L3 Technologies Manufacturing Engineer 2 - Vacuum Electronics [16-190] in Torrance, California

We currently have an opportunity for a manufacturing process engineer with knowledge of and hands-on experience working on vacuum electronic device manufacturing processes for high frequency microwave and millimeter wave power amplifier products. Microwave amplifiers are employed in a variety of applications including radar, electronic warfare, and high-speed data communications. This position will initially be located at our San Carlos, California location for approx. 6-9 months, then move to our Torrance, California facility when production relocates there.


  • Support all manufacturing operations in a fast-paced production area, ensuring that key yield metrics are consistently met

  • Develop and implement processes in support of manufacturing activities

  • Document processes and procedures; conduct periodic training of assemblers and operators

  • Design, build, and test new equipment, tools, and fixtures for streamlining and improving manufacturing efficiency

  • Monitor key process parameters and analyze performance data. Identify risks and implement corrective actions. Spearhead continuous improvement efforts

  • Conduct cost estimation and budgeting activities. Introduce new cost-saving methods

  • As required, source new tools, equipment, and material suppliers to ensure the uninterrupted manufacture and continuous flow of product

  • Support manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and material review board (MRB) activities

  • Support internal and customer funded R&D efforts

  • Interface with customers to understand needs and requirements. Map customer requirements and expectations to product specifications and manufacturing activities.

    You will need at least three years of manufacturing engineering experience, with experience in the microwave or RF device industry preferred. Other qualifications that will enable you to perform successfully in this position include:

  • Hands-on experience with standard manufacturing methods and production processes for microwave and millimeter wave traveling wave tubes (TWTs)

  • Hands-on experience with high temperature thermal processes for hermetically joining dissimilar materials, including brazing and diffusion bonding methods

  • Hands-on experience operating and troubleshooting industrial furnaces for the heat treatment of metals and thermal processing of insulators

  • Good understanding of materials science and engineering principles for processing metals and insulators

  • Experience with mechanical design software such as SolidWorks

  • Ability to multi-task and interact effectively with colleagues from various disciplines, as well as customers

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft Office skills

  • A bachelor’s degree in Materials, Mechanical Engineering, or a related engineering discipline is needed; a master’s degree is preferred.

  • US citizenship is required
    In use on satellites, land-based devices, and airborne platforms that meet the critical needs of our customers, L-3 products have a proven history of high reliability. Be a part of that heritage by putting your unique skills to work with us as we develop and manufacture some of the most advanced products to be found on – or above – the planet. As you contribute to our success you’ll enjoy a competitive salary, excellent benefits, a 9/80 work schedule, and a small-company atmosphere with the backing of a Fortune 500 organization. If you’ve got what it takes to be L-3 , we look forward to hearing from you.

    To learn more about L-3 Electron Technologies, visit us at www.L-3com.com/eti and www.L-3com.com/edd .

    L-3 Communications Corporation is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L-3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.

    Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity

Organization: *Division - Electron Technologies-21000006

Title: Manufacturing Engineer 2 - Vacuum Electronics [16-190]

Location: California-Torrance

Requisition ID: 085743