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L3Harris Spec, Project Management in Salt Lake City, Utah


Job Title: Operations Program Manager

Job Code: PJP3

Job Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Job Description:

The Operations Project Manager (OPM) oversees all Operations efforts relating to contract execution and is responsible for planning, executing, and monitoring projects from beginning to end, according to strict deadlines and budgets. The OPM acts as the point-of-contact between elements of Manufacturing, Procurement, Test, Quality, Engineering, Finance, and Program Management. They ensure cost and schedule conformance on assigned projects by coordinating the procurement, build, and test of complex electronic systems. A successful candidate should be able to:

  • Handle stressful situations with maturity, respect, and confidence

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and relationship building skills

  • Be a self-starter with a track record of identifying and implementing creative solutions to complex problems

  • Demonstrate attention to detail with strong organizational skills

  • Excel in a team environment with the ability to avoid and resolve conflict

  • Interpret basic engineering instructions and drawings

  • Understand various manufacturing processes and methods

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate with Master Schedulers and Master Planners to develop baseline production plans

  • Perform lead-time and critical path analysis on multi-level hardware builds

  • Assess cost and schedule risks and develop associated mitigations

  • Estimate sales forecasts for labor and material

  • Monitor and report financial, schedule and technical performance of assigned projects

  • Identify and coordinate resources necessary for production efforts

  • Oversee production budgets with the responsibility to analyze, manage and report on budget performance and variance analysis

  • Interface and communicate with all levels of the organization


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 4 years prior relevant experience or 2 years post-Secondary/Associates Degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior relevant experience.

  • Related experience includes: manufacturing, production, or other highly schedule-based environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Demonstrated ability in financial or data analysis and monitoring is desired

  • Demonstrated ability in business and/or technical writing, public speaking, and creating formal presentations is desired

  • Experience using schedule management tools such as Microsoft project or Primavera is preferred

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP/MRP systems is preferred

  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel and demonstrate ability to analyze data using graphs and pivot tables

Preferred Additional Skills:

  • Due to the nature of the work, this position may require the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance

  • This position may require overtime, weekend, holiday and/or second shift work

Please be aware many of our positions require the ability to obtain a security clearance. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S. citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.