Water Heater Technical Support Agent - Tier 2 (Call Center)

Date: Jul 13, 2024

Location: Ashland City, TN, US, 37015

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 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.

Primary Function

To provide moderately complex technical/troubleshooting assistance, general product information, warranty assistance, and parts order processing which requires in depth product knowledge of multiple product lines of water heaters. Primarily deals with an even mix of homeowners and service professionals with greater demands and handles both single and multiunit applications.  Customers are general contractors, service professionals, facility maintenance personnel, architects, engineers and other professionals responsible for ensuring equipment is ordered, installed, maintained, and functional. Technical Specialists work to assist callers in repair rather than replacing equipment. Product specific paid training is provided. The liability to provide top quality technical support is greater due to the product’s capacity, the environment that it is in, and the type of questions asked.


Scope of Responsibility

  • Provides world class customer service in a fast-paced customer service center (an average of 60 customer contacts per day) which includes:
  • Answering incoming calls and emails, as well as following up on previous issues with customers solving moderately complex electric and gas water heater equipment issues on multiple product lines,
  • Documenting call, installation, and product information
  • Researching moderately complex product/part information, inputs/documents, and maintains/updates records using multiple web-based systems.
  • Remains educated and up to date on current and new products’ technical aspects on multiple product lines of water heaters and related equipment.
  • Assess caller’s abilities and refer non-service professionals to service providers when needed while following warranty processes.
  • Makes warranty related decisions for moderately complex water heating and related equipment approx. $3,000.


  • Provides specification information for callers considering purchase including size and related equipment information based on end user needs.
  • Refers callers for purchasing as needed.
  • Inputs product registrations. Utilizes drawing system to view specifications about a product; example switch pressures.
  • Review and generate wiring diagrams.
  • Review and generate water, fuel, and venting piping diagrams.
  • Reviews proofs of purchase for legitimacy.
  • Serves as the first contact our customers and potential customers have with our company.  It is critical to communicate effectively and accurately with consumers while maintaining a professional image and customer friendly disposition.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED in related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience or training
  • Prefer mechanically inclined individuals with previous plumbing or electrical experience.
  • Prefer previous call center experience.
  • Must be able to type a minimum of 40 words per minute.
  • Requires an understanding of the design, function, installation, operation and repair of water heaters.
  • Requires understanding of combustion and the environment in which the water unit is located.
  • Requires familiarity with national Fuel Gas Code, National Electrical Codes, National Building Codes, and AMSE standards.
  • Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Software and hardware operation as well as keyboarding experience
  • Willing to work a 40-hour schedule within open hours of operation, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm Monday - Friday; rotational 8:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday.  


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training

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

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