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L3Harris Manufacturing Engineer in Brisbane, Australia

Manufacturing Engineer

Intelligence & Cyber International (ICI)

Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane

L3Harris Space and Airborne Sytems Australia is a Brisbane based subsidiary of L3Harris and part of our ICI Division. We provide design, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced electronic warfare components and subsystems using cutting edge wideband radio frequency and photonic technology. We are a trusted, sovereign design and production partner to the Australian Department of Defence and an established exporter to global defence primes.

What the role will involve

To lead, plan, direct and grow the manufacturing engineering support function of L3Harris Micreo to ensure efficient and on-time delivery of high-quality electronics products, for use in the most demanding of applications, at the forefront of technological innovation.


  • Actively collaborate with the Manufacturing Manager, Team Leaders for the Assembly and Technician teams, Laser Welders and Engineering to help maintain the production schedule

  • Proactively contribute to identify resource or equipment bottlenecks, help formulate justifications and obtain quotes to assist the Manufacturing Manager to address resource issues or generate any Capex requests required for equipment


  • Actively assist manufacturing to ensure DIFOT (on-time delivery) metrics are achieved consistently for manufacturing and RMA deliveries.

  • Actively participate in visual management techniques like LOB to take remedial action early to meet deadlines

  • Actively oversee all manufacturing processes to ensure all manufacturing areas and processes are compliant to 5S+1, ESD/FOD and AS9100

  • Manage various engineering projects in manufacturing with the cross-functional teams and deliver projects on time

  • Lead, organise and conduct regular process review meeting such as ESD Control (P15-02) and FOD Control (P15-03)

Cost Control & Reporting

  • Actively monitor project costs relating to new process or equipment introduction into manufacturing and identify potential cost overruns early and take action

  • Timely reporting of issues, potential delays and risks to the Manufacturing Manager

New Product Introduction (NPI)

  • Actively participate in and ensure appropriate manufacturing engineering analysis of all material relating to design reviews and Production Readiness Reviews for any new or redesigned products

  • Support the Manufacturing team through coordination, collection and dissemination of information relating to new products and changes to existing products

Process and Equipment Implementation & Ownership

  • Provide engineering solutions to manufacturing teams in timely manner

  • Enthusiastically develop and implement new and support existing manufacturing processes and equipment through formally documented V&V procedures

  • Proactively manage the ESD Control Program (P15-02) and FOD Control Program (P15-03) in compliance with the latest associated standards/guidance material, relevant customer-specific requirements and standard L3Harris Micreo procedures

  • Develop, maintain and verify Special Processes in accordance with AS9100 quality controls, ensuring all records are up to date

  • Proactively assist the Manufacturing team to repair and maintain equipment to eliminate any down-time and identify single points of failure or ageing equipment

  • Ownership of manufacturing Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM)

Calibration, Maintenance & Repair

  • Actively collaborate with the Manufacturing team and Facilities to ensure all maintenance and calibration is up-to-date, including all maintenance/critical process record logs

Training & Culture

  • Monitor internal processes and provide training to the manufacturing team, as required according to IPC-A-610 and IPC J-STD-001

  • Actively collaborate with other L3Harris organisations to identify future manufacturing processes/equipment improvements and raise these with the Manufacturing Manager

What you’ll bring

To be successful in this role and to best leverage the opportunities provided by L3Harris, some skills & experience ideal applicants will bring include;

  • Engineering degree or equivalent study (Process Engineering qualifications)

  • Extensive experience in a similar role with electronic assembly/cleanroom environment

  • Trained in or experience with IPC-A-610, IPC J-STD-001 and MIL-STD-883

  • Understanding of and ability to read engineering drawings

  • Ability to write technical documentation such as work instructions clearly

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems and process automation

  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles

  • High attention to detail and a positive, assertive, ‘can do’ attitude

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills

  • Problem solving skills

About us

L3Harris is dedicated to recruiting and developing diverse, high-performing talent who are passionate about what they do. Our employees are unified in a shared dedication to our customers’ mission and quest for professional growth. L3Harris provides an inclusive, engaging environment designed to empower employees and promote work-life success. Fundamental to our culture is an unwavering focus on values, dedication to our communities, and commitment to excellence in everything we do.

L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defence technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defence and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

A few of our employee benefits are:

  • 5 Weeks annual leave

  • Flexible working hours and hybrid working where possible

  • Flexible annual leave (buy & sell up to 2 weeks)

  • Salary continuance insurance (SCI pays 75% of your base salary and bonus for up to

  • 2 years)

  • Discounted private health insurance

  • Life & Total Permanent Disability Cover

  • Novated Car Leasing

Important to know

Due to the nature of our work many our roles require an Australian nationality and the ability to obtain a security clearance. Applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment must meet eligibility.

Eligibility and clearance process information can be found at;


L3Harris respectfully requests no agency submissions at this time.

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.