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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Sr. PCB Engineering Designer in Ft Walton Beach, Florida

Sr. PCB Engineering Designer

Location FL, Ft Walton Beach

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics has an exciting career opportunity for an Power Board (PCB) Engineering Designer . Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for performing a variety of technical design tasks using Computer Aided Design (CAD) equipment.

With over 50 years of defense-related experience, Crane Electronics at Fort Walton Beach, FL provides custom power products and services requirements in the industry. Our product line includes custom, semi-custom and off-the-shelf high and low power converters and custom miniature (hybrid) electronics circuits for applications across various markets including military, aerospace and commercial. We have been designing and building DC/DC converters, TWT amplifiers, radar transmitters and custom products since 1958. We are committed to operational excellence and world class processes. We employee Lean Manufacturing techniques to optimize manufacturing efficiency and accuracy on all product lines. Our products are known for their technical strength, proven reliability and overall value.

As a PCB Engineering Designer, you work with Engineers and Senior Designers to analyze engineering design specifications and customer requirements. They participate in the design of new products, support fabrication of new products, and assist with resolving manufacturing problems of mature products. Designers are responsible for producing completely documented work packages, creating engineering change orders, incorporating drawing changes, and assuring the integrity and accuracy of product documentation.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan and organize complete drawing packages for power boards, schematics, parts list, circuit card assembly and other documentation as required.

  • Prepare drawings to a high degree of specialization in either electrical or electro-mechanical types

  • Create engineering change orders and perform associated documentation package revisions

  • Support and understand drawing schematics, and 2D packing of circuit card layouts (electrical and layout specialization)

  • Participate in design reviews

  • Check and evaluate materials and components selected

  • Utilize current techniques and maintain a working knowledge of governing industry practices, government standards and specifications, ASME standards, and CRANE procedures

  • Review sketches, layouts, engineering circuit and mechanical designs, customer requirements and specifications

  • Perform or assist with selection and procurement of materials and purchased custom and/or off-the-shelf parts

  • Coordinate with engineers and other personnel as necessary to ensure correct designs, preparation and release of drawings, and timely deliveries to support a project

  • Other tasks assigned by supervisor or management

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience: 5 years of electro-mechanical or printed wiring board design, including formal training

  • Proficiency with industry standard tools for schematic capture and PWB layout (PADS, P.CAD) and 2D drawing (ex. AutoCAD).

  • Aerospace or Electronics experience preferred.


  • Ability to read and understand drawings, schematics, and written work instructions.

  • Proficiency with industry drawing standards (ex. ASME, GD&T).

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to plan and organize complete drawing packages for design projects.

  • Ability to check materials and components selected.

  • Ability to create complex designs with strong attention to detail.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Ability to appropriately prioritize tasks.

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work to assigned due dates.


  • AA degree in technically-oriented discipline (Engineering Technology, Math, CAD, etc.) or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in technical discipline preferred.

  • Formal training in CAD tool usage preferred

  • Software tool certification recommended

  • 3 years experience with PADS PCB Design Software preferred.

  • Familiarity with Autodesk Inventor or Autodesk Design Review for review of 3D mechanical models preferred.

Employment Eligibility Requirement

  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and not require Visa sponsorship to be eligible. We are bound by International Traffic in Arms Regulations ( ITAR ) as a US Department of Defense contractor.

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

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.