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L3Harris Manufacturing Technician 3 in Culpeper, Virginia

Job Overview

We are seeking a Manufacturing Technician to join the team at our Culpeper, VA site.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Manufacturing Operations , this position will join an exceptional cross-functional team of engineers and technicians to fabricate components and assemble them into the most advanced solid rocket systems in the world. This position would be for 1 st shift. 7:00 am to 4:30 pm 9/80 schedule.

This opening may be filled at this level as posted or at one level higher.

About Us

L3Harris Technologies (https://www.l3harris.com/) is the Trusted Disruptor for the global aerospace and defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs always in mind, our more than 50,000 employees deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains.

Our site near Culpeper, VA , in beautiful, rural Orange County (1.5 hours from Washington, DC) is growing! This site is our center of excellence for Solid Rocket Motor Propulsion and Energetics development as well as high-complexity production programs.

You're not just "doing a job" at Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies Company (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W666fX76aSg) . The work you perform makes significant contributions to national security and space exploration.

  • Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture:Careers | L3Harris (https://careers.l3harris.com/)

  • Rest and Relaxation - Accrue 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing longer weekends. Plus 90 hours of paid holidays on average throughout the year.

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits -Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness programs. Want to know more? Check out: Benefits | L3Harris (https://careers.l3harris.com/culture#benefits)

  • Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match

  • Professional Development - Tuition assistance, free professional development training through Rocket University and Energetics University, employee recognition, and leadership development programs

  • Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs

Essential Functions

The successful individual will perform functions such as fabrication of components, clean and assemble equipment, cleans tools, parts, and work area, operate machinery. Pressure tests, bonds, assembles, paints, precision part clean, mix adhesives, torques fasteners, and all other duties and tasks required to assemble and prepare for shipment of products. Maintains records for manufactured products. Works safely while producing a high quality product and maintaining a clean and orderly work area.

Under general supervision, the Manufacturing Technician performs a wide range of duties within the manufacturing operations area. Applies specialized manufacturing knowledge to basic problems to come up with logical answers.

  • 85% - Precision Assembly of complex aerospace components.

  • 15% - Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or lead. May mentor less senior personnel.


High school diploma or equivalent required and (three) 3 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant license a plus.

  • Preferred Precision Assembly Knowledge/Skill: Use of torque tooling, lock or safety wire installation, mix and apply adhesives, leak check testing, pressurized systems, electrical grounding and bonding checks, electrical connectors and electromechanical component assembly and test, general computer (windows), Standard Measurement Instruments (SMI), precision component cleaning, FARO arm operation.

  • Knowledge/Skills: Use of precision scales, operation of industrial processing equipment, PLC experience, cleaning solvents, mixing operations, inventory control, record keeping, respirator use, and assembly of process tooling

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.

  • Ability to follow safety practices.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the work team and those contacted in the course of work.

  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations accurately and quickly.

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand work instructions, drawings, etc.

  • Ability to work with management, supervisor or lead personnel to prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.

  • With the guidance from supervisor/lead personnel, ability to make precise adjustments in moving the controls of the machine/equipment to exact position such as offsets and axis movement.

May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level . Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Driver’s License Requirement: Must possess a valid driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the Company. Eligibility for employment for those who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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We consider the consistent demonstration of positive, cooperative, self-motivated, courteous and professional behavior to be an essential function of every position. While different positions have different primary areas of responsibility and technical expertise, everyone needs to work as a team, and we expect all employees to contribute as necessary to get the job done.

Unless otherwise stated in the requirements section of an individual job listing, our positions require U.S. Citizenship, U.S. Permanent Residency, or other status as a U.S. Person as defined by 8 USC 1324b(a)(3).

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or theinterview process should e-mail the Human Resources Department atAccommodation Request. (accommodationrequest@rocket.com)

Location US-VA-Culpeper

Job ID 21837

Zip 22701

Category Technicians - Assemblers / Mfg Tech / Eng Tech

On-Site, Hybrid or Remote? On-Site

Must be Eligible for US Clearance Yes