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Our intention is to attract new people to our industry and retain the knowledge within it. There will be three areas within the Careers site which offer graduates opportunities that exist with training programmes offered by some of the members of the ESA, an area where the ESA members can advertise new positions within their organisations and a third area which allows any individual to post a summary of their qualifications and life experiences. Some of these areas are time controlled and will delete automatically in order to enable us to maintain a live element to the site.

 

Graduate Training Programmes within the ESA

Many of the Member companies within the ESA have graduate training programmes. Below we list a number of such schemes with a link to the company and their respective training programme. There is also an individual perspective from a number of people who work for one of the ESA Members and also hold positions within the ESA. 

The ESA is made up of organisations and companies which in many cases are global, as such they will require individuals for many different disciplines from finance, research, quality, engineering, IT and Sales. 

 

ESA Member Graduate Training Programmes

Location

James Walker Group UK
W.L. Gore & Associates World Wide

 

Some of the people within the ESA and their story.

Here are two people with differenet views of their experinces to date working within the Sealing Industry and working with the ESA.  

David Edwin-Scott

  

David is the Technical Director of the Elastomeric & Polymeric Seals Division and the Packings Division within the ESA. His history of working with Sealing Devices is covered by an article written by himself for our news letter entitled the Accidental Sealing Engineer. His knowledge and experience is incredible yet he started off not knowing what to expect. Having travelled the world and enjoyed so many life changing experiences within this industry perhaps you might also want to follow in his footsteps...

David Edwin-Scott....The Accidental Sealing Engineer

Thomas Heitz 

Positions Available within the Member Companies of the ESA

These are a few of the many positions available within the Members within the ESA together with a link to the company concerned. 

Available positions

Date Company Position Location  
23rd June 2017 John Crane Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher PhD fellowship – Surface Engineering Solutions for Turbomachinery Applications Manchester Find out more
Contact name: Klaudia Maul
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: Job Description
We are seeking a talented graduate to join John Crane as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) as part of SOLUTIONS, an EU funded Training Network. The successful candidate will join John Crane UK Ltd. on a fixed 3 year contract and be enrolled for a PhD course at the University of Southampton, funded by the EU under the H2020 Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Actions program.

• The ESR will develop and validate a methodology to evaluate functional properties for turbo gas seals with novel solid lubricant coatings developed under this research project.
• As part of this, the coatings will be tested using custom-made tribometers (PoD, DoD, etc.) and turbo gas seal test rigs available at John Crane
• The properties of the novel solid lubricant coatings will be benchmarked against present surface engineering solutions of John Crane Gas Seals
• Specific coating analyses, such as wear track composition and tribo-induced structural changes, will be carried out both at John Crane and in laboratories of the collaboration European partners in the project.

As member of the Global R&D Department, the ESR will have the opportunity to broaden his engineering knowledge and draw on the extensive experience of colleagues at John Crane’s R&D centres in the USA, UK and China.

Programme Description:
SOLUTIONS is an Innovative Training Network in the frame of the MARIE SK?ODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS of Horizon 2020, which will offer 14 ESR positions (all of them pursuing PhD degrees) in a broad area of atomistic simulations, nanoscale investigation of 2D materials, development of novel solid lubricants and their application in an engineering practice. ESRs supervised by a team of leading academics and industrialists will address current challenges in the field of solid lubricants such as dissipation routes of frictional energy, atomistic design of novel solid lubricants, the use of advanced deposition methods to produce them and testing them in real applications. SOLUTIONS is a truly multidisciplinary project combining physics of solids, inorganic chemistry, material science and mechanical engineering. Thanks to secondments and various training activities, ESRs will have unique opportunities to become leaders pioneering step-change in reduction of emissions leakage and friction losses.

Funding:
The ESR will be employed as Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher by John Crane UK Limited under a fixed 3 year contract; the salary is regulated by the MARIE SK?ODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS of Horizon 2020 and approx. £36,000 pa
Fees for training and PhD course are covered by John Crane UK Ltd under Horizon 2020 funding.

