Test Engineer- Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Fort Walton Beach, FL


Crane Aerospace and Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Test Engineer at our Fort Walton Beach, FL 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 minutes away from picturesque white-sand beaches and emerald green water, our Crane Aerospace & Electronics Fort Walton Beach location is home to our Defense Power business – a leading supplier of high-power solutions for aerospace & defense applications. You’ll join a trusted, dynamic organization that supplies prime defense manufacturers with custom radar, directed energy and electric warfare solutions for placement on innovative, next-gen military platforms. Join us and our growing business as we supply solutions that enable the latest defense technology!

Job Summary:

The Test Engineer works with minimal supervision and uses originality, ingenuity and established procedures to perform engineering duties in researching, planning, designing, and developing products for use in the Aerospace or Electronics marketplace. The Test Engineer works on new product designs, modernization, and upgrades, as well as performs extensive analyses to ensure cost, quality, and customer requirements. The Test Engineer also uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform daily assignments, applying principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems.

Essential Functions:

  • Work effectively with all functional groups to achieve product performance and cost targets. Build quality and manufacturability into the design. Define/understand/comply with company and regulatory guidelines to assure a safe operating environment.
  • Support continuous process improvement activities including Kaizen, 5S practices to ensure an organized and efficient working environment, and personal development.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with verbal and written English for technical reports, presentations, analyses, or other communications at the appropriate level throughout the organization.
  • Understand, decompose, and define product and process requirements to support product development, sustaining and R&D.
  • Plan, estimate, prioritize, and manage work activities to support meeting project schedules and budgets.
  • Utilize experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Produce thorough and accurate design and development work of suitable complexity that meets all customer specifications and company requirements for schedule, cost, producibility, quality, and reliability.
  • Utilize proficient problem-solving processes, documentation, tools and analyses to quickly and effectively identify root cause and corrective actions to technical challenges and/or issue in support of product development and product sustaining assignments
  • Generate and review product development documentation including proposals, technical reports, procedures, correspondence, etc. necessary to satisfy customer and program requirements.
  • Self-directed and motivated while working and communicating effectively within a team environment that consists of several engineering, operations, quality, and business disciplines.
  • Provide support of IPT activities in collaboration with other technical, operations, quality, and business disciplines.
  • Design test equipment hardware and software, select and procure equipment necessary to obtain desired results and accuracy, integrate and/or build automated test systems of low or medium complexity. Design, code and debug computer/data acquisition systems necessary for automated testing
  • Provide design package consisting of written description, detailed wiring and schematics, pictures, component lists, etc., such that test equipment and test systems can be accurately reconstructed Perform written documentation, configuration control, and validation of all hardware and software generated. Assure that test data generated is neat, organized, accurate, and archived properly
  • Generate test procedures from specifications. Perform calculations to establish test equipment specifications, test setup, and test limits. Anticipate and mitigate unexpected and potentially hazardous events that could occur during a test.
  • Any other task assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Education/Certification: BA or BS Degree in an engineering discipline. Masters or PhD preferred.
  • Knowledge:
    • Hardware design experience including Analog Circuit Design and Digital Circuit Design.
    • Microprocessor / Microcontroller design
    • Automated test system design, and programming of data acquisition systems.
    • Software development and verification.
    • Product/equipment requirements development, requirements analysis/verification and test
      procedures development.
    • Configuration management in a regulated environment
  • Skills/Abilities
    • Ability to direct test programs (maintain schedules, contain costs, design test systems,
      analyzing data, directing technicians and other supporting technical personnel, etc.);
    • Ability to generate engineering schematics and diagrams.
    • LabVIEW, TestStand, or similar system-design platforms.
    • SPICE, CADs, Schematic Design and PWB Layout
    • Troubleshooting, failure analysis
    • Communication Interfaces (e.g. ARINC429, CAN, RS232, I2C)
  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a regulated industry and fast-paced environment.
  • National Instruments’ LabVIEW certification
  • Interested in using LabVIEW within the ALOHA Application Framework.
  • Experience with manufacturing environment.

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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