Production Team Lead (2nd Shift - $26.50/hr)

Date: Jun 7, 2024

Location: Franklin, TN, US, 37064

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 climate controlled facility in Franklin, Tennessee, manufactures electric thermostats, pipe nipples, dip tubes, elements, and burner assemblies.  The Production Team Lead (2nd Shift) position supports the department supervisor in a Lead role comprised of a department of 25+ base operators and setup operators.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours:  2nd Shift - Monday through Friday; 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm CST


Hourly Rate of Pay: $26.50/hr (Base of $25.50/hr plus $1.00/hr shift differential)


Bonus Opportunity: $1500

  • $500 at 90th day of hire, $500 at 180th day of hire, $500 at 365th day of hire

  • Must not be on a corrective action for attendance to qualify for bonus payments



Work in a climate controlled facility.  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.


  • Reinforce a safety culture among employees and address any safety issues immediately
  • Assign jobs to employees based on the production schedule and give direction as needed
  • Conduct pre-shift meetings
  • Be able to clearly answer employee’s questions concerning work processes and schedules
  • Provide training when necessary
  • Ensure employees have all necessary tools and resources to complete tasks efficiently and safely
  • Build teamwork among employees in the department
  • Communicate issues to the Supervisor on a daily basis
  • Maintain high employee morale
  • Ensure that department is kept clean and organized
  • Promote continuous improvement activities
  • Comply with all safety, quality, and procedure requirements as noted in the applicable Work Instructions
  • Complete A. O. Smith Leadership Training and other development training as required
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Must be able to walk/stand for entire shift


  • 2+ years of Supervisory/Leaders experience
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Basic computer knowledge required: Microsoft Office and SAP experience preferred
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Communicate effectively with employees and management
  • Must be able to read a production schedule

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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