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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Date: Mar 26, 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

Directs all activities of Manufacturing Engineering, CAM Programming, machine/tool design, Maintenance Department and facilities management.  Manage planning and support of all present and proposed operations, future expansions and new facilities.  Plan and maintain capital budgets. Plan and implement effective cost reduction programs. Support manufacturing operations as required to achieve safety, quality, delivery, and productivity objectives.



  • Assure safety of equipment, facilities, and work procedures
  • Assure product quality through the implementation and maintenance of capable processes and process control plans.  Actively participate in process FMEA’s for new product designs
  • Develop long range facility and process plans consistent with lean manufacturing principles to achieve quality and capacity requirements
  • Oversee the approval process for all new equipment (machine capability studies, etc.)
  • Plan and control annual capital budget
  • Perform cost / benefit analysis of proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived justify expenditures.  Recommend appropriate projects to management
  • Coordinate the development of “green sheets” to authorize capital expenditures
  • Maintain accuracy of labor routings and standard cost
  • Responsible for planning and controlling expense spending to operate facilities, equipment, and departments effectively and efficiently
  • Administer Lochinvar’s cost reduction program to assure continuous improvement
  • Develop and implement project management methods and procedures.   Maintain records of expenditures and research findings.  Issue progress reports in order to inform management of current status of each project
  • Negotiate contracts with outside vendors to perform studies or support operations
  • Development and supervision of knowledgeable maintenance department to assure continuing process capability and upkeep of buildings and grounds
  • Responsible as part of management team for the health and well being of manufacturing employees and facilities


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • At least three years of experience managing and developing a group of professional engineers
  • Expertise in manufacturing to include project management, engineering, maintenance, quality, lean environment and employee relations
  • Strong analytic skills, with ability to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers
  • Demonstrated leadership as part of a cross-functional management team
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • High level of proficiency in PC spreadsheets, CAD/SolidWorks and ERP/MRP systems
  • Strong influencing and communication skills

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.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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