At CREAN, we’re always looking for talented people to do work that they love at all levels. The scale and complexity of our work is unprecedented, and the work we do makes a real difference in making the future a reality. Current open contract and full-time opportunities are listed below:

Crean is looking for available Mechanical Design Engineers to fill immediate on-site contract positions in Southern California.  This position requires experience with NX CAD system and Teamcenter PLM.

  • Mechanical Engineering Design requirements
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical design of spacecraft primary and secondary structures, mechanisms, or optics.
  • Creating engineering drawings using the ASME Y14.100-2017 standard.
  • Creating detail drawings, assembly drawings, interface drawings and source control drawings.
  • Geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) using ASME Y14.100-2017.
  • Application of advanced principles, theories, concepts, and techniques in solving mechanical engineering problems.
  • Adept at performing trade studies and developing conceptual configurations.
  • Aerospace fabrication processes
  • Aerospace material selection
  • Some additional desired skills and experience:
  • NX version 1899 or higher CAD modeling and drawing production skills
  • Teamcenter version 12 or higher PLM data storage usage for product development

Multiple experience levels will be considered, from 5-10 years and 10-20 years of relevant experience with space systems.

The need is immediate and forecasted to last 1-2 years.  Multiple positions available.

To apply, click here.

Crean, Inc.  is a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) founded in 2002. We are an Operational Restructuring & Improvement organization dedicated to improving the competitive position of our clients in their marketplace.  The main objective of our founders is to make American Manufacturers more competitive and help them bring manufacturing jobs back to America.

This position will, analyze, design, and deliver simple solutions for complex manufacturing environments. In the words of our founder, “simplicity is the art of making the complex seem easy.”  You will work with our team to use CREAN developed systems and methods coupled with Lean, industrial engineering, and other proven methods to simplify the complex problems faced by today’s American manufacturing community.

As an Operational Restructuring Engineer, you will conduct a system-wide analysis to identify areas of opportunity to achieve an optimized condition. You will use the identified process improvement opportunities coupled with Smart Factory technology and methods to develop a future state, providing quantifiable improvement measures (i.e., Cycle Time Reduction, Non-Value-Added Annual Expense, Capacity, Improved Profitability, etc.).

You will collaborate with stakeholders to enable delivery of business results through project work to support optimization of the company from a system-wide perspective.

Successful candidates must be versed in the following:

  • Toyota Production System
  • Six Sigma
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Analytics
  • Industrial Internet of Things Technologies

Areas of responsibility:

  • Research, analyze and design using complex performance data for business and analytical value.
  • Determine and communicate research recommendations and supporting analysis to management for potentially complex problems.
  • Act as a resource to management and key stakeholders on identified process improvements that impact efficiency, departmental capabilities and/or return on investment.
  • Project planning, client communication, collaboration, and internal coordination.
  • Design future state operating models that address opportunities uncovered during current state analysis
  • Act as a resource to appropriate internal and/or external stakeholders to ensure solutions meet business needs.
  • Identify document and deliver findings that can support more complex business process improvements, performance and/or customer experience improvements.
  • Maintain tracking, measurement, and accountability programs for various initiatives.
  • Maintain knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends for assigned area(s) of responsibility, assesses the impact, and collaborates with management to incorporate new trends and technology developments in current and future solutions.
  • Serve as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders with expertise on process transformation and process improvement methods on assignments and projects for his/her assigned area(s) of responsibility.
  • Identify and recommend process improvements that significantly improve Quality Levels, On-Time Deliveries and Operational Costs


The list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as Leadership deems necessary.

  • Conduct initial assessments and deep-dive analysis of the current condition from a system-wide perspective
  • Identify areas of opportunity that provide the client a path to optimize their company
  • Effectively communicate with senior Leadership addressing the current condition, areas of opportunity leading to an optimized company
  • Based on project needs, travel to client sites will be required


  • Experience in the Toyota Production System, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of ERP Systems
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in excel, word, power point and business analytics platforms
  • Effective communication skills with Leadership and the workforce alike
  • Project Management
  • Operational Management
  • Relationship Management


  • 5-10+ Years’ experience in Operational Process Improvement including project management experience that directly aligns with the specific responsibilities for this position (Required)
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with clients
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvements
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task while maintaining strict attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative style
  • Demonstrates the ability to use sound judgment and discretion regarding confidential information
  • Finds common ground and can gain collaboration among management, colleagues, and workforce; can influence outcomes without directing or commanding
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Strong project management skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience in manufacturing facilities redesign is preferred
  • Experience in Supply Chain processes is preferred


  • 4 Year/Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or Business Management


  • Full-time employment position.
  • This position requires significant client interaction, both in person and via Teams meetings and in writing. Strong communication skills are a must.
  • Travel to support clients directly will be required during projects.

To apply, click here.

