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L3Harris Mechanical Engineer in Rochester, New York


Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Job Code: SAS20210202-55952

Job Location: Rochester, NY

Job Description:

L3Harris in Rochester, NY is looking for an experienced Mechanical/Hardware Engineer. Primary Engineering responsibility is for mechanical design support of optical handling equipment, optical testing equipment, processing support equipment and facilities/ machine upgrades. Utilizes basic technical standards, principles, theories and concepts to meet specific job assignments. May be assigned the overall engineering responsibility for a project or part of a project depending on size, scope and complexity. A Mechanical Engineer at this level will have a basic knowledge of materials that would allow him/her to choose the ideal material for a design based upon thermal and mechanical properties. This Mechanical Engineer will be capable of using engineering equations or FEA analysis tools to determine stress/strain and deflection properties of components within a design as needed. Also, this engineer is required to make on-site judgment calls about strengths of materials and durability of designs. In addition, this engineer will be able to draw or convey concepts for solutions to peer groups and estimate a cost and lead time for such a concept. Finally, this Mechanical Engineer is required to have a basic knowledge of manufacturing processes in order to create designs that can be manufactured with available equipment and to arrive at solutions to fabrication problems.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary function is to perform all drafting requirements using 3D modeling software – current platform is Creo 4.0 and data management tool Agile.

  • Proficient knowledge of Industry and Military drafting standards and practices, specifically ASME Y14.5-2009 and ASME Y14.100

  • Prepare manufacturing drawings of product components by drawing graphic representations of products adding standard details and creation of bills of material.

  • Work with different groups such as Test Engineers, Process Engineers, Facilities, EHS, Shop Operators and Machinists.

  • Generate complex new drawings and other documentation from sketches, models, marked documents and verbal instructions


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum 4 years of prior relevant experience, or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree and a minimum of 6 years of prior related experience, or Graduate Degree and a minimum of 2 years of prior related experience.

  • 4+ years’ experience working in mechanical design using CREO or similar 3D modeling software.

  • 2+ years’ experience with application of Geometric Dimension and Tolerancing (GD&T).

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrates appropriate computer knowledge in basic Microsoft Office software applications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance

  • Drawing and CAD Model checking experience

  • Experience in the Aerospace or Defense industry

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Effectively organizes and communicates

  • Speaks clearly and concisely, presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups

  • Previous experience with assembly layouts and concepts and knowledge of applicable government and industry standards

  • Familiarity with electronics, structural or mechanism designs

  • Able and willing to do some original design work

  • Advanced knowledge of Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/DFMA)

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and general understanding of manufacturing and assembly techniques

  • Previous experience in supporting the design of ground structures, mechanisms, electronics packaging, and/or composite structures