John Crane Announces Engineering Development Program

CHICAGO  (Nov. 17, 2014) – John Crane has launched “Engineering U,” a new accelerated career development program for promising entry-level mechanical engineers. The first 12-month U.S.-based pilot program is underway and recruitment for additional U.S. programs is ongoing. The company intends to implement Engineering U at its global research and development centers in the U.K. and China, as well.    

Engineering U allows recent university graduates to jump-start their careers by completing a structured curriculum that exposes them to a variety of engineering specialties and several other functions across the business. Each participant will also be able to gain on-the-job experience while working with tenured engineers and will be eligible for post-program career placement in critical roles across the company.

Duncan Gillis, President and CEO of John Crane, said: “Through this program, we aim to attract future engineering leaders. Energy services customers have extremely challenging problems that our engineers are tasked with solving through pioneering the latest technologies or inventing new technology. They play an important role in helping our customers safely and efficiently supply energy all over the world.”

The company is currently reviewing U.S. student applicants, each of whom will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in spring 2015. This is an opportunity to join a strong workforce of talented engineers with a global industry leader in the growing energy industry. Visit for more information or contact us directly at

About John Crane

John Crane is a global leader in engineered technology, supplying engineered products and services to energy services customers and other major process industries. The company designs and manufactures a variety of products including mechanical seals, couplings, bearings, filtration systems and artificial lift equipment. John Crane employs about 6,900 people and has more than 230 sales and service facilities in 50 countries. Fiscal year 2014 revenues were $1.5 billion. It 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.

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