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Assembly Team Lead - 2nd Shift

Date: Jun 18, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Assembly Team Lead (2nd Shift)

A. O. Smith - Ashland City, Tennessee

Starting Pay $19.28 to $23.63 per hour

Voted a Top 2020 Workplace by The Tennessean


What is great about this opportunity?

  • A.O. Smith manufactures water heaters in Ashland City which is an essential service to ensure hot, safe, clean water for our customers and community.
  • 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.


Why A. O. Smith?

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 billion company with 146-year history and 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.

Primary Function

The Assembly Team Lead coordinates production for small employee groups in an assigned area. Must be an active leader who will drive department goals through standardized work, quality standards and continous improvement initiatives. 


  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written) and build relationships at all levels.
  • Have the vision to follow the production process and resolve issues that may result in production downtime.
  • Ability to understand and enforce all plant safety policies.
  • Ensure team members are following standardized work instructions with an eye for understanding the quality expectations.
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement of the production line by working with the Industrial Engineers and Supervisors.
  • Strong organizational skills as well as time management.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly audits and reporting discrepancies to supervisors.
  • Able to learn and perform a variety of production tasks within the assigned department.
  • Must be able to make quick, educated decisions and work well under pressure.
  • Focus on Problem Solving to root cause.
  • Must be willing to strengthen leadership skills through continued training.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Minimum one year of leading a team in a manufacturing environment.
  • High School Diploma required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Must be able to work 2nd Shift, as required.
  • Must be able to follow a flexible work schedule.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Outlook) is required.
  • Experience with SAP is highly desirable.
  • Must be able to obtain a forklift license.

Physical Requirements

  • Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as steel-toe shoes/boots, ear and eye protection.  
  • Loud noises and limited exposure to dust and fumes.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 75 lbs.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds overhead and maneuver various parts weighting up to 50 lbs.
  • Use of wrenching, impacting, and/or vibrating tools (manual and automatic) is required occasionally for extended periods of time.
  • Variable hot and cold working environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.

We Offer

Competitve base salary, comprehensive benefits which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k with employer match, and tuition assistance.  We also offer an onsite cafeteria and A. O. Smith Company merchandise store along with employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.


Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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