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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