Reliability Manager

Date: May 4, 2024

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information



A. O. Smith is a global leader applying innovative technologies and energy-efficient solutions to products manufactured and marketed worldwide. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, as well as a manufacturer of water treatment products for residential and light commercial applications. A. O. Smith is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with approximately 12,000 employees at operations in the United States, Canada, China, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.


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

As the Reliability Manager, you will provide reliability direction to team for a specific project or product.   You will manage all aspects of the reliability program from start to finish, so that the project is completed on time and within budget.  In addition, uses and apply advanced engineering principles within a particular field of specialization.  


  • Provides oversight of all reliability related activities.
  • Coordinates creation of reliability test plans for residential engineering projects.
  • Provides or supervises FMEA activity for residential engineering projects.
  • Provides analysis of warranty data to engineering project teams.
  • Works with multiple departments to coordinate engineering support relative to field issues.
  • Develops and executes objectives for self and others.
  • Manages the project, provides guidance and mentoring as needed.
  • Conduct performance reviews with direct reports, provide timely feedback and coaching, and promote growth among team.
  • Directs use of CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA and interprets results. 
  • Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.
  • Effectively communicates technical material to internal business units.
  • Solid understanding of AOS processes and customers, participates in functional best practices, and has recognized expertise by operations.
  • Identifies projects of value to the company and establishes the technical requirements of each project.
  • Establish objectives for timing, resources and funding requirement for projects.
  • Manage budget and timeline to ensure project goals are met.
  • Conduct regular status meetings and keep team informed of changes or progress in project direction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Engineering or related sciences  
  • Minimum of 7+ years of related work experience
  • Minimum 4 years Supervisory/Leadership experience


Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent analytical skills for reviewing costs and preparing budget reports.
  • Good general problem solving skills.
  • Some reputation of expertise & accomplishment. Maintain significant scientific and technical expertise.

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.



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