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Production Supervisor

Date: Jan 28, 2022

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Job Summary


A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS)  is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment and boilers, offering a comprehensive line featuring the best-known brands in North America and China, The company also manufactures water purification and water softening products for residential and light commercial applications.

A.O. Smith was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The company employs people to make our products in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, China, the Netherlands, the UK and Turkey.


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct.
  • You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.
  • You will be joining a cohesive team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals




  • Interpret and enforce company policies and procedures to Leaders and Operators.
  • Lean expert to establish CI Improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs and utilizes creative and entrepreneurial approach toward continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for establishing a safe workplace through employee involvement.
  • Investigate all injuries; provide support on implementation of suggested corrective procedures.
  • 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.
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications; analyze all nonconformances for root cause and implement corrective procedures.
  • Study production schedules, estimate man-hours requirements for completion of job assignment and make appropriate action plans.
  • Responsible for product quality in accordance with established Company guidelines and / or specifications.
  • Supervise and direct Leaders to efficiently meet production schedules through the use of available manpower.
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory for plant production supplies and small tooling.
  • Responsible for following through on Maintenance issues.
  • Assist with maintaining building security.
  • Work with Engineering on creating, maintaining and implementing drawings, BOM revisions, ECO, ETC.
  • Responsible for proper care and cleaning of the equipment, following all safety policies and guidelines and maintaining the area’s organization and housekeeping.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Management, Business, or related field preferred (Associate's Degree required)
  • 3+ years of Supervisor experience in a manufacturing environment required
  • Proven ability to manage and develop staff and experience managing hourly staff in a a department with Presses, Dies, Machining, and Assembly Equipment, etc
  • Demonstrated leadership as part of a cross-functional plant operations team.
  • Strong analytic skills, with ability to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers.
  • Strong planning, problem solving, organizational skills and strong influencing and communication skills with employees at all levels.
  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel and ERP/MRP systems (such as SAP)

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 plan which includes medical and dental insurance, company sponsored life insurance, 401k with company match and year-end contribution, short and long term disability programs, and tuition assistance.  Relocation assistance is provided for this role.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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