Regional Field Service Manager Mid-Atlantic US (PA, OH, WVA, VA, MD)

Date: Feb 26, 2024

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $4.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 14,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people. A O Smith will be celebrating their 150th. anniversary in 2024.

Primary Function

Regional field service management responsibility which includes but not limited to:  Alignment with regional sales managers to provide localized service support, customer site visits, defusing tense situations, application evaluations, contracted service provider relationships and recruitment, on the job training for contracted service providers, start-up and commissioning of product, field conversions, quality and engineering liaison regarding product issues, manufacturing and product engineering field support, and new product development and reliability projects.

Responsibilities

  • Aligned with Regional Sales managers to provide localized service support
  • Direct investigation of customer complaints regarding quality, tolerances, specifications, and delivered condition of products.
  • Maintain customer relationships during customer investigations.
  • Recruit, train and sustain contracted service providers for adequate service coverage in the market
  • Work closely with National Service Department to develop and maintain the service provider network.
  • Access training needs, skill levels and identify training opportunities for service providers.
  • Maintain relationships with Reps and provide clear guidance on company policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Negotiate validated labor claims with Reps & non-CSP’s  
  • Travel 80% to support and maintain assigned region.
  • Communicate with manufacturing, quality assurance, sales, and engineering to resolve customer complaint issues.
  • Record, analyze, and inform concerned associates of production quality assurance, and sales departments of status and disposition of customer complaints and claims.
  • Utilize interpersonal skills to communicate professionally at all levels within the operational customer / supplier environment.

Role Specific Responsibilities

 

  • Provide written technical engineering reports of projects that incorporate the complete understanding of an integrated Water Heating System. 
  • Provide technical and service assistance to Company customers via telephone contact.
  • Perform field service on all Company products as required.
  • Assist in preparation of Technical Service Bulletins to provide product related information to the field.
  • Mentor and develop new Field Service Engineers/technicians.
  • Provide site inspection, start-up and conversion coordinator back up as needed.
  • Utilize statistical tools and techniques to analyze product and component field failures and warranty data to report recommendations.
  • Provide VOC data and work with our product engineering department for reliability testing and new product testing.
  • Participate with reliability engineering to identify test sites, assist in monitoring and reporting test data for the projects.
  • Actively participate in corrective and preventative action teams across the business.  Serve as a liaison with customers to assure prompt responsive action to any quality issue as necessary.
  • Develop, sustain, and continuously improve field service engineering processes to assure the quality of service to the customer. 
  • Assist Legal Dept and Risk management on claims and site evaluations
  • Assist other departments as needed.
  • Perform any other activities as needed or as directed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.  Will consider those with an Associate degree in technical related field and equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years related work experience

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years HVAC/Plumbing/Mechanical related experience  
  • Trade Certification, such as Certified Quality Engineer, EPA608, NATE preferred
  • Proficiency with computers and programs, specifically Microsoft Office software, SalesForce, SAP.
  • Proficient customer service experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in Electrical or Mechanical aptitudes, and HVAC systems.   
  • Demonstrated experience in Control Systems (PLCs) and Building Integration Systems preferred.
  • Possess a general understanding of local, state, and national codes / regulations.   
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team to meet deadlines and goals.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of electrical systems, low voltage, high voltage, single and three phase systems.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of gas supply systems (Natural / Propane) and regulation.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of #2 fuel oil and delivery systems.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of water supply systems, pressure boosting systems, regulation, piping scenarios, etc.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of HVAC and refrigeration systems
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Education

Bachelor's Degree in Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

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.


Nearest Major Market: Nashville

Job Segment: Testing, QA, Quality Assurance, Wastewater, Water Treatment, Technology, Quality, Engineering