Share this Job

Manufacturing Engineer

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

McBee, South Carolina, is home to A. O. Smith’s Engineering and Manufacturing teams for our Commercial Water Heaters and Boilers, a category where we are the industry leader with over 50% market share.  This plant has 450+ employees in a 800,000+ sq ft building.  This location has earned the Lloyd B. Smith President’s Safety Award more times than any other plant in our organization and has received an Excellence in Safety Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for the fifth consecutive year.

Primary Function

Our McBee, South Carolina facility has multiple manufacturing processes (fabrication, furnace, paint, final assembly) and a multi-disciplinary Manufacturing Engineering team that supports them.  We are currently looking for a Manufacturing Engineer that will be involved in a variety of projects in support of these processes, including Industrial, Manufacturing, Process, Welding, Tooling, Equipment, Project, Controls, and Continuous Improvement Engineering.


  • Apply sound ergonomic and safety practices in all functions of manufacturing process, equipment and facilities.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods using data collection, analytical analysis and experience.
  • Evaluate New Technologies and Processes in support of improving Manufacturing Efficiencies, Productivity, Cost Saving, and/or Product Quality.
  • Develop Capital Cost Justification for New Product Tooling, Equipment, Cost Savings Initiatives, etc.
  • Analyze and plan work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and design layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • 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.
  • Estimate production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confer with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other consideration to facilitate production processes.
  • Understand and implement Lean Manufacturing Principles such as Continuous Improvement, Blitzes, KanBan, Line Balancing, TPM, Takt time, etc.
  • Work closely in a team environment with engineers, supervisors and manufacturing personnel and promote company principles such as Quality and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Work closely with maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems as needed and equipment installation and set-up
  • CNC Programs – Write, post, troubleshoot, and maintain all CNC programs
  • Assists in tool acceptance criteria for in-house fabrication or outside procurement of special tools


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with a minimum of 3 years work experience or training
  • Experience with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and other Continuous Improvement Methodologies
  • Proficient with SolidWorks and AutoCAD
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondences, and procedure manuals
  • Good communication skills and ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer an onsite fitness center, onsite cafeteria and micro market, a competitive compensation package (base and bonus) and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company sponsored life insurance, 401k plan with company match plus year-end company contribution, short and long term disability programs, tuition assistance, and training and development options.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Lean Six Sigma, Facilities, Procurement, Engineering, Management, Operations