Project Engineer - Heat Pump Development (Early Career)

Date: Aug 28, 2023

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 67601

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

AOS/Johnson City, TN

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.


  • Assist with an engineering program using the New Product Development System as guide to achieve the goals of the project.
  • Liaison with all departmental contacts as required to gain input when needed, and effectively communicate the status of project activity routinely through scheduled project reviews/reports.
  • Provide detailed test programs and guidance to assigned lab and CAD personnel in the conductance and documentation of product specific test standards; evaluate data and make recommendations.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinate activities to efficiently resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and engineering design and test problems as they arise.
  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the limitations of the project budget.
  • Collaboration between A.O. Smith and respective test agencies.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • Interest, formal studies, and/or experience dealing with the refrigeration cycle, air conditioning systems, and/or heat pumps
  • Air conditioning and/or heat pumps design and hands on testing experience.
  • Experience with Solidworks•Great communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills in order to balance projects within a defined schedule and budget
  • Ability to travel 10 - 15% for agency certification, trial builds, attend meetings with other A. O. Smith Engineering teams, provide technical support to manufacturing and service, 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.

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