Electronics Technician II

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

West Caldwell, NJ


Crane Aerospace & Electronics has a career opportunity for an Electronics Technician II to join our team in West Caldwell, NJ.

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:

The Electronics Technician works under limited direction/supervision and is responsible to test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify production of electronic or mechanical products, parts, equipment and systems, such as computer equipment, instrumentation, digital / analog, electronic products, test equipment, electro-mechanical products, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, and electronic testing

Essential Functions:

  • Read blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings; Use manufacturing and engineering instructions for testing assembled electronic or mechanical units, applying knowledge of electronic or mechanical theory and components
  • Create non-conformance reports including detailed description of testing performed, resulting failure and initial root cause investigation results Perform all testing operations within assigned functional area
  • Interpret and work in accordance with work orders, drawings and schematics, functional and acceptance test procedures, failure reports, manuals and all other applicable engineering and production specifications
  • Calibrate or otherwise adjust assigned units by such means as component selection, potentiometer adjustment, clocking or other positioning, shimming, tension or coil adjustments, bearing and gear adjustments, as appropriate for specific unit; Make required mathematical calculations for voltage, resistance, current, impedance, amplification, flow rate and mass, mechanical dimensions and adjustments
  • Perform automated testing and performance testing using a variety of automated testing equipment and special test console to simulate in-service specifications, including but not limited to: vibe, burn in, thermal cycle and flying probe & ICT
  • Perform manual testing involving setup, adjustment, operation and interpretation of results from standard and special purpose test equipment, applicable to assigned product area, such as differential and multi-meters, signal generators, power supplies, bridges, oscilloscopes, altitude chamber, flow meter and hi-pot
  • Test units in other programs not normally worked on and units of greater complexity under limited supervision
  • Practice safe work habits as established by OSHA and Crane policy
  • Supports Crane Business System (CBS) initiatives including 5S, KPI’s, Standard Work, Problem Solving, and other initiatives as they arise
  • Maintain system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management
  • Test units in other programs not normally worked on, and units of greater complexity under limited supervision
  • Cross trains less experienced technicians and takes a leadership role in the value stream
  • Troubleshoots production failures down to the component level
  • Flexible and willing to work overtime when necessary
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Support customer visits
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Perform minimal work under a microscope or soldering
  • Work with design & test engineering when there is a production problem

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent educational experience
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of methods and procedure in troubleshooting, circuitry or mechanical characteristics as related to area of assignment and ability to devise and adapt; Familiarity with product flow through a manufacturing or repair environment; Working knowledge of computer systems
  • Skills: Good oral expression and comprehension (communicate through speech so others will understand and listen to and understand information and ideas presented through speech); Good written expression and comprehension (communicate in English through writing so others will understand and read and understand information and ideas presented in English through writing)
  • Abilities: Ability to learn new test software and equipment and to identify abnormal conditions in equipment and product; Manual and finger dexterity (ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects); Ability to make precisely coordinated movements; Ability to work in multiple software systems, including time enter, data enter, on-line training PDM and MRP systems
  • Education/Certification: AA degree in Electronic or Mechanical Technology, or equivalent knowledge through experience or other recognized educational institution
  • 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 ).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Knowledge of practical application of engineering electronics, science, and technology including applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services
  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming

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
  • May require occasional travel to support customer
Standing: 20% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
Sitting: 80% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
Lifting (in pounds): Up to 35 pounds
Pushing (in pounds): Up to 100 pounds
Mental/Visual: Use of Computer & Microscope
Workspace: Work Bench / Clean Bench

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 https://www.craneae.com/company/careers or visit our website at www.CraneAE.com 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.

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