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Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Mar 23, 2021

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.2 billion company with 145+year history and more than15,000 employees. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in our factories and processes, but in our people.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville Workplaces, Lochinvar (a business unit of A. O. Smith) is the leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems.  Lochinvar has a strong reputation for quality and customer service, which allowed us to achieve double digit growth for more than 30 years. 

Primary Function

As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will assist in the planning and coordination of manufacturing processes and procedures to implement the best methods of work. You will have regular communication with other engineers and functions to constantly evaluate the production and manufacturing process to identify areas for improvement. 


  • Apply sound ergonomic and safety practices in all functions of manufacturing process, equipment and facilities.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods using data collection, analytical analysis and experience.
  • Evaluate New Technologies and Processes in support of improving Manufacturing Efficiencies, Productivity, Cost Savings and/or Product Quality. 
  • Develop Capital Cost Justification for New Product Tooling, Equipment, Cost Savings Initiatives, etc.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Product Development System (PDS) Team Member ensuring Design for Manufacturability (DFM), tooling and equipment needs are met to ensure efficient manufacturing processes and successful product launch.
  • Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Understand and implement Lean Manufacturing Principles such as Continuous Improvement, Blitzes, KanBan, Line Balancing, TPM, Takt Time, etc.
  • Work closely in a team environment with engineers, supervisors and manufacturing personnel and promote company principles such as Quality and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Work closely with maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems as needed and equipment installation and set-up. 


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • At least one year of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience conducting cycle time studies and leading continuous improvement projects
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedural manuals
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability, statistical inference, and geometry/trigonometry
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions

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.

Relocation and Visa Sponsorship assistance are not currently being offered for this position.  

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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