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Job Description
Under the direction of the Manager, direct, supervise and coordinate hourly personnel in a production or maintenance department in accordance with company policy and practices, operating schedules, and controls for one shift or area of the plant.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsible for quality, methods, production schedules and general department administration.
Plan and layout work.
Assign, instruct, direct and assist employees.
Monitor use of safety devices and equipment, supervise departmental housekeeping, and maintain a constant alert for hazardous conditions.
Participate in, and coordinate company programs having to do with employee communications, training and orientation, wage administration and job evaluation.
Interview applicants, appraise employee performance, and recommend wage adjustments.
Collaborate with production control, engineering, and manufacturing engineering to effect production scheduling and inventory, drawings, and process changes.
Anticipate production problems and devise and implement procedures to offset loss of man hours and schedule interruptions.
Contact vendors and suppliers concerning quality of material or services, selection of services and suppliers, and expedite some orders.
Investigate accidents and new equipment needs or procedures for possible cost saving improvements.
Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports concerning the departments’ efficiency and productivity.
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
Associates Degree, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Minimum 4 years working in a manufacturing management
Strong leader who has direct experience of shop floor supervision
Proven track record for driving continuous improvement in a manufacturing business
Good communicator in both verbal and written formats
Must have knowledge of PC’s and Microsoft Office Suite and manufacturing software such as MFG/Pro
Machining practices CNC programming is a plus


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 40 pounds and carry up to 20 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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