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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Mar 26, 2021

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37090

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

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 $3.2 billion company with 145+year history and more than15,000 employees. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in our factories and processes, but in our people.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville 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.  Lochinvar has a strong reputation for quality and customer service, which allowed us to achieve double digit growth for more than 30 years. 

Primary Function

The Manufacturing Engineer plans, directs, and coordinates manufacturing processes at Lochinvar.


  1. Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods using data collection, data analysis and experience.
  2. Optimize and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace.
  3. Confer with planning, manufacturing and design staff concerning product design and tooling and equipment needs to ensure efficient product introduction and manufacturing processes.
  4. Confer with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  5. Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  6. Confer with Manufacturing Engineering Manager to plan capacities and supporting requirements to insure facility operations and production support.
  7. Apply sound ergonomic and safety practices in all functions of manufacturing process, equipment and facilities.
  8. Lead cross functional teams in problem solving of production issues and product introduction.
  9. Work closely in a team environment with engineers, supervisors and manufacturing personnel.
  10. Provide guidance to Manufacturing Engineers and maintenance personnel; assisting in problem solving of production issues, equipment purchases and general manufacturing methods and practices.


  1. Bachelor's degree in Engineering, required and 5+ years of related experience
  2. Experience with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and other Continuous Improvement Methodologies
  3. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  4. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  5. Ability to plan, develop, implement and coach teams as project leader
  6. Ability to develop and maintain budgetary requirements of tasks or projects

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer a comfortable working atmosphere for our employees in our newer state-of-the-art facility, employee discounts on water filtration products, a 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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