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Project Engineer - Product Development Engineer

Date: Nov 21, 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 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. 

Primary Function

Performs advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision. Help to mentor the engineering design team in development projects throughout the entire cycle from initial concept through completion.

Responsibilities

  1. Participate in industry groups.
  2. Perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision.
  3. Oversees all aspects of a significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.
  4. Develops an action plan and estimates requirements for resources—management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  5. Prepares monthly reports, detailing progress and costs for top management.
  6. User of CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA. 
  7. Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.
  8. Analyzes and identifies causes of component failures.
  9. Capable of providing technical solutions to help solve manufacturing issues or address customer field issues; has some familiarity with multiple operations.
  10. Use team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development. 
  11. Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.
  12. Finish assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of engineering team, contractors, and vendors.
  13. Lead brainstorming activities for specific needs.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • If incumbent has Master’s degree, minimal experience required
  • 6 sigma or FMEA experience a plus
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills; solves complex problems.
  • Experience leading Kaizen related or Continuous Improvement Activity
  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis
  • Strong communications via  written and oral
  • Knowledge of  SAP and MRP systems is beneficial
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and AutoCAD
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Uses team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development.
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training

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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