Machine Maintenance Technician II

  • Smiths Group
  • Crystal Lake, IL, USA
  • Sep 25, 2017
Maintenance Technician

Job Description

About Us

John Crane () is a global leader in rotating equipment solutions, supplying engineered technologies and services to process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals and systems, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and predictive digital monitoring technologies. John Crane customer service is accessed through a global network of more than 200 sales and service facilities in over 50 countries. Fiscal year 2016 revenue was greater than 1 Billion USD (?830m). John Crane is part of Smiths Group (), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

Job Description

Under general supervision, install, maintain, and repair a variety of machinery and related equipment.

  • Analyze machine problems by using troubleshooting techniques, repair manuals, drawings or manufacturers? specifications to determine logical approach to correct the problem.
  • Disassemble machines to find & replace worn or damaged parts and reassemble using parts on hand.

  • Use measuring instruments such as micrometer, caliper, dial indicator and precision level.

  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Prepare a parts replacement list for ordering parts or restocking of inventory.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on machines.
  • Make various replacement parts, weld, solder, fit pipe, and fabricate sheet metal guards.
  • Relocate, install and align machines and equipment.
  • Electrical Mechanics

    • Apply knowledge of functional operation of electric units and systems to diagnose cause of malfunction. Understand & apply PLC ladder logic. Follow prints and manufacturers? specifications.
    • Use hand tools and test instruments. Test electronic components and circuits to locate defects.
    • Replace defective components and writing.
    • Align, adjust and calibrate equipment according to specifications.

  • Train & direct Machine Maintenance I on major installations and repairs as required.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies. Report unsafe conditions.
  • Prepare proper labor and time reports.

  • Perform other duties assigned.

Position Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 2 years technical training
  • Ability to read and interpret average assembly and machine drawings, make average to complicated arithmetic calculations, and resolve elementary technical problems.
  • Requires 3 years to 5 years previous related or subordinate experience.
  • Pass certification to drive powered lift vehicles

Physical/Mental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit for extend periods of time; a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Must be able to maneuver to all areas of the office. shop, warehouse, or manufacturing plant
  • Must be able to maneuver up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
  • Must be able to work at elevations as high as roof level.
  • Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate office equipment.
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, changing priorities and reassign priorities to complete assignments.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues.

EHS Requirements

  • Complete all work in a safe manner and follow all safety requirements consistent with supporting the Company?s goals.
  • Lifting guidelines in accordance with the Manual Lifting Guidelines noted in the Safety Handbook.
  • Follow all environmental requirements consistent with supporting the company?s environmental performance goals.
  • Complete, and actively participate in all other EHS training requirements

Work Environment

Work environment is typically considered within a Smiths location during normal or extended business hours to include offices, manufacturing plants and repair facilities. Work environment may also include customer sites including oil well sites, and meeting venues.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and approved PPE is required when on the factory floor.


It is the policy of John Crane to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local LAW. In addition, John Crane will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.