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Sr. Specialist, Quality Engineering - Process Assurance

Waterdown, Ontario

Job ID 11938
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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

About the Role

Responsible to provide Process Assurance support for Safety Critical Design Process being implemented by Engineering. This resource must have training/experience with the Design and Development of complex electronic hardware (CEH, i.e. FPGAs, Digital Logic, VHDL) and embedded systems in order to effectively monitor and audit the new process for compliance with standard RTCA/DO-254 (Design Assurance Guidance For Airborne Electronic Hardware).

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Develop and maintain Systems Quality Engineering (SQE) Common Processes that are aligned with AS9100 Quality Management System, Capability Maturity Model-Integrated (CMMI), Program, and Customer Requirements.
  • Follow a structured problem solving approach using 8D or Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Support level of design assurance (DAL) of complex electronic hardware and software to support a system safety design process within industry standards
  • Familiar with ARP 4754A, DO-254, DO-178 and Design for Airworthiness, System Safety Hazard Analysis Method
  • Collaborate with other functions and consult to develop overall process, templates, artifacts, etc. Consider platform and customer level hazards to ensure appropriate product level requirements are set Develop method to disseminate product level requirements down to DAL levels. Tie process into MIL-STD-882, DEFSTAN 00-56, etc.
  • This role requires interfacing with Systems and Electrical Engineering development personnel, test and evaluation personnel, and project managers. The selected candidate must work well in a team environment, have excellent customer interface and presentation skills, have effective interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively.
    The candidate is expected to quickly come up to speed with the SSQE work scope, technical requirements, program risks, and delivery milestone schedule.
  • The SSQE responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Review and approve Electrical Engineering systems, such as electrical, FPGA/firmware and test equipment requirements, design and test documentation for compliance to requirements
  • Identify root causes and associated corrective actions, evaluate process/product performance, and participate/interface with the engineering counterparts on program activities to assure processes and products are compliant to contractual and company requirements
  • Ability to evaluate data to identify systemic issues and trends
  • Participate in the software change control process boards

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to interpret Schematic Drawings, Specifications, Contracts that will enable development and review of Systems &Software QE Processes, and related Performance Metrics
  • Software or FPGA Quality or Engineering experience in Requirements Analysis, Design/Development, Product Integration and Test Good understanding of software dependencies, process flow and development methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to use causal analysis tools to analyze and resolve technical/process issues varying from basic to very complex
  • Ability to interpret digital logic design and RTL code (e.g. VHDL or Verilog) to verify implementation of requirements
  • Strong knowledge of Industry recognized Quality systems/models such as Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI), International (ISO), aerospace (AS), and FAA regulation
  • Test Equipment Hardware knowledge or background
  • Effective Communication Skills: Written, Oral, Listening, Presentation, Technical Writing
  • Proficient skill level with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Lean / Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

    Required Capabilities 
  • Ability to read & write technical reports
  • Ability to read and understand complex technical  requirements
  • Ability to research / investigate / interview
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Possesses the diplomatic skill needed to facilitate improvements in organization-wide processes
  • Good organization skills and ability to multi-task in a fast paced product-manufacturing environment
  • A team player who is comfortable working with other professionals.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to take on project ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to root cause quality issues that surface in a product manufacturing operation e.g. 8D, PEFEMA

Desired Education and Experiences 

  • Technical degree, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrated basic understanding of audit techniques
  • Quality Engineer (ASQ CSQE) Effective interpersonal skills, including Teambuilding and Collaboration
  • 6+ years of product development, manufacturing quality control or test experience desired
  • Professional Engineering designation an asset
  • Six Sigma Green belt or Black Belt designation is an asset
  • Quality Assurance/Auditing/Investigation experience an asset
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001/AS9100 processes
  • Familiarity with DO-254, DO-178, ARP 4754A, ARP 4761, ISO26262
  • Prior experience working with military/defense programs is highly desired
  • PMP certification desired

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next.  We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

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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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