Distribution Team Lead (3rd shift)

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 Distribution

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

future team member!

Cleveland Distribution is a team atmosphere and a commitment to safety and quality!

3rd Shift Schedule: Sunday - Thursday 10pm - 6:30am

What we’re looking for…

Partners with the shift Supervisor and assists in the coordination of production or shipping and receiving activities, maintaining quality control measures, monitoring productivity/service goals, and promoting a safe/lean culture.

Expectations & Accountabilities …

  • In conjunction with supervisor, oversee floor operations to include directing labor, the ability to flex labor based on business need, and the ability to maintain consistent work flow in all areas to meet customer service levels.

  • Ability to create fact based metrics and the ability to analyze data to enhance operational efficiency.

  • Review and analyze metrics/reports (i.e. Productivity, On-time Shipment, Order Accuracy, Workforce Planning, etc.).

  • Confident in making recommendations to team and adjusting operations accordingly to meet service goals.

  • Communicate in a professional/respectful manner operational priority, customer requirements, and develop teamwork between shifts.

  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed at all times.

  • Offer guidance and training when necessary to ensure lean practices as well as the safety and security of all associates.

  • May recommend corrective action for execution by supervisors or management as needed. Identify and develop opportunities for cross-training, back-up positions and individual training requirements to optimize performance capabilities of all shift associates.

  • Create and maintains a safety-conscious workforce by championing 6S, enforcing all safety policies and housekeeping practices, conducting safety meetings, and thorough accident/incident investigations.

  • Have a clear understanding of Lean philosophy and be a proponent of forward thinking and efficiency.

  • Have a base understanding of standard operating procedures and audit creation/completion. Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint) and MS Outlook.

  • Superior time and priority management skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, coaching, diplomacy, and conflict resolution. Excellent communications skills, and English fluency, both verbal and written.

  • Schedule flexibility required for 24-hour operation.

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of operations experience.

  • Manufacturing and Distribution experience preferred.

Education and Certification

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (Operations).

  • Bi-lingual communication 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

  • 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.