Crane Aerospace & Electronics Production Supervisor in Lynnwood, Washington

Production Supervisor

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Operations

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking to hire a Production Supervisor in Lynnwood, WA.

As Production Supervisor, you will be responsible for leading and directing a team of assemblers and technicians in a lean, highly complex, electronics manufacturing operation in order to maintain on-schedule production and quality within cost objectives. Supervision may encompass more than one shift.


  • Identify and use lean manufacturing tools required to drive improvements and mentor teammates in the use of these tools

  • Provide inputs (resource planning, overtime projections, productivity improvements) to management to develop monthly and annual budgets

  • Assist Value Stream Managers with required monthly reporting to senior level management

  • Review and understand daily key performance indicators to evaluate the current status and gap to plan, and use this data to drive daily problem solving (8 Step, 5 Why, Cause and Effect, Fishbone) where required

  • Ensure timely identification of quality issues through the use of the non-conforming materials process to ensure scrap and rework are properly processed

  • Serve as liaison to other groups, product lines and/or functional areas to ensure products are built, assembled, and/or tested within appropriate parameters

  • Review the daily allocation of resources in order to drive production schedule to meet established customer requirements

  • Make staffing decisions in accordance with human resource procedures to build and grow the team to meet the needs of the business

  • Develop, coach, and mentor employees through the use of performance planning to drive employee and business growth

  • Provide input to and collaborate with Engineering and Quality to define and modify manufacturing instructions

  • Use standard supply chain processes and partner with the Supply Chain team to develop material replenishment system for the manufacturing areas

  • Ensure equipment complies with calibration and maintenance procedures and requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience : 3+ years supervisory experience; 5+ years of experience in the field or in a related area

  • Knowledge : Deep understanding of cellular manufacturing practices; Comfortable teaching the use of manufacturing based continuous improvement skills (standard work, 5S, material replenishment, etc.); Intermediate skill level with MS Office software

  • Skills/Abilities : Effectively communicate (written and verbal) with all levels of the business and present to groups both small and large; Ability to align customer demand with manufacturing capacity to develop labor planning/allocations; Ability to use data to determine root causes of issues to drive focused corrective action

  • Education/Certification :High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA or BS degree in Operations Management

  • Previous Aerospace or Electronics manufacturing experience

  • Familiarity with web based software

Employment Eligibility Requirement:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible. Because we contract with the US Department of Defense we are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Work Environment:

  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds. Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to safety glasses, heal straps, and shop coats.

About Crane :

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 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.

Crane Aerospace & Electronics offers competitive salaries and outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.

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.

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 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.