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Product Engineer - Water Heater Development

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation, founded in 1874, is a $3.5 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

The Product Engineer  is responsible for assisting in completion and monitoring all aspects of basic project assignments and using the assigned project management system as a guide to achieve the project objectives. The incumbent will work with a small team in the planning, organization, implementation, and completion of project assignments.


  • Perform advanced engineering tasks under supervision by a senior engineer
  • Become familiar with industry groups as well as patent and trade secret processes
  • Complete engineering assignments requiring a broad knowledge in an engineering specialty
  • Analyze production methods to ensure time and cost goals are met
  • Support engineering functions for a product or product family from design through production
  • Develop and apply engineering standards and procedures and provide advice on issues within the engineering field
  • Enter and modify product data in ERP system as well as initiate, review, and approve PCPs in ERP system
  • Provide occasional support to manufacturing and acquire familiarity with manufacturingoperations
  • Communicate with other engineering functions including design, process, production, quality, and reliability teams
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate engineering assignments which typically include several smaller projects or one major project; also participates in planning objectives for projects
  • Participate in brainstorming activities for specific needs


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • Demonstrate some expertise in an adjacent or related field
  • Experience with CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD or FEA
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc. •Good written and oral communication skills

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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