Production Supervisor

Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s 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

In this role you will be responsible for the efficient operation of Manufacturing Department, the direction of the plant work force and the meeting of daily production schedules.  Supervises and coordinates activities of Leaders and workers. Verifies correct manufacturing processes are adhered to. Works with other operators, engineers and quality personnel to identify and resolve potential customer issues. 

Responsibilities

  • Interpret and enforce company policies and procedures to Leaders and Operators.
  • Responsible for establishing a safe workplace through employee involvement.
  • Notify Human Resources of emergencies and employees needing first aid.
  • Investigate all injuries; provide support on implementation of suggested corrective procedures.
  • Initiate or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Responsible for timely notification of scheduled hours to leaders and employees.
  • Responsible for completing employee time, absenteeism, and vacation paperwork or systems in a timely manner.
  • Develop and promote positive relations with employees through effective communication of company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for investigating conflicts and the discipline of personnel within the Manufacturing Department.
  • Responsible for coordination and implementation of the cross training program, the manufacturing training program and departmental rotation plans.
  • Analyze and resolve work problems or assist Leaders in solving work problems.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications; analyze all nonconformances for root cause and implement corrective procedures.
  • Confer with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Study production schedules, estimate man-hours requirements for completion of job assignment and make appropriate action plans.
  • Responsible for timely completion of all manufacturing production schedules including subassemblies, service requirements, and other department requests.
  • Responsible for product quality in accordance with established Company guidelines and / or specifications.
  • Will be working in tank fabrication area.

Qualifications & Experience required

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field, preferred
  • 3+ years of related work experience or training
  • 2+ years of supervisory/leadership experience
  • Experience in manufacturing and supervision
  • Ability to prepare and interpret various metrics, and reports
  • Ability to identify problems and take appropriate corrective measures
  • Effective communication skills via written and oral
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Proficient mathematical skills
  • Valid Drivers License

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.

Physical Requirements

  • Loud noises and limited exposure to dust and fumes.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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