Crane Aerospace & Electronics Director of Engineering- Power Electronics in Lynnwood, Washington
Director of Engineering- Power Electronics
Location WA, Lynnwood
Employment Type Full Time
Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Director of Engineering to lead our Modular Power Solution in Lynnwood, WA .
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 :
15+ years of experience in product design and manufacturing.
Previous experience managing multiple teams.
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
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or related technical Bachelor’s degree.
- 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.