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Manufacturing Engineer Supervisor

Date: Jan 11, 2023

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

Plans, directs, and coordinates Manufacturing Engineering Support for manufacturing processes in a manufacturing facility by performing the following duties.


  • Develops, evaluates, and improves manufacturing methods using data collection, analytical analysis and experience.
  • Supervises exempt and non-exempt personnel related to Manufacturing Engineer Support.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and time lines.
  • Analyzes and plans work force utilization, space requirements, and workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace for maximum efficiency.
  • Confers with planning, manufacturing and design staff concerning product design and tooling and equipment needs to ensure efficient product introduction and manufacturing processes.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Estimates production times, staffing requirements, and related costs to provide information for management decisions.
  • Confers with Manufacturing Engineering Manager to plan capacities and supporting requirements to insure facility operations and production support.
  • Applies sound ergonomic and safety practices in all functions of manufacturing process, equipment and facilities.
  • Leads cross functional teams in problem solving of production issues.
  • Leads cross functional teams in product introduction.
  • Works closely in a team environment with engineers, plant managers, supervisors and manufacturing personnel.
  • Provides guidance to Manufacturing Engineers, Industrial Engineers and maintenance personnel; assisting in problem solving of production issues, equipment purchases and general manufacturing methods and practices.
  • Supervises non-exempt personnel related to Manufacturing Engineer Support.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related Field
  • 5+ years related work experience
  • 3+ years of leadership experience as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer or Supervisor; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
  • Visionary Leadership - Displays passion and optimism; Inspires respect and trust; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
  • Change Management - Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
  • Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Professionalism - Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
  • Adaptability - Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability - Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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