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L3Harris Manager, Mechanical Engineering in Somerville, Massachusetts


Job Title: Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Job Code: MEM5

Job Location: Somerville, MA

Job Description: L3Harris Open Water Power is a rapidly-growing business pioneering power systems for underwater applications, vehicles and sensors. Our team of talented and curious engineers, scientists, and technicians are focused on bringing the power systems to market. We operate in an agile, exciting, start-up environment supported by the larger L3Harris organization. Our work involves full design and development, ranging from fundamental science and chemical engineering to the manufacture and assembly of complete systems. We are looking for engaging, hands-on leadership to guide our team. We focus on finding good teammates with a strong work ethic, an ability to share knowledge, and an interest in creative problem solving.

Essential Functions:

  • Mentor and set design direction for the Mechanical Engineering team

  • Review designs for function, manufacturability, and cost

  • Support system tests and development

  • Troubleshoot and solve issues before, during, and after tests

  • Work with the OWP team to set prototype schedule and performance targets

  • Able to work simultaneously on a variety of projects.

  • Travel and work off-site at another location may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology or other related discipline and 9+ years combined experience in engineering and leadership.

  • Experience having the autonomy to make or influence decisions.

  • Fluency using computer tools; experience using Solidworks and Solidworks simulation.

  • Ability to review classical calculations and interpret convergence data to validate FEA, thermal and CFD analysis results.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements to access U.S. Classified information

  • Capable of some domestic and international travel – 5%

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Experience with power systems or underwater vehicles a plus.

Knowledge of Military Specifications preferred.

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.