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Press Operator Starting Pay $18.30/hr

Date: Jun 6, 2021

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

The Machine Set-Up Operator Set up machines of all sizes and complexity, Perform minor repairs, Lubricate Machines, Check Quality of Work, Operate Machines, Operate Lift Truck as necessary.

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.
  • Must be able to work from a production schedule.
  • Must be able to use basic hand tools, including micrometers
  • Must be able to read blueprints
  • 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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