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Project Engineer

Date: Jan 8, 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

  • Performs advanced engineering tasks under supervision by a senior engineer.
  • Provides technical leadership and guidance and assists in training less experienced engineers.
  • Become familiar with industry groups as well as patent and trade secret processes.
  • Complete engineering assignments requiring a broad knowledge in an engineering specialist.
  • 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 engineering field.
  • Enter and modify product data in ERP system as well as initiate, review, and approve PCPs in ERP system.
  • Provide support to manufacturing and acquire familiarity with manufacturing operations.
  • Communicate with 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; participate in planning objectives.
  • Brainstorming activities.
  • Conduction oneself professionally in accordance with A. O. Smith values.
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • One year of related work experience
  • Good written and oral communication skills. 
  • Experience with CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, or FEA.
  • 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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