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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Director of Engineering- Power Electronics in Lynnwood, Washington

Director of Engineering- Power Electronics

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our Modular Power Solution in Lynnwood, WA .

Job Summary:

Sets the strategy and standards for implementation of functionality and services for ensuring quality deliverables from both the in-house technical teams and external providers. Ensures development processes adhere to applicable Crane A&E standards and metrics; defines processes unique to the site / solution. This role will directly manage several teams of varied engineering disciplines working on various products and will be responsible for the proper functioning and output of the engineering process. This position may manage teams across multiple locations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop environment that utilizes site skill sets and allows collaboration on development projects

  • Works with business development team to drive technology roadmap for future skills/projects

  • Provide leadership and management for Solution-wide product development and sustaining programs and activities

  • Provide leadership efforts to enhance current products and develop new products

  • Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of design activities

  • Plan and manage the deployment of resources for multiple projects

  • Establish and monitor departmental budget

  • Establish and manage operating plan budgets for IR&D, sustaining, funded engineering, and marketing support

  • Encourage and provide opportunity for continued relevant technical training and provide mentoring to new engineers

  • Review and set up optimized workflow

  • Establish and maintain design guidelines and design processes

  • Provide the appropriate skill mix to sustain and grow the business and to meet customer requirements

  • Provide interface and direct/indirect support to outside suppliers, 3rd party development activities, and customer product integration

  • Provide technical contact for customer support

  • Support business proposals and engineering estimates for development and recurring costs on new programs

  • Develop, enhance and maintain a core team as well as an external network of consultants, contractors and suppliers to support product development

  • Develop a culture that is focused on results and that balances innovation and accountability

Minimum Qualifications :

Experience :

  • 15+ years of experience in product design and manufacturing.

  • Previous experience managing multiple teams.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities :

  • Decisive leader with strategic vision and ability to empower others

  • Demonstrated understanding of Military, Space and Commercial Aerospace standards and related processes

  • Demonstrated experience with industry supply standards and practices

  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting, planning and assigning resources

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic business-unit plan objective.

  • Demonstrated problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level

  • Demonstrated ability in employee development, team building, communication, continuous improvement, and program management principles

Education :

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related technical Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

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 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).

The Modular Power team, designs and manufactures custom, semi-custom and off-the-shelf power products for the Commercial Aerospace, Space, Military and Medical Markets. We have been designing and building Power Conversion and related products since 1969. We meet the evolving needs of avionics and electrical systems manufacturers with power solutions that hit the mark for efficiency, lighter weight, and higher reliability.

We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employ Lean manufacturing techniquesto 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 prior to employment.

Crane Co. reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of accountability and responsibility. This description should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

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 characteristics or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, or U.S. military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law, in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting.

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