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This area of the web site is under development so please be patient whilst we complete it.

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 

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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  
11th February 2018 Burgmann Packings Purchaser Ireland Ireland Find out more
Position reference: N/A
Contact name: Neil Toomey
Email: hr@burgmannpackings.com
Description: We are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to work within the Commercial Team of a Global Sealing Technology Business. This position involves sourcing and securing raw materials, purchasing traded goods from our international production sites, purchasing consumables and MRO items, and supporting customer service to ensure the efficient operations that meet the needs of our global customer base.
Tasks
• Processing MRP lists from SAP daily
• Purchasing of all Raw Materials, Consumable items and Maintenance spare
parts
• Sourcing of new suppliers and materials
• Negotiating of pricing
• Liaising with technical departments on pricings for new products
• Monitor and record daily output charts for all production cells
• Creating articles in SAP
• Support the customer service (German speaking) where needed
• Work in other areas as directed by Business Unit Manager
Experience: Requirements
• German language speaker
• Strong knowledge and experience using SAP
• Negotiation skills
• MRP processing experience
• Understanding of supply chain
• Supplier management
• Stock and inventory management
• Cost awareness, cost reduction techniques
• Records and system maintenance
• Budgeting
• Make or buy decision-making
• 1-3 years in a similar role
• Willingness to develop customer service (non-call centre) skills and support
3rd February 2018 John Crane Mechanical Design & Development Engineer Manchester Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE01217
Contact name: Paul Bucur
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: We are looking to hire an excellent Mechanical Engineer with the objective to support the global coupling business with development and support to make John Crane the market leader in their chosen fields.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Support for service related problems;
• Technical support to Manufacturing Centres of Excellence, Sales organisations and International Design Centres;
• Design and develop standard and high-performance couplings;
• Development of new analysis tools to better predict the performance and characteristics of the product range;
• Identification and exploitation of new technologies within the field of power transmission;
• Maintain and develop the coupling drawing creation software;
• Train and support new users in the coupling selection tools.

Required Skills and Experience:
• HND / Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering;
• Experience in the field of power transmission, turbo compressors or relevant discipline would be an advantage;
• Expertise in future development of new power transmission products (finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, rotor dynamic evaluation and new materials [including composites) would be an advantage;
• Strong communication skills – ability to communicate at all levels through the business is essential;
• Strong experience of design & development within Engineering;
• Experience of CAD;
• Technical support to manufacturing, sales and design centres.

About Us
John Crane (www.johncrane.com) 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 (www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.
26th January 2018 John Crane Sales Engineer – Southern Region Home based Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE01159
Contact name: Benoit Margeruitte
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: John Crane Belgium is currently looking for a Sales Engineer to join its Sales team. This is a Business Development role focussing on creating new opportunity as well as managing existing accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Manage existing customers (from 100K€ up to 500K€ if filtration business is transferred) per year.

• Develop prospect customers (from 300K€ the first year up to 500K€ the second year).

• Maintain and secure the business in the long term.

• Travel to visit customers on a regular basis approximately 60-70% of his time.

• Maintain accurate and up to date records of business dealings within assigned territory, and submit required reports to the Sales Manager in a timely and accurate manner. Reports include, but are not limited to territory customer records, sales updates and forecasts, weekly expense reports, monthly reports, and annual business plans.

Required Skills and Experience

• Degree in Mechanical
• Previous experience in a Sales role
• Fluent in French, English and Dutch
• Proven effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills.


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.

24th January 2018 John Crane Sales Engineer (Dutch Speaker) Brussels, Home based Find out more
Position reference: JCRANE01030
Contact name: Benoit Margueritte
Email: recruitment.emea@smiths.com
Description: John Crane (www.johncrane.com) 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 (www.smiths.com), a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications, and engineered components.

John Crane Belgium is currently looking for a Sales Engineer to join its Sales team. The primary responsibilities of the Sales Engineer are to prospect for new clients by networking, cold calling, advertising or other means of generating interest from potential clients. He must then plan persuasive approaches and pitches that will convince potential clients to do business with John Crane.

