Product Engineer - Product Development

Date: Dec 8, 2023

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

The Product Engineer is responsible for assignments related to the design, development, and optimization of water heating products.  The Product Engineer collaborates with a project team in the planning, organization, implementation, and completion of engineering project assignments within area of responsibility by performing the following duties personally or through other project team members.


  • Responsible for engineering assignments related to the development of heat pump products for water heating applications.
  • Provide detailed test programs and guidance to assigned lab and CAD personnel in the conductance and documentation of product specific test standards.  Evaluate data and make recommendations.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinate activities to efficiently resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and engineering design and test problems as they arise.
  • Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases.
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff to provide input regarding areas of individual expertise.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the limitations of the project budget.
  • Travel as needed to complete agency certification, review field installations, attend meetings, provide technical support to sales, etc.
  • Analyze production methods to ensure time and cost goals are reached.
  • Support engineering functions for a product or a product family from design through production.    
  • Use CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA. 
  • Enters and modifies product data in ERP system.  Initiates, reviews and approves PCP in ERP system. 
  • Provide occasional support to manufacturing and acquire comfortable familiarity with manufacturing operation.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 1-3 years of related work experience with product development dealing with refrigeration and electronic applications 
  • Good written and oral communication skills. 
  • Communicates with other engineering functions including design, process, production, quality, and reliability. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc

We Offer

Competitive compensation package 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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