Project Starting Date - 1 September 2017

Profile / Eligibility Criteria to comply with the terms of the SOLUTIONS funding:
• Excellent graduate in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science
• Language: English, level = high advanced
• The applicant obtained a degree not more than four years from the starting date of the contract (September, 1st 2017) or has not been awarded a PhD prior to the contract
• The applicant must not be a resident of the United Kingdom
• The applicant must not have resided or carried out main activities (work, studies, etc.) in the United Kingdom for more than 12 months in the past 3 years

What we offer:
Working for Smiths Group means that you will join a leading organization that's making a positive difference to the world. At Smiths Group, developing talent is a vital part of our current and future business goals. And as you'd expect from an international company, Smiths Group offers competitive salaries and benefits packages. For more information please visit www.smiths.com
As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to ensure equal treatment for every job applicant and employee, and comply with all national laws.


About Us:
John Crane is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of products and services for the world's process and industrial markets. With a history that stretches back over 100 years, our company has progressed from its roots as a packing manufacturer to become a world-leading supplier of mechanical seals, seal support systems, power transmission couplings and packing. Our recently expanded product portfolio ensures customers now benefit from a genuinely integrated offering that includes specialized filtration systems, advanced hydrodynamic bearings, measurement and analysis technologies and artificial lift products for the oil and gas industries.
Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group Plc has five divisions - John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. They are focused on the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. Our customers range from governments and their agencies, to hospitals, petrochemical companies and equipment manufacturers and service providers in various sectors around the world.
22nd June 2017 John Crane EMEA Continuous Improvement Manager (Slough) Slough Find out more
Contact name: Yoann Bruisson
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: John Crane is seeking a Continuous Improvement Manager with responsibility for the EMEA region to join the company on a permanent basis. This role is based in Slough.
The appointee will be responsible for leading and managing change projects and process improvement activities.
This is a good opportunity to join global leader in the industry in an interesting and highly challenging role, with a wide regional remit and the ability to influence the output, bringing operations to the next level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Take responsibility for leading, directing, and managing change.
• Work cross-functionally to identify, prioritise and plan process improvement activity;
• Identify and quantify a pipeline of Continuous Improvement projects aligned to the regional sites’ P&L needs and business plan;
• Lead a regional team of Continuous Improvement practitioners to provide hands on support to embed sustainable value and buy in for process improvements;
• Supports all activities needed to drive a sustainable lean culture transformation;
• Educate and support the workforce on lean transformation techniques which will lead to achievement of future state targets while also providing key deliverables in the areas of first time quality, cycle time reduction, cost reduction, waste elimination, increased capacity and improved efficiency;
• Responsible for facilitating CI workshop events, coaching and developing teams and individuals at all levels on-site (including leadership team) as part of the implementation and successful application of Lean tools;
• Responsible for driving communications around Lean processes and results across site;
• Responsible for Leading Global Transformational Project;
• Work closely with Smiths Group Leaders to deploy Smiths Excellence System;
• Articulate a clear vision of the future state and provide direction, focus and drive during the change process;
• Be a strong advocate and catalyst for change, providing resources, removing barriers and leading or supporting others leading change;
• Develop and execute strategies to achieve competitive advantage and translate strategies into specific objectives and operational plans (a Macro Plan);
• Persistently pursue and achieve results. Use data / analytics to proactively monitor and review plans to hit or exceed targets and drives continuous improvement;
• Successfully manage several projects simultaneously;
• Build relationships across multiple diverse groups of colleagues, including Supply Chain, Global Operations, Sales and Service, Engineering, Finance, Program Management;
• Manage culture differences and working experience with different nationalities.

Required Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor of Science Degree or related discipline desired (or equivalent education/ training experience)
• Extensive experience in lean manufacturing / process;
• Lean Expert / Lean Leader Certification / Toyota Production System certification;
• Licensed Shingijutsu Kaizen practitioner;
• Six Sigma Black Belt with proven track record of mentoring and coaching Green Belt projects;
• Knowledge on Seals and Systems product domain with prior Oil and Gas working experience;
• BPM (Business Process Mapping) or knowledge of VSM or any other process mapping tools;
• Welding, Painting and Machining Process knowledge and Manufacturing skills preferred;
• Prior experience on 3P Layout Change and Manufacturing foot print optimization;
• Proven experience managing culture change transformations;
• Result oriented, excellent Team Facilitation Skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication & presentation skills;
• Ability communicate effectively at all levels in the organisation;
• Able to mentor and facilitate lean culture change in and environment with varying acceptance.

