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Production Operators - Days/Nights - Starting at $21.19/hr

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Florence, KY, US, 41042

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation


 A. O. Smith’s Protective Coatings Division in Florence, Kentucky, is looking to hire Production Operators for day shift and night shift positions.  As  a member of our team, you will be responsible for the monitoring and operation of plant equipment used in the porcelain enamel coating manufacturing processes.  We offer a 2-2-3 rotating schedule which includes a total of 15 scheduled days a month and every other weekend off.  These roles are paid weekly and overtime may be required as needed.

  • Day Shift – starting at $21.19/hour – 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
  • Night Shift – starting at $21.94/hour -  7:30 pm to 8:00 am

Job Description

  • Comply with all safety/health related policies and procedures, participate in company sponsored safety programs and activities, and maintain acceptable housekeeping standards
  • Operation of glass furnaces and ball mills; overhead cranes; various forklifts and other machinery
  • Weigh, measure and mix raw materials
  • Perform changeover operation on equipment
  • Conduct quality tests on products per work instruction and make equipment adjustments as needed; perform minor equipment maintenance
  • Documents accurate machine operation information, production and shipping records, control charts and other required data
  • Read formulas and product standards to determine production and process specifications
  • Conduct material handling, staging and storage
  • Complete SAP transactions

Basic Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must successfully complete and maintain a license for operation of a fork-lift
  • Basic mechanical and a sound mathematics aptitude which includes the ability to calculate percentages, ratios, unit conversions, averages, as well as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Ability to work in a safe manner with proper and required personal protective equipment
  • Ability to work in a team environment that promotes safety, quality, clear communication, leadership, creativity and overall, continuous improvement for both the individual and for A. O. Smith

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to wear a respirator, which requires being clean shaved (no beards)
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 75lbs
  • Frequent walking, standing, reaching with hands/arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching
  • Climbing ladders & steps, and being on your feet for up to 12 hours
  • Working in excessive heat ranging by season (furnace operations take place within the facility)
  • Functional sensory skills, i.e., hearing sight, speech, smell and fell, good hand/finger dexterity

Why A. O. Smith?

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 billion company with 147-year history and employ more than 15,000 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 Protective Coatings Division in Florence is a major producer of frit used in glass linings for water heater tanks. In addition to manufacturing porcelain enamel coatings for water heaters, the facility, manufactures inorganic coatings for the appliance, automotive, and metallurgical markets that are corrosion and abrasion resistant.  Located in the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park just south of Cincinnati, the 80,000-square-foot building contains the offices of the division staff along with two development laboratories for the researching and testing of cost-effective protective coatings.


We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, 401k with company match, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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