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Sr. Manager, Operations Engineering

Waterdown, Ontario

Job ID 11936
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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 50,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. and Canada employees

Senior Manager, Operations Engineering

About the Role

This is a key position within our Operations organization, leading the Operations Engineering function for the Waterdown and Don Mills facilities. The Senior Manager of Operations Engineering will oversee the entire optics manufacturing, assembly, integration, and test processes (ITP). This includes responsibilities for Tool Design, Test Engineering, and In-Country Assembly activities. Several managers will report directly to this role, covering Systems & Optics, Assembly & Service, In-Country Assembly, Optics Manufacturing & NPI, and Tooling & Test Engineering.


  • Formulate strategic plans and lead the implementation of approved plans for Operations Engineering.
  • Establish and manage annual operating plans (budgets) to achieve strategic goals for both Waterdown and Don Mills’ facilities.
  • Align staff with L3Harris’ mission, vision, values, and goals.
  • Direct key Operations Engineering staff to achieve business objectives.
  • Lead and promote a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Define and implement factory processes for building and testing products.
  • Implement thermal, vibration, and optical test methods.
  • Regularly assess capital capacity in order to meet existing and future production requirements.
  • Develop capital, expense, and headcount budgets to support sales and new product development.
  • Ensure compliance with EH&S and security guidelines.
  • Work with EHS to support all sustainability efforts.
  • Implement processes adhering to ESD & FOD best practices.
  • Review monthly results with Operations leadership to evaluate progress towards goals.
  • Manage, mentor, and train Operations Engineering leadership.
  • Define key performance metrics and drive performance to meet targets.
  • Ensure compliance with AS9100D requirements.
  • Provide inputs to Bids and Proposals (Compliance Matrices, material, labor estimates, etc.).
  • Participate in New Product Introduction (NPI) stage gate reviews to address Manufacturing and Assembly, Test, Supply Chain, Cost, Safety, Ergonomics, and Service considerations.
  • Foster collaborative relationships with Service Center, Supply Chain, Configuration Management, Engineering, Production, Quality, Program Management, and Finance groups.

Required Skills:

  • Strong analytical skills to investigate and resolve Operations Engineering and factory issues.
  • Effective management and leadership skills with a team-oriented attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, interpersonal, and presentation.
  • Advanced Problem Solving Capabilities
  • Process and Standardization Driven
  • Strong organizational skills with a solid technical aptitude.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and coordinate activities across multiple departments.
  • Skilled facilitator, able to create cohesive, engaged teams.
  • Record of accomplishment of building strong relationships with organizational leaders.
  • Understanding of aerospace/military maintenance planning concepts.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, and Visio.
    • Strong ERP system knowledge.
    • Excellent understanding of thermal, vibration, and optical test methods.
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing methods.
    • Good working knowledge of electromechanical systems.
    • Familiarity with automated test methods and strategies.

Experience & Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering Designation (P.Eng) and membership in the PEO.
  • Minimum of 7 years managing an Engineering/Operations Engineering team.
  • Experience managing leaders/managers in a technical setting.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Manufacturing Engineering or Product Development.
  • Experience in aerospace/military product support is an asset.
  • Eligibility to meet requirements for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP).

By joining L3Harris, you will become part of a team that values innovation, quality, and continuous improvement. We look forward to welcoming a dedicated and experienced leader to our Operations Engineering team.

L3Harris performs background checks prior to employment as all applicants must be eligible for registration with the Controlled Goods Program and obtain and maintain a positive security assessment. Some positions may require a government of Canada “Reliability” status and/or Level 2 (Secret) security clearance. In addition, L3Harris performs pre-employment substance abuse testing where required.

At L3Harris, we foster an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. 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. For applicants with disabilities, we will provide you with accommodation so that you have what you need in order to be at your best.

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