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Senior Specialist, Quality Engineering

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Sr Specialist, Quality Engineering About Space & Sensors: L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions. Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications. Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly reliable mission-critical systems. We offer an alternative 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee, or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program. Mason, OH is located in Warren County, Ohio's Largest Playground. Major attractions are right around the corner, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island Amusement Park. Our site is 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, where there are multiple attractions including The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is also the home AFC Champions the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Cyclones and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer. Job Description: As a Quality Engineer you will contribute to the success of the team, extended program team, and the business. In this role you will engage in data-driven improvement and sustainment initiatives. Additionally, you will design, write, implement, evaluate, and revise quality assurance procedures, statistical sampling techniques, quality plans, inspection and testing techniques and specifications. The Quality Engineer will also work both independently and along team members to provide thorough and practical solutions to a wide range of electrical, electro-optical, mechanical and technical problems. Successful candidates will have experience utilizing Lean Green Belt techniques and various other quality engineering tools. Essential Functions:

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.
  • Implement, interpret, and utilize metrics toward process improvement activities.
  • Generate and deploy Green Belt tools, to act as indicators of quality of items produced and health of the process.
  • Analyzing metrics and indicators to determine opportunities for improvement and early detection & resolution of nonconformance are key requirements 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 Program Quality Requirements (PQR).
  • Interface effectively and successfully with customers to discuss and negotiate quality requirements and specifications.
  • Display undertsnding of 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.
  • 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, flow charts, inspection methods, procedures and standards, including 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, 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 electrical, mechanical, and optical engineering abilities.
  • Effectively interface and collaborate with Supplier Quality Engineering in customer flow-down and to solve vendor quality problems.
  • Apply effective interpretation and application of Quality Standards, such as AS9100, IS0-9001, J-Stds, 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.
  • Act as the Quality Subject Matter Expert (SME) on program and design teams.
  • Perform Quality related training for employees. Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor's Degree and minimum 6 years of prior relevant experience. Graduate/Master's Degree and a minimum of 4 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 10 years of prior related experience .
    • Must possess 2+ years of Quality Engineering experience or a combination of 5+ years of Quality, Electrical, Mechanical and/or Manufacturing Engineer experience.
    • Must have 2+ years of experience with AS9100 (similar high-level quality system standards like those in the automotive industry may be considered).
    • Must be able to obtain security clearance requiring valid US citizenship at point of hire Preferred Additional Skills:
      • 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.
      • Candidates with Aerospace or Defense Manufacturing experience.
      • A working familiarity of ISO9001, J-STD Workmanship, ANSI J-Standards (Class 3) and IPC Workmanship Standards (Class 3).
      • Familiarity with CMMI Level 3.
      • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer Certificate.
      • Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and Electro-Optical experience.
      • Lean Manufacturing and Green Belt certification.
      • Familiarity with complex mechanical inspection and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Fairfield , Senior Specialist, Quality Engineering, Engineering , Fairfield, Ohio

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