Mechanical Engineer II

Crane Co. Lynnwood , WA 98087

Posted 3 weeks ago

Crane Aerospace & Electronics in Lynnwood, WA is seeking to hire a Mechanical Engineer II to join our team of diverse, professional problem solvers.

The Mechanical Engineer II works under supervision and uses established procedures to perform engineering duties in researching, planning, designing, and developing the mechanical aspects of products for use in the Aerospace or Electronics marketplace. The Mechanical Engineer II works on new product designs, modernization, and upgrades, as well as performs extensive analyses to ensure cost, quality, and customer requirements. The Mechanical Engineer II 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.


  • Design electronic enclosures and other mechanical packaging using Autodesk Inventor with a focus on high-power electronics.

  • Perform finite element analysis, thermal analysis and vibration analysis

  • Generate engineering change orders in support of legacy and new development programs.

  • Interface with manufacturing engineers and suppliers to achieve optimum solutions.

  • 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 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.

  • During the design and test phases of projects, problem solve a variety of challenging problems, both directly within the discipline and not directly within the discipline

  • Provide support of IPT activities in collaboration with other technical, operations, quality, and business disciplines.

  • Generate models and conduct analyses that are in compliance with customer requirements and appropriate agencies.

  • Perform design experiments and evaluate test results to validate analysis.

  • Generate and review documentation related to product development and prepare technical reports and documentation necessary to satisfy customer and program requirements, including proposals, procedures, reports, correspondence, etc.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, communicating across department lines.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • 3 years of relevant work experience


  • BA or BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Master's Degree is a plus.


  • Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering Principles, including mechanics of materials, shock, vibration, heat transfer, and dimensional tolerance analysis

  • Strong knowledge/experience of vibration and heat transfer a plus

  • Knowledge of electronics packaging, preferably with a focus on power electronics products


  • Parametric solid modelling, preferably with Autodesk Inventor

  • Finite Element Analysis, both structural and thermal, preferably with Ansys

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics cooling modelling, preferably with FloTHERM

Working Conditions:

  • Standard office environment

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment

  • Manufacturing operations may require the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to: eye safety glasses, gowning, masks, hearing protectors, heel/wrist straps and any other required PPE

  • May be exposed to unusual environmental conditions such as loud noises, cold temperatures, confined spaces, dust or fumes

  • Requires work with small to medium size hand and power tools

  • Occasional travel to customer and outside test lab facilities for technical interchange meetings, design reviews, product testing support, and to attend technical seminars

  • May need to travel domestically and internationally (up to 10%)

Standing: 10% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Sitting: 90% *percentage is approximate and may vary depending on work task

Pushing (in pounds): up to 20 pounds

Lifting (in pounds): up to 20 pounds

Mental/Visual: use of computer, calculator, filing cabinets

Workspace: cubicle/desk/lab

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development. Visit our website at for more information on our company, benefits 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 prior to employment. 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. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

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