Manufacturing Engineer

Website L3Harris Technologies

Manufacturing Engineer Job Highlights

Title Manufacturing Engineer
Type Full Time
Experience 3-5 Years
Function Engineering/IT
Location Los Angeles, CA, 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 Manufacturing Engineer who will lead manufacturing-related activities across multiple programs simultaneously.

Directly interface with Quality Engineers, Production Planners, Material Management, Design Engineers, and Customers, as well as supporting Production.

The responsibilities will include reviewing drawings, generating work instructions, dispositioning hardware, conducting tabletop reviews, supporting manufacturing readiness reviews, trouble-shooting issues on the production floor alongside Technicians and Test Engineers, performing root cause corrective actions for any issues that arise during manufacturing, and teaching best practices for cable assembly.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Industrial, or Manufacturing Engineering (college/university) or equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of experience in the defense industry.
  • Secondary/Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience

Work Experience

  • Possess a minimum of 3 or 5 years of hands-on experience with sensitive electronic, and electrical assemblies, cables, and electromechanical components.


  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics/diagrams.
  • Assisting with manufacturing efforts through formal cost estimates, scheduling, action item delegation, and customer engagements.
  • Building business cases for new or additional equipment (i.e. capital expenditures) and tooling, as well as for process changes impacting new or existing product lines.
  • Designing and developing manufacturing and engineering tools, strategies, and systems.
  • Directing support personnel in the day-to-day execution of the manufacturing tasks.
  • Generating assembly documentation such as work instructions or other manufacturing aides.
  • Identifying reliability issues both proactively, and through discovery, and issuing corrective action requests accordingly.
  • Intellectually contribute to the profitability of the Spare and Aftermarket channels through ideation and innovation.
  • Interfacing with design engineers and supporting build strategies to ensure manufacturability.
  • Investigating root causes, generating analyses of findings, and initiating corrective actions.
  • Leading modification activities for electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Planning and coordinating personnel, equipment, process resources, etc.
  • Proposing risk countermeasures and mitigation techniques.
  • Providing guidance, insights, and analyses to Quality Engineers.
  • Recommending engineering documentation updates such as notation additions or alterations, callouts, tolerance adjustments, changes to critical parameters or features, etc.
  • Submitting engineering change requests/orders (ECR/ECO).
  • Supporting process improvement initiatives of a technical and operational nature.
  • Supporting procurement in alternate component selections and alternate sourcing.
  • Tracking and reporting key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Understanding of document and configuration controls such as product data management (PDM) and product lifecycle management (PLM).
  • Understanding of phase-gate or stage-gate structures for product/project development processes (PDP).
  • Writing technical briefs and acquiring images, or other data, as supporting documentation.


  • Led or supervised others in a cross-functional organization or worked throughout the Operations departments with delegation authority.
  • Generated proposals for labor, tooling, and equipment on basis of estimates.
  • Analyzed data, prepared charts, and presented findings.
  • Submitted corrective actions, non-conformances, and design/engineering changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to find the root cause of manufacturing problems, workmanship defects, mechanical test failures, etc.
  • Engaged with Quality Assurance and Procurement in inspecting and sourcing parts.
  • Wrote technical documents and work instructions.
  • Identified and implemented risk countermeasures or mitigation techniques.
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Generated, or heavily contributed to, test plans, acceptance plans, and inspection plans.
  • Willingness for intermittent travel (locally, Van Nuys airport, and Santa Clarita).
  • Critical thinking skills – an ability to listen, understand or research further when necessary, evaluate the data, and derive conclusions or actions based upon objectivity, quantifiable metrics, and fairness.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read welding callouts and inspect welding joints.
  • Background in the manufacturing of electronics and systems for high reliability, military/defense, and government systems.
  • Experience in developing processes, procedures, protocols, flow maps, etc.
  • Experience with voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) or other similar metrics, oscilloscopes, anechoic chambers, and other signal testing equipment.
  • Generating or updating structured/indented bills of material (BOM)
  • History of quantifiable outcomes from solutions for design/process failure mode and effects analysis (DFMEA/PFMEA).
  • Knowledge of MIL/IPC workmanship and performance standards (e.g. IPC-620, IPC-610, NASA 8739.4, MIL-STD 883, MIL-PERF 38534)
  • Lean manufacturing and/or Six Sigma certification.
  • Machinist experience (punch/turret, CNC tools, sheet metal forming, etc.)
  • Material expertise or understanding of galling, deformation, corrosion, dissimilar metals interfacing, etc.
  • Measurement and verification (M&V) audits.
  • Previous experience with computer-aided design (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), computation fluid dynamics (CFD), stress analysis, thermal analysis, or other intricate simulations.
  • Strong understanding of electromechanical devices (compressors, fans, pumps, valves, etc.), their applications, and system integrations.
  • Testing of prototypes, engineering units, first-of-a-kind products, subassemblies, line replaceable units (LRUs), etc.
  • Understanding of antennas, radar, electromagnetics, radio transmitters and receivers, electromagnetic interference (EMI), waveguides, etc.
  • Understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).



  • 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.

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