Production Associate- 2nd Shift ($20.66/hr.)

Date: Jan 31, 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.


A.O. Smith Water Treatment  based Appleton, Wisconsin, is A. O. Smith's water quality solutions provider with a complete line of residential and commercial products and systems for a wide variety of applications, including solutions for problem well water. The A.O. Smith Water Treatment products are sold under the Water-Right, Evolve®, WaterCare®, Sanitizer Series®, Impression Series® and CustomCare® product brands. In addition to its advanced and innovative product solutions, A.O Smith also has a retail facility, Clean Water Center, and a state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC™, specializing in water analytical services. 


Primary Function

We are looking for a skilled Assembler to connect water softener parts to build a final water softener unit. You will ensure all parts fit correctly and are suitable for the final product. You must possess great manual dexterity & be able to lift the 50lb media. Ability to read instructions represented in schematics and follow them with precision is extremely important.

We have a small laid back crew of 5-7 people that you will be working with on the line and every day during the week you will be doing a different part of the assembly. There are openings on 2nd shift 3:30pm-2am. Mon-Thur. Very minimal weekends if overtime may be needed. No holidays.


A compensation step plan is in place. After the first of the year, starting pay is $19.66/hour, up to $21.84/hour after a year of employment based on meeting performance and attendance expectations. 2nd shift has a $1 more per hour for a shift differential.

Eligible for quarterly shop incentive bonus if quality and performance goals are met. A Sign-On bonus is offered for this position now which includes $500 at 90 days, $500 at 6 months, and $500 at 12 months, if there are no attendance or performance issues.


Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Reading bill of materials
  • Pick parts from multiple locations
  • Assemble components
  • Inventory control
  • Shop clean up
  • Quality control
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 50lbs
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • 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.


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

Minimum of 6 months related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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