Human Resources Specialist

Date: Jun 28, 2024

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015 Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith is a global leader applying innovative technologies and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with approximately 12,000 employees at operations in the United States, Canada, China, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.


Primary Function

Ashland City, Tennessee is home to A. O. Smith’s largest water heating manufacturing facility in the United States with over 1100 employees that manufacture over two million residential water heaters every year.  The HR Specialist assists the HR department by performing various tasks, either as a generalist or area specific.  This individual will be responsible for communicating, administering, and enforcing policies, procedures, and documentation related to HR.



  • Processing and maintenance of personnel records including deductions, direct deposits, and employee status changes within SAP.

  • Manage employee paperwork to verify that all documents are complete and accurately processed.

  • Administer drug screen process.

  • Assist in the hiring process by pre-screening applications, setting up interviews, and preparing and conducting orientations.

  • Prepare exit interview packets, perform exit interviews, and separation notices.

  • Assist in preparing reports as needed using Excel and HRIS software.

  • Print employee identifications and coordinate access with security.

  • Partake in facilitating and coordinating special HR projects, including events, studies, and newsletters.

  • Provides initial contact and service to employees and visitors for the Manufacturing Human Resource department and ensures that their needs or requests are addressed in a positive, professional, and timely manner.

  • Enters and maintains accuracy and organization of assigned employee data, records, and files including, but not limited to; timekeeping, attendance, vacation, sick days, leaves, disciplinary actions, and other necessary employment information into HR information system.

  • Posts communication memos and other company related materials on company bulletin boards, and ensure all boards are current and organized.

  • Processes paperwork for terminated hourly employees.



  • Bachelor's Degree preferred; Associate’s Degree required

  • Minimum of 1 year HR or Administrative experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access

  • Excellent Communication Skills via written and oral

  • Experience handling confidential information appropriately

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to deal comfortably with all levels of management

  • SAP and/or Kronos Experience preferred


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.



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