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Senior Project Engineer - New Product Development

Date: Jan 10, 2021

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

About Us

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. A. O. Smith is the leading manufacturer of premium performance home water treatment products – a $3.7B industry (US market). We believe clean water and a healthy environment are the most important components to living and overall well-being. Our focus is providing best-in-class water treatment products to market for our customers and consumers. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.  


What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be working in our state of the art Corporate Technology Center (CTC).
  • 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 supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

Primary Function

Review new water filtration designs from the perspective of system installations and apply field installation knowledge to new products or make design changes to existing products. This is a challenging position that requires foresight and conceptualization for a successful new product launch.


  • Participate in industry and/or university groups
  • Act as lead mentor to the engineering design team in development projects throughout the entire cycle from initial concept through successful completion
  • Collaborate with others on writing patents, papers, or trade secrets
  • Manage all aspects of a complex and significant engineering project from start to finish so that it is completed on time and within budget
  • Use and apply advanced engineering principles within a particular field of specialization
  • Identify projects of value to the company
  • Work with multiple manufacturing locations to support projects
  • Develop and apply engineering standards and procedures and provide advice on issues within the engineering field
  • Assist with communicating technical material to internal business units
  • Participate in functional best practices and demonstrate recognized expertise by operations
  • Develop system and documentation for specific programs that ensure products and services meet all contractual and program quality requirements
  • Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the team
  • Identify Company needs and lead brainstorming activities to meet those needs
  • Keep abreast of competitor and new product activity
  • Conduct oneself professionally and in accordance with A. O. Smith values


  • Experience with designing plastic injection molded components in SolidWorks
  • Expertise in managing new product development projects including design, testing and production release
  • Excellent analytical skills for reviewing costs and preparing budget reports
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills in order to balance multiple projects within a defined schedule and budget
  • Water filtration experience is required; basic water chemistry experience is a plus
  • Great communication and organizational skills


Bachelor's Degree in Manufacturing Engineering or Industrial Engineering

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive base salary 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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