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Manufacturing Recruiter - Contract

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Nashville, TN, US, 37228

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 billion company with over 140 years of history and 15,000+ employees. 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 purification products in a number of emerging countries.

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide.


A.O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees.  Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville area Workplaces, we have programs in place to help our team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build an amazing career at A. O. Smith.

Primary Function

A. O. Smith Corporation is seeking a Manufacturing Recruiter on a contract basis to join our Talent Acquisition Shared Service team.  This position can be based out of our Nashville, Tennessee office or our Global Headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Based on current and forecasted requisition volume, we are looking to add a full-time Contract Recruiter (1099 or C2C) for a long-term, open-ended engagement.  Our current need is for up to 40 hours/week but is subject to change based on business conditions.


The Manufacturing Recruiter will provide hourly general labor, skilled trades, and hourly office recruiting support to our North American Water Heating Division locations.


The Manufacturing Recruiter is responsible for partnering with local hiring managers to create and implement a job-specific recruitment strategy to attract highly qualified candidates. The Manufacturing Recruiter will also be responsible for the successful execution of the hiring process, creating a positive experience for all candidates, and surveying employees that exit the organization.


  • Manage and prioritize a large volume of unique requisitions
  • Create a sourcing plan to attract qualified candidates
  • Attract, source, and screen qualified applicants and candidates
  • Present a diverse pool of candidates for each open position
  • Develop interview and selection requirements and criteria
  • Manage the interview process to include conducting phone interviews, scheduling onsite interviews, presenting candidate offers, initiating background check and drug screen process
  • Maintain a relationship with hiring leaders to provide direction, track progress, and make adjustments to search strategies as needed
  • Stay current on best practices regarding sourcing, recruiting and technology
  • Maintain an understanding of the business, growth plans, and challenges


  • High school diploma required; post-HS degree a plus
  • Minimum of 2 years of hourly manufacturing recruitment experience is ideal
  • Experience prioritizing projects and recruiting on a high volume of unique requisitions which require sourcing
  • Proficiency with an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) such as SuccessFactors
  • Experience sourcing candidates using a variety of recruiting tools (LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed, Career Builder, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills to display approachability and trust and establish relationships

Nearest Major Market: Nashville

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