Engineering Technician, Manufacturing 1st 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.

Position Summary This position supports the industrial maintenance and engineering teams on the respective shift on the production floor. The engineering technician applies skills learned on job as an industrial maintenance technician role and knowledge learned in engineering / technology degree program to ensure production equipment is kept up and running. Position Responsibilities The Engineering Technician will provide tactical and strategic guidance on the floor and support equipment uptime and maintenance through effective diagnostic trouble shooting and maintenance intervention. Consult regularly with engineering, maintenance and production plant leadership to ensure effective focus of shift maintenance team on safety and production. Knowledge and Experience Ability to use computer based diagnostic programs such as PLC viewers, encoder setups, hydraulic systems tuning, etc. Excellent hands-on skills as evidenced by a minimum of 3-5 years as a professional industrial maintenance technician and / or evidence of successful completion of a recognized training program covering multiple skilled manufacturing disciplines. Industrial Maintenance knowledge and skills including but not limited to: Proficient in Microsoft Office applications Good verbal and written communication skills Knowledge of various equipment (drills, saws, hand tools, electronics, welder, torch, etc.) and a variety of maintenance equipment. Exceptional attention to detail Ability to take initiative in the problem solving process. Ability to keep track of multiple maintenance requests in fast paced environment. Ability and willingness to successfully complete the 24-hour Haz Mat training refresher course provided by the company and adhere to appropriate procedures. Understand, comprehend and comply with the Lock Out Tag Out procedures with all equipment Understand, comprehend and comply with all safety programs and policies Demonstrates in-depth understanding of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems, Digital Electronics, PLC trouble shooting, and applies knowledge and principles to trouble shoot Demonstrated ability to be flexible and supportive to meet changing work demands. Strong communication and a service mentality as evidenced in providing frequent and actionable updates/status of equipment. Basic math, reading and writing skills. Good oral and written communication skills. Accuracy in measuring. Decision making skills. Mechanical aptitude. Problem solving skills. Verifiable successful work experience as an industrial maintenance technician supporting a high volume, 24 hour manufacturing operation Ability to map out and communicate the troubleshooting process Ability to use basic pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical controls to repair machinery and/or implement new machinery Demonstrated ability to be flexible in their work assignments/schedules and supportive to meet changing work demands Eager to learn new processes, systems and equipment and willing to invest resources in their own vocational development. Collaborative – thrives in a fast paced team environment Education and Certification 2 Year Associates Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Engineering

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.