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Specialist, Manufacturing Engineer (Wilmington, MA)

Wilmington, Massachusetts

Job ID SAS20221006-83909
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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 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Specialist, Manufacturing Engineering

Job Code: SAS20221006-83909

Job Location: Wilmington, MA

Job Description:

When it comes to navigating the new space era, it’s all about agility. L3Harris anticipates customers’ demands and delivers innovative solutions – quickly and flawlessly. From precision optics to small payloads L3Harris is pushing space technology to a new frontier.

We are looking for a candidate excited about space and technology applications to join the L3Harris Imaging Division in Wilmington. You will design manufacturing processes, procedures, and production layouts for the build and test of precision assemblies. These assemblies include optical, mechanical, and electrical components. You will collaborate with design engineering to ensure the designs are producible and testable (DFMAT). You will work with technicians in a hands on environment to build the next generation of optical/mechanical/electrical assemblies and payloads for use in space applications. This business has built telescopes that took the first close up pictures of Pluto in support of NASA’s New Horizons program. (

Essential Functions:

  • Write detailed manufacturing instructions, processes, procedures
  • Interface with and direct technicians and other operations personnel
  • Collaborate with hardware designers to ensure functional requirements are met
  • Provide manufacturing support for the assembly and integration of optical, mechanical, and electrical assemblies
  • Design assembly fixtures and tooling
  • Work with and assemble precision optics
  • Work with epoxies and other bonding agents to secure assemblies
  • Ensure proper wiring of electrical harnesses and PCBs within assemblies
  • Lead continuous improvement projects
  • Support design engineering, analysis, and other program management activities
  • Implement lessons learned, best practices, and standard work
  • Perform RCCA investigations to ensure product quality
  • Proven problem solver
  • Create and deliver presentations for a wide range of audiences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in STEM/engineering (ex. optical, electrical, mechanical)

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with optical-mechanical alignment
  • Experience with electro-mechanical assemblies or gimbals
  • Lean (Green Belt, Black Belt) certification
  • CAD experience or training (Inventor/AutoCAD)
  • Knowledge of Gage, Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Knowledge of program and project management techniques and tools
  • Familiarity with AS9100/ISO9001 industry standards
  • Familiarity with New Product Implementation and Development
  • Fabrication and metrology of reflectors, lenses, composite and specialty metal structures (invar/titanium)
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite and experience with Microsoft Visio and Project
  • Security clearance desired, but not required

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.

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