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Production Manager II

Date: Apr 29, 2021

Location: Knoxville, TN, US, 37914

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Primary Function

The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing and ensuring the productivity of the manufacturing plant. The incumbent will direct plant production, development, and quality initiatives through management of equipment, materials, and the workforce.


  • Works closely with the Manager and other senior leadership coordinate workflow across all plants to produce quality products in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Manages the workflow and coordination of the manufacturing environment, including materials and equipment to meet production, quality, and cost goals.
  • Plans and coordinates department production schedules, production rates and capacity plans, processing methods and times.
  • Maintains and promotes a safety conscious manufacturing environment.
  • Directs first-line supervisors in their reporting and scheduling activities.
  • Leads communication of corrective action plans, resolutions, and quality results among the department.
  • Analyzes reports and reviews provided by first-line supervisors.
  • Conducts and presents annual performance appraisals for all direct reports.
  • Acts as a mentor among production team members to create a professional and driven workforce.
  • Assists in company/plant planning through department budget preparation, expenditure recommendations, and workforce/space forecasting.
  • Reports issues regarding production, quality, maintenance, or personnel problems to the Manager.
  • Performs other activities as needed or assigned


  • Manufacturing experience with significant experience in management and supervision.
  • Experience in lean production principles and metrics
  • Ability to prepare and interpret various metrics, and reports.
  • Ability to identify problems and take appropriate corrective measures
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate effectively with all levels within the plant.


Bachelor's Degree in Related Field

Years of Experience

4-5 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience
Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary 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: Knoxville

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