Production Supervisor

Date: Sep 9, 2023

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 140+ years 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 34 of the past 36 years.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

Primary Function

The Production Supervisor is responsible for the safety, quality, cost, productivity, and morale of the fabrication department team. The successful candidate will have proven experience driving and sustaining key projects that will meet/exceed department and plant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).


  • Must have the vision to follow the production process and break bottlenecks that may prohibit the line from running as efficient as possible.
  • Ensure team members are following standardized work instructions with an eye for understanding the quality expectations.
  • Able to work varied hours including coming in early and staying late based on production needs, meetings, and training classes.
  • Ability to learn the contents of the workstations and needs of its team members.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly audits and reporting discrepancies to supervisors.
  • Understand and complete daily documents.
  • Make assessments of the sequencing of components through the verification process.
  • Ability to determine the work that needs to be done in the cell and delegate accordingly.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related discipline preferred.
  • Previous experience managing manufacturing teams of 50 or more employees.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory/leadership experience.
  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated with a results-driven approach and ability to problem-solve.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to obtain a forklift operators certification.

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer an onsite A. O. Smith Company merchandise store for our employees, employee discounts on water filtration products, a competitive compensation 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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