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Condition Monitoring Specialist 2


This is a Contract position in Sweeny, TX posted November 5, 2021.

Condition Monitoring Specialist 2

Location: North America, USA, Sweeny
Division: John Crane
Job Function: Engineering

Job Description

The role is based on-site at a customer facility on Sweeny, Texas. Directly coordinating, scheduling and participating in work with the customer to comply with the “partnership agreement”. You will be working as part of a team who will use their knowledge to develop, operate and manage Condition Monitoring programmes for John Crane’s client. The role of the Condition Monitoring Specialist is to collect routine Condition Monitoring data, conduct first Line analysis and reporting, work with the teams Engineer to capture advanced data and participate in troubleshooting. It is expected that the person in this role will work to develop their specialist knowledge. John Crane will provide training to support this development.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • To operate and Develop Condition Monitoring programmes for John Crane clients in conjunction with the Lead CM Engineer.
  • To conduct routine Condition Monitoring surveys at our clients’ premises.
  • To conduct analysis of routine vibration data.
  • To report Vibration and Oil Analysis results and associated corrective maintenance recommendations
  • To interface with the client for the on-site delivery of Condition Monitoring services.
  • To conduct periodic on site Pump Performance Testing and onshore Reporting.
  • Using a defined process calculate the cost benefit of carrying out recommendations.
  • Work within the requirements of the Integrated Management System.

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


  • Mechanical associate’s degree or equivalent and relevant work experience.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in vibration analysis for condition monitoring of rotating equipment (pumps, compressors).
  • Working knowledge of Computers, MS Office and specialist vibration monitoring software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capable of handling multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Experience in the following is preferred:
  • Vibration Analysis ISO 18436-2 Category 2, or equivalent preferred
  • Lubrication Analysis ISO 18436-4 Category 2, or equivalent preferred
  • Thermography
  • Rotor dynamics analysis (Orbits, Transient Analysis etc)
  • In situ Balancing experience preferred
  • Laser Alignment
  • Electrical tests (Motor Current Signature Analysis, Partial Discharge tests)
  • Acoustic Analysis (Environmental noise, Ultraprobe etc)



  • 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, refinery, or manufacturing plant.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to bend, reach, kneel, twist, and grip items while working at assigned desk area.
  • Be able to climb ladders.
  • 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.


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.

Additional Information


  • 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.