Manufacturing Inspector - 2nd Shift

Date: Apr 1, 2024

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

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, we also manufacture water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, Lochinvar (A business unit of A. O. Smith) is a leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems.  We focus solely on serving our customers and offer them a product that delivers unmatched quality, performance, and application flexibility.

Primary Function

The Manufacturing Inspector – 2nd Shift is responsible for testing each unit for fit, form and function and verifying that the correct manufacturing processes are followed.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours: 2nd Shift; Monday - Thursday - 3:30pm - 2:00am

Hourly Rate of Pay: $24.55/hr ($23.55/hr + $1/hr shift premium = $24.55/hr)

Sign On Bonus Opportunity: $1500 ($500 at 3 months, $500 at 6 months, $500 at 12 months - must not be on a corrective action for attendance to qualify for bonus payments.)

Benefits:  Climate controlled facility.  Medical, Dental, and vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition assistance, and employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.


  • Perform all functional testing / troubleshooting of completed units for compliance to all quality standards including fit, form and function, including documentation of all assembly and test results.
  • Verifies the information on the work order header is correct such as BOM part numbers, quantities, and consuming locations. Follows procedures to see that info gets corrected.
  • Attaches quality test labels.
  • May crate or box completed units and attach shipping labels.
  • Inspect assemblies/subassemblies, and processes during all phases of manufacturing while identifying differences between establishment standards and actual production and suggest modifications to conform to standards.
  • Provide quality support on quality-related inquiries using database, JD Edwards software, drawings, procedures, and work instructions.
  • Inspect along the assembly lines and help identify and correct errors in process.
  • Responsible for staying current with the latest Engineering design requirements and ensuring that any changes in manufacturing are verified correct.
  • Monitor the Preventive Maintenance of quality measurement tools throughout the production area.
  • Reports serious and repetitive quality problems and suggests root cause solutions to the supervisor.
  • Responsible for the identification and reporting of general safe practices.
  • Responsible for proper care and cleaning of the equipment, following all safety policies and guidelines and maintaining the area’s organization and housekeeping.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory accuracy of raw materials in the area and assists with cycle counting.
  • Assists other team members with their operations to improve efficiency, line balance and quality workmanship.


  • High School diploma or GED required
  • 2+ years of manufacturing experience
  • 1+ year of quality assurance and/or assembly experience preferred
  • Experience/knowledge of commercial boilers, water heaters, and pool heater preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge and navigation is helpful; ability to use electronic information
  • Good written and verbal communication required
  • Must be able to regularly lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 50 pounds

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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