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Manager, Quality Engineering - Sensor Products

Company: L3Harris Technologies
Location: Mason
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Manager, Quality Engineering
(Sensor Products)

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:
L3Harris Space & Sensors Division is seeking a Quality Engineering Manager. The Quality Engineering Manger leads a professional team on the sensors side of the business, that designs, writes, implements, evaluates, and revises quality procedures, quality plans, inspection and testing techniques and specifications for high reliability products that remain failure free. The successful candidate will actively lead the team toward timely solutions that will support internal and external customers. The manager will ensure that the team provides thorough and practical, risk-based solutions to a wide range of technical CI and issues through the application of quality engineering disciplines and tools. This position is responsible for Cost Account Management (CAM) for program activity to include input for bid and proposal activity.

Ideal candidates must have strong team building and support skills. Additionally, candidates will have practical mechanical and electrical assembly and inspection knowledge.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively leads a Quality Engineering team with agility to address technical issues in support of the internal and external program and production teams.
  • Manages quality engineers who develop quality plans, flow charts, inspection methods, procedures, and standards, including detailed instructions, check lists, sampling plans, classification of defects, etc. to assure all products meet process, system, and contractual quality requirements.
  • Ensures that quality engineering effectively reviews, interprets, and flows down customer contractual quality requirements to the program office, engineering, manufacturing, and inspection.
  • Must communicate and interface successfully with external and internal customers by discussing quality specifications and actions taken to prevent or correct problems with our products.
  • Oversees and ensures the success of quality engineers who 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 to assure that products meet customers' requirements with minimum variation and ease of inspection.
  • Oversees and ensures that quality engineering provides timely, thorough, practical, and risk-based solutions to a wide range of technical production problems involving the utilization of manufacturing and quality engineering techniques.
  • Leads and manages quality engineering teams that effectively perform investigations to determine the root cause for product and process nonconformance utilizing Green/Black Belt techniques.
  • Ensures that quality engineering initiates and follows-up on inspection and test methods and procedures to ascertain proper administration and compliance with all requirements. Assists in cost reduction through lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Leads, mentors, and assists in preparing quality cost estimates for proposals including estimates for special facilities, services and techniques required for performance of the proposed programs. Leads, supports, and mentors quality engineering CAM roles and responsibilities.
  • Build and maintain a role in supporting cross functional internal and external teams with Engineering, Operations, Program Management Office, and the customer as required.
  • Assist in training employees of all functions in quality, ISO9001, AS9100, customer requirements and company practices, including indoctrination of employees to new quality principles and the CAM role.
  • Prepares job descriptions and successfully interviews and hires proficient candidates for the Quality Engineering Team.


  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 9 years prior related experience, or a Graduate Degree with a minimum of 7 years of prior related experience. In lieu of a degree, minimum of 13 years of prior related experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in a role where required to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience directly managing others within a Quality Organization.
  • A minimum of 3 or more years of experience using and coaching 8D, Red-X, Design for Six Sigma and other formal root cause and corrective action tools.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated knowledge of AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and CMMi.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

    • Excellent communication skills both written and oral with experience preparing and delivering presentation to multiple levels of management. Have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, peers and other employees relative to quality and technical issues with a demonstrated history to helping shape strategic plans and communicating those plans to their team to build engagement.
    • Have the ability to make decisions in a timely manner and capable of assessing the risks that may result from the decisions being made. Capable of working independently and dynamically with minimum oversight with multiple and/or changing priorities.
    • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Minitab.
    • Have sufficient financial background to perform, lead and mentor Cost Account Management (CAM) activity within the team.
    • Must be able to identify nonconformance and apply prevention utilizing Green/Black Belt techniques such as DMAIC, FMEA, etc. and apply Lean techniques such as Standard Work and Value Stream Mapping.
    • At least 8 or more years of experience in electro-mechanical manufacturing environments with experience in mechanical and electronics assembly.
    • At least 5 or more years of experience directly managing a Quality Engineering or Quality Organization with more than five Quality Engineers.
    • At least 8 or more years as a Quality Engineering or Quality Manager.
    • Aerospace or Defense Manufacturing Experience.
    • Experience working with DCMA and government contracts.
    • Knowledge of engineering and production processes used to design, develop, and produce high-reliability mechanical and electronic systems and sub-systems.
    • Experience with J standards for electronic manufacturing.
    • Experience with drawing interpretation and GD&T.
    • Experience with hands-on mechanical and electronic inspection techniques.
    • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.
    • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer.

Keywords: L3Harris Technologies, Middletown , Manager, Quality Engineering - Sensor Products, Executive , Mason, Ohio

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