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Press Shop Supervisor - 1st Shift

Date: Dec 31, 2020

Location: Ashland CIty, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information


Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.2 billion company that has been in business for over 140 years and we employ more than 15,000 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

Primary Function


We are looking for an energetic and driven experienced supervisor to lead sheet metal stamping department with presses ranging from 75 ton to 1000 ton that utilize progressive and stage tooling, as well as special machinery and processes.  As a “working supervisor” this position will be responsible for assuring continuous improvement and stability through daily and hourly monitoring of safety, quality, and production to assure output goals are met.   



  • Oversee all press-shop production employees and die setters.
  • Ensure all employees are following process and working safely and efficiently.
  • Assist with guiding maintenance, coordinating with the tool/die room and the quality department.
  • Monitor die set-up to assure equipment is set up properly.
  • Make sure all equipment is properly started up and shut down.
  • Work with scheduling to assure press shop is scheduled in the most efficient manner.
  • Ensure all employee training is current.
  • Maintain employee attendance records, training files and disciplinary records.
  • Work with team leads, employees and, engineers to increase efficiencies. 
  • Maintain clean/organized production environment.
  • Responsible for completing performance reviews.
  • Responsible for checking presses and dies daily to ensure that they are functioning correctly.
  • Support and monitor production activity to ensure operators are following standard work instructions and are meeting quality specifications
  • Audit compliance with standard work instructions and process control plans to ensure production of good parts.
  • Review unplanned scrap with employees to identify root cause and implement effective countermeasures.


  • 5 years of manufacturing experience.
  • 3 years of previous supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in sheet metal stamping operations.
  • Lean manufacturing experience being a plus.
  • Must be process-driven and have an improvement-oriented mindset.
  • A strong desire to continue to learn and grow at a steady pace.

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer an onsite A. O. Smith Company merchandise store for our employees, employee discounts on water filtration products, a competitive compensation plan 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: Nashville

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