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L3Harris Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineer in Northampton, Massachusetts

Job Title: Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineer

Job Code: 9999

Job Location: Northampton, MA

Job Schedule: 9/80 (Everyother Friday Off)

Job Description:

This position supports strategic programs essential to maintaining program readiness. The successful Associate Manager, Manufacturing Engineering will be responsible for overseeing work in the areas of manufacturing engineering and technical production support. This individual will have responsibility to ensure group goals and objectives are met, review and make recommendations on policies and procedures to maximize group operating performance, identify technical issues of future importance, and provide guidance to the team on development, performance, and productivity issues. This position is responsible for moderate understanding of the overall organization and typically supervises engineers, technicians, and co-ops.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct engineering work for manufacturing engineers and technicians supporting production and development programs.

  • Work closely with other engineering disciplines and departments in the performance of meeting technical, cost, and schedule requirements.

  • Monitor daily manufacturing operations. Actively assist and provide direction to subordinates as required.

  • Oversee the completion of engineering work on programs and support functions performed by the department.

  • Establish clear performance objectives for each employee aligned with Strategic Goal Deployment objectives. Provide routine performance feedback to achieve or exceed all stated objectives.

  • Analyze, make recommendations, and prepare capital requests.

  • Manage Strategic Goal Deployment metrics. Lead or participate in company improvement initiatives.

  • Assist in evaluating and selecting internal and external talent to ensure the best match between the individual and the work requirements.

  • Contribute to staffing budget estimates to maintain technical competency and capacity within the assigned group.

  • Conduct performance reviews, execute personnel adjustments, listen to and respond to grievances, and review and approve time cards and expense reports.

  • Travel to outside locations in pursuit of departmental and company objectives.

  • Act in place of the department manager as required.

  • Perform the job duties of a Manufacturing Engineer. Typical duties include:

  • Prepare manufacturing estimates, including mechanical/ electrical inspection, mechanical/ electrical assembly, electrical and functional test, manufacturing support, and quality process support costs.

  • Review design layouts and engineering drawings; make recommendations for changes or modifications to facilitate manufacturing of assembly operations and reduction of defects.

  • Develop and maintain specific work instructions and procedures, including photos, visual aids to support manufacturing of product that conforms to drawing requirements and design specifications.

  • Prepare operations sheets and assembly/manufacturing instructions, showing sequence of operations, details of each operation, machine, tooling and fixturing to be used, inspection instructions and test requirements.

  • Must be able to identify opportunities for continuous improvement and apply Lean Green/Black Belt techniques such as DMAIC, FMEA, Standard Work and Value Stream Mapping, etc.

  • Monitor assembly/electronic/manufacturing instruction sheets and operations sheets to continuously improve the efficiency of the Operations Dept. Support Operations Managers with labor and cost analysis.

  • Develop, design tooling, fixtures, test equipment to support programs (Creo). Initiate requisitions for special tools, fixtures and equipment; assist Purchasing in specifications and procurement of tools and fixtures. Work to simplify tool design.

  • Support transition of new programs from design and development to production (New Product Introduction, Production Readiness).

  • Incorporate engineering change orders, advanced engineering change orders, notices of revision and approved engineering change proposals in operations sheets and assembly instructions.

  • Build and maintain a role in supporting cross functional internal and external teams with Engineering, Operations, Program Management Office and The Customer as required.

  • Monitor material non-conformance activity and develop corrective/preventative action plans as required.

  • Prepare production status reports and other reports or information as required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Clearance if desired, ability to travel, working extended hours


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.

  • In lieu of a degree, minimum of 8 years of prior related experience.

    Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering

  • 2-5 years of management or supervisory experience in directing engineers or technicians

  • Demonstrated skills and experience in drawing practices, engineering analysis, DoD development programs, procurement, integration, assembly, and test of hardware

  • Experience in the defense or aerospace industry

  • Creo, Solidworks, 3D modeling w/ 2D drawing & GD&T exposure

  • Lean certification(s) Lean Expert, GreenBelt, BlackBelt

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.