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Manufacturing Inspector (Split Shift - $20.17/hr - $1500 bonus)

Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

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 $3.5 billion company with 148 years of history and employ more than 12,000 men and women globally.  We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area 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.  We focus solely on serving our customers and have a solution for all your water heating needs, and because of this, have seen double digit company growth 35 of the past 37 years. 

Primary Function

The Manufacturing Inspector – Split 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: Split Shift; Monday - Thursday 12:00pm - 10:30pm


Hourly Rate of Pay: $19.17 + 1.00 shift premium ($20/17/hr total)


Sign On Bonus Opportunity: $1500 ($500 after 3 months, $500 after 6 months, $500 after 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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