Crane Aerospace & Electronics Test Engineer III in Lynnwood, Washington

Test Engineer III

Location WA, Lynnwood

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

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 Test Engineer III works under minimal supervision and uses established processes to design, coordinate, and direct engineering test projects under the guidance of internal and external customers and test engineering manager. Typical tasks also include designing, setting-up and running engineering tests, generating various test procedures, project coordination with other departments, vendors and test agencies, and provide technical supervision and guidance to test technicians.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide technical support and planning of bid packages when required

  • Design test equipment, test systems and test procedures from written or verbal specifications; Select and procure equipment necessary to obtain desired results and accuracy; Build equipment and perform testing to maintain test schedules; Perform detailed calculations to establish test equipment specifications and design margins; Anticipate and mitigate unexpected and potentially hazardous events that could occur during a test.

  • Design, code and debug computer/data acquisition systems necessary for automated testing; Perform written documentation, configuration control, and validation of all software generated; Write software for test data analysis

  • Support Production in design of new test equipment and error proofing of existing test equipment

  • Review Crane Aerospace & Electronics and customer test procedures for completeness and to ensure desired results are obtainable, that schedule and cost are controlled.

  • Provide estimate of hours necessary to perform test activities

  • Provide design package consisting of written description, detailed wiring and schematics, pictures, component lists, etc., such that test equipment and test systems can be accurately reconstructed; Assure that test data generated is neat, organized, accurate, and archived properly

  • Actively engage in 5S practices to ensure a clean, neat, organized, and efficient working environment (Test Lab and office area); Direct and participate in housekeeping practices; Assure proper storage and management of test equipment

  • Write operating procedures, testing procedures, and test reports; Adhere to company procedures (safety procedures, dept. procedures, guidelines of conduct, etc.)

  • Define/understand/comply with company and regulatory guidelines to assure safe operating environment

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5+ years of related experience.

  • Knowledge: Software development and verification knowledge and experience using computer science or engineering principals. Documentation, requirements development, requirements analysis, requirements verification and test procedure development; Communication Interfaces (e.g. ARINC429, CAN, RS232, I2C ...); Microprocessor / Microcontroller design; Analog Circuit Design; Digital Circuit Design; Automated test systems. Familiar with a variety of engineering and instrumentation concepts, practices, and procedures; including system design and programming of data acquisition systems. Familiarity with Spreadsheets, Word Processing, Project Schedules.

  • Skills/Abilities: Demonstrated ability to plan and accomplish goals based on experience and judgment Ability to generate engineering schematics and diagrams. Ability to effectively utilize different problem solving techniques. Demonstrated ability to apply good interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to effectively lead and/or participate in multifunctional teams in a dynamic work environment. Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks and flexibility to switch between tasks.

  • Education/Certification: Bachelor Degree in electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, physics or related technical discipline required.

Special Work Conditions:

  • Eligibility requirements include U.S. nationals.

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.

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.