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Production Supervisor

Date: Jun 3, 2022

Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37064

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

AOS/Franklin, TN

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation/APCOM (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide.

A.O. Smith/APCOM is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. We have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential and when you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith/APCOM.

Primary Function

As the Production Supervisor you will be responsible for the efficient operation of Manufacturing Department, the direction of the plant work force and the meeting of daily production schedules.  Supervises and coordinates activities of Leaders and workers. Verifies correct manufacturing processes are adhered to. Works with other operators, engineers and quality personnel to identify and resolve potential customer issues. 


  • Interpret and enforce company policies and procedures to Leaders and Operators. 
  • Responsible for establishing a safe workplace through employee involvement. 
  • Responsible for completing employee time, absenteeism, and vacation paperwork or systems in a timely manner. 
  • Analyze and resolve work problems or assist Leaders in solving work problems. 
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications; analyze all nonconformances for root cause and implement corrective procedures. 
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments. 
  • Responsible for timely completion of all manufacturing production schedules including subassemblies, service requirements, and other department requests. 
  • Responsible for product quality in accordance with established Company guidelines and / or specifications. 
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product. 
  • Responsible for following through on maintenance issues including proper care and cleaning of the equipment, following all safety policies and guidelines and maintaining the area’s organization and housekeeping. 


  • Supervisor experience within manufacturing, leadership skills, understand basic principles of human resources and manufacturing process, ability to make decisions and the willingness to follow policies and procedures.  
  • Supervisor experience in the water heater, manufacturing industry is preferred. 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Valid forklift driver’s license 
  • Excellent communication skills via written and oral 


High School Diploma or GED

Years of Experience

4-5 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience
Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training

We Offer

Competitive compensation package 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.

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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