Electronics Engineer - Systems

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.


Why would I want to work for A. O. Smith?


Our company was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over 140 years ago by the Smith family and we’ve been manufacturing innovators ever since. We take pride in our company’s values and reputation for integrity, and we’re also proud of the A. O. Smith innovations that make life better for people all over the world. If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals.

Primary Function

The Electronics Engineer will be based in Lebanon TN and will work in a team of Engineers responsible for the full cycle development of electronic controls for water heating equipment. The incumbent will support the development, testing, and implementation of assigned projects to ensure successful implementation within an appropriate timeframe and cost.


  • Assist with full cycle electronic development, from concept to hardware implementation and revision/modification; including costing, project planning, and project supervision.
  • Identify, analyze, and resolve basic circuit design issues and assist with more complex issues.
  • Create product specifications and Statements of Work based on customer requirements.
  • Design and develop electronic circuitry and hardware along with test and applications software for embedded controls to meet regulatory agency safety requirements.
  • Sufficiently test all new board designs ensuring total performance and product success.
  • Investigate problems and requirements of projects and develop plans for solutions.
  • Analyze and recommend solutions to circuit and control issues and challenges.
  • Document all procedures for installation and maintenance for full functionality.
  • Troubleshoot, test, and adjust electronic systems, as needed.
  • Assist with preparing BoM (bills of materials), test plans, instructions, and procedures.
  • Research and select components, circuitry, and topologies for projects.
  • Direct schematic captures and printed circuit board layout processes for electronic designs.
  • Participate in FMEA, DFMEA, and design reviews.
  • Provide support to production and service technicians as needed/able.
  • Perform other activities as needed or as directed.


  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of related work experience or training
  • Some travel (<10%) may be required
  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred
  • Experience with electrical engineering, controls, and/or circuit design preferred
  • Experience in designing hardware and software for embedded electronics controls using C/C++ is beneficial
  • Exposure to power electronics and/or power supply design is a plus
  • Experience with designing and testing electronic controls for HVAC or appliance applications to regulating agency standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in the use of PADS pcb design software
  • Experience with communications such as RS-485, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi
  • Familiarity with SCRUM/Agile project management methodology
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and manage time efficiently
  • Proficient skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

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: Nashville

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