Manager, Manufacturing Operations I

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.

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.

Position Summary
Manage a team of frontline leaders in Oatey manufacturing to meet customer requirements, achieve cost targets, a focus on product quality and attention to associate safety. Plan and execute manufacturing strategy as it relates to production capacity, creating a culture of continuous improvement, engagement, and growth.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensure that manufacturing functions are performed in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner consistent with established corporate and site requirements.
  • Actively lead and promote site safety program.  Ensure production associates are meeting metrics related to Behavior Safety Observations, Near Misses, and Corrective Actions. 
  • Ensure production staff are properly trained in safety procedures, to include 6S, and follow all safety policies as directed by the site EHSS Manager.
  • Coordinate with site leadership to develop and execute staffing and equipment plans to meet production needs.  Metrics include level load adherence, attainment, efficiency, and overtime cost.
  • Lead, direct and maintain a team of cross functional supervisors, team leads, mixers and production associates.
  • Lead management of change process for new equipment, processes, and improvements.
  • Implement and sustain safe processes to reduce cost and meet customer expectations in terms of quality and delivery.
  • Assure a positive work environment by focusing on morale, associate relations, and consistent expectations and disciplinary processes.
  • Develop and manage intentional training programs to ensure new hire integration and associate development.
  • Champion and model the Lean Six Sigma philosophies.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Five (5)+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Three (3)+ years of experience in a leadership role in manufacturing.
  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to effectively work with a diverse population and facilitate conflict resolution with demonstrated trust and integrity.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing best practices, lean techniques, six sigma and continuous improvement processes.
  • Advanced PC computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated individual leadership skills including decisions making process, team building effectiveness, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen.
  • Effective written / oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment via effective planning and organizational skills.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or technical curriculum or equivalent work experience required.
     

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 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

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.

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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.