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Human Resources Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Date: Jun 30, 2019

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 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 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 can 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

The Human Resources Supervisor will lead the HR function on 2nd shift at our 1,100-employee water heating manufacturing facility in Ashland City, TN.  In this role, you will be responsible to align HR objectives with the business and drive organizational value by actively partnering with site leadership to drive continuous improvement towards expected business results.


  • Serve as a resource and advocate for employee questions, concerns, suggestions, and needs.
  • Develop programs to enhance employee relations and offer employee support to each staff member.
  • Proactively address potential morale issues, involving the appropriate stakeholders and driving issues to closure.
  • Coach front-line supervisors through employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Work closely with HR Coordinators to develop their technical and leadership skills.
  • Ensure that the new hire orientation process properly introduces new employees to the corporate culture.
  • Deliver compensation and benefit comparison reports to the executive team each month and make recommendations to improve the company’s current offerings.
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of site's employee engagement, employee recognition, and communication efforts.
  • Partner with operations management to help foster effective relationships and two-way communication by participating in skip-level and communication meetings.


  • Bachelor’ Degree in Human Resources or related business field
  • Master's in Human Resources or MBA preferred.
  • PHR and/or SPHR certification preferred.
  • 5+ years of prior human resources experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a human resources supervisory position
  • Experience with various HRIS systems (SAP, Kronos, etc.) 
  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state and federal employment laws

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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