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L3Harris Quality Engineering Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio


The Manager of Quality Engineering leads a professional Quality Engineering Team that designs, writes, implements, evaluates and revises quality procedures, quality plans, inspection and testing techniques and specifications for high reliability products that have a zero tolerance for failure. He/she will actively lead the team toward timely solutions that will support internal and external customers. The Manager will ensure that the team provides thorough and practical, risk-based solutions to a wide range of technical CI and issues through the application of quality engineering disciplines and tools. This position is responsible for Cost Account Management (CAM) for program activity to include input for bid and proposal activity. This position requires the candidate to be a leader with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Must have strong team building and support skills, along with practical mechanical and electrical assembly and inspection knowledge.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively leads a Quality Engineering team with agility to address technical issues in support of the internal and external program and production teams.

  • Manages quality engineers who develop quality plans, flow charts, inspection methods, procedures and standards, including detailed instructions, check lists, sampling plans, classification of defects, etc. to assure all products meet process, system and contractual quality requirements.

  • Ensures that quality engineering effectively reviews, interprets and flows down customer contractual quality requirements to the program office, engineering, manufacturing, and inspection.

  • Must communicate and interface successfully with external and internal customers by discussing quality specifications and actions taken to prevent or correct problems with our products.

  • Oversees and ensures the success of quality engineers who review engineering and manufacturing information on new and revised designs, specifications and bills of materials; production, tool and test equipment drawings; production and tool plans; operations and routing sheets: production, storage and shipping methods to assure that products meet customers’ requirements with minimum variation and ease of inspection.

  • Oversees and ensures that quality engineering provides timely, thorough, practical and risk-based solutions to a wide range of technical production problems involving the utilization of manufacturing and quality engineering techniques.

  • Leads and manages quality engineering teams that effectively perform investigations to determine the root cause for product and process nonconformance utilizing Green/Black Belt techniques.

  • Ensures that quality engineering initiates and follows-up on inspection and test methods and procedures to ascertain proper administration and compliance with all requirements. Assists in cost reduction through Lean Manufactuiring techniques.

  • Leads, mentors and assists in preparing quality cost estimates for proposals including estimates for special facilities, services and techniques required for performance of the proposed programs. Leads, supports and mentors quality engineering CAM roles and responsibilities.

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

  • Assist in training employees of all functions in quality, ISO9001, AS9100, customer requirements and company practices, including indoctrination of employees to new quality principles and the CAM role.

  • Prepares job descriptions and successfully interviews and hires proficient candidates for the Quality Engineering Team.


  • BS in an Engineering related discipline or Management. Master’s in Engineering or Business preferred

  • 10 or more years of experience in electro-mechanical manufacturing environments with experience in mechanical and electronics assembly.

  • 5 or more years of experience directly managing a Quality Engineering or Quality Organization with more than five Quality Engineers

  • Working familiarity and knowledge of AS9100, ISO 9001, NADCAP and CMMi

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Able to read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and schematics

  • Have the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management, peers and other employees relative to quality and technical issues

  • Have the ability to make decisions in a timely manner and capable of assessing the risks that may result from the decisions being made. Capable of working independently and dynamically with minimum oversight with multiple and/or changing priorities

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Minitab

  • Have sufficient financial background to perform, lead and mentor Cost Account Management (CAM) activity within the team

  • Must be able to identify nonconformance and apply prevention utilizing Green/Black Belt techniques such as DMAIC, FMEA, etc. and apply Lean techniques such as Standard Work and Value Stream Mapping

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • 10 or more years as a Quality Engineering or Quality Manager

  • Aerospace or Defense Manufacturing Experience

  • Working familiarity and knowledge of AS9100, NADCAP and CMMI Level 3

  • Experience working with DCMA and government contracts

  • Knowledge of engineering and production processes used to design, develop and produce high-reliability mechanical and electronic systems and sub-systems

  • Experience with J standards for electronic manufacturing

  • Experience with drawing interpretation and GD&T

  • Experience with hands-on mechanical and electronic inspection techniques

  • ASQ Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer