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Mechanical Engineer Internship

Smiths-John Crane • Morton Grove, IL

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description

About Us

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, 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 2017 revenue was greater than 1.1 Billion USD (£885m). 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 Description

Our Mechanical Engineering Summer Internship Program for Mechanical Engineering students allows participants to practice their university knowledge on real world applications in a global company. Each participant will also be able to gain on the job experience while working with tenured engineers and solving real world engineering problems.

Under indirect supervision, the Engineering Intern follows an engineer’s direction in the completion of project related drawings and other technical projects activities.

  • Work with the engineer to develop and execute production of engineering drawings, engineering change documentation, and data from various engineering calculations as required.
  • Apply engineering theory and find solutions to any problems that may arise in the course of a project cycle.
  • Responsible for ensuring that pertinent John Crane Technical Standards and Procedures are followed in the completion of the project cycle.
  • Create detail and layout drawings using conventional and/or company drafting standards and procedures.
  • Analyze design and confer with engineering staff to resolve details if not defined.
  • Coordinate work into drafting and complete the initial checking review of finished documents.
  • Check final drawings to verify completeness, clarity, and accuracy of drawings.
  • Prepare bills of materials using data furnished by engineer.
  • Must become familiar with company products and materials/material codes.
  • Learn/Use various engineering software programs – Solid Edge (CAD), TeamCenter (Drawing Database), FEA, Engineering WebCalcs.
  • Work within different engineering groups to help maintain engineering databases, drawing files, create and structure bill of materials.
  • Perform and monitor the testing of mechanical seal design.
  • Use MS Office software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) to create/update technical documents, data collection, graphs, presentations, etc.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities will vary based upon departmental needs.
Position Requirements
  • Mechanical Engineering background or undergoing studies in Mechanical Engineering field from an accredited University – Sophomore or Junior Status
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Must be able to work independently or in coordination with an engineer in development of designs or adaptations requiring mechanical engineering skills. This encompasses the ability to use and interpret data from engineering programs.
  • Must have good problem solving skills, which would include the ability to gather, correlate and present statistical data for review and use by an engineer or other parties toward the completion of an assigned project.
  • Experience in design, drafting and related technical assignments is a plus.
Physical/Mental Requirements
  • 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 lift and carry up to 30 pounds.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives, changing priorities and reassign priorities to complete assignments.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Must be able to respond to visual and aural cues.
EHS Requirements
  • 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
Work Environment

Work environment is typically considered within a Smiths location during normal or extended business hours to include offices, manufacturing plants and repair facilities. Work environment may also include customer sites including oil well sites, and meeting venues.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and approved PPE is required when on the factory floor


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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