Mission Systems Operations Engineering Lead

L3Harris - Burlington, ON (8 months ago)

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About the Role

This senior role is a Mission Systems Operations Engineering Lead, within the Operations Engineering organization, focused on the execution of mission systems projects. This person is integral to the overall success of all mission systems programs and product lines and is responsible for using lean manufacturing and root cause analysis tools to resolve system level and business issues.


At L3 WESCAM, we develop the most advanced and complex optical and sensor systems for global defense and military sectors, Homeland Security, Search and Rescue and Airborne law enforcement. From long-range covert surveillance missions to search and rescue operations, our MX-series systems, and the mission systems solutions they are a part of, produce stabilized high-magnification electro-optical and infrared images from airborne, marine and ground based platforms, enabling our customers to see farther and react quicker.

L3 WESCAM offers a culture of true innovation and collaboration, and above all - work that you can be proud to be a part of. What we do protects and saves lives around the world. To experience more, go to http://www.WESCAM.com

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Support the development of Mission Systems and Operations Engineering interrelated processes

Represent and champion Mission System Programs and development activities within Operations Engineering Group

Technical liaison between Mission System Engineering, Subcontracts Management, Supplier Quality Engineering and Operations Engineering

Support Technical capability analysis at suppliers/subcontractors along with Supplier Quality Engineering

Support Design reviews (SRR, PDR, CDR) alongside Mission Systems Engineering and the subcontractor to ensure the products are manufactured in excellence

Support translation of test requirements from product specification both internally (operation) and externally (supply chain)

Development and qualification of new processes will be required to ensure engineering and MIL-STD requirements are met within production (verification matrix and traceability matrix)

Responsible for the development & evolution of system level test processes and procedures, including PFMEA, SPC, tooling/automation development and test procedures

Engage appropriate teams and organizations within the organization as required

Identification and monitoring of first pass yield and rolling yield

Take action on yield issues to develop corrective action and process fixes

Lead tiger teams in quality issues as they pertain to containment and corrective action activities

Support translation of product specifications from engineering to manufacturing procedures

Identify failure trends & systemic issues, conduct root cause analysis and implement permanent corrective actions

Leadership and support for continuous improvement initiatives and projects

Ownership & leadership of large system level issues and provide technical direction to the organization (internally and externally)

Create documentation to support system level changes, including test procedures, Work Instructions and authoring procedures within the Manufacturing Execution System

Reviewing change requests generated by engineering, subcontractors and operations staff, and implement changes as required

Manage Mission Systems Make/Buy Decisions on behalf of Operations Engineering

Ownership and/or contribution to the operations execution plan for new Mission Systems products and customer specific programs

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Desired Skills

Must have experience in a high tech operations environment.
Excellent knowledge of Aircraft, maritime and land Systems
Excellent technical communication skills both verbal and written.

Resourceful and capable of engaging and maintaining resources from other departments.

Ability to assign priorities to multiple tasks/assignments so they are completed within the designated timeframe.

Thrives in new environments and willing to work within ambiguity.

Able to troubleshoot and “real-time" problem solve manufacturing/testing issues through utilization of the lean tools to eliminate waste and ensure that problems never happen again.

Must be well organized, goal oriented and able to give attention to detail.

Able to read and understand Electrical Assembly and System Level Architecture drawings.

AS9100 knowledge and experience an asset, but not required.

Desired Experience and Education

University degree in Engineering. (Aerospace, Land Systems, Maritime, Technology Fields)

Must have a well-rounded electrical and mechanical background with manufacturing engineering experience.

Familiarity with the Systems development lifecycle from concept through to disposal.

Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in an Engineering capacity.

Life at L3 WESCAM

Our work environment is both challenging and dynamic – our physical environment is state of the art. Here’s what you can expect as an L3 WESCAM employee

Every other Friday off (paid – with our rare 9/80 work schedule)
Free on-site gym
Free wellness programs
Free fruit and bagels
Subsidized cafeterias
Beach Volleyball courts
26 acres of forested land with hiking and biking trails in the heart of Burlington
Work/Life balance that is supported
Real opportunities for growth and development
Everyone’s role at L3 WESCAM contributes to saving people’s lives

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that diversity among our employees makes us a stronger organization.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our L3 WESCAM family, and our community by welcoming and encouraging applications from anyone interested without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, Aboriginal status or any other legally-protected groups. For people with disabilities, we work with you throughout the recruitment process to ensure you have what you need in order to be at your best. If you require any accommodation for any part of the recruitment/interview process, or as you begin you career with us just let us know and we will take care of you.

About L3 Technologies

L3 Technologies is a prime contractor in Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C3ISR) systems market and a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on both military and commercial platforms. Our customers include the U.S. Department of Defense and its prime contractors, U.S. Government intelligence agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, allied foreign governments, domestic and foreign commercial customers and select other U.S. federal, state and local government agencies.

Organized into 3 segments – Electronic Systems, Communications Systems and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems – L3 Technologies employs over 31,000 people worldwide with reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion.

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

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