Engineering Project Lead

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we’re looking for…  

This position is responsible for designing and developing product line extensions, making improvements to existing products for cost efficiency and reliability, and ensuring that projects are completed on time. This position also leads development of new products for the international market, working with International Product Manager, Sales team and staff based in overseas.


Expectations & Accountabilities …  

  • Interact with Product Management and Marketing to fully understand product requirements and develop cost effective solutions for product line extensions.
  • Manage and lead projects working closely with internal and external resources.
  • Develop concepts, designs, and prototypes for new products.
  • Perform feasibility analyses to support the overall business case.
  • Work with Manufacturing and sourcing to create designs that are aligned with our assembly, manufacturing, and sourcing capabilities.
  • Work with Quality Control to develop assembly and quality control procedures and perform product verification and validations according to the defined design inputs and product specifications.
  • Work with internal and external vendors and consultants to create and test alternate materials and designs.
  • Prepare technical documentation including 3D models, reports and production drawings/prints.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful… 

  • 3+ years of experience in design and mechanical engineering
  • Knowledge of materials and tools to develop multi-level Bills of Material and create solid models, assembly drawings, component drawings and tooling drawings in SolidWorks.
  • Practical understanding of APQP.
  • Knowledge of agency compliance regulations and programs.
  • Ability to complete tasks on time with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving to get past technical issues.
  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical topics clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to learn and demonstrate understanding of complex technical topics.
  • Good interpersonal skills to work in cross-functional teams.
  • Background in mechanical design, material selection and application.
  • Ability to travel 20%
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent degree.


Qualifications that will set you apart….  

  • Experience in design and mechanical engineering in high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Fluency in Mandarin.
  • Ability to lead multiple engineering projects covering the range of the company’s technology and product areas preferred.
  • Ability to design and develop complete devices that integrate mechanical, electrical, and optical components preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Design Engineering preferred.

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.