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 $3.2 billion company with 145-year history and employ more than 16,100 men and women. With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, A. O. Smith has the global reach to serve customers worldwide. We have sales and distribution in more than 60 countries around the world. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement, not just in its factories and its processes, but in its people.
Recognized by The Tennessean as one of the top Nashville Workplaces, Lochinvar (a business unit of A. O. Smith) is the leading producer of energy-efficient boilers, water heaters, pool heaters and commercial package systems. We focus solely on serving our customers and has a solution for all your water heating needs, and because of this, have seen double digit company growth 34 of the past 35 years. Due to a retirement, we are looking for a Product Engineer - Product Development at our Lebanon, TN headquarters and manufacturing facility. You will:
Be responsible for managing all aspects of project assignments using the corporate assigned project management system as guide to achieve the goals of the projects.
Direct and coordinate a project team in the planning, organization, implementation, and completion of engineering project assignments within area of responsibility
Work with combustion controls
What is Great About This Opportunity?
Steadily growing organization with a defined Engineering Career Ladder for advancement
Lochinvar Engineering is on the cutting edge of technology in their industry and there's always an opportunity to learn/try something new
Every day is different - diversity of engineering work
Conduct Project Identification meetings with Marketing and Senior Management to define the scope of the assigned project
Provide a written description of the project as defined by Marketing and Senior Management
Plan and implement an engineering program using the Project Management System as guide to achieve the goals of the project. Liaison with all departmental contacts as required to gain input when needed, and effectively communicate the status of project activity routinely through scheduled project reviews/reports
Provide detailed test programs and guidance to assigned lab and CAD personnel in the conductance and documentation of product specific test standards; evaluate data and make recommendations
Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer contract requirements, and related specifications
Coordinate activities to efficiently resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and engineering design and test problems as they arise
Evaluate and approve design changes, specifications, and drawing releases
Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the limitations of the project budget
Travel as needed to complete agency certification, review field installations, attend meetings, provide technical support to sales
Act as liaison between Lochinvar and respective test agencies
Provide guidance to Engineering Assistant to track and record status of current projects and Jr. Project Engineer with their respective project
BS in Mechanical Engineering
3+ years of gas product development experience dealing with gas combustion and electronic applications
Good communication and people skills and collaboratively participate with team members
Ability to read and understand agency standards related to product development as well as to create documentation required for agency and manuals
Basic understanding of electrical control circuits
MS in Mechanical Engineering; minor in Math, Computer Science, or other technical field
Knowledge of ASME standards and ANSI Z21.13 standard
Experience leading smaller projects related to product design
Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer a comfortable working atmosphere for our employees in our newer state-of-the-art facility, employee discounts on water filtration products, a 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.