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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Machine Operator in Lynnwood, Washington

Machine Operator

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Operations

Employment Type Full Time

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced production environment that takes pride in delivering high quality products on time, every time? Crane Aerospace and Electronics is looking for you to help make a difference!

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).

Crane Aerospace offers a full line of products for sensing bothand pressure of mechanical, flight control and air data systems. All incorporate flight proven, highly reliable technology and are in use on many commercial and military aircraft.

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.

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Machine Operator - 2nd Shift at our Lynnwood, WA site.

Job Summary:

You will be responsible for setting up, operating and troubleshooting Surface Mount Pick & Place, Screen Printing, Automated Optical Inspection and Reflow Oven machines used in circuit card assembly. You will be under limited supervision, responsible for moderately complex manufacturing processes utilizing automated equipment and hand assembly. You will perform semi-routine equipment set-up, operation, and adjustment as well as ensuring processes and equipment remain within acceptable company manufacturing standards. You will also perform quality auditing, testing, and troubleshooting functions and maintain necessary documentation.


· Load component trolleys using hand-held barcode scanner

· Program and Operate screen printer

· Inspect boards using a microscope

· Run SMT Pick & Place machines

· Troubleshoot pickup and placement errors

· Operate Automated Inspection Machine

· Operate Reflow Oven

· Service work cell and end item customers as needed

· Flex work schedule to maintain processes and work flow as needed

· Perform PRI (Post Reflow Inspection)

· Rework assemblies and log data as needed

Minimum Requirements:

· Experience : Minimum of 4 years related experience

· Knowledge : Competent in interpreting applicable specifications, understand operating principles of the machinery; Understand general shop computations; Knowledgeable of cellular manufacturing

· Skills/Abilities :

o Ability to read and understand production or engineering prints, production planning information and assembly aids, such as illustrations and wiring diagrams.

o Ability to understand oral and written instructions pertaining to work related matter, and to maintain routine records.

o Accurate color vision and depth perception; and other vision capability required by area of assignment

o Ability to work satisfactorily on a sustained basis within any physical and environmental requirements applicable to area of assignment, e.g., highly repetitive work, hot tools or materials, epoxy or other chemical agents, fumes, noise, oily or similar conditions.

o General troubleshooting and simple machine maintenance skills

· Education / Certification : High school education or equivalent.

· 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 ).

Working Conditions:

· Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to safety glasses, heel straps, and shop coats

· Requires lifting 25 lbs

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 ator 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.