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L3Harris Manufacturing Engineer- Engines in Muskegon, Michigan

Manufacturing Engineer- Engines

Job ID AS20201410-51823


L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is 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. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.


Job Title: Manufacturing Engineer- Engines

Job Code: AS20201410-51823

Job Location: Muskegon, Michigan

Job Description:

The Manufacturing Engineer- Engines is the crucial floor support for the production of new and rebuilt AVDS Engines. This hands on position will split their time between on the floor support and crucial management of process documentation and meeting the daily demands of the production floor. The M.E. will also participate in the process of identifying needs of the company for updates to current awarded contracts and the requests to provide quotations for future work. The person holding this position may also be involved in the support of customer engine depots both domestic and international. The successful candidate will be be involved in the corrective action, and process improvement process, both as a leader and a participant. The Manufacturing Engineer position is the primary support element for the New Engine Assembly, Manufacturing and Engine Rebuilding programs at CPS.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and support Engine Tear down, IROAN, and Assembly processes to the manufacturing floor including tooling, programming, gauging, process documentation and project management

  • Develop and train personnel on new and existing process documentation

  • Propose, investigate, justify, requisition, source, and manage the purchase of capital equipment

  • Support production by resolving process issues, producibility and quality problems using Lean and 6 Sigma techniques

  • Work with cross functional team to ensure products and processes meet Quality, Cost, and Delivery metrics

  • Work with cross functional teams to ensure processes meet Quality, Cost, and Delivery metrics

  • Evaluate work methods, prepare and / or modify documented work instructions

  • Interface with vendors on problem resolution, fixture design and build or rebuilding of tools and fixtures

  • Train Team Leaders and UAW employees on proper execution of work instructions as needed

  • Analyze new product quotes and provide cost estimates on tools, fixtures, machines, gages and recurring labor

  • Support production by resolving process, producibility and quality problems using Lean Sigma techniques

  • Write Scopes of Work (SOW), detailed presentations, and financial justification for the procurement of capital equipment


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Technology with a minimum of 6 years of engine manufacturing experience

  • Strong knowledge of engine teardown and assembly processes

  • Strong and successful working knowledge of project management

  • Proven record of successful project implementations working with manufacturing facility teams

  • Must be familiar with, and able to utilize all Microsoft Office Applications

  • Must be familiar with, and able to utilize process documentation software to create work instructions

  • Experience developing, documenting and troubleshooting engine assembly processes

  • Experience managing large, complex project initiatives of strategic importance to the organization, involving large cross-functional teams

  • Availability for occasional business travel (10% Max)

  • Availability for casual overtime based on workload and/or urgency

  • Must be able to move freely, with or without reasonable accommodation, throughout a manufacturing environment

  • Good written and verbal communication skills required

  • Previously held security clearance preferred. Ability to get security clearance required.

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Project Management experience, have used MS Project in the past and have developed Statement of Work, Work Breakdown Structure, and Schedules

  • Understanding of Geometeric Dimensioning & Tolerancing techniques

  • Working knowledge of using CAD models and programs in CREO and AutoCad

  • Understanding of machining processes and inspection requirements.

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

By submitting your résumé for this position, you understand and agree that L3Harris Technologies may share your résumé, as well as any other related personal information or documentation you provide, with its subsidiaries and affiliated companies for the purpose of considering you for other available positions.

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.