21 days old

Hardware Engineer

A. O. Smith Corporation
McBee, South Carolina 29101
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS), founded in 1874, has over 16,000 employees globally.  In 2017, we reached record revenue of $3 billion, and in the past 5 years, our revenue growth has doubled and our stock price has tripled.

Our South Carolina facility is home to the Engineering and Manufacturing teams for our Commercial Water Heaters and Boilers, a product line in which we have #1 market share.  We've made a large investment in our engineering labs and are able to UL self-certify our products.

We are currently looking for a Hardware Engineer that will be responsible for the design and development of microcontroller-based controls and electronic sub-assemblies used in electric, gasfire, solar and hybrid water heaters.  This individual will get to work with multiple communication protocols (our commercial water heaters can be remotely monitored through software apps) as well as work on a variety of projects including those involving renewable energy.




  • Creation of product specifications, Statement of Work, from customer requirements.
  • Design and development of electronic circuitry and hardware to meet regulatory agency safety requirements (UL/CSA).
  • Design and development of test and applications software for embedded controllers to meet regulatory agency safety requirements (UL1998).
  • Costing, project planning and the supervision of the product from conception to production.
  • Ensure that the products meet the quality standards of AO Smith.
  • Research and selection of components, circuitry and topologies
  • Direct schematic capture and printed circuit board layout process for electronic designs
  • Participate in FMEA, DFMEA and design reviews.
  • Design of test fixtures for development and production testing of electronic controls.
  • Project documentation including BOMs, test plans, instructions and procedures.



  • Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited institution and program
  • 3 - 5+ years' experience in designing hardware for electronics controls
  • Ability to work on-site at our Commercial Product Engineering Center in McBee, South Carolina (relocation assistance provided)

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing electronic controls for HVAC or appliance applications.
  • Experience designing and testing to regulating agency standards such as UL, FCC, CE, CSA etc.
  • Experience with communications such as RS-485, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi
  • Familiarity with PADS pcb design software.
  • Familiarity with SCRUM/Agile project management methodology.


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