Quality Technician

Crane Co.

Lynnwood, WA


Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Quality Technician at our Lynnwood, WA site.

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:
Quality Technicians are responsible for conformity inspection, source inspection, auditing, documenting, reviewing and recommending manufacturing process improvements, mentoring/training/assisting inspectors, DMIR activities

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluate products and processes in accordance with engineering drawings, samples, inspection requirements, process specifications, procedures and other approved reference sources to verify compliance
  • Obtain certification (ex: AS13001 Supplier Self Release Training) for and perform customer DQR source inspection and FAA DMIR activities
  • Receive training as needed to conduct Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM) programming and back up duties for inspection
  • Assist in the preparation, review and approval of First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs)
  • Perform internal audits to comply with internal and customer guidelines. Develop checklists to be used as guidelines for audits from process specifications, work instructions, quality inspection procedures, corporate procedures, and industry or military specifications
  • Evaluate products for defective or damaged components, accurate assembly, fit, adjustment, dimensions, locations, identifications, cleanliness, finishes, wire routing, encapsulation, and other conditions, pertinent to acceptable sub-assemblies, assemblies, and end items
  • Observe work in process and determine compliance to operational guidelines specified in process specifications, work instructions, quality inspection procedures, heat treat log verifications and other internal and contractual requirements
  • Perform defect data sorting, reporting and trending functions to facilitate identification areas or trends requiring corrective action. Prepare NCRs or Corrective Actions as needed
  • Debrief appropriate levels of management from production leads to managers apprising them of acceptable and unacceptable activities and make viable recommendations for solution of problems when requested
  • Training:
    • Provide manufacturing operators and delegated inspectors with inspection skills, process measurement skills and serve as a resource for inspection issues.
    • Train and instruct others in tactical processes.
  • Any other tasks assigned by supervisor or management
  • Become certified to AS13001

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 1-7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical measurement tools) or the ability to learn is desired; Knowledge of performing manufacturing process audits and feedback for
    process improvement
  • Skills/Abilities: Understand, interpret, relate and instruct others on internal, industry or customer specifications which relate to products and processes which are performed and audited; Experience and/or training in process auditing.
  • 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:

  • Prior work as a technician, quality inspector, supervisor, or senior production operator
  • Associates of Science degree or BA, BS degree

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, hot or cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes.
  • Flexible and willing to work overtime if necessary

Standing: 30% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
Sitting: 70% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task
Lifting (in pounds): up to 35 pounds
Pushing (in pounds): up to 50 pounds
Mental/Visual: the use of microscopes/magnifying, etc
Workspace (line, cube, etc): cubicle/line

Top Benefits:

Salary range: $31.47 to $39.29. 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 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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