Website John Crane

CNC Operator – (3rd shift 4k sign on)
North America, USA, Illinois, Crystal Lake

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Job Type
Full Time

Job Function

Job Description
Construct N/C programs and supporting documentation.  Maintain elements of the manufacturing database including documentation and computer files for standards, methods, tooling and inspection.
Duties & Responsibilities
Under general supervision; carries out duties pertaining to the tooling and matching of parts, applying standard techniques and procedures as well as part programming requirements for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines.
Able to problem solve minor CNC error codes and reports production problems caused by the incorrect manufacturing process, tooling, or programming methods to immediate supervisor.
Check other CNC programs as required for programming accuracy utilizing J.C.I. standard methods prior to a new or revised program being released to the shop floor.
Generates actual part programs for the CNC turning and machining center utilizing necessary computer programming equipment, plus specifies correct machining data, tool geometry, current manufacturing/processing methods, and work holding specifications.
Maintains orderly files and reporting system for all customers and J.C.I. programs.
Applies knowledge, when required, for manufacturing parts from raw material to finished part specifications utilizing manual lathes, mills, or drilling machines, as required.
Must be able to read and be able to interpret J.C.I. engineering drawings and specifications for manufacturing requirements.
Involves in Lean Manufacturing projects and events
Completes other tasks as deemed necessary.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.
The Individual
Requires a two year Associates Degree in Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience
1-2 years on-the-job experience in the Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering field.
Requires basic hands-on knowledge of machine tool operations, processing, and work holding methods in order to assume the responsibilities of the position.
Must have previous experience with EdgeCAM or other CAM system, CAD (3 D Model a plus) and have basic knowledge of PC unit.
Salary & Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
401K – with company match
Life Insurance Plan
Short/Long Term Disability
Flexible Spending Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Paid Sick Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Lunch’s
Generous Paid Parental Leave


What You Get From Us:

Salary Based on Experience Level (Plus shift differential)

Sign-On Bonus to be split between 90 and 180 days of successful employment (less all applicable taxes)

Exposure to New Technology

Fast-paced Work Environment

Onsite and Offsite Employee Activities

Good Manufacturing Practices

Advancement Opportunities
About Smiths
At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers’ operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.
About John Crane
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.

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