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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Manufacturing Engineer III in Lynnwood, Washington

Manufacturing Engineer III

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronicsis seeking a Manufacturing Engineer III to join to our high performing Electronics Manufacturing Team in Lynnwood, WA.

If you have LEAN Manufacturing experience in a regulated industry, please read on! Surface Mount Technology (SMT) experience would be an added plus.

Job Summary:

The Manufacturing Engineer III performs complex and varied work to develop and recommend improvements in the Manufacturing system and in product manufacturability and cost effectiveness.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and implement new technologies and processes related to product development and/or enhancements to current capabilities

  • Study, analyze, and design methods, procedures, processes, layouts, flow, fixtures and tooling as needed to support production.

  • Conduct or supervise tests on finished products to ensure their quality

  • Use appropriate tools (SPC, DOE, FMEA, etc.) to assess, characterize, validate, and qualify new processes and equipment

  • Provide technical and risk assessments on existing equipment and processes, and future developments and enhanced capabilities

  • Assess, design, and develop tooling requirements as related to product build; if appropriate, work closely with machine shop to ensure correct and timely availability of hardware

  • Investigate, recommend, and implement manufacturing cost reduction and product improvement programs

  • Identify root cause and corrective actions for manufacturing problems

  • Review and analyze design change request initiated by manufacturing personnel to determine feasibility, validity, savings, effect on design, and verify justification for change

  • Evaluate and recommend new equipment related to new technologies or enhancements to current capabilities

  • Perform a variety of cost analyses, e.g., cost estimates for quotations or "make or buy" decisions

  • Generate technical reports. Document procedures and material specifications

  • Create or modify related documentation - procedures, manufacturing operating instructions, operational guides - as related to new development and/or manufacturing process enhancement activities

  • Develop and track manufacturing metrics to monitor the health of processes

  • Evaluate non-conformances as part of the Material Review Board

  • Mentor’s the team and more junior ME’s, providing training and coaching whenever possible

  • Lead interdisciplinary teams on assigned projects

  • Direct work activities of production operators or technicians to aid in problem solving

  • Develop procedures and train assemblers and operators in machine operations, processes, or assembly applications

  • Champion LEAN manufacturing processes

  • Coordinate with vendors and customers

  • Participate in customer specification and statement of work reviews

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience :

  • Five (5) or more years’ experience as Manufacturing Engineer

  • Experience in a LEAN manufacturing environment

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Strong Statistics / Analysis / Problem Solving Skills

  • Practical application of the theories of modern production principles and methods as applied to a high technology design and manufacturing operation

  • Knowledge of material characteristics and processing basic concepts of electrical systems, mechanical systems, fluids, and heat transfer.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to identify and prioritize work with limited input from manager

  • Able to develop ROI or business case and present to management in the support of capital equipment, new product or process development and productivity improvements.

Education/Certification :

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a regulated manufacturing industry such as Aerospace, Medical or Military/Defense applications isstrongly preferred.

  • Experience in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) environment and with SMT cleaning processes and equipment is desired.

  • Polymeric materials and processes experience (coating, bonding, encapsulation, molding).

  • Familiarity with Failure analysis methods; cross-section, microscopy, X-ray, SEM, EDX.

  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing Tools

  • Knowledge of IQ/OQ/PQ validation methodology (Installation, Operational and Performance Qualification).

Work Environment:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to safety glasses, heel straps, and shop coats.

  • May require occasional travel (5%) to support customers

Crane Aerospace & Electronics supplies critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. You’ll find Crane Aerospace & Electronics in some of the toughest environments: from engines to landing gear; from satellites to medical implants and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

The Aerospace Group designs manufactures and supports critical aircraft systems and components, offering innovative solutions for Sensing & Utilities, Landing Systems, Fluid Management, and Cabin. Virtually all commercial and military aircraft fly with products manufactured by the Aerospace Group.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability, and overall value.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Visit our website at for more information on our company, benefits and great opportunities.

In our efforts to maintain a safe and drug-free workplace, Crane Aerospace & Electronics requires that candidates complete a satisfactory background check prior to employment.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Crane Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.