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Key Tapper Machine Operator (2nd Shift - $18.78/hr)

Date: Mar 30, 2023

Location: Cookeville, TN, US, 38506

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company Overview

APCOM, an acronym for Appliance Components, is a leading global manufacturer of reliable water heating and appliance components that provide product differentiation at a competition price.  Founded by Mike Grace in 1969, APCOM started in a 10,000 sq. ft. building and has since grown to three locations in the United States as well as facilities in Mexico, China and India. Our international locations focus on local markets and best practices are leveraged between all facilities.  In 2001, APCOM joined the A. O. Smith Corporation family of companies and manufactures 75 million parts annually, with 60 million produced in the United States.

Primary Function

APCOM's facility in Cookeville, Tennessee, manufactures threated tank fittings “spuds”, pipe nipples, gas burner assemblies, and also stamps a wide variety of parts for the water heater and appliance industries.  The Cold Form Key Tapper Machine Operator (2nd Shift) will complete training and perform operation functions in accordance with required work instructions for the position.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours:  Monday - Friday; 2:30pm - 11:00pm


Hourly Rate of Pay: $18.78/hr ($17.78/hr base plus $1.00/hr shift differential)


Sign On Bonus Opportunity:  $1500

  • $500 at 90th day of hire, $500 at 180th day of hire, $500 at 365th day of hire
  • Must not be on a corrective action for attendance to qualify for bonus payments


Benefits:  Medical, Dental, and Vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition assistance, and employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to read, understand and run the production schedule
  • Must be able to work with automated machinery and have the ability to perform troubleshooting tasks in order to increase machine up time.
  • Must be willing to learn multiple operations and work in different areas as needed.
  • Must be capable of walking and/or standing for the entire shift
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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