Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

AOS/Johnson City, TN

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years of history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people. 

Primary Function

This is a 1st Shift Position  - Leads and coordinates activities of workers engaged in setting up, installing, repairing, and maintaining machinery and equipment, and in fabricating metal parts and tools.  Coordinates activities related to Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety (EHS). He/she coordinates the work of the department, training, and support efforts to achieve departmental goals. 



  • Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise maintenance work for the hourly maintenance team. Ensure that all material requirements for the team to main equipment are procured. 
  • Manage the PM system and ensure the quality of maintenance records. 
  • Ensure that spare parts are ordered, stored and available when required for use. 
  • Coordinate and communicate tasks to workers for the timely completion of scheduled and unscheduled electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. 
  • Assist workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment. 
  • Coordinate and communicate tasks to workers engaged in dismantling, assembling, installing and testing of industrial machinery, where necessary. 
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date files that list maintenance performed, required equipment and facility. 
  • Develop maintenance work priorities, studies production schedules, and estimate time requirements for job assignment completion. 
  • Ensure proper housekeeping and safety practices; report all safety and Company violations to Manufacturing Engineering Manager, supervisor, or Human Resources. 
  • Aide in the review of serious and non-serious accidents, injuries, or illnesses and notify Human Resources. 
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assign duties. 
  • Work with outside vendors as required to accomplish tasks. 
  • Conduct safety meetings at specified and as needed time intervals. 
  • Confer with other leaders to coordinate activities of individual departments. 


  • Associate Degree in related field 
  • 4+ years of maintenance supervisory/leadership experience preferred 
  • Project management experience 
  • LEAN, root cause analysis, and/or problem-solving skills 
  • Facility /insurance risk review experience 
  • Budgeting and expense planning and administration 
  • Knowledge and training in Environmental, Health, and Safety aspects of a manufacturing plant 
  • Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives 
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving skills 
  • Observes safety and security procedures; 
  • Manages competing demand in the work environment 
  • Training in provincial environmental responsibilities 

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: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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