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Electronics Engineer II

A.O. Smith

McBee, South Carolina 29101
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Full Time
1st Shift
  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Control Systems
  • Circuits and Systems
  • Power Engineering
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Job Details

The Company 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 $2.5 billion company with 143 year history and more than 13,800 employees worldwide. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

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.  It values people who are able to analyze problems and take rapid, decisive action.  For more information regarding A. O. Smith, visit our website at

Our McBee, SC facility is located midway between Columbia, SC and Charlotte, NC.  We have nearly 550 employees at our leading commercial water heater and boiler manufacturing operation in SC.  Our McBee, SC facility has achieved continued growth from a productivity, revenue and profitability perspective.

Primary Function

The Electronics Engineer will work in a team of Engineers responsible for the full cycle development of electronic controls for water heating equipment. The incumbent will support the development, testing, and implementation of assigned projects to ensure successful implementation within an appropriate timeframe and cost.


• Assist with full cycle electronic development, from concept to hardware implementation and revision/modification; including costing and project planning.

• Identify, analyze, and resolve basic circuit design issues and assist with more complex issues.

• Create product specifications and Statements of Work based on customer requirements.

• Design and develop electronic circuitry and hardware along with test and applications software for embedded controls to meet regulatory agency safety requirements.

• Sufficiently test all new board designs ensuring total performance and product success.

• Investigate problems and requirements of projects and develop plans for solutions.

 • Analyze and recommend solutions to circuit and control issues and challenges.

• Document all procedures for installation and maintenance for full functionality.

• Troubleshoot, test, and adjust electronic systems, as needed.

• Assist with preparing BoM (bills of materials), test plans, instructions, and procedures.

• Research and select components, circuitry, and topologies for projects.

 • Direct schematic captures and printed circuit board layout processes for electronic designs.

• Participate in FMEA, DFMEA, and design reviews.

• Provide support to production and service technicians as needed/able.

• Perform other activities as needed or as directed.


 • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field is required.

 • 3 to 5+ years of experience designing entire Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) is required.

 • Must have experience writing code in C with Microcontrollers.

• Designing hardware and software for embedded electronic controls using C/C++.

• Exposure to power electronics and/or power supply design is a plus.

 • Experience with designing and testing electronic controls for HVAC or appliance applications to regulating agency standards is a plus.

 • Experience with of PADS, ORCAD or Altium PCB design software is a plus.

• Experience with communications such as RS-485, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.

• Familiarity with SCRUM/Agile project management methodology is a plus.

 • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

 • Ability to meet strict deadlines and manage time efficiently.

 • Proficient skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

 • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

 • Some travel (<10%) may be required

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