Customer Reliability Engineer
John Crane Inc
Beaumont , TX 77726
Posted 2 months ago
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Works on-site at a customer facility(s) and the local John Crane office, directly coordinates, schedules and participates in work with the customer to comply with the "partnership agreement." Troubleshoots by investigating problems related to product performance and application specific criteria. Makes less complex and routine seal and equipment recommendations utilizing standard engineering judgment and responsibility to resolve customer inquiries. Travel as required performing duties and working directly with customers.Duties & Responsibilities * Reviews customer applications and makes specific recommendations. * Troubleshoots specific customer applications and analyzes, evaluates, and rectifies seal operation problems and failures. * Improves MTBR and reduces material costs. * Reduces inventory by establishing standards for reduction, minimizing variances found in the physical inventory and optimizing inventory levels. * Communicates orally and in writing with customers, company personnel, and vendors providing counseling, recommendations, and technical assistance. * May include making both technical and commercial presentations to customers or management. * Assists and directs development of customer seal standardization programs. * Also, assist developing inventory management programs that are to be implemented by customers. * Solves problems on existing installations pro-actively. Negotiates with customers and sales personnel regarding material changes or modifications of customer equipment, seal, or auxiliary equipment. * Help customers find and define productivity improvements obtained through seal upgrades. * Approves overall seal and component part design and materials, proposals, layouts, installation, assembly and detail drawings. * Prepares reports and recommendations to management and assist in development and management of partnership programs. * Devise and recommend new approaches to problems encountered in assignment. * Recommends new standards and procedures on design and manufacture of seal components. * Observes and reports field performance results; collects and evaluates data customers, while working with local John Crane office and sales representative. * Additional duties as assigned.Diversity & InclusionWe 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 * Requires Bachelor of Science in Engineering, prefer ME. * Minimum 2 years experience with mechanical seals, rotating equipment and basic engineering principles applied to perform work assignments in addition to PC and software knowledge * Knowledge of labor reporting, work order variances, QAD, MFG-PRO, SAP, or equivalent * Previous participation in continuous improvement activities including but not limited to Kaizen, SMED, and Lean activities or equivalent. * Strong knowledge of personal computers, MS Office, and machining practices. CNC Programming a plus. * Ability to work flexible hours including weekends as needed to meet business demands. * Moderate level of understanding of the financial aspects of a manufacturing operation. * Capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously in a high-stress environment. * Excellent written and verbal business communication. * Excellent training, leadership, facilitation, influencing, negotiating, and interpersonal skills. * Ability to complete tasks in a timely and efficient mannerAbout SmithsAt 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 CraneJohn 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.Apply NowBackIf you'd like to provide us with your details in anticipation of a role becoming available, please submit a General Application and become part of our Talent Pool.