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L3Harris Quality Engineer in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Job Title: Quality Engineer

Job AS20211702-56809

Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description:

In this role, the Quality Engineer will perform a variety of quality-related functions in support of regulatory, customer, and company requirements/objectives. They will coordinate, develop, monitor and maintain all necessary procedures, controls and/or programs to assure compliance to regulatory, customer and company requirements.

  • Provide quality service to internal and external customers in all assigned tasks while upholding L3Harris values

  • Lead or perform product quality audits to assure compliance with customer, drawing, internal, and regulatory requirements

  • Lead or perform system audits in support of the Quality/Environmental Management System

  • Coordinate close out of audit findings through creation of audit finding reports and determining proper corrective and preventive actions with the lead of the area being audited

  • Provides liaison activities with customers and suppliers on all quality-related activities

  • Review, identify, implement and maintain Customer Quality flow down requirements to ensure compliance

  • Perform review of bid and proposal quality clauses and provide compliance matrix

  • Perform review of customer quality clauses, quality documents and provide compliance matrix

  • Support operations to ensure that products and processes comply with the relevant requirements of the quality management system

  • Analyze product and process failures to ensure effective root cause analysis and implementation of corrective and preventive actions for internal and external customers

  • Review trend analyses related to field returns, manufacturing rejects, supplier history, etc and provide recommendations for improvement

  • Participate or lead root cause corrective action investigations and implementation to address internal, external, customer and/or supplier issues to improve overall product and process quality

  • Participate with Engineering and Operations to ensure transfer to Production of new products are in accordance with approved data

  • Responsible for leading and/or participating in continual improvement activities to enhance the quality system, such as 5S or Kaizon.

  • Perform FAA Designee authorized functions (as required)

  • Responsible for performing job duties in a manner consistent with established L-3 Ethics Standards

  • Responsible for working in a manner consistent with established safety rules and regulations

  • Performs job duties in accordance with approved procedures established in support of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred degree in Engineering, Quality or Business) and minimum 4 years of prior quality related experience or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior quality experience or 8 years equivalent experience working in Quality Engineering

  • 4 years of prior related experience working as Quality Engineer in a manufacturing or Aerospace environment

  • 1 to 2 years experience performing design reviews including inspectability, consistency, adequacy, accuracy, and conformance to customer requirements and provide recommendations for improvement

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Ability to write and clearly verbalize quality procedures and processes

  • Working knowledge of Certification Authority Regulatory requirements (FAA, EASA, etc)

  • Experience as a Six Sigma Green or Black Belt.

  • ASQ and/or RABQSA Certified Quality Auditor and/or Lead Auditor.

  • Knowledge and capability utilizing quality concepts and tools (i.e., six-sigma, TQM, QFD, SPC, SQC, DOE, ANOVA, etc.);

  • Working knowledge of computer application software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ACCESS, etc

  • Working knowledge of AS9100/AS9110 requirements

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.