About Us:

John Crane is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of products and services for the world's process and industrial markets. With a history that stretches back over 95 years, our company has progressed from its roots as a packing manufacturer to become a world-leading supplier of mechanical seals, seal support systems, power transmission couplings and packing. Our recently expanded product portfolio ensures customers now benefit from a genuinely integrated offering that includes specialized filtration systems, advanced hydrodynamic bearings, measurement and analysis technologies and artificial lift products for the oil and gas industries.
Smiths is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange. A world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies.
Smiths Group Plc has five divisions - John Crane, Smiths Medical, Smiths Detection, Smiths Interconnect and Flex-Tek. They are focused on the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy, communications and engineered components markets worldwide. Our customers range from governments and their agencies, to hospitals, petrochemical companies and equipment manufacturers and service providers in various sectors around the world.
Working for Smiths Group means that you will join a leading organization that's making a positive difference to the world. At Smiths Group, developing talent is a vital part of our current and future business goals.
And as you'd expect from an international company, Smiths Group offers competitive salary in line with market rates
For more information please visit www.smiths.com
As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to ensure equal treatment for every job applicant and employee, and comply with all national laws.

Application closing date: 31st July 2017
21st June 2017 HUHNSEAL Application Engineer Sweden Find out more
Contact name: Paul Beddows
Email: paul.beddows@huhnseal.com
Description: We are seeking a qualified Engineer who can help increase our market share and develop new seal designs. We develop customer specific designs that respond to the high technological demands of the various applications. Parallel to this, we are developing new product platforms in Sweden, in close collaboration with our sales, manufacturing and other internal departments.

Main tasks and responsibilities
• Lead projects and define customer solutions for the Global market
• Apply your technical knowledge to help our sales team and to grow business worlwide
• Create concept drawings, technical specifications and assembly instructions
• Respond to inquiries with your application knowledge in specific market segments
• Support customers and ensure their needs are met
Supervise first seal installation and/or prototype testing if required
Experience: Your profile
You have an education in Mechanical Engineering, and 5-8 years of relevant work experience in a role as designer, product developer or equivalent in mechanical engineering in any form, but preferably in mechanical sealing. Experience with pumps and process equipment is a plus.

You have a general knowledge of production processes (lathe, milling, CNC) and a general knowledge of materials such as stainless steel and elastomers. Furthermore, you have experience working in a 3D environment, and a general knowledge of stress/strength calculations. Good drawing knowledge is a prerequisite for success in this role.

You are structured, have the ability to switch between in-depth of an issue and general overall review, curious, genuinely interested in technology and have the talent to think creatively and start from a new perspective. Of course, you are careful in your work.

As an employee, you are driven and have the ability to both take the initiative on a project and see it through to completion. You have the courage to think in new ways and to make decisions. You thrive in a role where you work independently, but in close collaboration with colleagues, and where you have external contacts with both customers and suppliers. To enjoy your career with Huhnseal you will need to be a team player and have a positive attitude.

We work mainly in English though we are a Swedish company. You need to be able to communicate well both orally and in writing. We have many parallel projects and cases going on at the same time, so you need to toggle between these and have an ability to work in a high work rate.
19th June 2017 John Crane Financial Accountant (Dubai) Dubai Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE00994
Contact name: Saj Haji
Email: saj.haji@smiths.com
Description: An excellent opportunity to work as an Accountant for a large multinational organisation focussing on Accounts Payable (AP), Cash Forecasting and Bank Reconciliations. You will be supporting the ME and Caspian business based out of our offices in Dubai.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Posting of Vendor Invoices to the correct cost codes.
• Verify approval process on Invoices, ensure compliance prior to bookings.
• Process vendor payments in ERP and banking systems.
• Recording of Staff Expense reports and timely payments.
• Reconcile agents’ commissions and make payments.
• Coordinate with Vendors and Agents to resolve issues.
• Reconcile Vendor Statements and review Aged Payables
• Bank Reconciliations.
• Monthly Cash Forecasting for payments.
• Posting of journal entries in General Ledger
• Month End reconciliation of Specific GL accounts
• Assist on Month end closing activities and reporting.
• Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
• Assist with other projects as needed
• Additional clerical responsibilities as needed and as assigned

