Manual Machinist

John Crane is seeking an experienced Manual Machinist to join our team in Morton Grove, IL.

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 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.


* Set up and operate one or more of the following machines: Manual lathe and/or manual mill.

* Apply technical application knowledge in tooling, blue print reading including GDT, and processes for a wide variety of materials.

* Machining complex geometries and threading

* May be required to grind own tools for special requirements.

* Work from factory work orders, routings, drawings, process drawings & layout sheets, written or verbal instructions.

* Inspect work produced, including in process inspection, using micrometers, bore gauges, vernier calipers, or other measuring instruments including CMMs to verify conformance to specifications. Maintain tolerances as close as 0.00025".

* Follow preventative maintenance procedures on equipment as prescribed by the supervisor and report operating difficulties of equipment.

* Train and instruct other employees when requested.


* High School Diploma or equivalent

* Ability to read and interpret component prints or drawings, make average to complicated arithmetic calculations and resolve elementary technical problems.

* Requires a minimum of 4 years previous work experience on manual lathe equipment doing comparable work.

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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.

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