Engineer Sr. II, Manufacturing

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. We believe that 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, and Belanger.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

Join the Oatey team!

We’re big enough to matter & small enough that…

YOU matter!

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…

This position is responsible to improve and develop machines, tools, equipment and processes, for effective and efficient production while ensuring that safety, quality, and productivity goals can be achieved on a daily basis. This position supports the leadership and skill development of the manufacturing technical teams including but not limited to injection molding processors, technicians servicing tooling and industrial maintenance teams, if applicable.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Develop and implement goals, objectives, and priorities for Manufacturing technical needs on an ongoing basis.
  • Identify resource needs and recommend and implement policies and procedures as needed. Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports to troubleshoot or streamline processes within manufacturing.
  • Collaborate with associates and leadership to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information.
  • Prioritize project requests with manufacturing leadership and other internal customers. Research and analyze design proposals, specifications, manuals, and other data to evaluate the feasibility, cost, and maintenance requirements of designs or applications.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to make recommendations to maintenance for resolution.
  • Estimate costs and submit bids for engineering, construction and extraction projects and prepare contract documents.
  • Write performance requirements for new/modified production processes.
  • Establish and maintain a working environment conducive to positive morale, individual style, quality, creativity and teamwork. Flexible work schedule to include coordination of 24-hour on-call service to manufacturing maintenance and off-shift problem resolutions.
  • Apply continuous improvement management principles throughout the department’s daily activities. Drive the SQDC model of excellence in the facility by using Lean and 6-Sigma methods.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Ten (10) plus years of experience working as a Manufacturing Engineer in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge, and skills of Chemical/Mechanical manufacturing processing.
  • LEAN Enterprise experience (OEE, SMED, TPM, 6S, Kaizen).
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Enhanced knowledge of MS Office Applications required.
  • Experience as part of a self-directed work team.
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Experience working around flammable environments and have knowledge of NFPM
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, coaching, diplomacy and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge working with 3D modeling/drawing (Ex. SOLIDWORKS).
  • Familiarity with and prior utilization of continuous improvement manufacturing concepts. Working knowledge of all applicable OSHA standards including lockout/tag out, confined spaces, EHSS knowledge and experience in areas of blood borne pathogens, machine guarding, hazardous communications, PPE, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience leading high performing teams to optimize efficiency and performance of high-speed manufacturing processes.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering required.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Competitive pay based on experience and merit
  • 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 mental health therapy options
  • 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.
At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!