Process Engineer II

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

West Caldwell, NJ

Crane Aerospace and Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Process Engineer II at our West Caldwell, NJ 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 time you use phone navigation, make a bank transaction or have food delivered to your home, Crane Aerospace & Electronics Microwave product is hard at work. Located in the tight-knit, family-first West Caldwell, NJ., community, our West Caldwell facility supplies industry-leading microwave components and systems for use in space, defense and commercial applications, including GPS III satellites. With more than 60 years of expertise, our Microwave group has proven capabilities in major military, communications, electronic warfare, radar and satellite systems. Start the next chapter of your career with Crane Aerospace & Electronics!

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Process Engineer II to join our dynamic engineering team. In this role, you will design, develop, and implement new technologies and processes to enhance our product capabilities. You will work under supervision using established procedures, collaborate closely with the engineering team, and provide technical support to ensure the successful handoff of new products, processes, and materials.

Essential Functions: 

  • Design, develop, and implement new technologies and processes related to product development and enhancements.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend new materials and technologies for factory use.
  • Conduct tests on raw materials and finished products to ensure quality.
  • Analyze product failure data and laboratory test results to develop solutions.
  • Use tools such as CBS, statistical analysis, DOE, and FMEA to validate new processes and equipment.
  • Provide technical and risk assessments on existing and future equipment and processes.
  • Generate technical reports and document procedures and material specifications.
  • Evaluate technical specifications and economic factors related to process or product design objectives.
  • Review new product plans and recommend material selection based on design objectives.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Material, Chemical, Industrial, or Mechanical).
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong statistics, analysis, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships.
  • Experience with computer databases.
  • 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). Applicants selected could be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment; Work requires substantial visual concentration on detail
  • May need to work with chemicals and oversee chemical processes and tests
  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes
  • May have special circumstances that require work at night or on holidays; May need to be available by phone after work hours
  • 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 travel occasionally
  • Standing: 40% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Sitting: 60% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
  • Lifting (in pounds): up to 20 pounds
  • Pushing (in pounds): up to 20 pounds
  • Mental/Visual: use of computer, calculator, microscope, camera, databases, software tools, materials test equipment
  • Workspace (line, cube, etc.): cubicle/desk

Top Benefits:

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.