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Crane Aerospace & Electronics Manager, RF/Microwave Design Engineering in Chandler, Arizona

Manager, RF/Microwave Design Engineering

Location AZ, Chandler

Department Engineering

Employment Type Full Time

Crane Aerospace & Electronics is seeking a Manager of RF/Microwave Design Engineering in Chandler, AZ.

This position is key to leading our Product Development Team within Radio Frequency (RF) & Microwave Technologies.

Position Overview:

The RF/Microwave Manager of Engineering manages engineering activities, implements and maintains engineering objectives and initiatives and ensures that programs are completed on time. This role manages creation and improvement of products that involve the engineering department. Relies on extensive RF/Microwave/ Millimeter communications hardware systems for defense application design experience to plan and accomplish goals. Will perform a variety of tasks, and lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


  • Provide leadership and management for product development and sustaining programs and activities.

  • Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of design activities.

  • Plan and manage the deployment of resources for multiple projects.

  • Establish and monitor department budgets.

  • Encourage and provide opportunity for continued relevant technical training.

  • Review and set up optimized work flow.

  • Establish and maintain design guidelines and design processes.

  • Provide the appropriate skill mix to sustain and grow the business and to meet customer requirements.

  • Provide interface and direct/indirect support to outside suppliers, 3rd party development activities, and customer product integration.

  • Develop, enhance and maintain a core team as well as an external network of consultants, contractors and suppliers to support product development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Certification :

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) required

  • MSc or PhD in Electrical Engineering preferred

Experience :

  • Ten (10) or more years ofrelatedexperience.

  • Two (2) years supervisory experience

  • Demonstratedexperience with relevant standards and practices

  • Demonstrated strong customer orientation


  • Familiar with a variety of the RF Design concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Familiarity with End to End Systems analysis, model and simulation of circuit or system performance using analytical tools and Cascade analysis of up/down converters.

  • Familiarity with detailed analysis and design of RF (from VHF through millimeter- wave) and mixed-signal communications hardware components, including digital receiver subsystems and exciters (front ends, IF sections, phase-lock loops, AGC loops, synthesizers, A/D and D/A conversion).

  • Familiarity with filter modeling, analysis and design.

  • Familiarity with system integration, test and development of RF/millimeter-wave communications hardware for spaceflight.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and accomplish goals based on extensive experience and judgment

  • Demonstrated ADVANCED skills in all of the following responsibilities:

  • employee development

  • team building

  • business acumen

  • continuous improvement

  • systems and tools

  • project management

  • communication (written and verbal)

Employment Eligibility Requirement:

  • U.S. Citizens only may be considered.

  • Applicants selected could be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Crane Aerospace & Electronics:

Crane Aerospace & Electronicssupplies 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).

Crane Aerospace & Electronics designs and manufactures high-performance RF, IF and millimeter-wave components, subsystems and systems for commercial aviation, defense, and space. With over 60 years of experience, we have proven capabilities in major military, communications, electronic warfare, radar, and satellite systems.

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.