Project Manager

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Why A. O. Smith? 

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. Founded in 1874, we are a $3.5 billion company that employs more than 12,000 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.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be a part of a new, state-of-the-art expansion in A. O. Smith’s Product Development Center (PDC in Lebanon, TN) within our Lochinvar facility.
  • You will join a company whose vision brings people together to consistently deliver innovative, high-quality solutions that result in increased customer demand.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve the quality of life and are considered top of the line.

Primary Function

The Project Manager is a highly visible and exciting role responsible for managing all aspects of project assignments and using the assigned project management system as a guide to achieve the project objectives. The incumbent will coordinate with a team in the planning, organization, implementation, and completion of project assignments.


  • Plan, implement, and track strategic and impactful project development including all vested enterprise functions including manufacturing aspects of product design. 
  • Drive and maintain an up-to-date written description of the project as defined and updated including progress to deliverables and business commitments. 
  • Assist in developing business and facility strategies to maintain product line viability and growth.
  • Participate in Project Identification meetings with marketing and management to define the specifications and scope of the assigned project.
  • Plan and implement an engineering program using the Project Management System to achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Liaise with all department contacts to gain input and to communicate project activity and progress, including scheduled project reviews and reports.
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
  • Coordinate activities to resolve technical developments, scheduling issues, and design test problems as they arise.
  • Evaluate and recommend design changes and specifications.
  • Interact with other Engineering and Business staff to provide input regarding areas of individual expertise.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within budget limitations.
  • May provide guidance and assistance to other Engineers and Technicians with less experience.
  • Perform other activities as needed or as directed. 

Role Specific Responsibilities


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field, Master's degree in relevant technical or business preferred 

  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training, additional relevant experience, and certifications (PMP or equivalent) highly desirable

  • Strong mathematical and problem solving abilities, Six Sigma, Agile, Red X methodologies a plus 

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical reports

  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written, to communicate with all levels, including senior management

  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office

  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret data

  • High organizational and time management skills


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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