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Production Supervisor

Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: McBee, SC, US, 29101

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Job Summary

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS), founded in 1874, 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, as well as water purification products for residential and light commercial applications. Our McBee, South Carolina facility is home to the Engineering and Manufacturing teams for our Commercial Water Heaters and Boilers, a category in which we are the industry leader with over 50% market share. This plant has earned an Excellence in Safety Award from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce for five consecutive years.

We are looking for a 2nd Shift Production Supervisor, reporting to the Area Production Manager and overseeing a group of approximately 5 Team Leaders and 35 Operators in a work area.  The ideal candidate will be interested in career advancement within A. O. Smith to roles of more responsibility in the future.





  • Leading their teams to meet targets for Daily Production, Quality, Labor Efficiency, and Adherence to the principles of the A. O. Smith Operating System.
  • Interpreting and enforcing company policies and procedures.
  • Becoming a Lean expert to drive Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing programs.
  • Establishing a safe workplace through employee involvement.
  • Investigate all injuries; provide support on implementation of suggested corrective procedures.
  • Inspecting product to verify conformance to specifications; analyze all non conformances for root cause and implement corrective procedures.
  • Recommending measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product, driving participation in CI efforts on operator level.
  • Responsible for completion and utilization of all reporting formats and paperwork.
  • Maintaining inventory accuracy of raw materials in the area.


  • 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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