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Smith (A.O.) Corporation | Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Primary Function

The Manufacturing Engineer I will assist in the planning and coordination of manufacturing processes and procedures to implement the best methods of work. The incumbent will interface with other engineers and functions to constantly evaluate the production and manufacturing process to identify areas for improvement.


* Assist in the design, preparation, and implementation of lean process plans for new products and current product improvements.
* Assist in the analysis and planning of work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and design layout for maximum efficiency.
* Provide input to manufacturing, equipment, and/or tooling solutions to balance product cost and lead time.
* Interface with all operations and support necessary personnel to accomplish assigned tasks.
* Coordinate design concept proposals for use in project evaluations and cost estimates.
* Assist in the implementation of new equipment, tooling, and process techniques in accordance with the manufacturing strategic plan.
* Assist with the time studies, lay out, and production time analyses of upgrades, line balancing and processes improvements.
* Participate in the selection, purchase, and improvement of tools and fixtures.
* Revise and document manufacturing processes and procedures as required.
* Work closely in a team environment with engineers, supervisors and manufacturing personnel and promote company principles such as Quality and Lean Manufacturing.
* Work closely with maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems as needed and equipment installation and set-up.
* Perform other activities as assigned.


* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and government regulations
* Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedural manuals
* Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability, statistical inference, and geometry/trigonometry
* Ability to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 1 year related work experience

We Offer

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

Job Segment: Engineer, Materials Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Entry Level Engineer, Engineering

About Smith (A.O.) Corporation

A. O. Smith Corporation is a manufacturer of water heating equipment and electric motors, serving a diverse mix of residential, commercial and industrial end markets principally in the United States. The Company's business is organized in two operating segments: Water Products and Electrical Products. The Water Products business manufactures and markets a line of residential gas and electric water heaters, standard and specialty commercial water heating equipment, copper-tube boilers and water systems tanks. The Electrical Products business manufactures and markets a line of hermetic motors, fractional horsepower alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors. During the year ended December 31, 2008, 63% of the Company's net sales were attributable to its Water Products business and 37% attributable to its Electrical Products business. In April 2009, the Company acquired Smith Investment Co.

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