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Production Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

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 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 are able to 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

We are looking for an experienced 2nd Shift Production Supervisor to oversee our production operations. This position will be responsible for leading a team of over 50 hourly associates in assembly on 2nd shift. The production supervisor will oversee critical functions such as quality, safety, and cost. They must be well versed in our business to ensure a quality product is produced. You’ll guarantee that manufacturing remains a smooth and efficient process by monitoring employees and organizing workflows.  In a fast paced environment like production, you will be an integral part of the manufacturing process. You will be competent and have the ability to comprehend complex operations as well as having the ability to optimize day-to-day activities while minimizing the costs.  Your goal will be to ensure that production processes deliver products of maximum quality in a profitable manner.


  • Set daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicate them to employees
  • Organize workflow by assigning responsibilities and preparing schedules
  • Coach and mentor a diverse employee population
  • Ensure the safe use of equipment and schedule regular maintenance
  • Check production output according to specifications
  • Submit reports on performance and progress
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements
  • Train new employees on safe use of machinery and enforce strict safety guidelines


  • Previous experience in fast-paced/high volume production assembly environment
  • Exposure to lean tools
  • Must be process-driven and have an improvement oriented mindset
  • 3-5 years of solid leadership experience and desire to continue to coach and mentor a diverse employee population
  • A strong desire to continue to learn and grow at a steady pace
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field preferred

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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