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Chemical Compound Operator

Company: Smiths Group
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Location: North America, USA, Crystal Lake
Ref: JOHNCRANENA00874
Division: John Crane
Job Function: Operations

Job Description

This position prepares the carbon compound used throughout the facility in the manufacturing process. The operator will also manufacture product using the compound created.


  • Weigh, measure and sift materials for powder production. Load mixer to blend and mix carbon compound. Maintain proper mixing cycles and make intermittent quality check of the material.
  • Load, unload and operate heat treat ovens according to standard procedures. Prepare and maintain curing reports.
  • Prepare finished part for treatment by washing in solutions to remove all dust and impure particles. Load and unload ovens and determine time cycle for drying parts.
  • Operate pressure vessel to impregnate carbon with solvent. Weigh parts to close tolerance to determine the exact pickup weight so that the established hardness and consistency tolerances have been achieved. Maintain proper impregnation cycles/procedures/schedules to achieve the production rates and ensure product specifications met.
  • Work from factory orders and compound formulas.
  • Maintain accurate job and time reports
  • Follow standard procedures.
  • Keep records of wet and dry measurements.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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 up to 50 pounds and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
  • Must be able to wear Respirator PPE (pass a respiratory fit physical and training)
  • 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.

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


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to read and interpret simple drawings
  • Complete simple arithmetic calculations using decimals, fractions and or metrics.
  • Prefer 1-2 years of related experience

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 (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.

Keywords: Smiths Group, Crystal Lake , Chemical Compound Operator, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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