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Manufacturing Recruiter (Contract)

Date: Sep 28, 2022

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) is at the center of the trend. We are a $3.5 billion company with over 148 years of history and 12,000 employees globally. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water treatment products.  If you want to join a team with integrity and a mission to make life better for others, you can take the first step here.

What is great about this opportunity?

  • Growing team - Manufacturing Hourly Shared Service started in 2021 and is now a team of four
  • Ability to work remote
  • A cohesive, experienced Talent Acquisition team that believes in the goals we share and supports each other in accomplishing our shared goals


Based on current and forecasted requisition volume, we are looking to add a Contract Manufacturing Recruiter (1099 or W2 Temp) for a long-term, open-ended engagement.  Our current need is 25 - 40 hours/week but is subject to change based on business conditions.  This position can be remote or based in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.


The Contract Manufacturing Recruiter is responsible for sourcing and recruiting on hourly requisitions at our U.S. manufacturing plants.  This includes creating a job and location-specific recruitment strategy to source and attract highly qualified candidates, executing the hiring process, and creating a positive candidate experience.


  • Strategy: Schedule and lead strategy meetings with HR and Hiring Managers to develop a recruitment plan on assigned requisitions.  Develop an understanding of the business, growth plans, and challenges.
  • Recruiting and Sourcing:  Partner with HR and Hiring Manager to create and post a recruitment ad to attract candidates as well as to create a sourcing plan and source potential candidates.
  • Interviewing:  Screen and assess candidates.  Conduct phone interviews. 
  • Presenting Candidates:  Present a diverse pool of qualified candidates for each requisition.   Coordinate phone interviews between candidates and HR/Hiring Manager.
  • Post Offer Process:  Advise candidates through post offer background check and drug test process.
  • Consulting:  Maintain a good relationship with hiring leaders for direction, progress, and adjustments to search strategies as needed.  Consult with and advise HR and Hiring Managers on possible challenges in the recruitment process.
  • Communication:  Provide frequent and timely communication throughout the process to all parties.


  • Minimum of 3 years of hourly recruitment experience required
  • Knowledge of legal issues in the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring process required
  • Demonstrated ability to handle unique requisitions which require sourcing (we use Indeed)
  • Experience using an applicant tracking system required (we use SuccessFactors)
  • Demonstrated track record of success adhering to a defined recruiting process and performance to meet established hiring metrics/plans
  • Superior listening skills and ability to solicit and use feedback in a positive way
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to communicate with candidates and employees of all levels
  • Strong interpersonal skills to convey approachability and trust, work collaboratively and establish relationships. Must be persistent and persuasive without being discourteous
  • Strong attention to detail and time management skills required. Ability to interact with candidates whenever they’re available

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required
  • Previous manufacturing industry experience preferred but not required

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

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