Crane Aerospace & Electronics Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Sustaining in Burbank, California

Sr. Mechanical Engineer - Sustaining

Location CA, Burbank

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

We have a unique and exciting career opportunity for a Sr. Mechanical Engineer at our location in Burbank, CA.

In this role you will focus on sustaining activities, helping production and manufacturing disposition mechanical and hydraulic components primarily used in aircraft brake control systems. You will also provide technical assistance to all internal departments, suppliers, and customers as it relates to the product.


  • Create new products and modify existing products to support customer, applicable regulatory and industry standard, and market requirements.

  • Performs trade studies to optimize design solution

  • Create or calculate tolerance stack ups, performs reliability and Failure Modes and Effects analyses.

  • Prepare, review, and approve the documentation required to define and control products. Support design reviews, both with customer and internal as required.

  • Create and implement test procedures for products based on product requirements and customer specifications. Monitor testing and analyze data to verify performance of the product to customer and design specifications. Review and approve test reports.

  • Conduct failure analysis examinations and prepare Failure Analysis Reports (FAR) of findings.

  • Provide technical support to all internal departments, suppliers, and customers as it relates to the product.

  • Participate in defining engineering approaches including the planning and scheduling of work, participating in cost reduction activities.

  • Ensure the successful completion of the assigned project phase within the budgeted time and cost constraints.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering

  • 8+ years in aerospace industry; experience in other industries with development and manufacture of complex hydraulics and electro-mechanical components can be considered in lieu of aerospace.

  • Experience in designing of major aircraft actuation and distribution components and/or systems, such as hydraulic valves, actuators and electromechanical devices

  • Thorough knowledge of ANSI Y14.5 standards, Tolerance analysis, Computer Aided Design, solid modeling

  • Fundamental engineering analyses, including but not limited to fluid dynamics, mechanical design for hydraulic components, systems and pressure vessels.

  • Working knowledge of practical manufacturing techniques, quality assurance requirements and all factors affecting product/program costs.

  • Knowledge of analytical tools such as SolidWorks and its analysis suite is preferred.

  • Material Review Board (MRB) experience is desirable.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to organize prepare and present materials to customers, suppliers and/or company management at all levels.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • US Person (under ITAR rules) to be eligible.

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 and pass a drug screen 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.