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L3Harris Manufacturing Engineer in Clifton, New Jersey


Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer

Job Code: SAS20210504-59132

Job Location: Clifton, NJ

Job Description: Manufacturing Engineer - Specialist, Level 3 will support the production of Circuit Card Assembly units for high reliability electronic warfare applications in a low to medium volume, high mix product environment. Responsibilities to include;

  • Good communication and verbal skills to provide daily one-on-one technical support to SMT technicians.

  • Provide support to assembly operators on technical issues as they arise, provide training to operators on new products or processes as needed, create, update, and maintain manufacturing documentation as needed.

  • Generate and troubleshoot automated programs for SMT screen printing and pick and place equipment.

  • Generate and fine tune Solder Paste Inspection and Automated Optical inspection equipment.

  • Support new product introduction including process development and validation, assembly sequence, manufacturing documentation, tooling design and development using Pro/E and 3D printing, operator training, sustainment, and continuous improvement.

  • Participate in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement activities including identifying, initiating and leading lean improvement projects to improve efficiency, quality and/or safety and reduce cycle time and cost, create value stream maps, utilize lean tools and concepts to help transform the manufacturing environment and culture.

  • Support bid and proposal activities as needed, develop time estimates for assembly and test steps, develop estimates for manufacturing engineering NRE and support, author manufacturing and producibility plans to support proposals and customer reviews, develop comprehensive and supportable Basis of Estimates (BOEs) for new proposals and customer analysis.

  • Research, recommend and support the purchase of new manufacturing equipment, support installation, start-up, validation and maintenance of new equipment, program, troubleshoot, maintain and support manufacturing equipment as needed, participate in the capital acquisition process as needed.

  • Support AS9100, DCMA and internal quality audits, Investigate and initiate corrective actions for problems and deficiencies to ensure product quality.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior related experience. Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience

  • Current, or recent, IPC J-Std-001 certification and IPC A-610 certification

  • Strong understanding and extensive knowledge of Surface Mount Technology

  • Experience in programming and troubleshooting SMT line automation equipment, including screen printing, pick and place, SPI, AOI, reflow profiling, etc.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering disciplines.

  • BS degree with 4+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment or a MS degree with 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Must be familiar with IPC/EIA J-STD-001

  • Must have strong knowledge of all SMT assembly and inspection processes

  • Must have working knowledge of PCB CAD data and equipment programming software and databases

  • Must possess mechanical and electrical aptitude

  • Technical knowledge of electronics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) fabrication

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, ability to present ideas and data to a group

  • Technical writing ability

  • US citizen who is able to obtain and maintain a US Secret security clearance

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.