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Machine Setup Operator

Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37064

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

The Set-Up Operator will initiate operations in accordance with customer requirements and monitor performance to optimize production processes.  Set-Up Operator will be expected to learn multiple setup positions to help support the department while others are out and the cross training program.

Company / Location Information

APCOM, a division of A.O. Smith Corporation, is a leading global manufacturer of reliable water heating and appliance components. We provide our customers with industry-leading customer service, technology and components that provide for product differentiation at competitive prices.


We have an immediate need for Machine Setup Operators for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts at our Franklin, TN facility.  Starting pay $16.08 per hour.


Role Specific Responsibilities

  1. Determine sequence of operations by studying blueprints, specifications, and work orders.
  2. Regulate machine by setting and adjusting controls.
  3. Prepare machines for production by positioning and securing dies, stops and guides.
  4. Observe operation of machine and verifies conformance of machined work piece to specifications, using measuring instruments, such as fixed gauges, calipers, and micrometers.
  5. Participate in continued education and training sessions as required
  6. Utilize computer system to obtain necessary production information.
  7. Other duties as assigned


  • Must successfully achieve an acceptable score on a Mechanical Aptitude Test within a one-hour time limit.
  • Must be able to work from a production schedule.
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools.
  • Must be a self-starter and be capable of working independently
  • Must be capable of maintaining the higher production rates associated with automatic equipment while maintaining APCOM’s quality standards.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all safety requirements
  • Ability to follow work instructions for all operations in the designated department
  • Ability to lift 65 lbs. with or without assistance.


High School Diploma or GED

We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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