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Human Resources Generalist

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

A. O. Smith - Johnson City, TN

A. O. Smith Corporation, founded in 1874, is a $3 billion publicly traded global water technology leader (NYSE: AOS) with over 15,000 employees globally.  We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers and best-known brands of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, as well as a global leader in the manufacturing of water treatment systems for household and light commercial applications.  Our Johnson City location in Eastern Tennessee is home to approximately 1000 employees on our Manufacturing and Engineering teams for Residential Water Heaters, a product category in which we have #1 market share - nearly 40% of homes with a water heater have an A. O. Smith brand.

Primary Function

Designs, implements and monitors a variety of human resource programs. Anticipates and plans for long-term human resource needs and trends in partnership with business management.


  • Employee Relations – Counseling, coaching, corrective action counseling and retirement counseling at all levels
  • Employee safety and health administration for World Headquarters and Corporate Technology Center
  • Assists with HR functions such as compensation and benefits administration, EEP-1 and AAP oversight, local FMLA, shot term disability and long term disability administration
  • Helps with managing local recruiting and hiring
  • Event and conference planning and community relations even coordinator
  • Assists with Employee education and training
  • Written communications such as authoring announcements, policies, intranet content and general correspondence
  • This position will be working primarily within our manufacturing side of the business providing support to your hourly work force.
  • Provide support in one or more functional HR areas, with direct supervision, to assigned areas of company or HR discipline including but not limited to: recruitment, student programs, employment, employee/industrial relations, benefits/payroll administration (including various types of leaves of absence), compensation, organization development, performance management, training, educational assistance, EEO/AA compliance, diversity, international assignments/immigration, relocation, special projects and record keeping.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of human resources policies, procedures and practices.
  • Develop reports as required by compliance or organizational needs.
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 1 year related work experience
  • PHR or SPHR certification is preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Excellent Communication Skills via written and oral
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills and ability to deal comfortably with all levels of management
  • SAP and/or Kronos Experience preferred

We Offer

Competitive compensation package, bonus plan 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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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