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Senior Associate, Quality Engineering (San Leandro, CA)

San Leandro, California

Job ID SAS20231209-105965
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Our Business and Operations team has an unwavering focus on our commitment to excellence in everything we do. They’re the backbone of our ability to deliver mission solutions with speed, innovation and flawless execution.

  • Full Time
  • Level: Experienced
  • Location: On Site
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  • Collaborative
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Influential
  • Organised
  • Strategic
  • Technical


My favorite part of working for L3Harris is knowing that the parts that I procure go into products that help save lives.

Lizzie, Procurement Associate, Rochester, NY

L3Harris Work Perks

  • Health

    • Medical with a High Deductible and traditional PPO plan options, as well as, vision and a full array of supplemental health benefits
    • A doctors' service to help with referrals and second opinions for you, your family, and parents

  • Family

    • 4 weeks of paid parental leave for moms and dads
    • Fertility treatment
    • Subsidized backup childcare and eldercare
    • Adoption assistance - $5,000 per adoption/$15,000 per employee
    • Pet insurance

  • Well-Being

    • No cap to your PTO time (for exempt employees)
    • Dress for your day - wear what works for you at work
    • Legal plan for you, your family, and parents
    • Discount platform
    • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees, effective October 24, 2022.

Job Description

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 – Quality Engineer / Continuous Improvement (

ob Code: SAS20231209-105965

Job Location: San Leandro, CA

Job Description:

Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining quality assurance systems and activities. Defines and specifies the implementation of standards, methods, and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision, accuracy, and reliability of company products.

Essential Functions:

  • Investigates and takes corrective action on customer complaints regarding quality.
  • Performs Preliminary Reviews of DMRs and evaluates in-process rejections via QA Process procedures for Non-conforming Material and MRB Activity.
  • Performs drawing control and CCB review activities for new and revised documents, ensuring customer notification of all changes.
  • Performs Product Sell-Off included final work order test data package review prior to shipment to ensure product performance is within specified standards.
  • Interfaces with customers, vendors, and various company depart­ments to resolve quality problems and provide information, and may perform internal and/or supplier surveys and audits
  • Develop overall site strategy with EM/RF Steering Committee and external consultants to establish appropriate scope and direction of program initiative.
  • Define charters for Lean projects and document key deliverables, activities, timelines, and responsibilities.
  • Lead improvement Projects/kaizen events (DMAIC, Kaizen, FMEA, Visual Management boards, 5S +1, etc) to bring together cross-functional teams to identify opportunities and achieve targeted performance improvements
  • Lead identification and implementation of project specific training in addition to other general Lean/SS training requirements.
  • Participate as site representative for L3Harris Technologies, Inc. Corporation Lean Six Sigma Users group, for regular teleconferences and act accordingly to provide or disseminate information as needed.
  • Develop, analyze statistical data for product/process improvement. As required, perform Root Cause Corrective Action via 5 Why analysis, 8D or other tools
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS / MS degree, with a technical emphasis preferred, with 4-6 years of related QA experience...
  • Preferred one or more certifications in Quality Sciences such as Lean, 5S, Six Sigma, ISO/AS9100, SPC, ASQ certified engineer/manager/auditor, or similar.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in oral and written presentations.
  • Must be familiar with and have experience in design phase activities, manufacturing test and evaluation, working with electromechanical systems and mechanical hardware.
  • Must be computer literate and have hands-on experience with current MS Office Software utilities and application programs.
  • Requires minimum of certification to a Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt recognized program, with preferred 2-4 years experience with Lean/SS project execution. Previous experience or project implementation in related areas of manufacturing, quality, or engineering for low volume/medium mix, a plus.
  • Working knowledge of software applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Access, Minitab or JMP, Project Management, Simulation modeling or other Lean/SS applications

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Security Clearance, with potential to handle classified data.
  • Flexible to work varied shifts, overtime, weekends and travel on occasion.
  • Able to occasionally complete manual activities as part of job including stoop, bend, kneel, and squat and manual dexterity.
  • Must have sufficient vision to see relative positions of small parts and able to discern symmetry and proper alignment.
  • May be required to move items 25 pounds for distances of up to 25 feet.
  • Based on job duties, and need to visit different areas within the company, may be exposed to fumes, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals (well below OSHA and ACGIH exposure guidelines), outdoor weather, moving mechanical parts and/or be part of a hearing conservation program due to noise levels around certain equipment.

In compliance with California's Fair Pay Act, the salary range for this role in California is $85,500 - $115,000. 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.

L3Harris Technologies is an E-Verify Employer. Please click here for the E-Verify Poster in English or Spanish. For information regarding your Right To Work, please click here for English or Spanish.

Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new applicant tracking system. Please be aware that you may have applications in more than one system at this time and, as a result, you may receive communications regarding your applications from multiple systems.

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