Manufacturing Engineer I

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Location CA, Burbank

Department Operations

Employment Type Full Time

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.

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer I to join our high performing Hydraulic Assembly Team in Burbank, CA .

Job Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer I performs directed assignments to develop and recommend improvements in the Manufacturing system and in product manufacturability and cost effectiveness.

Essential Functions
Study, analyze and design methods, procedures, processes, layouts, flow, fixtures and tooling as needed to support production
Investigate, recommend, and implement manufacturing cost reduction and product improvement programs
Identify root cause and corrective actions for manufacturing problems
Participate in the review and evaluation of new product designs or design changes
Review and analyze design change requests initiated by manufacturing personnel to determine feasibility, validity, savings, effect on design, and to verify justification for change
Evaluate, test and select facilities, equipment and materials required for production in conjunction with Production Supervisors, Purchasing and other groups
Perform a variety of cost analyses, e.g., cost estimates for quotations or “make or buy” decisions
Develop manufacturing operating instructions
Develop and track manufacturing metrics to monitor the health of processes
Evaluate non-conformances as part of the Material Review Board
Direct work activities of production operators to aid in problem solving
Develop procedures and train assemblers and operators in machine operations, processes or assembly applications
Coordinate with vendors and customers
Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications
Experience: 0-2 years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer or intern experience
Knowledge: Practical application knowledge of the theories of modern production principles and methods as applied to a high technology electronics design and manufacturing operation; Basic knowledge of material characteristics and processing, chemicals; Basic concepts of electrical systems, mechanical systems, fluids, and heat transfer
Skills/Abilities: Able to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
Education/Certification: BA or BS degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or related field Preferred Qualifications:
Intern experience in a manufacturing environment or previous work experience in manufacturing

Eligibility Requirement
This position requires access to controlled data or information and therefore only US persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor we are bound by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Working Conditions
Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE
May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes
Must be available to work overtime, as needed
Flexible work schedule to support production

Standing: up to 100% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Sitting: up to 75% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Lifting (in pounds): up to 25 pounds Pushing (in pounds): up to 50 pounds

Mental/Visual: use of microscope and computer

Workspace: cubicle/desk

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Some of our amazing benefits include 401k match, education reimbursement, and 12 paid holidays per year. You can see a list of our benefits ator visit our website at for more information on our company 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. FAA sensitive positions require employees to participate in a random drug test pool.

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 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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