Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Projects

Date: Nov 17, 2023

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.8 billion company with 149 years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally.  We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.


Our Ashland City, TN facility employs 1300+ people at our North American Water Heating Headquarters as well as the largest water heater manufacturing site in North America, producing over 7000 residential water heaters a day or over 2.3 million water heaters each year.   

Primary Function

The Senior Manufacturing Engineer - Projects will manage multiple medium to large projects varying in complexity from medium to high from start to finish.  The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for completing projects and other work assignments on time and within budget while monitoring progress and performance against the project plans.  This role is responsible for maximizing capital budget dollar spend in the continued automation and improvement of our largest North American manufacturing facility.


  • Managing the costs, resources, and time needed to complete the assigned projects to ensure project targets and deliverables are met.
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare regular reports to communicate the status of the project to all levels of management.
  • Coordinate the preparation of proposals, business plans, proposal work statements and specifications, operating budgets, and financial terms/conditions of contract.
  • Coordinate the activities of outside contractors to ensure they are integrated into the project and that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • 3 -5+ years of experience managing projects for the production floor
  • 5+ years of experience managing projects a plus
  • Experienced AutoCAD user able to layout equipment and production cells and lines (Solid Works experience a plus)
  • SAP experience a plus
  • Must have excellent verbal, written, presentation, organizational skills (workflows and documentation), and attention to detail
  • Must be able to conduct project research, coordinate projects, and installation of new equipment – including weekends
  • Must be initiative-taking and self-directed – able to work independently with a “production first” attitude

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 package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, 401k with employer match and year-end employer contribution, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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