A. O. Smith Corporation

Job Title: Group Leader

Company Description:

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, and, as a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with more than 15,000 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 water purification products in a number of emerging countries. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide.

Job Description:

Primary Function

Responsible for a variety of routine and non-routine laboratory operations in a quality assurance or research setting. Duties include routine reactions leading to chemical or biological synthesis of intermediates and compounds, reexamination of borderline results, researching technical literature, and evaluating old processes. Uses a variety of laboratory glassware and equipment requiring a high degree of skills acquired through on-the-job experience. Requires ability to set up and operate special equipment following manufacturer's instructions with limited supervision.


Reinforce a safety culture among employees and address any safety issues immediately

Assign jobs to employees based on the production schedule and give direction as needed

Conduct pre-shift meetings

Be able to clearly answer employees’ questions concerning work processes and schedules

Provide training when necessary

Ensure employees have all necessary tools and resources to complete tasks efficiently and safely

Build teamwork among the employees in the department

Communicate issues to the Supervisor on a daily

Maintain high employee morale

Ensure that department is kept clean and organized

Promote continuous improvement activities

Comply with all safety, quality, and procedure requirements as noted in the applicable Work Instructions

Complete A. O. Smith Leadership Training and other development training as required

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without assistance

Must be able to walk/stand for extended periods of time

Other duties as assigned


High School diploma or equivalent required

Basic computer knowledge required: Microsoft Office and SAP experience preferred

Ability to inspire and motivate others

Communicate effectively with employees and management

Must be able to read a production schedule

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.