Manufacturing Engineering Supervisor

Grafton, WI posted on December 18

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Jodi Price
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John Crane – Engineered Bearings

Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor



John Crane is a Global Leader in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals, couplings, seal support systems, filters and hydro-dynamic bearings. Working for John Crane – Engineered Bearings, based in Grafton WI, you will support the strategic growth of the hydrodynamic bearings product line.


Under the general direction of the Engineering Manager; the Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor will be responsible to supervise the process area of the Manufacturing Engineering Department. Supervise manufacturing routings and NC programming. Responsible for establishing and monitoring key performance indicators, improving manufacturing methods, achieving quality requirements, and initiating design changes with engineering for cost effectiveness.

•Supervise, train, and counsel employees.  Appraise employee performance. Recommend changes in pay rates, promotions, new hires and terminations.
•Assist in determining manufacturing processes and reviewing equipment capability to meet lead time and quality requirements by analysing capability studies, control charts, and other statistical data.  Assists in determining which product and process characteristics require capability studies.  Assist in defining optimum process to meet on-time delivery and manufacturing quality requirements at the lowest cost.
•Responsible for ensuring compliance to the MPP’s (manufacturing process plan) and the implementation of time standards for both new and current products.
•Assists the successful launch of new products. Provide leadership and be involved on the shop floor during the process.
•Assists the shop floor with day to day manufacturing issues.
•Interacts with Product Engineering, Operations, Sales and Supply Chain teams to ensure design for manufacturing ability of new products. Participates in design review process.
•Assist in determining cause and corrective actions to resolve issues involving noncompliant product or material. Assists others in root cause and failure analysis as required.
•Assist in developing and maintaining robust, cost efficient manufacturing processes and product structures consistent with lean manufacturing practices.
•Assist in supporting existing products.
•Assist in recommending and implementing cost reductions by improving tooling, processing, and equipment use.
•Implements methods and practices to reduce variation and improve throughput.
•Manages projects and conducts project reviews as needed to ensure successful and timely completion of projects.
•Assist in performing tool testing to find the most cost effective solutions.
• Assist in analysing and recommending equipment for the manufacture of products.  With the recommendation of capital purchases, does the payback analysis of the purchase.
•Provide manufacturing input on costs, processes, and issues to assist in the customer quotation process.
•Assist in developing and maintaining all standard manufacturing processes relating to process development, equipment design, change management and process.
•Other duties as assigned.



•Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering preferred with a minimum of five (5) + years manufacturing engineering experience in a tight tolerance machining environment or HS diploma with 15 years of experience.
•Read and interpret drawings and specifications.
•Strong background in machining and assembly.
•Excellent computer skills.
•Common sense approach to production problems and ability to implement change when necessary.
•Ability to manage multiple priorities accurately, effectively and efficiently.
•Good communications skills – written and oral.  Must have very strong interpersonal skills to deal with all types of employees.
•Requires good technical and problem solving skills.    
•3D CAD experience preferred.  
• Lean Manufacturing principles and structured problem solving (e.g. 8D, A3, etc.) preferred.

“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.”