John Crane - A division of Smiths Group

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Engineer Trainee

Latin America, Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico
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Job Description

As part of the John Crane DISCOVER Graduate Engineer Program, you will have a unique opportunity to launch your careers following a comprehensive 24- to 30-month program with four development phases. Each development phase includes different forms of technical or soft skills training combined with international field reliability engineering exposure. As operational needs permit, you may have the opportunity to participate in short-term assignments at one or more of our sites focusing on design/application, manufacturing, research and development, and possibly others.

Technical training and field experience are key components of the DISCOVER program that will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to solve a variety of complex engineering challenges. As you advance through the program, you will learn how dynamic operating conditions influence our technology's performance and reliability. This learning will help you build the confidence needed to interpret forensic evidence and provide technical sound recommendations to customers.

Advancement through each phase of the DISCOVER program is based on successful completion of all required training and the ability to demonstrate the required proficiency level specified for the knowledge and skill requirements related to our products and services.

Upon completing the DISCOVER program, career advancement opportunities may be available based on individual performance and potential, demonstrated experience, professionalism, personal preferences, business needs, and management recommendation.

We are looking for ambitious and adaptable recent students graduating soon with a Bachelor of Science engineering degree in mechanical, manufacturing, chemical or equivalent.

Duties & Responsibilities

The DISCOVER program requires participants to be highly mobile and willing to work outside their country of origin on an individual status (relocation costs for family members is not covered by John Crane). Interested students must be willing to relocate to an international field location for no less than 30 months. The duration of international field assignments is always subject to change based on business needs.

While participating in the DISCOVER program, multiple short-term assignments from your primary location of work may be required for periods of approximately two months. Short-term assignments may require temporary relocation to other field locations within the region or internationally or to one of our engineering, manufacturing, or research and development facilities located around the world.

Your onboarding will consist of in-depths technical training with your peers on the Program to ensure you are well prepared for your field assignment. The onboarding training will comprise a mix of technical as well as non- technical topics as below:

  • Pump Introduction
  • Wet Seals Fundamentals
  • Seal Assembly, Repair and Testing
  • Seal Installation and Operation
  • Seal Observation Analysis
  • Internal Engineering Applications
  • Manufacturing Introduction
  • Seal Support Systems
  • Seal Calculations
  • Reliability Engineering
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

We are looking for students who are eager to go on international assignments and are excited by a culturally diverse setting.  International assignment locations include, but are not limited to: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical, Materials Engineering (or equivalent degree) or letter from registrar confirming graduation date by Dec 2021/May 2022.
  • Previous engineering experience (internship, co-op, undergraduate research, etc.) is advantageous
  • You enjoy areas such as New Product Development, Prototyping, testing and design/analysis
  • Experience in design, drafting and related technical assignments is a plus.
  • It is advantageous if you have experience with software applications such as CAD and FEA.
  • You possess good problem-solving skills, which include the ability to gather, correlate and present statistical data for review and usage by an engineer for the completion of an assigned project.
  • You are excited by and display our values of Integrity, Respect, Customer Focus, Ownership, Passion.

If you are ready to DISCOVER a new adventure with John Crane please apply now!

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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