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Production Team Lead

Date: Aug 11, 2019

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

The Production Team Lead coordinates activities in their assigned area by providing direction to staff to ensure compliance with production goals, quality, and safety processes. Manages workflow to ensure high performance standards are met.


  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and written) and build relationships at all levels.
  • Have the vision to follow the production process and resolve issues that may result in production downtime.
  • Ability to understand and enforce all plant safety policies.
  • Ensure team members are following standardized work instructions with an eye for understanding the quality expectations.
  • Contribute towards continuous improvement of the production line by working with the Industrial Engineers and Supervisors.
  • Strong organizational skills as well as time management.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly audits and reporting discrepancies to supervisors.
  • Able to learn and perform a variety of production tasks within the assigned department.
  • Must be able to make quick, educated decisions and work well under pressure.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Minimum one year of leading a team in a manufacturing environment.
  • High School Diploma required, Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Must be able to work 1st or 2nd Shift, as required.
  • Must be able to follow a flexible work schedule.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel and Outlook) is required.
  • Experience with SAP and Kronos is highly desirable.
  • Although not required, prior experience operating a forklift is desirable.

Physical Requirements

  • Must wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as steel-toe shoes/boots, ear and eye protection.  
  • Loud noises and limited exposure to dust and fumes.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 75 lbs.
  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds overhead and maneuver various parts weighting up to 50 lbs.
  • Use of wrenching, impacting, and/or vibrating tools (manual and automatic) is required occasionally for extended periods of time.
  • Variable hot and cold working environment.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.

We Offer

Competitive base salary, bonus 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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