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Controls Engineering Technologist

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

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.

Primary Function

Responsible for the installation, calibration and maintenance of automated industrial machinery.


  • Support manufacturing engineers on their projects as directed by the Controls Engineer
  • Build electrical panels, program/debug PLC programs for new projects
  • Support the existing manufacturing equipment (PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, Servos, Hydraulics, Vision, etc.)
  • Diagnose, troubleshoot and repair electrical components
  • May perform other duties as assigned

Role Specific Responsibilities


  • Experience with Compact/ControLogix PLCs as well as RSLogix 5000 software
  • Experience with Cognex Vision and Keyence Vision systems
  • Experience with motion control and drives
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Must be a team player with a positive attitude


Associate Degree in Engineering or Related Field

Years of Experience

No previous related work experience required

Physical Requirements

    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: Nashville

    Job Segment: Controls Engineer, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Hydraulics, Electrical, Engineering