CREAN is looking for available Systems Engineers to fill immediate contract positions in the Puget Sound/Seattle area. A combination of onsite and remote work is possible.
  • BS 10 years’ experience in systems engineering is required. Experience with space systems.
  • Systems Engineering (SE) Experience in:
  • Requirement’s development, management and analysis using DOORS
  • Operational and Functional Analysis
  • Mission Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • SE experience in DOD and Space programs
  • Working across functional teams in:
  • Config management
  • Design teams
  • Regulatory
  • Safety
  • Skills/Tools
  • MBSE
  • Cameo
  • Detailed knowledge of ARP4754 and experience applying it to aerospace vehicle development
  • Soft skills – working well with others, ability to mentor and coach
  • Work experience in DOD or Space
  • Systems engineering knowledge
  • Past experience working with an airframer is helpful
The need is immediate and forecasted to last 12 months, with possible extensions. Multiple positions are available.
To apply, click here.
The Project Scheduler responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Strategizing with Project lead schedulers on setting up EVM Baseline Plans and development of Product Based Schedule Templates
  • Creating, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting of all project level schedules and associated metrics, in support of programs and projects, as well as other planning related support
  • Preparing and analyzing Earned Value reporting requirements
  • Interfacing internally with the client organizations and externally with subcontractor team members or other NASA centers
  • As a member of the business team, will be accountable for the results on multi-functional and/or multidisciplinary projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule
  • Creating and maintaining the detailed network schedules in MS Project, including the extraction and analysis of various schedule related data (e.g. project receivable/deliverable data, baseline vs. actual activity count data, etc.), analysis of earned value performance data, preparation of slack tables, critical path analyses, and other associated metrics etc., required for monthly/quarterly reporting and maintenance of the project schedules and performance measurement archive
  • Serving as an essential team member on teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function, including outside of the client
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Estimated duration of 12 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
  • Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
  • Labor Category: Project Schedule Analyst IV
Required Skills:
  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related discipline, with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; a Master’s degree in a similar discipline, with a minimum of 4 years of related experience; or a PhD in a similar discipline, with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.
  • Breadth of experience in developing and maintaining schedule plans, identifying and flagging schedule and cost issues, running what-if scenarios in schedule for mitigation planning, analysis, earned value performance measurement, assessment and reporting, contracts, subcontracts, and procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet rapidly changing project needs and manage competing priorities.
  • Must have strong analysis skills and ability to exercise creativity and independent judgment in evaluation of issues and solutions
  • Effective communication skills in verbal, written, and presentation forms.
  • Ability to interface effectively with all levels of program/project management, technical organizations, and subcontractors
  • Strong user of Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint)
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project Pro
  • Ability and enthusiasm to rapidly learn new technical skills
  • Experienced with Milestones Pro, and STATs Health Check
  • Experience in a project team environment with project reporting, integrated cost/schedule planning, critical path and resource analysis
  • Experience in integrated cost-schedule planning, base-lining, EVM, and various performance measurement techniques.
  • Wide-ranging experience in all phases of the flight project life cycle, with emphasis on implementation phases
Desired Skills:
  • Familiar with Laboratory and NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications. Experience supporting audits and IBRs. Experience with cost-schedule baseline change control processes. Prior experience with Cobra, IBT, Data Extractor, Discoverer, and or OBIEE.

To apply, click here.

Job Description:

The Microdevices & Sensor Systems Section operates under the Instrument Division. It is responsible for the development and delivery of sensors, instruments, instrument electronics, and flight software technologies needed by a government agency to enable new terrestrial and planetary in situ and remote science experiments and observations. The Section provides research and technology for science instruments as well as flight instrument engineering.

Within this Section, the Planetary Mass Spectrometer Group seeks a self-motivated individual who can work well independently and in a team environment. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to contribute in both ground-based and space-based research for general mass spectroscopy in combination with geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, chromatography, cosmochemistry, absorption/emission spectroscopy, and astrobiology as an in-situ Mass Spectrometer Technologist level 2 in the following ways:

  • To work on technology development tasks such as the Spacecraft Atmosphere Monitor (S.A.M) instrument, which is used on board the International Space Station.
  • Be responsible for performing calibration and instrument development within the areas of mass spectroscopy, gas chromatography, with a strong focus on operation and data analyses.
  • To be the lead on new technology infusions for novel instrumentation applied to future planetary and human exploration.
  • Such as instruments to the Lunar surface or atmosphere of Venus.
  • Writes and contributed to proposals to obtain funding for future technology developments.
  • To create and fulfill opportunities to design, develop, document, implement, and verify new technologies for mass spectrometer instruments from the breadboard throughout the flight implementation phase.
  • To identify new scientific questions and issues, apply theoretical principles, and use creative analytical, experimental techniques, and scientific methods to develop new technology and instrument opportunities.
  • To establish and verify models of instrument properties in support of design, calibration, and performance verification.
  • Works independently on high visibility assignments and projects with only limited supervision, typically receiving only general instructions.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment to compare and evaluate various methods, approaches, resources and decide which will best accomplish each aspect of such assignments with the agreement of the project management.
  • To publish technology and science results at conferences and peer-reviewed periodicals.

