Model Maker

Primary Function

The Model maker assists with the design, arrangement, and building of experimental subassemblies and prototype models requiring a high degree of accuracy. Responsible for fabrication of engineering prototypes per engineering specifications.


  1. Analyzes engineering specifications, sketches, and drawings and applies information to construct special tools or fittings to build models.
  2. Receives and inspects parts from vendors and production and determines if parts meet requirements of engineering schematics, standards, and specifications.
  3. Comprehensive knowledge of model shop machinery, including lathe, mill, power shear, press brake, and welding equipment (MIG, TIG, Stick).
  4. Background in blueprint reading, layouts, precision measuring equipment, along with the ability to mark up drawings with necessary corrections.
  5. Prototype sheet metal, plastic, and small scale tooling components for the fabrication of sample water heaters and / or water heater components.
  6. Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in service mechanical part fabrication.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and oral.


Associate Degree in Engineering or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or training

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.

AO Smith Corporation
Full time
Johnson City, Tennessee 37601, US