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Design Engineer - Injection Molding (Entry Level)

Date: Aug 4, 2022

Location: MIlwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.


Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recently named one of Milwaukee’s Top Places to Work, we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

Primary Function

AO Smith – North American Water Treatment Division is looking for an Entry Level Product Engineer to work our Product Development Department. The successful candidate will work directly with our Senior Engineers to develop new and innovative products for our Residential Water Treatment Group. Training on the job will include fundamental water chemistry and plastic injection molding part design.

What is Great about this Opportunity?

  • Consistent double-digit growth in this business unit has created high corporate visibility and many opportunities for growth and development
  • Work with a small team of seasoned engineers who are highly collaborative and eager to mentor 
  • Participate in the creation of water filtration products that meaningfully impact people's lives by providing access to clean drinking water

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform advanced engineering tasks under supervision by a senior engineer
  • Complete engineering assignments requiring a broad knowledge in an engineering specialty
  • Analyze production methods to ensure time and cost goals are met
  • Support engineering functions for a product or product family from design through production
  • Develop and apply engineering standards and procedures and provide advice on issues within the engineering field
  • Provide occasional support to manufacturing and acquire familiarity with manufacturing operations
  • Communicate with other engineering functions including design, process, production, quality, and reliability teams
  • Plan, conduct and coordinate engineering assignments which typically include several smaller projects or one major project; also participates in planning objectives for projects
  • Participate in brainstorming activities for specific needs
  • Conduct oneself professionally and in accordance with A. O. Smith values
  • Become familiar with industry groups as well as patent and trade secret processes


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - preferably Mechanical
  • Proficiency with CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD or FEA
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to think out of the box in developing new products, analyzing data, and recommending technical solutions.
  • Proven ability to deliver on complex technical projects on time and within budget
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office and CAE tools such as SolidWorks or Autodesk
  • Internship, Co-Op and/or water chemistry experience a plus

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.  This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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