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Job Description
To manage all areas of production, production support, and related services through managers and supervisors to achieve timely production of quality parts at the most economical costs and in the proper quantities.  To maintain and develop both a safe facility environment and a workforce capable of meeting manufacturing requirements in the present and future to attain objectives in accordance with production and delivery schedules.
Duties & Responsibilities
Plans the use of facilities, equipment, and personnel to meet current and future manufacturing requirements, including department budgets and guidelines, plant layout and improvements, and capital expenditure program.
Develops and recommends approval of an operating budget for each section supervised and initiates action to operate within those fiscal plans.
Maintains uninterrupted production and product quality and quantity within the limitations of established manufacturing costs and budget allocations.
Recommends, expedites, implements, and coordinates approved procedures having to do with utilizing staff services to resolve manufacturing problems and difficulties.
Manages production operation to ensure scheduled work flow and use of personnel, skills, machines, and facilities and directs and expedites machine repairs and correction of other problems obstructing production procedures.
Uses motivating techniques and delegates responsibilities and appropriate authority to subordinate supervisory and staff personnel to achieve maximum efficiency through proper use of skills, man-hours, machines, and equipment.
Maintain an ongoing continuous improvement program within the areas of responsibility.
Additional duties as assigned.
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

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
Bachelors of Science in Business, Industrial or Mechanical Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience required.
Minimum 8 years related experience in a manufacturing environment required
Minimum 5 years supervisory/management required.
Must have effective communication and strong interpersonal skills
Must have strong organizational skills.
Background in Lean methodology preferred
Have working knowledge of Excel Spreadsheets, Microsoft Word and manufacturing software such as MFG/Pro.
Ability to read blueprints and be familiar with ISO 9000 Quality System 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 lift up to 20 pounds and carry up to 10 pounds.
Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
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.
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
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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