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Materials Engineer - Plastics

A.O. Smith
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 9, 2022

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Why A. O. Smith? 

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 144-year history and employ more than 16,000 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.  We value people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action. 

What is great about this opportunity?

  • You will be joining a stable, but growing organization committed to strong financial performance, strategic acquisitions, global expansion and the highest ethical standards of conduct. You will be representing a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line. You will be joining a cohesive team that supports each other in accomplishing shared goals.

What You Will Do

As the Materials Engineer - Plastics, you will work with industry & universities to develop new technologies and standards and act as technical leader to others within the company. In addition, you will provide technical direction to co-workers in area of expertise and ensures co-workers have technical information to make projects successful.

What You Will Do

  • Identifies projects of value to the company. Directs use of specific CAE software such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA, etc. and interprets results Effectively communicates technical material to internal business units. Regular collaboration with product design and manufacturing, may lead functional best practice meetings, and has a recognized reputation of contribution to operations. Solid understanding of AOS processes and customers, participates in functional best practices, and has recognized expertise by operations. Have significant technical accomplishments for the Company. Able to balance & prioritize multiple projects within schedule and budget.  Helps coordinate projects with outside funding. Perform other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering.  Master’s degree or PhD Preferred. Advanced problem-solving skills. Minimum 3 years’ experience or recent Master’s graduate with internship experience. Effective written & verbal communication.  Keeps abreast of competitor and new product activity. Some reputation of expertise and accomplishment Demonstrated work within the industry and universities to develop new technologies and standards Experience collaborating on patents, trade secrets, or papers Good problem-solving skills and the ability to identify projects of value to the company Competent user of discipline specific CAE software such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA, etc. Ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbal, including technical material Ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects within a schedule and budget

What 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.


ADA Disclaimer (U.S. ONLY)

ADA Disclaimer: In developing this job description care was taken to include all competencies needed to successfully perform in this position. However, for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) purposes, the essential functions of the job may or may not have been described for purposes of ADA reasonable accommodation. All reasonable accommodation requests will be reviewed and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


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