverable goods and services

Support product development reviews within the supply base. 

Assist with quality audits, failure analysis and incident investigations, to address customer and business specific quality engineering and reliability related criteria in partnership with Supply Chain Engineering, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Management

Partner with Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Engineering to develop advanced risk management tools and reporting mechanisms

Assist with annual operating plans and business strategies for the Supplier Quality Assurance and Receiving Inspection teams

Interface with customer and program representatives throughout the program life cycle in supplier quality assurance related activities and tasks

Execute continuous improvement activities related to the Supplier Quality Assurance team as assigned by Leadership. 


Bachelor's degree in Engineering related discipline (e.g. Electrical, Mathematics, Systems, etc.) or Supply Chain Management AND

6 years experience in any of the following positions in a Defense or Aerospace company:  Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance, Process Engineer

6 years experience with supply chain management / supplier management processes, tools, and techniques is required

2 years experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis is desired (e.g. DFMEA, PFMEA)

6 years experience with continuous improvement related analysis tools and techniques (e.g. design for six sigma, root cause analysis, statistical process control, lean manufacturing techniques, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS))

6 years hands on experience with and knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System and AS9102 First Article requirements.  

Preferred Qualifications:

A graduate degree in an Engineering discipline and/or a MBA is preferred

Technical experience with RF communications and networking is desired

Professional certification is desired (e.g. APICS, PMP, CMP, Quality Engineering, Six Sigma)

QMS Lead auditor experience

Excellent communication and team building skills and an ability to manage relationships with internal and external customers, fostering a relationship of trust and mutual respect