Experience: Develop new customers:


Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business
Cold call as appropriate to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities
Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization
Research and build relationships with new clients (from 300K€ the first year up to 500K€ the second year).
Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals
Plan approaches and pitches. Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives
Identify opportunities that will lead to an increase in sales
Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators
Track and record activity on accounts and help to close deals to meet these targets
Manage existing customers


Manage existing customers (from 100K€ up to 500K€ if filtration business is transferred) per year.
Maintain and secure the business in the long term.
Travel to visit customers on a regular basis approximately 60-70% of his time.
Maintain accurate and up to date records of business dealings within assigned territory, and submit required reports to the Sales Manager in a timely and accurate manner. Reports include, but are not limited to territory customer records, sales updates and forecasts, weekly expense reports, monthly reports, and annual business plans.
Required skills and experience:


Relevant experience in a similar industry
Experience in prospecting and hunting for new business
Fluent in French, English and Dutch
Proven effective verbal, written and presentation communication skills
28th December 2017 Flowserve BV Project Engineer Systems Roosendaal NL Find out more
Position reference: 1510
Contact name: Dennis van Graefschepe
Email: dgraefschepe@flowserve.com
Telephone: 0031655842317
Description: Job description:
The Project Engineer is responsible for several very important tasks throughout the assigned projects with regards to the design and manufacturing of pump seal systems and compressor systems. The Project Engineer will be screening biddings and specs in order to create a good image of the scope. But the Project Engineer is also responsible for making calculations (what occurrences can happen during the process on customer site, when we manufacture according the given specs?). The Project Engineer makes a functional concept in 3D (Inventor).

Flowserve offers:
A great place to work. Not only because we offer safety, loyalty and responsibility. Also because we offer competitive salary packages, that include a total of 27 holidays, 13-ADV days, 5% year-end bonus and a good travel allowance. Flowserve offers a number of different options of health and welfare benefits as well as a recognition program that rewards and celebrates Flowserve associates.


Experience: Accountabilities:
• Design dry gas seal and pump auxiliary systems for the petrochemical, refining, and power industries;
• Troubleshoot dry gas and pump auxiliary support system problems and provide customers with valid and cost effective solutions;
• Provide technical quotations, enter resulting purchase orders, and follow through to completion while proactively communicating with management and customers;
• Form interpersonal relationships with your assigned set of customers;
• Be extremely detailed oriented and able to work in a quick paced environment, while prioritizing daily requests and balancing customers' requirements;
• Effectively determine market and industry trends, competitive landscape, and customer activity, and present that information to outside sales representatives and management;
• Work closely with manufacturing and production to ensure order correctness and on-time delivery;
• Overnight travel required less than 10% of the time.

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor's or master’s degree Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering;
• 2 years of relevant experience;
• Technical knowledge of fluids, corrosion, erosion, materials, valve specifications, engineering drawings;
• Ability to correctly size and select control valves and apply severe service solutions;
• Working knowledge of ASME, ISA, ANSI, and NACE industry standards;
• Ability to interpret valve specification sheets and P&ID schematics;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• Experienced with 3D drawing software (e.g. Inventor);
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

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Current candidates

Date Name Age Looking for work in Ideal job title  
22nd February 2018 Jo Clark 51 Europe-wide Contains "strategy" Find out more
Email: jsclark8@icloud.com
Gender: Female
Experience: With a background in corporate strategy and telecoms pricing, I have a strategic focus and am commercially astute. I’m analytical, a skilled negotiator and an excellent communicator.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) 2:1 in Languages (Liverpool, 1988)
Languages spoken: English (native speaker)
Swedish – fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
French – fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
German – fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
Norwegian – (fluent reading, conversational level speaking)
Danish – (fluent reading, conversational level speaking)
Ideal job title: Contains "strategy"
Ideal job: After 15 years out of the workplace raising my family, I’m now looking for a role which allows me to utilise my commercial skills - and especially in strategy, pricing, and negotiation - to add real value to an organisation.
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