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Process Engineer

Date: Jul 15, 2022

Location: Ciudad Juarez, CHH, MX, 32697

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.


Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?


Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


Primary Function

Under general supervision, plan for equipment layouts in plant office, and production facilities and establish standards to improve industrial engineering techniques. Analyze existing industrial engineering techniques and develop recommendations for changes to working methods that will minimize costs, and time taken; increase yields and productivity; and improve the quality and consistency of final products. 


  • Leads efforts to design and improve business processes that reduce lead times, changeovers, cycle time, improve quality, and lower costs in both manufacturing and service operations.
  • Develop manufacturing methods, labor utilization standards, and cost analysis systems to track and measure staff facility utilization.
  • Recommend most efficient distribution of manpower.
  • Conducts studies to determine the most efficient sequence of operations and workflow and recommends methods for maximum utilization of production facilities and personnel.
  •  Imply independent judgment and acquired experience, to execute moderately complex and non-routine assignments.
  • Provide engineering service and advice to industrial engineering activities; prepare reports regarding reviews of production methods, equipment layout and equipment and material utilization.
  • Understand specific client needs or technical specifications, parts drawings, and other engineering data to develop new techniques and estimate time requirements for each step and total cost of the project.
  • Maintain and develop routings in MRP System.
  • Draft and design layout of equipment, materials, and workspace to illustrate maximum efficiency of work area.
  • Update and maintain plant layout.
  • Develop and implement downtime tracking system for production equipment.
  • Establish and maintain a system to collect and report process capacity information. Utilize this system to analyze production changes and/or new business opportunities.
  • Drive development and/or installation of direct and indirect labor standards and methods.
  • Implement Best Practice Standard Work on the shop floor.
  • Analyze problem process constraints and conduct equipment and operation cycle time analysis
  • Conduct value stream mapping and process audits.
  • Implement Lean Manufacturing principles including Line Balance, 5S, Poke Yoke, Kanban, and SMED.
  • Design, lead, and sustain Continuous Improvement Events for the plant.
  • Coordinate quality control objectives and activities to resolve production problems and minimize cost.
  • Identify and improve ergonomic stressors within the workplaces by conducting Job Ergonomics evaluations and modify, design or purchase equipment to minimize risk exposure.
  • Develop cost saving project proposals and write projects as required.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.



  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis
  • Strong communications via  written and oral
  • Knowledge of  SAP and MRP systems is beneficial
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and AutoCAD


Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans.

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