Required Skills and Experience:

• 4+ years of commercial experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Accounting
• Working knowledge of ERP System, preferably SAP
• Thorough knowledge of applicable accounts payable/general ledger systems and procedures, financial chart of accounts and corporate procedures
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Ability to interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner
• Proficiency in MS Office application, Esp. Excel
• Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and deadlines

About Us:

John Crane is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of products and services for the world's process and industrial markets. With a history that stretches back over 95 years, our company has progressed from its roots as a packing manufacturer to become a world-leading supplier of mechanical seals, seal support systems, power transmission couplings and packing. Our recently expanded product portfolio ensures customers now benefit from a genuinely integrated offering that includes specialized filtration systems, advanced hydrodynamic bearings, measurement and analysis technologies and artificial lift products for the oil and gas industries.
7th June 2017 John Crane Dry Gas Seal Technician – Dammam (Saudi Arabia) Dammam Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE00994
Contact name: Saj Haji
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic Dry Gas Seal Technician for our core service team in Saudi Arabia (Dammam) who will support us with the repair and manufacture of Dry Gas Seals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Technician will perform activities related to the repair and manufacture of New and refurbished Dry Gas Seals (DGS), activities include:

• Seal Inspection
• Manipulation of SAP to raise requirements
• Lapping and polishing of DGS Primary and Mating Rings
• Grooving of DGS Mating Rings

Execution of Assembly procedures including:

• Stack up
• Dynamic Balancing
• Seal Assembly
• Building of Test Equipment
• Seal installation to Test Equipment
• Seal Testing
• Seal Packaging for dispatch

Required Skills and Experience:

• 3+ year’s experience of repairing Mechanical Equipment in a workshop environment
• Strong understanding of Mechanical Seals
• Experience with performing dynamic balancing tests
• Experience with Lapping and Polishing is highly preferred
• Computer Literate – able to use Microsoft Office and business systems such as SAP
• Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision
• Fluent in English language (Arabic speakers would be beneficial)

About Us:

John Crane is a global leader in the design, development and manufacture of products and services for the world's process and industrial markets. With a history that stretches back over 95 years, our company has progressed from its roots as a packing manufacturer to become a world-leading supplier of mechanical seals, seal support systems, power transmission couplings and packing. Our recently expanded product portfolio ensures customers now benefit from a genuinely integrated offering that includes specialized filtration systems, advanced hydrodynamic bearings, measurement and analysis technologies and artificial lift products for the oil and gas industries.

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7th June 2017 John Crane Sachbearbeiter für Versand und Exportabwicklung (m/w) Germany, Fulda Find out more
Contact name: Klaudia Maul
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: In dieser Position sind Sie verantwortlich für das Logistikmanagement zum termingerechten und kostenoptimierten Warenversand im In- und Ausland. Diese Position ist zunächst befristet bis Februar 2018, mit Option auf Verlängerung.

Aufgaben:
• Enge Kooperation mit allen Abteilungen der John Crane GmbH, aller Schwestergesellschaften sowie den Service Centern
• Komplette Bearbeitung aller Transaktionen des Versand-Moduls in SAP
• Manuelle Erstellung von Rechnungen und Pro-Forma-Rechnungen für der Export
• Erstellung aller für den Export benötigter Dokumente
• Beantragung von Ausfuhrerklärungen beim Zoll
• Ausstellung von Lieferanterklärung mit und ohne Präferenz
• Abwicklung / Erstellung von Ursprungszeugnissen IHK
• Organisation und Überwachung von nationalen und internationalen Transporten
• Einholung von Angeboten über nationale- und internationale Transporte und deren Nachverhandlung
• Erteilung von Speditionsaufträgen
• Beschaffung und Sicherstellung der Verfügbarkeit aller Verpackungsmaterialien (Kartons, Paletten, Kisten etc.)

