Tank Assembler - 1st Shift

Date: Mar 27, 2024

Location: Lebanon, TN, US, 37087

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, we also manufacture water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.


Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, Lochinvar (A business unit of A. O. Smith) is a leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems.  We focus solely on serving our customers and offer them a product that delivers unmatched quality, performance, and application flexibility.

Primary Function

The Tank Assembler (1st Shift) prepares pressure vessel materials for assembly through the set-up and operation of fabrication, coating, hydro testing, passivation, packaging and foaming equipment; assembles and completes water heater and storage tanks.

We Offer

Regularly Scheduled Hours: 1st Shift - Monday - Friday - 6:00am – 2:30pm + OT as needed


Hourly Rate of Pay: $23.14/hour


Sign On Bonus:  $1500 ($500 after 3 months, $500 after 6 months, $500 after 12 months - must not be on a corrective action for attendance)


Benefits:  Climate controlled facility.  Medical, Dental, and vision start on Day 1!  Our comprehensive benefits package also includes life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, tuition assistance, and employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products


  • Prepare completed pressure vessels for hydro-testing; set up and operate hydro testing equipment & blasting booth.  Check sand blasted units for completeness
  • Responsible for safety, housekeeping, TPM of work area as well as quality and quantity of work performed
  • Operate variety of saws and other cutting equipment to cut structural steel to proper length according to print or other specifications; operate drill press; check work using tape measure or other measuring device
  • Assemble or attach elements, gauges, pipes, installs fiberglass, wiring, sheet metal, control panels, solders copper pipe, use Tig welder, etc according to knowledge of unit being assembled or following blueprints, and work instructions.  Cut probe holes for wiring and performs routing of electrical wiring of control panels
  • Prepare tanks, tank parts, and water heater jackets for painting or applying rust inhibitive coating through the set-up and operation of equipment.  Mix and check the paint to the proper mixture per set standard, thinners, and other rust inhibitive coating materials for use in paint spraying equipment.  Remove, dispose, and replace filters in paint booths.  Check general operation and condition including filters and manometer readings
  • Fasten parts together with bolts, screws, rivets using pneumatic screw gun or other hand tools.
  • Build wooden bases, wood crates, and finished units to prepare for shipment
  • Position and attach tanks to bases
  • Set up and operates insulation equipment
  • Print labels and stickers and place appropriate warning, instruction, and specification stickers on units
  • Operate forklift, cranes, and hoist to load, unload and transfer materials to and from machinery and work areas
  • Test in-process and completed units for water leaks



  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • 3+ months related experience or training
  • Good communication skills
  • Must pass background check and drug screen
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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