Production Assembler I

Crane Co.

Lynnwood, WA

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Production Assembler I at our Lynnwood, WA 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).

Located in the epicenter of United States aviation manufacturing, our Crane Aerospace & Electronics Lynnwood, Wash., facility delivers industry-leading aerospace & defense power and fluid solutions. Our products are rugged enough to fly 5 billion miles from Earth on NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft and innovative enough to be featured on Eviation’s Alice all-electric aircraft. You’ll join a group of aerospace professionals committed to engineering excellence and work in a community tucked between the idyllic Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains. Start the next chapter of your career with Crane Aerospace & Electronics!

Job Summary:

The Production Assembler I works under supervision performing assigned assembly processes to manufacture Crane Aerospace & Electronics products in accordance with military and/or other assembly standards using visual aids, verbal and/or written instructions.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Perform assigned assembly tasks
  • Prepare components prior to assembly, clean components, mark, and inspect components, sub-assemblies, or completed assemblies
  • Test finished assemblies
  • Set up and operate assigned equipment and machinery
  • Observe proper health and safety procedures in handling hazardous chemicals
  • Identify and report to lead or supervisor any difficulty which would affect the correctness and quality of the work in process
  • Participate in cleaning of area and machinery and take part in team meetings for improvement
  • Complete job-related company training courses
  • Support Crane Business System (CBS) initiatives including 5S, KPI’s, Standard Work, Problem Solving, and other initiatives as they arise
  • Flexible and willing to work overtime if necessary
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management
  • Understand and/or participate with internal/external audits
  • Perform inventory cycle counts
  • May be required to repair/rework defective or returned assemblies

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 0-2 years of Assembly experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods
  • Skills: Strong verbal and written communication; Proficiency in reading comprehension (understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents) of the English language; Basic computer skills (understanding of basic software)
  • 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; Ability to thoroughly interpret production or engineering prints, production planning information and assembly aids such as illustrations and wiring diagrams; Ability to work well in a moderate to high paced work environment in a high volume setting
  • 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 Certification or equivalent basic soldering experience

Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment
  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment (P ersonal P rotective E quipment ) 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
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
Workspace: Assembly Cell

Top Benefits:

Salary range: $19.97/hr to $24.65/hr. 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.