Inspection Operator (3rd shift)
Crystal Lake, IL 
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Job Description
Inspection Operator (3rd shift)
Location: North America, USA, Crystal Lake
Division: John Crane
Job Function: Operations
Job Description

Effectively perform all inspections, and machine operations with limited supervision. This level also requires troubleshooting and math skills necessary to perform his/her duties.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Under the direction of Immediate Supervisor, perform first piece, in process, and final inspection on a variety of parts. Required to work to a dimensional tolerance as small as .0005".
  • Read and interpret dimensional, manufacturing engineering, and process drawings in order to make dimensional and surface checks of angles, holes, hold spacing, contours, tapers, bores diameters, threads, radii, forms, bearing surfaces, and points of intersection.
  • Utilize precision measuring devices such as go/no-go gauges, micrometers (inside, outside, and dept), vernier calipers, electronic gauges, comparators, and CMM.
  • Asses product for visual defects (coloration/stains, chips, burrs, etc)
  • May understand the basic programming and operation of programmable inspection instruments such as a Vision inspection machine.
  • Successfully perform all duties of machine setup including identifying programs and using fixtures, holding devices, tool selection and setting tools for various types of inspection and production equipment.
  • Operate the machine safely and effectively by monitoring operations and making adjustments necessary to machine, holding devices or tooling to ensure a quality part is produced.
  • Work effectively from work orders, prints, and written or verbal instructions.
  • Prepare and package inspected parts for shipment.
  • Responsible for the documentation of non-conformances and appropriate disposition.
  • Instruct and assist other inspectors.
  • Analyze procedures to ensure completeness of operation being performed.
  • Perform duties in accordance with company safety policies. Report unsafe conditions.
  • Complete proper labor and time reports.
  • Additional duties as assigned.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will vary based upon departmental needs.
  • 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
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Candidate must be proficient in reading and interpreting process and final drawings.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, be highly organized, maintain records with precision and accuracy, and have high ethical standards.
  • Must have a basic understanding of computer operation.
  • Strong communication skills both orally and written, and analytical ability and accuracy with numbers are required.
  • One year of previous inspection experience preferred.
  • Attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines are required.
  • One to 11 months on-the-job training.
  • Generally required to lift boxes weighing up to 50 pounds and carry for short distances.
  • 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 bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
  • Must have the manual dexterity and coordination to operate office equipment, including a calculator, and a PC.
  • Must be able to work at a fast pace.
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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1+ years
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