Fabrication Mechanic

Website L3Harris Technologies

Fabrication Mechanic (A/B/C) Job Highlights

Title Fabrication Mechanic (A/B/C) 
Type Full Time (2nd shift)
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Company L3Harris Technologies

Company Profile

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Fabrication Mechanic who will perform complex and difficult fabrication operations to form, fit, fabricate, repair, and test a variety of complicated production and developmental space propulsion details, precision parts, assemblies, and related tools.

Pressure test, inspect, and perform thermal expansion and related tests on a variety of space-related parts and assemblies.

Support other trades in fabricating complex major assemblies involving manufacturing, assembly, and test operations.

Education Level

Work Experience

  • 1 to 4 years of directly related experience
  • Prior experience in the Aerospace industry (a plus)


  • Fabricate chamber tubes to close tolerances using various precision instruments. Form, contour, spank, fit, and inspect tubes, using proper handling procedures to ensure configuration and quality requirements are met.
  • Select and adapt proper tooling, methods, procedures, and operational sequences to form and fabricate a variety of objects ranging from simple to unusual and difficult details and sub-assemblies, working from broad verbal instructions and complicated drawings, operation sheets, and general specifications. Properly interpret geometric position and feature control specifications and use handbook formulae and applied math including trigonometry and algebra to perform calculations. Work with a variety of metals including stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, columbium, silver, and others, using a wide variety of hand tools, machines, and equipment.
  • Assemble chamber and related components, sub-assemblies, and details, ensuring proper alignment of details and related hardware using appropriate precision and optical measuring instruments. Apply and remove necessary hardware and instrumentation in preparation for furnace brazing of the chamber, including loading and pressure checking. After chamber removal, perform the visual inspection as required.
  • Perform helium, thermal expansion, and water pressure testing. Install and remove the chamber from the centroid as required in preparation for welding, machining, and assembly operations. Use appropriate tooling and mechanical devices to install and fit complicated engine hardware.
  • As required, assist assembly, heat treat, machine and weld shops, inspection or other functions and groups with operations relating to or involving rocket fabrication, rework, set up and assembly, and fabrication and preparation of details, parts, or other items to be brazed, welded, heat treated, or modified. Examples include but are not limited to, casting the silver throat and fabricating the box section of the nozzle. Make recommendations to modify details, tooling, and processes as required for product improvements and operational efficiencies.
  • Maintain computerized and manual records, reports, and logs on a variety of details and hardware such as, but not limited to, dimensions, repairs, deficiencies, and precious metal and tube inventories. Operate hoists, lifting devices, and forklift trucks as required.
  • Comply with federal and state environmental and safety regulations to conform to company guidelines and procedures including wearing safety glasses, respirators, and other equipment in the use, handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals. Exercise care in handling compressed gases to ensure safe working conditions and to preserve a healthy environment.
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable or lower skill level as assigned such as hydrostatics and helium testing on a wide variety of parts. As required, instruct and check the work of one or two other fabricators to provide direction and coaching involving new processes, procedures, and other quality-related issues. Maintain a clean and orderly work area. Refer only to the most unusual or difficult situations to the working leader or supervisor.


  • Requires well-rounded knowledge of applied mathematics including, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and handbook formulae to read and interpret drawings, specifications, and complicated sketches.
  • Basic computer skills and the ability to navigate through manufacturing and quality systems.
  • Requires ability to operate a variety of fabricating machines and precision measuring instruments.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of fabrication practices including characteristics of metals, alloys, and non-metals.



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


  • 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


  • 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 your parents
  • Discount platform
  • 9/80 work schedule available for most U.S. employees

Employer’s Statement

L3Harris Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.l3harris.com.

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