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Product Engineer, Early Career

Date: Jul 26, 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 $3.2 billion company with 148-year history and employ more than 16,100 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. 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.


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 has a solution for all your water heating needs, and because of this, have seen double digit company growth 34 of the past 35 years. 


We are looking for a Product Engineer – Early Career at our Lebanon, TN headquarters and manufacturing facility. 

Primary Function

The Product Engineer serves as the key point of contact for resolving product issues in a timely manner. The Engineer is accountable for initiating design changes and BOM changes, as needed, for their respective product(s). The Engineer will also participate and lead product enhancement efforts and cost reduction activities, as well as continuous improvement initiatives. The position can include conducting tests, recording data, and analyzing data obtained from testing to ensure design requirements are met.


  • Perform advanced engineering tasks under supervision by a senior engineer.
  • Provide technical leadership, guidance, and assistance in training less-experienced engineers.
  • Become familiar with industry groups as well as patent and trade secret processes.
  • Complete engineering assignments requiring a broad knowledge in an engineering specialty.
  • Analyze production methods to ensure time and cost goals are met.
  • Support engineering functions for a product or product family from design through production.
  • Develop and apply engineering standards and procedures and provide advice on issues within the engineering field.
  • Enter and modify product data in ERP system as well as initiate, review, and approve PCPs in the ERP system.
  • Provide occasional support to manufacturing and acquire familiarity with manufacturing operations.
  • Communicate with other engineering functions including design, process, production, quality, and reliability teams.
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate engineering assignments which typically include several smaller projects or one major project; also participate in planning objectives for projects.
  • Participate in brainstorming activities for specific needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field plus three months of related work experience, which may include co-op or internship experience.
  • Demonstrate some expertise in an adjacent or related field.
  • Experience with CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD or FEA.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.

We Offer

Competitive base salary, bonus plan 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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