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Supplier Quality Engineer - Entry Level

Salt Lake City, Utah

Job ID CS20211504-59823
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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 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:  Supplier Quality Engineer, Entry Level

Job Code:  QEP1

Job Location:  USA-UT-Salt Lake City

Relocation is not provided at this time.

L3Harris is currently searching for an ENTRY LEVEL Supplier Quality Engineer for our Salt Lake City, Utah location.  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. 

Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Security clearance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering related discipline (e.g. Electrical, Mathematics, Systems, etc.) or Supply Chain Management AND
  • 1 year experience in any of the following positions: Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance, Process Engineer; in a Defense or Aerospace knowledge preferred.
  • 1 year 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))

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of AS9100 Quality Management System and AS9102 First Article requirements is desired

Knowledge of and experience with supply chain management / supplier management processes, tools, and techniques, is desired

Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis is desired (e.g. DFMEA, PFMEA)

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

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

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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