Quality Systems Engineer - Manufacturing QMS

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
The role of the Quality Systems Engineer is to create and implement Quality systems and procedures at Oatey manufacturing and distribution sites in accordance with the Corporate Quality Standards.  The Quality Systems Engineer provides training to associates on new or revised Quality systems and procedures.  The Quality Systems Engineer manages the site level Internal Auditing program and reports results to the Corporate Quality Systems Manager. With compliant Quality systems in place, Oatey accomplishes one of its primary purposes to deliver quality to our customers, which is accomplished through consistency in operations and reduction of manufactured product variation and nonconformance.

Position Responsibilities

  • QMS Site Assessment:  Complete gap analysis for Oatey sites alongside site leadership team identifying systems and processes that are not compliant with Oatey standards.
  • QMS Implementation:  Implement and improve Quality systems and processes that are not compliant with Oatey standards.
  • Site Internal Auditing Program:  Manage the site Internal Auditing program by providing training to internal auditors, completing audits in accordance with the Corporate Internal Auditing Program, and reporting results to site Leadership and Corporate Quality Systems Manager.
  • Conduct QMS Audits:  Plan and perform audits of the Quality Management System in accordance with the Oatey Quality Manual.
  • Audit Reporting:  Prepare detailed audit reports outlining findings, observations, and recommendations for corrective actions.  Communicate audit results to relevant stakeholders.
  • Management Review:  Monitor and report on the continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness of the Oatey QMS on a quarterly or monthly basis, including site data and audit results.
  • Training and Education:  Provide guidance, training, and support to associates on quality processes and standards.
  • Travel:  Travel to other Oatey sites to complete Internal Audits and to evaluate Quality systems and processes for determination of best practices.  Travel to be expected on a quarterly basis for 2-5 days per trip.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Prior experience as a QMS Auditor in a manufacturing environment, 3-5 years of related experience is required.
  • Strong knowledge of quality standards, such as ISO 9001, and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • Proficiency in audit techniques, documentation review, and quality control methods.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to drive corrective and preventive actions.
  • Familiarity with relevant quality management software tools and systems.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel including pivot tables.
  • Written and oral communications skills; presentation and demonstrated training skills.

Education and Certification

  • American Society for Quality (ASQ) Quality Engineer certification or Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) training preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or Operations, or relevant equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Professional certifications related to quality management (e.g., Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Engineer) is a plus.
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.