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Crane Company

Crane employees share a proud 150-year-plus history of doing business the right way—treating people fairly, dealing honestly and ethically with customers, suppliers, and shareholders, and working hard to meet or exceed the expectations of customers. They also share a fascinating history of innovation dating from the early years of the Industrial Revolution to the current era of technology-driven product development and improvement. Crane is committed to the highest standards of business condu... Read More

Address      Executive Offices 100 First Stamford Place Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Website      www.craneco.com
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Crane Aerospace & Electronics combines the experience of long-time industry leaders to supply critical systems and components to the aerospace and defense markets. Our products are found in some of the most demanding environments, from engines to landing gears, from satellites to medical implants, and from missiles to unmanned aerial systems.

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.

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 look for flexible professionals who are capable of working with minimal supervision and can adapt to changing environments. We look for people who are challenged by other people, who like being around well-educated, well-versed professionals. For these people, Crane Aerospace & Electronics provides a creative outlet and high level of participation. People in the company build the company.

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Manager, Manufacturing Engineer.

Location: .......................  Burbank, CA

Shift: .............................  1st Shift

You will be responsible for reducing waste and delays through the most economic manufacturing methods available while providing technical support for multiple value streams and products. You are relentless about continuous improvement and removing waste and have proven results in accomplishing tasks by influencing others.


    * Manage, prioritize and provide guidance to manufacturing engineers in their work assignments and projects.
    * Develop and maintain manufacturing standards for production rates.
    * Streamline and improve overall manufacturing efficiencies and process performances to reduce overall direct labor costs.
    * Lead cross-functional team efforts to improve products and processes.
    * Review practices, procedures and processes in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness and reduce risk to product quality.
    * Ensure lean concepts (identification of waste, quick set-ups, automation, visual signals, and standardization of work) are incorporated into all engineering activities to enable low volume high velocity production.
    * Establish process controls and mistake-proofing/error reduction of products and processes.
    * Design and implement new fixtures to reduce setup time and improve process repeatability.
    * Interface with operations to ensure compliance with all manufacturing processes.
    * Ensure proper corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
    * Participate and contribute to new product design review and improvements.
    * Create and design technical programs to ensure manufacturing processes are meeting customer and quality satisfaction.
    * Develop and manage annual departmental budgets and operations' capital projects.
    * Develop milestones and administer project management for capital projects as required.
    * Participate and be an active member of the MRB.
    * Ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and practices.

Minimum Requirements:


    * 10+ years of manufacturing engineering experience in aerospace or related field.
    * 3+ years managing direct reports.


    * Strong knowledge of machine tools and manufacturing processes.
    * Knowledge and understanding of the business processes and how decisions impact customer satisfaction, product quality, and on-time delivery.
    * Knowledge of Six Sigma Tools, e.g. Green Belt.


    * Strong process management skills/methodologies.
    * Ability to innovate and drive change.
    * Ability to manage effectively interdepartmental and large projects.
    * Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at several levels of the organization.
    * Must be able to handle difficult, high stress situations effectively and with diplomacy.


    * Bachelor degree in manufacturing engineering or related field.
    * Master degree and/or Black Belt certification preferred.

Eligibility Requirement:

    * Must be a US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

Working Condiditons:

    * 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.
    * Requires approximately 5% travel to support customers.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.  Visit our website at www.CraneAE.com 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 and pass a drug screen prior to employment.  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. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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