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New Product Development Design Engineer - Injection Molding

Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

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 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees worldwide. 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 innovative and high-quality water purification products.


Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI with manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the global reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recently named one of Milwaukee’s Top Places to Work, we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential.  If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.


This role is eligible for a remote work schedule of up to two days remote work per week. New employees are eligible to apply after successfully completing their initial 90 days of employment and training.


  • Perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision.
  • Oversees all aspects of a significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.
  • Develops an action plan and estimates requirements for resources—management, labor, materials, and time required to complete project.
  • Prepares monthly reports, detailing progress and costs for top management.
  • User of CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA. 
  • Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.
  • Analyzes and identifies causes of component failures.
  • Capable of providing technical solutions to help solve manufacturing issues or address customer field issues; has some familiarity with multiple operations.
  • Use team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development. 
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.
  • Finish assigned engineering projects in accordance with customer specifications and within schedule and budget limitations, coordinating activities of engineering team, contractors, and vendors.
  • Lead brainstorming activities for specific needs.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Previous experience with new product development projects.
  • At least 5-7 years of related work experience.
  • Experience designing plastic injection molded components.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis.
  • Knowledge of SAP and MRP systems is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and AutoCAD.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of water chemistry a plus. 

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: Milwaukee

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