Production Associate (1st Shift- $19.66/hr.)

Date: Jul 3, 2024

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54914

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

The Production Associate would work in our Appleton, WI location.

Primary Function

This production associate position's primary duties are assembling residential water treatment systems. The successful candidate will be able to accurately work from a bill of materials to determine required media and components. The candidate will be trained and work all phases of the assembly line to include tank filling, final assembly, and packagingSuccessful candidate will have the skill set to work both accurately and complete tasks in a timely manner.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours:  1st Shift - Monday through Friday; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm CST. 2nd Shift- Monday through Thursday, 3:30pm- 2:00am.


Hourly Rate of Pay: $19.66/hr. 

$20.80 after 6 months

$21.84 after 12 months 



Medical, Dental, and vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition assistance, and employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.


  • Reading Bill of Materials
  • Pick Parts from Multiple Locations
  • Assemble Components
  • Inventory control
  • Shop clean up
  • Quality control
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs


  • HS Diploma or GED required
  • 6+ months of experience in a manufacturing environment preferred
  • Good attitude and team player
  • Ability to repeatedly lift 50lbs
  • Ability to obtain a fork lift certification within 60 days of hire
  • Measurement/mathematical skills
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve.

Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 months related work experience

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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