Component Engineer – Materials and Hardware

Crane Co.

Lynnwood, WA

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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).

We have an opportunity for a Component Engineer - Materials and Hardware at our Lynnwood, WA campus.

The Component Engineer performs routine and varied work relating to the application and management of component parts used in the design and manufacture of electronic and mechanical systems.

This position is eligible for our Crane Flex Hybrid schedule which allows for the option of up to 2 days/week of work-from-home. Some conditions apply which will be discussed during the interview process. Full policy to be provided after hire.


  • Accountable for producing thorough and accurate work of suitable complexity that meets all customer specifications and company requirements for schedule, cost, producibility, quality, and reliability

  • Provide support for failure analysis of components from various commodites as needed

  • Develop familiarity with company products and develop/apply component selection, development, qualification and other parts control processes.

  • Understand performance characteristics and market conditions for components within their commodity of specialization

  • Create new part numbers within engineering and business system tools and prepare and maintain specifications as required

  • Liaise with Design Engineering, Quality, Configuration Management,  Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain and Customer Support functions as required.

  • Drive Obsolescence/material availability management activities including monitoring, reporting of Obsolescence Risk, responding to End of Life Notifications, developing alternate part solutions, and executing Last Time Buy purchases

  • Provide and maintain all reports, metrics, data and/or other deliverables as required

  • Any other task assigned by your supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 3+ years of experience as an Electrical Engineer or Component Engineer in an Avionics environment, or equivalent electronics design and/or manufacturing experience

  • Knowledge: Demonstrated expertise in Electronic Component Management  procedures and practices; familiarity with microcircuits and other electronic components; familiarity with military and industry standards for electronic components. Working knowledge of electronics design and part reliability is a plus. 

  • Skills/Abilities: Expert Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and/or Product Lifecycle Maintenance (PLM) software expertise; Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and basic database skills. Ability to lead through influence and persuasion; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills; Demonstrated multitasking and prioritization skills; Demonstrated ability to follow and improve processes; Ability to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; Ability to work well within a team environment

  • Education/Certification: BA or BS degree Electrical Engineering or related field

Employment 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 International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).


Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Some of our amazing benefits include 401k match, education reimbursement, and 12 paid holidays per year. You can see a list of our benefits at or visit our website at for more information on our company and great opportunities

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 Co. 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.