Distribution Internship

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.

  • 2024 Oatey Summer Internship Program – The Oatey Intern Experience

    Interested in an internship with challenging projects, high visibility, professional networking, development, and fun?

    Oatey is currently seeking college students for the summer of 2024 to join our award-winning program: The Oatey Intern Experience. Oatey offers a 12-week summer internship that will expose you to meaningful work and exceed your expectations. You will be a part of a diverse, collaborative team environment yet experience your own personal and individual growth. Our interns deliver excellence through high engagement and performance, which is why we often hire them post-graduation*.

    * Based on outstanding performance and organizational needs

    What we're looking for…

    The Oatey Intern Experience supports our growing organization by attracting talented students to develop them into future leaders. It is unique with one-on-one mentorship, developmental feedback and coaching, lunch series, engaging networking events and weekly forums. You will work closely with experts to develop your skills and gain valuable insight in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have exposure to all leadership levels of Oatey. Lastly, you will have a great time networking with other interns and forge lasting relationships.

    Oatey offers a vigorous program that includes:

    Learning and Development • Peer Mentoring • Challenging Team Projects • Community Involvement

    Distribution Intern Position Summary    


    The Distribution intern will work directly with the distribution team at all levels within Oatey’s organizational structure. The position is designed to support distribution and warehousing as well as some transportation activities and KPI analysis.  While working in this role the individual will be expected to communicate effectively in person, through email and over the phone and will interact with distribution centers, logistics partners, supply chain associates, suppliers and other internal stakeholders.  These activities will provide exposure to all functional departments within Oatey and give the individual a thorough overview of the supply chain function.

    Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Conduct velocity analyses to identify potentially more efficient options for activities in the distribution network.

  • Support administrative tasks including, but not limited to collecting and analyzing data for weekly and monthly distribution reports, backorder reports, and other key drivers of performance.

  • Other activities include supporting new item set-up, daily review and communication of order fulfillment results, guided development of predictive analytics models, and other support activities.

  • What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Education and Certification: Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical or industrial engineering, supply chain, operations, business, or related field.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • High competency level with the Microsoft Office suite of products

  • Ability to balance multiple activities in a fast-paced setting.

  • Ability to work in warehouse setting.

  • Good communication skills

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.

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.