Tool & Die Journeyman

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company 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.


Position Overview

Ashland City is home to A. O. Smith’s largest water heating manufacturing facility in the United States and manufactures over two million residential water heaters every year.  Tool & Die Journeyman (2nd Shift Rotating) is responsible for building, repairing, and maintaining dies and industrial equipment.


We Offer


Regularly Scheduled Hours:  2nd Shift; 7 pm - 7:30 am; Rotating Shift (Week 1:  2 on, 2 off, 3 on.  Week 2: 2 off, 2 on, 3 off)


Hourly Rate of Pay: Depends on experience in Tool & Die


Sign On Bonus Opportunity:  $1500 ($500 after 3 months, $500 after 6 months, $500 after 12 months - must not be on a corrective action for attendance)


Benefits:  Discounted tool purchases available through company (must provide own tools and toolbox).  Medical, Dental, and vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition assistance, an on-site cafeteria, Wellness Clinic, and A. O. Smith Company merchandise store along with employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.


We are a drug-free facility and require all employees to pass a drug screen and background check.



  • Be proficient in repair, troubleshooting and maintaining single hit, draw, multiple stage progressive dies, sensors and controls, shaker pans and slug removal systems, presses and material feeding equipment
  • Repair and maintain industrial equipment used to manufacture water heaters and their components along with trouble shooting equipment issues
  • Operate shop equipment such as Mills, lathes, boring mills, Blanchard and surface grinders, drill presses and radial arm drills
  • Ability to develop or design specifications from general descriptions and draw sketch or print of part or die component to be fabricated
  • May install machined parts or replacement parts in dies, machines and equipment
  • Test operation of machined parts, test operation of dies, mechanisms or machines to ensure functionality and performance
  • Perform preventive maintenance on dies, shop and production equipment
  • Identify or analyze defective die or machine components and indicate the necessary corrective actions
  • Operate chain hoist, forklift and other shop lifting equipment safely
  • Ability to install and trouble shoot die sensing components
  • Ability to proficiently trouble shoot dies issues
  • Ability to build, tryout and debug new dies
  • Ability to maintain dies through a scheduled die PM system
  • Knowledge of press stack up tolerances
  • Read and interpret blueprints



  • High School Diploma + 10 years' experience
  • Technical School (Tool & Die or Machinist fields) + 6 years' experience
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience


Other Qualifications

  • Willing to work a flexible schedule and weekends as required
  • Must be able to communicate with employees on all levels including peers, team leaders, and supervisors
  • Proficient with precision measuring instruments
  • Computer literate with basic computing skills
  • Able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds with assistance
  • Must wear required PPE such as steel-toe shoes/boots, ear and eye protection
  • Welding and CNC experience a plus

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