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Product Engineer

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: MIlwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Milwaukee, WI / A.O. Smith


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. We are a $3 billion company with 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 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?

  • 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

What You Will Do

As a Product Engineer, you will be responsible for the design of new products, modifications to exisiting products and project management within A. O. Smith's fastest growing business unit, our North American Water Treatment division.  You will partner with manufacturing, sales, engineering and others to develop/deliver innovative water purification products.

What You Will Be Responsible For

  • Plan and manage the implementation of new products and product enhancements
  • Identify development opportunities in new products, new process, quality enhancements, cost reduction, product line extensions and productivity
  • Ensure product changes and new technologies operate within all compliance requirements; design and conduct necessary testing
  • Communicate status of development activities to appropriate stakeholders
  • Support engineering functions for a product or a product family from design through production launch
  • Participate in planning objectives and in brainstorming activities for specific product enhancements
  • Manage multiple product development projects and ensure that cost, quality and schedule are established and maintained

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 3 years of experience designing injection molded components
  • Experience managing new product development projects from design to successful production launch
  • Familiarity with patent/trade secret process
  • 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

What We Offer

Competitive base salary 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.

ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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