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Manufacturing Inspector - 2nd Shift

Date: Jun 19, 2022

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation


Primarily responsible for testing each unit for fit, form and function. Verifies correct manufacturing processes are adhered to.  Documents all final defect data and performs in process audits on the line as the units are being constructed. The inspector will trouble-shoot any malfunctioning unit and assist in making the necessary repairs. Works with other inspectors, engineers and quality personnel to identify and resolve potential customer issues.


Also works as a team member in the assembly area to perform operations to improve line production and quality.


Responsible for conducting effective product and subassembly inspections while participating in interdepartmental activities to support quality improvement efforts.



Monday - Thursday, 3:30 PM - 2 AM



  • 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.
  • May be required to perform production assembly operations as needed and directed by the supervisor on a temporary or permanent basis.
  • Performs all other and any additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High School diploma or GED required. 


Years of Experience

At least two (2) years of manufacturing experience.  At least one (1) year of Quality Assurance preferred. Experience and knowledge of the commercial boilers, water heaters and pool heaters. Prior assembly experience is preferred.

Basic computer knowledge and navigation is helpful.  Ability to use electronic information.



  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, bills of material, blueprints, drawings, technical documents, and statistical charts. 
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups, customers, suppliers, ASME Authorized Inspectors, IAS (AGA/CGA) agents, and representatives of similar organizations.
  • Clear verbal communication is essential.



  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic shop mathematics and apply statistical process control techniques.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to use fractions and decimals.



Ability to collect and research data, use intuition and experience to complement data, gather and analyze information skillfully, shares expertise with others, responds well to questions, writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, monitors transition and evaluated / reports results, displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgments, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process, makes timely decisions, uses time efficiently, accepts responsibility for own actions, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality, observes safety procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, uses equipment and materials properly, able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events, willingness to work overtime or weekend hours as requested by supervisor as long as proper prior notice is given, volunteers readily, follows instructions and responds to management’s directions, is consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, arrives at meetings and appointments on time, meets challenges with resourcefulness, and generates suggestions for improving work.



None required.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift, push, pull, and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must use pulsating, vibrating, and/or wrenching hand tools (air, pneumatic, etc.) to complete tasks.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and explosives.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The area can be potentially dangerous if operator is not following procedures. This is due to the electrical, water and gas supply going to the tested united.


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: Nashville

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