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L3Harris Senior Specialist, Manufacturing Engineer in Fort Wayne, Indiana


Job Title: Sr Specialist, Manufacturing Engineering

Job Code: SAS20211702-56760

Job Location: Fort Wayne, IN

Job Description:

Leads Manufacturing Engineering activities throughout the fabrication, assembly, integration, and/or test process for highly complex and technical electro-mechanical/electro-optical aerospace products. The type of hardware produced at this Harris location is often complex, containing circuit card assemblies (CCAs), microelectronic assemblies, cable harnesses, and higher-level assemblies.

Essential Functions:

  • Module-level manufacturing lead for CCA, electronic units, and/or cable harnesses.

  • Generate assembly documentation and direct support of personnel in the day-to-day execution of manufacturing tasks.

  • Plan and support the build and modification of electronics systems including procurement support, assembly method/work instructions generation, tooling design support, material/process development, facilities/equipment planning, and resolution of manufacturing, quality, and reliability issues.

  • Evaluate and request manpower/equipment/process resources.

  • Assist with high visibility manufacturing efforts with formal cost and schedule responsibilities and some direct customer interface.

  • Interface with design engineers to ensure hardware producibility, and to develop build strategies.

  • Support process improvement initiatives of technical and operational natures.

  • Design and develop manufacturing and engineering tools, fixtures, strategies, and systems.

  • Estimate manufacturing costs, determine time standards, and make recommendations for tooling and process requirements for new or existing product lines.

  • Lead the root cause and corrective action process.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering or Engineering Technology with a minimum of 6 years of industry experience; or a Master’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Industrial Engineering with 4+ years of experience.

  • 3+ years of hands-on experience with high performance/high reliability electronic assembly processes for SMT CCAs module and box-level electronics manufacturing.

  • 3 years of experience writing Manufacturing Instructions against assembly drawings.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Background in the manufacturing of electronics for high reliability military and government systems.

  • experience in applying best practice FMEA/DFMA/RCCA methodologies.

  • Background in the development/LRIP manufacturing efforts.

  • Knowledge of MIL/IPC/NASA workmanship and performance standards related to electronic assemblies.

  • Demonstrated ability to find root cause of manufacturing process problems, workmanship defects, mechanical test failures, etc.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve quality and process improvements by implementing corrective action.

  • Experience with developing and implementing test procedures while selecting appropriate test instrumentation.

  • Good communication skills including the ability to deliver effective presentations to peers, management, and customers.

  • Proficient computer skills, including MS Office.

  • Knowledge of cleanroom protocols and proper handling of flight hardware.

  • Self-starter, able to work successfully with minimal supervision, manage own workload and set priorities.