Required Skills:

  • Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder
  • Strong interest working from conception through flight delivery, for mass spectroscopy, chromatography, fields and charged particles projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in atomic and molecular physics, analytical chemistry or related technical disciplines with 5 years of related experience; or Master’s degree in similar disciplines with 3 years of related experience; or PhD in related fields.
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstration of instrument building skills in one or more of the following areas: charged particle optics, mass spectroscopy, atomic and molecular physics, gas and/or liquid chromatography, absorption/emission spectroscopy, or microfabrication techniques.
  • Extensive understanding and wide application of principles, theories, concepts, and techniques into instrument design principles.
  • Requires experience with hands-on and understanding of all mass spectrometer instrument related subsystems, e.x., vacuum systems and their components, RF and high voltage electronics circuits, control software, and data extraction.
  • Demonstrated how to design, fabricate, build, test, calibrate, and evaluate fully operational mass spectrometer systems.
  • Knowledge on how to derive science requirements and their implementation and verification.

To apply, click here.

Job Description

Junior role with several responsibilities to assist in R&D team with custom IoT/Edge Computing solutions.

R&D team is distributed and the job opportunity is at company headquarters in Austin, TX.

Quality Assurance Testing

  • Conduct software and hardware testing with smart factory systems to validate proper operation.
  • Identify document and track issues following a test plan.   Document issues which includes written descriptions, steps to reproduce, error output and screen capture as needed.
  • Testing scope includes repetitive unit testing and thorough end-to-end regression testing as needed.
  • Work with developers to improve and correct software processes.

System Administration

  • Maintain and configure MS Windows and Linux servers and workstations
  • Perform software installations and configurations per instructions
  • Adept with learning software tools / utilities

Device Management

  • Basic work organizing and connecting test environment workstations, servers, mobile devices, cabling, IoT devices, switches, routers as needed (instruction provided).

Technical Support

  • Address beginner level customer technical issues and questions
  • Document and relay next-level issues as needed to the R&D team

On-Site Customer Implementations

  • Perform installations and provisioning of software and hardware solutions


  • Experience testing software systems and documenting issues
  • Experience administering Windows and/or Linux, installing and configuring applications
  • Basic Networking knowledge and configuration
  • Basic knowledge of Cloud systems (Azure/AWS/Google Cloud) a plus

Strong computer competence, analytical, problem solving, organizational and written communication skills

Detail-oriented, self-motivated

Optional qualifications

  • MS Windows and/or Linux shell commands
  • Raspberry PI or Arduino basic knowledge
  • SQL and basic database administration
  • Introductory software development, scripting or working with software development teams and tools a plus
  • MS Office familiarity including Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams

To apply, click here.

This is an immediate contract position on-site in El Segundo, CA to work classified electronics assembly, test, and related support. ***** These positions require an active (or easy re-activation) TS clearance. ****
  • Test Technicians and/or Test Engineers capable of tuning and testing millimeter wave hardware at frequencies above 45 GHz. This is old MIC style, chip, and wire hardware.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in this type of aerospace hardware, lab/clean room environment and procedures is required.
  • **The work requires a Top Secret clearance via an SSBI** This part of the requirement is unfortunately non-negotiable.
  • The need is immediate and forecasted to last 1-2 years and there are multiple positions available.
To apply, click here.

For more than nineteen years, CREAN has delivered superior performance to the U.S. government as well as leading corporations throughout the world. We provide technology and engineering solutions, specializing in Aerospace Technical Expertise, Production Operations & Logistics Optimization, Program, Project, & Supply Chain Management, Mission Assurance, and Business Development. As a preferred contractor in the aerospace and defense industries as well as within manufacturing, we know the critical role our services play in the protection and defense of freedoms worldwide and lend themselves to improving processes. We take our responsibility very seriously, and we are privileged to support our customers and the men and women who get the job done.

CREAN’s depth of talent and capabilities set us apart from our competition. These discriminators enable us to respond quickly and decisively to our customers’ challenges, while utilizing company-wide resources and expertise to meet their needs. Every day, our associates contribute innovative ideas and expertise to expand CREAN’s value within the Space, launch, missile, and aviation sectors as well as optimizing manufacturing businesses. Our associates are our most valuable resource—the embodiment of how we deliver unparalleled service to our customers.

Diversity & Inclusion is an opportunity and an appreciation of the rich dimensions of differences within our workforce that fuel group dynamics, and it fosters an environment where all individuals and teams are welcome to participate and perform to their full potential. We strive to attract, retain and engage talented and diverse professionals to ensure a competitive edge in the global marketplace and deliver innovative solutions and services to CREAN customers.

CREAN provides competitive compensation and benefit packages with choices designed to meet our associates’ unique career and lifestyle needs. Benefits include healthcare coverage, life insurance and disability programs.

CREAN participates in the E-Verify program.



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