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Senior Reliability Engineer

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company / Location Information

A. O. Smith Corporation, founded in 1874, is a $3 billion publicly-traded global water technology leader (NYSE: AOS) with over 15,000 employees globally.  We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers and best-known brands of residential and commercial water heaters and boilers, as well as a global leader in the manufacturing of water treatment systems for household and light commercial applications.  Our Johnson City location in Eastern Tennessee is home to approximately 1000 employees on our Manufacturing and Engineering teams for Residential Water Heaters, a product category in which we have #1 market share - nearly 40% of homes with a water heater have an A. O. Smith brand.

Primary Function

Provide reliability guidance to engineering design teams and facilitate reliability work during all stages of product development.  Perform warranty analysis and make recommendations for product improvement.


  • Conduct Design Failure Mode & Effect Analysis (FMEA) and lead design team in identifying and mitigating failure modes.
  • Develop reliability test plans.
  • Lead technicians in setting up and conducting laboratory testing.
  • Conduct field testing of prototype product.
  • Maintain Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) log and drive engineering teams in Root Cause Analysis.
  • Review warranty data to determine areas of focus for product improvement.
  • Perform warranty predictions.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience.
  • Certified Reliability Engineering certification (CRE) preferred.
  • Experience with design for Reliability type projects.  
  • Reliability experience with the following:  DFMEAs, Reliability Test Planning and Monitoring, MTBF Analysis, Weibull Regression Analysis, Reliability Level & Confidence Level Calculations.
  • Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to balance & prioritize multiple projects.
  • Proficient in Minitab and advanced excel analysis tools.

We Offer

Great people make our organization great and because of that, we offer 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.

Keywords: A. O. Smith Corporation, Johnson City , Senior Reliability Engineer, Other , Johnson City, Tennessee

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