Manager - New Product Development - Commercial Water Heaters

Primary Function

Provides direction to team for a specific project or product.   Manages all aspects of a complex and significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.  Uses and applies advanced engineering principles within a particular field of specialization.

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 drive new product development for the largest producer of commercial water heaters.


  • The ability to effect short-term and some long-term business goals
  • Develops and executives objectives for self and others.
  • Manages the project, provides guidance and mentoring as needed.
  • Conduct performance reviews with direct reports, provide timely feedback and coaching, and promote growth among team.
  • Directs use of CAE tools such as Solidworks, MATLAB, LabView, Minitab, EES, CFD, FEA and interprets results. 
  • Develops and applies engineering standards and procedures, and provides advice on issues within the engineering field.
  • Effectively communicates technical material to internal business units.
  • Solid understanding of AOS processes and customers, participates in functional best practices, and has recognized expertise by operations.
  • Identifies projects of value to the company and establishes the technical requirements of each project.
  • Establish objectives for timing, resources and funding requirement for projects.
  • Manage budget and timeline to ensure project goals are met.
  • Conduct regular status meetings and keep team informed of changes or progress in project direction.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • Master's degree in Engineering desirable.
  • 10 + years of industry related work experience
  • 4 + years supervisory/management experience.
  • Premix combustion experience desirable.
  • Water heater or Boiler product development experience desirable.
  • Heat exchanger design experience desirable.
  • Excellent analytical skills for reviewing costs and preparing budget reports.
  • Good general problem solving skills.
  • Some reputation of expertise & accomplishment. Maintain significant scientific and technical expertise.

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
McBee, South Carolina 29101, US