1st Shift Material Flow Coordinator II - Parma

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.

Cleveland Manufacturing

Because our business is growing, we need to hire top talent. We're hoping you're that future team member!

The Cleveland plant is an air-conditioned environment with a team atmosphere and a commitment to safety and quality!

What we’re looking for…

A MFC to adhere to standard work who will ensu timely delivery and retrieval of material to and from production department areas. Additional responsibilities include maintaining accurate material inventory in the Market, Warehouse and Production areas.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Coordinate material distribution to the manufacturing areas.
  • Perform all material handling activities to supply required items and quantities per standard work specifications.
  • Pull raw materials and/or component parts in scheduled amounts from storage racks and deliver to the work centers.
  • Report any equipment problems to the department supervisor immediately.
  • Report any material flow issues.
  • Perform scheduled audits.
  • Follow all company safety procedures in the completion of job duties.
  • Perform safety start-ups at the beginning of the shift (Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) check sheets, etc.) are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment.
  • Wear PPE required for job function.
  • Participate in 6S events in department and throughout the facility.
  • Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work.
  • Maximize the production performance with effective communication skills in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with support areas to ensure raw materials needed are available to make production on a daily basis.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers by willingness to take on additional responsibility and/or support as assigned.
  • Solve problems as a team using the 8D approach.
  • Utilize LEAN thinking in formal and informal settings including participating in LEAN Events (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Projects, Just-Do-It), submitting Suggestions, attending LEAN Training, and improving work cell/areas of responsibility daily.
  • Use visual tools and display boards and update them as appropriate.
  • Document all changes resulting from LEAN activities according to ISO guidelines.
  • Accept and embrace change necessary for continuous improvement.
  • During shift overlap clean-up workstation, supplying next shift with materials needed, communicate issues and concerns for oncoming shift.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, and written procedures.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, multi-tasking environment to meet operational deadlines.
  • Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) authorization required and demonstrated ability in proper freight handling and loading techniques.
  • Demonstrated team-building skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Basic math skills and effective problem-solving abilities required.
  • Safety procedures knowledge for lockout/tagout, machine guarding and applicable OSHA standards.
  • Rework and inventory control procedures.
  • Flexibility and dependability necessary to meet operational demands of 24-hour operation.

Experience that will set you apart….

High School Diploma or equivalent completed.

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

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) for our hourly 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.