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L3Harris Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer

Job ID 112843

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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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com at https://l3harris.mergerannouncement.com/

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 customer's 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.

About L3Harris Technologies

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 air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $17 billion in annual revenue, 50,000 employees and customers in more than 130 countries. L3Harris.com

POSITION PURPOSE

The Sr. Quality Engineer role contributes to the success of the Quality Engineering team. This individual will engage in data-driven improvement initiatives. They will design, write, implement, evaluate, and revise quality assurance procedures, statistical sampling techniques, quality plans, inspection and testing techniques and specifications. They will also be responsible, independently or as part of a team, to provide thorough and practical solutions to a wide range of electro-optical, mechanical and technical problems through the application of Lean, Green Belt and quality engineering disciplines and tools and Quality management system standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.

  • Implement, interpret and utilize metrics toward process improvement activity.

  • Generate and deploy Green Belt tools, to act as indicators of quality of items produced and health of the process. Analyze metrics and indicators to determine opportunities for improvement. Early detection and resolution of nonconformance is a key requirement in this role.

  • As part of the program team, effectively work as a cost account manager for the quality engineering elements of the program work breakdown structure.

  • Interpret and flow down customer quality requirements to programs, engineering, manufacturing, and inspection via Quality Assurance Plan (QAP).

  • Interface effectively and successfully with customers to discuss and negotiate quality requirements and specifications.

  • Understand risk and risk management as an essential part of the quality engineering work scope.

  • Utilize sense of urgency to act to prevent or correct problems with products and post-delivery defects.

  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to convey information to inspection, engineering, management staff, suppliers, subcontractors, customers, and auditors.

  • Assist in process improvement and process problem solutions on the factory floor.

  • Perform quality engineering functions for specific phases of projects and programs to develop plans, FMEA, flow charts, inspection methods, procedures and standards, including first article inspection (FAI), detailed instructions, check lists, sampling plans, classification of defects, etc.; to assure all products, data or services meet specified quality requirements.

  • Review Engineering and Manufacturing information on new and revised designs, specifications and bills of materials; production, tool and test equipment drawings; production and tool plans; operations and routing sheets: production, storage and shipping methods, and to assure that products meet customers' requirements.

  • Provide thorough and practical solutions to a wide range of technical problems utilizing mechanical, electrical and optical engineering abilities.

  • Effectively interface and collaborate with Supplier Quality Engineering and Supply Chain in customer flow-down and to solve vendor quality problems.

  • Effective interpretation and application of Quality Standards, such as ISO9001 or Quality Management Systems requirements, etc.

  • Act as an advisor in all phases of statistical quality control and Green Belt techniques.

  • Lead teams and perform investigations to drive CAPA for nonconformance, as well as actively participate in material review as the Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Fluent use of PC based programs such as MS Office, MRP systems, AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks.

  • Perform Quality-related training of employees.

  • Must be comfortable in a dynamic environment with multiple and changing priorities.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensure a high level of customer service with both internal and external parties.

  • Perform job duties in a manner that maintains compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations, policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior in accordance with company values

  • All other duties as assigned

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's Degree (Engineering preferred).

  • Must possess 7+ years of Quality Engineering experience or a combination of 10+ years of Quality Engineer, Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineer experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings of complex nature.

  • Familiarity with problem-solving tools such as 8D, Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, and CAPA.

  • A working familiarity of ISO9001, J-STD Workmanship, ANSI J-Standards (Class 3) and IPC Workmanship Standards (Class 3) is desired.

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Certificate desired.

  • Mechanical Engineering and Electro-Optical experience is a plus.

  • Lean Manufacturing and Green Belt certification is required.

  • Familiarity with complex mechanical inspection and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is a plus.

COMPETENCIES

Analytical, Problem Solving, Communication, Managing customer focus, Teamwork, Organization support

SCOPE AND INFLUENCE

Knowledge

Limited use and/or application of technical principles, theories, and concepts.

Problem Solving

Develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope.

Discretion/Latitude

Work is closely supervised. Follows specific, detailed instructions.

Impact

Contributes to the completion of routine technical tasks. Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs.

Contacts

Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor, project leaders, and other professionals in the department.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH AND SAFETY

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to lasers. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The employee is regularly exposed to low light or dark working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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.

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