Can't attend one of our job fairs? Meet with a Recruiter on our campus Monday - Friday at 500 Tennessee Waltz Pkwy from 9 am - 1 pm

We're Hiring!

A.O. Smith is hiring for their Ashland City location which is approximately 30 minutes from downtown Nashville. A.O. Smith is proud to be known as the worlds leading providers of water heating and water treatment solutions. Each and every day at A.O. Smith, we are working on developing state-of-the-art solutions that are pushing new boundaries and paving the way in our industry.

Customers look to A.O. Smith for innovative solutions to their water heating needs, a reputation we have enjoyed for nearly 80 years. Today we “deliver the world’s hot water” to residential and commercial customers in more than 60 countries, offering some of the best-known and widely respected brands in the industry. Brands deliver long-lasting, reliable service with the features our customer’s value.


  • On-the-Spot Job Offers
  • $600 Sign-on Bonus
  • Starting Pay $18 to $20 per hour
  • Medical/Dental/Vision start on Day 1!

See Future Job Fair Dates Below!

Positions Available

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Future Job Fair Dates

Saturday, August 13th | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Ashland City on-site at 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway

Saturday, August 27th | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Ashland City on-site at 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway

Saturday, September 10th | 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Ashland City on-site at 500 Tennessee Waltz Parkway

Voted a Top 2020 Workplace by The Tennessean

We have multiple openings at our Ashland City, TN manufacturing plant for residential water heaters – start a new career with A. O. Smith! 

Production Operator Position Overview

Work Location:  500 Tennessee Waltz Pkwy, Ashland City, TN, 37015

Nearest Major Market: Nashville
Job Segment: HR, HVAC, Human Resources, Operations

  • Assembling components
  • Some operations require robotic and manual welding techniques
  • Spray components with ceramic glass coating
  • Hang/Unhang tanks from paint hangers
  • Operate basic hand tools (manual and automatic) for occasional and/or extended periods of time
  • Setup heavy equipment

Qualifications include:

  • 6 months of manufacturing experience preferred
  • Able to work 2nd shift  (earliest start time is 2 pm and latest end time is 1:30 am, depending on role)
  • Constant standing/walking and frequent bending and reaching
  • Must be able to lift 50 to 75 pounds with and without assistance from lifting device.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced manufacturing plant that is warmer in summer and cooler in winter
  • Must read, understand, and comply with specific work instructions
  • Must promote and comply with work safety and quality standards
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Complete the online application prior to the job fair for Production Operator (2nd Shift)
  • Attend a Job Fair (Hand Sanitizer Stations and Social Distancing)
  • Pre-screen COVID questions
  • Interview with a potential on-the-spot job offer
  • If a job offer is accepted, background check and drug screen required before start date
  • Ashland City is home to A. O. Smith’s largest water heating manufacturing facility in the United States and manufactures over two million residential water heaters every year
  • Water Heaters are an essential product that ensure hot, safe, clean water in the homes of our customers and community  You will be part of a company that makes products that improve quality of life and are considered top of the line.

$18 up to $20 per hour plus comprehensive benefits which include medical, dental, and vision which start immediately!

Additional benefits include life insurance, short- and long-term disability, 401k, and tuition assistance.  We offer an on-site cafeteria, Wellness Clinic, and A. O. Smith Company merchandise store along with employee discounts on Aquasana water filtration products.

Why Us?

Our Values have been the foundation of A. O. Smith since 1874 and will sustain our Company for years to come. As a leader in water technologies, we play an essential role in providing access to this critical resource. Our focus on our employees and innovative products, as well as our corporate responsibility and stewardship, benefits not only our shareholders but also positively impacts our communities and our planet.


  • Benefits start on 1st day of employment!
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 2 Weeks Paid Vacation