Profil:

• Ausbildung zum Industriekaufmann/Frau, idealerweise Ausbildung zum Fachkaufmann/Frau für Einkauf und Logistik
• Gute Kenntnisse der Exportregularien, bzw. Zollabwicklung
• Gute SAP-Kenntnisse
• Sehr gute Deutsch- und gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
• Selbstständiges und eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten
• Schnelle Auffassungsgabe
• Bereitschaft zur ständigen Fortbildung

Wir bieten:

• eine gründliche und praxisnahe Einarbeitung in unserem Werk in Fulda
• ein interessantes und abwechslungsreiches Aufgabengebiet
• ein innovatives und dynamisches Team
• flache Hierarchien und kurze Entscheidungswege

Über uns:

John Crane (www.johncrane.com/ - Teil der Smiths Group) ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Produkten und Dienstleistungen für die Prozessindustrie und die allgemeine Industrie. Seit der Gründung hat sich das Unternehmen zu einem der bedeutendsten Lieferanten von Gleitringdichtungen, Versorgungssystemen und Hochleistungskupplungen entwickelt. Die Produktpalette wurde sukzessive ergänzt durch Spezialfilter, hydrodynamische Gleitlager und Mess- und Analysetechnologien.

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2nd June 2017 John Crane R&D Engineer Slough, United Kingdom Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE01035
Contact name: John Crane Recruitment Team
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: John Crane is seeking an enthusiastic engineer for our core technology team who will support key materials technology initiatives by the Global R & D group. Global R&D’s role in the organization is to identify and research new technologies and trends, explore disruptive technologies and evaluate their potential benefits, develop future technology enablers, product concepts and technology ideas in support of John Crane’s future Product Engineering activities across all product areas.



• Support and drive R&D initiatives/ projects with focus on advanced materials and functional coatings.
• Technology scouting and intelligence, identify emerging technologies to expand John Crane’s research horizon.
• Evaluate and test new materials and technology concepts at John Crane’s technology labs and when necessary at 3rd party labs and facilities.
• Support external collaborative projects and manage programs carried out by third parties for John Crane R&D.
• Supervise and support temporary R&D staff such as University Interns, H2020 researches, etc.
• Maintain R&D test equipment at John Crane Care House facility with support from Global Labs staff.
• Collaborate in the technology projects as part of a global R&D team. Work with colleagues based in China, Germany, United Kingdom and USA


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Experience: - Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science, preferred a Master’s Degree.
- Strong knowledge in materials technology (metals, ceramics and tribology enhancing coatings)
- Strong tribology knowledge
- Knowledge in test equipment and equipment to characterise materials such as PoD and SEM
- Knowledge in design of mechanical components.
- Knowledge of rotating equipment in the process industry and power generation is very beneficial

- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Able to adopt a pro-active and flexible approach to work that allows you to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Liaising with both internal and external customers will be very important and therefore strong communication skills are essential including verbal, written and formal presentations.

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Current candidates

Date Name Age Looking for work in Ideal job title  
10th May 2017 Mateusz Sosnowski 27 West/East Europe Sales Manager / Internal Sales Find out more
Telephone: 48785345956
Email: manolito@poczta.onet.pl
Gender: Male
Experience: 21-04-2017 - 12.03.2012 - working in area of product development, manufacturing, engineering and sales of sealing products used in industrial, aerospace and life science applications in Sant-Gobain Performance Plastics company as Internal Sales Representative for SES and Rotary Seals units.
Offers preparation, identifying and analyzing needs of customers, building business relationships with customers, knowledge of different sealing markets and customers.
Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft Ofiice and MRP systems, driving licence, communication skills, multiple language knowledge.
Languages spoken: Polish (mother langauge), English (fluent), German (basic), Dutch (basic) and Russian (basic).
Ideal job title: Sales Manager / Internal Sales
Ideal job: Working closely with customers and supporting my team to get more experience within business.
My ideal job is not only sitting in the office, but also traveling to customers for better understanding of applications and giving added value for company.

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