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Water Treatment Technician

Date: Jan 9, 2023

Location: Milwaukee, WI, US, 53224

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

 The incumbent performs testing procedures on various types of equipment. This person also documents testing process and reports results.


  • Assist in the development of alternative filters for water treatment. 
  • Run and analyze experiments to test filters and systems.
  • Water sample preparation and analysis of various inorganic and organic contaminants.
  • Biological sample propagation, plating and counting. 
  • Draw samples of water for laboratory analysis, adjust chemical doses and record actions. 
  • Provide technical assistance on filtration and related process issues when requested.
  • Write reports as necessary to update personnel on equipment, laboratory, or project status.
  • Inventory, order, store, and distribute material, laboratory supplies, and equipment spare parts.
  • Evaluates contents of laboratory inventory and determines the need for additions or deletions. 
  • Monitor system operations to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and standard compliance
  • Keeping abreast of analytical methods to measure and test water treatment devices. 

Role Specific Responsibilities


Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor of science degree in chemistry or biology preferred, or a 2 year degree with previous water lab experience accepted.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to use hand tools, power tools, and test equipment used in the area
  • Conscientious & dependable, with the ability to work on small teams as well as independently
  • Ability to perform routine mathematical calculations and chemical analysis
  • Ability to recognize normal and abnormal conditions of test systems and filters
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with personal computers (Windows 2007) and MS Office Products (Word, Excel, etc)



Associate Degree in Engineering or Public Relations
Baccalaureate in Related Field

Years of Experience

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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