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2nd Shift Production Group Leader

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37064

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information


Who We Are

APCOM, an acronym for Appliance Components, was founded by Mike Grace on March 1, 1969.  APCOM started in a 10,000 sq. ft. building and has 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.

Our Vision

APCOM will continue to be a leading global manufacturer of reliable water heating and appliance components.  We will provide our customers with industry-leading customer service, technology and components that provide for product differentiation at competitive prices.

Hours and Compensation

Regularly Scheduled Hours: Monday through Friday;  2:00pm - 11:00pm CST. Some Overtime expected. 

Hourly Rate of Pay: $22.41

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

Primary Function


  1. Responsible for assisting supervisor with employees (both full time and temporary) within department, and will interact with employees in various instances. 
  2. Promote a work environment conducive to high employee morale.
  3. Review daily schedule prior to shift to anticipate product changeovers, staffing changes, etc.
  4. Responsible for all aspects of safety, quality, production and preventative maintenance in their area of responsibility.
  5. Responsible for requisitioning work orders and ensuring basic operator preventative maintenance tasks are performed as required 
  6. Must be able to comprehend schedule and required outputs for day’s production activities, including maintaining customer service, maintenance, and inventory goals, including working with key members of other functional areas.
  7. Become familiar with APCOM’s product specifications and the quality standards, including assisting in the development and upkeep of operating procedures for process and equipment, reviewing each line for quality, and working with the Quality department to train employees to identify quality problems.
  8. May be responsible for set-ups, maintaining the tooling in good working condition. Training employees.
  9. Keep cabinets clean and organized and good housekeeping.
  10. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Must pass level 3 aptitude test.
  • Must learn all operations in the department.
  • Must possess and represent the organization with strong leadership, communication and teambuilding skills, including leading employee meetings and reporting out of departmental metrics as required.
  • Must be able to lift  50 pounds at a time, multiple times a day.
  • Mechanically inclined to have the ability to fix minor problems and run products at the highest quality.
  • Comply with all the safety, quality, and procedure requirements as noted in the applicable Work Instructions.
  • Must be a self-starter, well organized, able to work both independently and as a team member, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


High School Diploma or GED

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting/standing and frequent bending and reaching.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and with assistance

We Offer

Full health benefits by 31st day including: Medical, Dental, Vision, plus free Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Basic Life Insurance, and other optional coverages such as HSA and FSA. 

Retirement Savings Plan: up to 6.5% in contributions from the Company.

Paid Holiday, Vacation, and Personal Unpaid time all within your first 30 days of employment. 

Job Security: The Water Heating industry is as secure as it gets!

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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