Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, Frontline Job at L3Harris – in Hamilton, ON


Hamilton, Ontario


As a subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies and within the Integrated Mission Systems Segment, the WESCAM division develops the most advanced optical sensor and targeting systems for global defense and military sectors, National Security, Search & Rescue and Airborne law enforcement agencies. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro1-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see first and act first.

About the Role

This role is a primary Manufacturing Engineering contact person to a production cell team, focused on quality and reliability within the cell, in addition to on time delivery. This person is integral to the daily success of the shop floor team and is responsible for using root cause analysis tools to resolve production issues quickly and completely.

Act as a point of contact to Manufacturing team for assistance in troubleshooting and resolving mechanical, electro-mechanical and electro optical manufacturing issues.

Create and maintain documentation to support manufacturing changes, including assembly procedures, Work Instructions and Manufacturing Execution System (MES) authoring.

Attend and provide responses to daily cell standup meetings.

Participate in daily cell MRB meetings, including supporting closure of NCRs and disposition of non-conforming material.

Responsible for the development of manufacturing processes and procedures for WESCAM products. This includes the creation of PFMEA, SPC, First Pass Approval (FPA), control plans, tooling and test procedures.

Reviewing change requests generated by engineering and production staff for impact to process, product flow, product quality and documentation, and implement changes as required.

Present manufacturing engineering activities at cell sustaining update meeting on monthly basis

Conduct 8D root cause analysis and implement permanent corrective actions.

Support translation of product specifications from Engineering to Manufacturing procedures.

Leadership and support for continuous improvement initiatives and projects.

Support any other business priorities as required by Operations Engineering leadership

Required Capabilities

Manufacturing Engineering experience in a high tech assembly environment.

Excellent knowledge of Systems, Electro-Mechanical Manufacturing and Process Engineering.

Technical communication skills both verbal and written.

Good knowledge of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles.

Able to troubleshoot and “real-time” problem solve manufacturing issues.

Must be well organized, goal oriented and able to give attention to detail.

Able to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across the organization.

Able to read and understand Mechanical drawings and Electrical schematics.

AS9100 knowledge and experience an asset, but not required.

Experience using SolidWorks, Composer and AutoCAD an asset, but not required.

Desired Education and Experiences

Must have a well-rounded mechanical background with manufacturing engineering experience in a high tech environment.

University degree; or 3-year College diploma coupled with relevant work experience in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering.

Minimum of 0-3 years of work experience in a manufacturing engineering capacity or new grad

Green Belt Certification or equivalent industry lean experience an asset, but not required.

About L3Harris Technologies

In July 2019 – L3 Technologies and Harris Corp merged to become L3Harris Technologies, becoming 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.

Our customers perform on the world’s most challenging front lines. They trust us to keep them prepared for what’s next. We combine speed, innovation and flawless execution to give people confidence and security in the world ahead.

As we relentlessly pursue new ideas, we know that everything we bring to market must deliver, without fail, every time. The urgency of our quest is matched by our commitment to the people we serve. In a world of ever accelerating change, threat environments move fast. We move forward faster, delivering industry-leading value.

Organized into four segments – Integrated Mission Systems, Communications Systems, Space & Airborne Systems and Aviation Systems – L3Harris Technologies employs over 50,000 people worldwide in over 130 countries with annual revenues approximately $17 billion.

To learn more, visit https://www.l3harris.com/capabilities

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3Harris WESCAM employee

Brand new, custom-built 330,000 sq ft Engineering and Production facility atop the Waterdown escarpment in Hamilton

Close to hiking paths along the Bruce trail

Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)

18000 sq ft subsidized Café including 12 mini- Café areas throughout the complex

Free10,000 sq ft on-site gym

Free wellness programs

Free fruit, bagels and coffee

Remote/hybrid work options, hoteling stations providing flexibility and multiple work options

Wellness rooms – first aid, prayer, mother’s room and quiet zones

Work/Life balance

Real opportunities for growth and development

A diverse and inclusive working culture

Everyone’s role at L3HARRIS WESCAM contributes to protecting people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3Harris WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran’s status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin your career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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Company Location:  Hamilton, ON

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