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Spud Machine Operator (2nd Shift)or 1

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: Cookeville, TN, US, 38506

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

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 2nd Shift Spud Machine Operator will adjust a 10/32 thread lock tapper to assure that the part (spud) is at proper thread depth, then the machine will perform the tapping operation.

We Offer

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


Hourly Rate of Pay: $17.18 per hour + .80 shift premium - $17.98


Sign On Bonus Opportunity:

$100 at 45th day of hire

$500 at 90th 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.


  • Comply with safety and quality guidelines; keep a clean area
  • Monitor machine
  • Use calipers and dial indicator.
  • May require working various assignments including door line assembly, pilot line assembly, secondary operations, and parts washer to support the need of the facility and customer requirements.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 6 months of related experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge; SAP experience is helpful
  • Dial indicator knowledge and experience
  • Caliper knowledge and experience
  • X-Bar charts knowledge and experience


Nearest Major Market: Cookeville
Nearest Secondary Market: Nashville

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