Product Engineer- Control Applications

Date: Jun 4, 2024

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Founded 150 years ago in 1874, A. O. Smith is a $3.9 billion publicly-traded global water technology leader (NYSE: AOS) with over 12,000 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

We are looking for a Product Engineer - Control Applications to join our NPD Engineering team responsible for the following residential water heater products - gas tankless, electric tankless, electric tank, and heat pump.   This role will work with both domestic and international engineering teams to design controls for these products.


  • Responsible for engineering assignments requiring a broad knowledge of an engineering specialty.
  • Assists with development of control specifications.
  • Supports engineering functions for a product or a product family from design through production.    
  • Testing control systems. 
  • Experimenting with new control systems and supporting components.
  • Documenting testing and generating reports. 
  • Creation of schematics and wiring diagrams. 
  • User of CAE tools such as Altium, Pads, MATLAB, LabView, FEA.  
  • Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field. 
  • Provides occasional support to manufacturing and acquires comfortable familiarity with manufacturing operations. 
  • Plans, conducts and coordinates engineering assignments, normally involving several smaller and less important projects or one major project.  
  • Participates in planning objectives and in brainstorming activities for specific needs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • 10% travel; may include domestic and international in-person travel, as well as virtual domestic and international meetings
  • Good written and oral communication skills. 
  • Communicates with other engineering functions including design, process, production, quality, and reliability. 
  • Basic understanding of computer programming languages 
  • Has a fundamental understanding of problem solving, troubleshooting and root cause analysis. 
  • Familiarity with basic test instrumentation (multimeters, oscilloscopes etc.). 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc

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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