Production Trainer

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Burbank, CA

Crane Aerospace and Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Production Trainer to join our team at our Burbank, CA location.

About Crane:

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).

Every 1.2 seconds, product built at our Crane Aerospace & Electronics Burbank facility is stopping aircraft – delivering passengers and military personnel safely to their destination. Home to our Landing & Cabin Systems team, Crane A&E’s brake control systems and premium cabin actuation solutions are flying on tens of thousands of aircraft throughout the world. You’ll join a business with a long track record of engineering excellence, set in the wonderful town of Burbank filled with great community atmosphere, schools, weather and no shortage of entertainment. Start the next chapter of your career with Crane Aerospace & Electronics!

Job Summary:
The Production Trainer will lead in driving and providing on-the-job training primarily related to manufacturing and assembly processes at the Burbank site for the production assemblers and/or technicians. Develop, maintain, and update training plans. They will evaluate training effectiveness as part of the operations organization report on training needs and training resources.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for ensuring new hires and transfers complete their training plan
  • Builds training plan based on Production supervisor input of where associate will be working
  • Schedules training (classroom or OJT) based on Production Lead input
  • Coordinates required classroom training with Training Specialist
  • Monitors training effectiveness and modifies Training plan accordingly
  • Gives feedback to Production Lead and Supervisor on Trainee efficiency and qualifications achieved
  • Releases Trainee as independent to the Production Lead upon completion of Training Plan
  • Ensures timely completion of all area training requirements
  • Executes cross training plans as directed which are in alignment with Value Stream initiatives
  • Execute re-training to bring associates up to efficiency standards
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all co-workers
  • Escalate personnel issues to the supervisor of the area and uphold confidentiality
  • Proactively communicate problems and assist in their resolution
  • In the absence of the supervisor, should be able to determine priority in delivery
  • Ability to communicate effectively by email, IM, Phone, etc.
  • Assured that the work produced in the cell is consistently in compliance with policies, regulations, and the appropriate documentation
  • Assure that all associates are performing their tasks in a safe manner and are abiding in the area’s safety guidelines
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Ability to fill in for Production Lead as needed
  • Ability to fill in for online training (Convergence) admin as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 2-5 years of experience working in a production setting
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Skills/Abilities: Accurate color vision, near vision, and depth perception and other vision capabilities required. Manipulative skills, including finger and manual dexterity; Adept hand-eye coordination and arm-hand steadiness.
  • Education/Certification: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Eligibility Requirement: This position may require access to Controlled Data or Information. Where the position requires such access only US Persons will be considered. As a US Department of Defense contractor, we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • IPC Soldering and/or Rework/Repair Certification

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
  • Flexible and willing to work overtime if necessary
  • Standing: 25% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Sitting: 75% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Lifting (in pounds): up to 40 pounds
  • Pushing (in pounds): up to 40 pounds
  • Mental/Visual: use of soldering equipment, microscopes/magnifying glasses, computers
  • Workspace (line, cube, etc): assembly cell and training room

Top Benefits:

Salary range: $26.78 to $37.38. Several factors contribute to actual salary, including experience in a similar role or performing comparable job responsibilities, skills, training, and other qualifications. Some roles may be eligible for participation in performance-based bonus programs.

As a team member at Crane Aerospace and Electronics, you’ll enjoy:

  • Benefits: Health care, dental or life insurance starting the first day of the month
  • Time Off: 15 days of paid time off that start accruing your first day at Crane and 12 paid holidays per year.
  • 401k Retirement Plan: 401k plan with company match
  • Education Reimbursement: eligible after 90 days of employment

You can see a list of our benefits at or visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities.

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.

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 Company 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.