Facilities and Equipment Automation Engineering Manager

at L3Harris
Location Mason, Ohio
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified



L3Harris Space & Sensors Division, headquartered in Mason, Ohio, designs, develops, and manufactures complex systems (electronic, avionics, transceivers, transmitters, electro-optical, and electro-mechanical) for the defense, aerospace, and commercial markets. L3Harris is a recognized leader in Electro-Optical technologies that enable systems to support surveillance, reconnaissance, threat detection, and self-protection missions. Our world-class Space Avionics systems include equipment for Mars Rover/Landers/Orbiters, Launch Vehicles, and Imaging Satellite Communications.

Space & Sensors team members bring their passion for innovation and engineering, their desire to push the envelope to adapt, communicate, and deliver on highly-reliable mission-critical systems. We offer an alternative 9/80 work schedule with every other Friday off, and the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of professionals. Focused on fostering a diverse and inclusive environment where employees can grow and develop professionally, employees can get engaged with several Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), participate in monthly activities hosted by our Employee Engagement Committee or get involved with volunteer opportunities through our L3Harris Investing for Tomorrow community program.

Mason, OH is located in Warren County, "Ohio's Largest Playground." Major attractions are right around the corner, including Great Wolf Lodge and Kings Island Amusement Park. Our site is 20 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, where there are multiple attractions including The Newport Aquarium and The Cincinnati Zoo. Cincinnati is also the home AFC Champions the Cincinnati Bengals, the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Cyclones and FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer.

Job Summary:

The Manager of Facilities Engineering plans, designs and oversees the reconfiguration, maintenance, construction, alteration, and automation of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities. In this role you will gather and review data concerning facility or equipment specifications and design, company or government restrictions and guidelines, required completion schedule, and execution feasibility. The manager coordinates with architecture and engineering firms, as needed, in developing design criteria and preparing layout and detailed drawings. Additionally you will prepare bid sheets, project justifications, statement of work documents and contracts for construction and equipment acquisition.


Leading the maintenance team in all areas of Environmental Health & Safety, quality, staffing, scheduling, and cost performance
Drive facility and equipment maintenance operations through preventative maintenance planning and Gemba meetings to ensure daily/weekly/monthly production goals are achieved
Lead the efforts for automation of key areas of improvement with the Manufacturing Engineering teams focusing on constraint elimination to reduce costs
Reporting out and briefing customers and multiple levels of leadership within the company as needed for equipment status
Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs.
Responsible for managing to approved budgets and approving contracts and purchases.
Communicate and collaborate with parties inside and outside of operations to explain and interpret policies, practices, and procedures
Provides input and drives team member development through daily coaching and performance management process
Works collaboratively across the company with other business leaders to drive resolution on issues


Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of related maintenance and equipment management experience or 2 years post-Secondary/ Associates Degree with a minimum of 5 years of prior related experience.
Ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
Experience in development and implementing automated equipment and systems into a low volume high mix operations environment
Experience with TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), and CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) processes and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture of goods
Ability to manage, coach, train and motivate team in technical and leadership development
Skilled in the deployment and use of Lean and 6 Sigma manufacturing tools/methods
Knowledgeable in project management and decision-making experience utilizing business and financial acumen
Basic to advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office software package (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects)
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, written communication and coaching skills for collaborating with all levels of the organization
Ability to travel up to 15%

Preferred skills:

2 years of experience with facilities maintenance and equipment automation
Experienced in the use of eMaint CMMS system

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