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Mechanical Assembler, 2nd Shift

Torrance, California

Job ID AS20211203-58030
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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:  Mechanical Assembler, 2nd Shift

Job ID:  AS20211203-58030

Job Location:  Torrance, CA

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a MECHANICAL ASSEMBLER to work on second shift at our Torrance, CA location, building traveling wave tube (TWT) products used for radio frequency amplification in military and communications applications.  In this full-time hourly position you will be responsible for building the various assemblies and sub-assemblies that make up the initial components in our TWTs.  You’ll follow detailed process instructions to put together small TWT sub-assemblies, using a variety of hand tools. 

You may also carry out the final stages of TWT assembly, attaching base plates, supports, RF connectors, and covers or adding sub-assemblies as directed.  Following established procedures, you'll complete other processes such as initial high-voltage high potential testing, solder tinning, epoxy application and chemical process preparation to facilitate the production of TWT's through final acceptance and delivery to our customers.  In conjunction with others in your work group, you'll ensure that quality, cost, and production goals are met.


You will bring general knowledge of mechanical assembly processes and procedures, with previous precision mechanical assembly experience preferred. 

Other qualifications that will enable you to do this job effectively include: 

  • Must be able to accurately read blueprints, assembly instructions, and other related documentation
  • Experience using basic hand tools.
  • Previous aerospace soldering experience and certification is a plus.
  • 20/20 eyesight (corrected) and good hand-eye coordination are necessary, along with the ability to work with small parts and hand tools under a microscope for extended periods of time.
  • Good math skills to carry out basic calculations and measurements are required.
  • Computer data input skills are helpful.
  • Knowledge of the use of torque tools, feeler gauges, micrometers, calipers, and dial indicators is a plus.
  • Knowledge of foreign object debris (FOD) control and tool control processes is desirable.
  • Experience working in a clean room is helpful.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is needed.

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.

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