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L3Harris Supplier Quality Manager in Torrance, California


Job Location: Torrance, CA

Job ID: AS20200604-59221

Job Description:

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Supplier Quality Manager at our Torrance, California location. In this position, you will serve as the technical liaison between Purchasing, Engineering, Manufacturing, and suppliers to monitor Advanced Quality Planning, provide PPAP approval, resolve quality issues, and provide technical support. Other responsibilities will include:

  • Review and audit supplier manufacturing processes and quality systems

  • Perform routine surveillance audits and monitor supplier performance (KPI for Quality, including PPM and SCAR)

  • Anticipate potential failures due to design, manufacturability, and process control, and suggest and implement resolutions with suppliers

  • Implement and monitor the part qualification and certification process with selected suppliers

  • Determine root cause (8D process) of supplier quality problems, and implement effective and timely resolutions

  • Improve quality performance of suppliers by conducting workshops at supplier locations, providing technical assistance in developing a quality system, or providing other technical support as required

  • Ensure supplier understanding of product and PPAP submission requirements

  • Review and approve supplier quality plans on new part programs

  • Lead weekly supplier meetings and ensure supplier adherence to the APQP process

  • Conduct supplier part critical characteristics discussions and review required process controls

  • Review and approve tool, fixture, and part designs

  • Work with different tiers to ensure that deliverables are met

  • Requires approx. 30% travel to domestic and international suppliers


  • At least six years of relevant experience in manufacturing, quality, or engineering in an aerospace, automotive, or related environment is required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Materials, Business, Math, or Statistics is needed; advanced degree preferred

  • Understanding of AS9100 Quality System standards is necessary

  • Knowledge of AIAG standards is required: APQP and PPAP (all levels) requirements, including proficiency in FMEA, Control Plans, Flow Charts, R@R, SPC, MSA, Capacity Analysis, and GR&R

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required to establish effective working relationships with suppliers as well as personnel within the company.

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.