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Press Operator ($17.75-$19.48/hr 1st or 2nd Shift)

Date: Jul 31, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28213

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

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 $3.5 billion company with 148-year history and employ more than 13,700 men and women around the globe.  A. O. Smith has a strong, people-oriented culture, and is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people. 


Our Charlotte, North Carolina facility is home to the A. O. Smith Water Systems Division, where we engineer and manufacture expansion tanks for water heating systems along with storage and well water tanks.

Primary Function

The Press Operator will run machining equipment that cuts, shapes, and forms metal parts according to specifications given by a supervisor.


Schedule: 1st shift is Monday- Friday, 6:00am- 2:30pm ; 2nd shift is Monday - Friday, 3:30pm-12am.  Employees in this role can expect to work 1 hour of OT per day (added to the end of the shift), and occasional Saturday hours when necessary. 


Pay:  Starting at $17.75 and up on 1st Shift and $18.35 and up on 2nd Shift (depends on experience) 


  • Responsible for the set-up and operation of Press machining centers.
  • Follows all quality procedures including performing quality inspection on the first piece setup and periodic checks for acceptable dimensions using “go no-go” gauges.
  • Makes slight machine adjustments to complete high-quality parts from the machine.
  • Loads and unloads metal blanks onto machine fixtures.
  • Transports blanks to assembly areas prior to starting.
  • Performs proper preventive maintenance, cleaning and care of the equipment.
  • Properly cares and cleans all safety equipment including glasses, gloves, face shields, etc.
  • Follows all safety guidelines and policies to create a safe working environment, including correct use of PPE at all times
  • Reports of production to the lead person and documents quantities on report logs in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for the quality and quantity of work performed.
  • Responsible for maintaining documentation on all production logs and measures.
  • Responsible for maintaining the tool storage and Kanban system.
  • Responsible for controlling inventory and cycle counts in the department.


  • HS Diploma or GED and 1 year of work experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak with other employees of organization.
  • Experience and knowledge of Machining and/or the department’s operations and ability to assist with those functions.
  • Safety record promotes a safe and organized work area.
  • Good communication skills via written and oral.
  • Mechanical ability. Use of simple math and measuring tools.
  • Ability to make logical decisions as to quality, sequence of operations, and setup. Good problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to read work orders, schedules, code sheets, drawings, and translate into production environment.

We Offer

Competitive salary 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.

Benefits are available to employees on DAY 1 OF EMPLOYMENT!

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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