Industrial Maintenance Technician - 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

Assists with maintenance and repair operations of the production equipment to continuously improve operations of production lines and complete Preventative Maintenance requests. Is accountable for machine down time and involved in maintaining the entire plant’s physical property.

Position Responsibilities

  • Troubleshoots and completes basic repairs of hydraulic, mechanical, and pneumatic systems; assists in more complex equipment repairs.
  • Works in a team environment and assumes a team role while being engaged in departmental problem-solving operations.
  • Learns to process and complete all Preventative Maintenance requests for the respective departments in a timely manner and according to training provided.
  • Answers calls for production support and assists in changeovers and setups.
  • Uses a variety of hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, wrenches, precision measuring instruments and other shop tools and equipment.
  • Supports Lean Manufacturing goals, including all 6S processes and good communication to the production teams and management.
  • Develops a customer/supplier relationship with the production teams.
  • Follows all safety guidelines and promotes safety in the work areas
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • One (1) year of production maintenance experience required.
  • Forklift driving authorization required within three (3) months of acquiring position.
  • Knowledge of safe use of various equipment (such as drills, saws, hand tools, electronics, and welder torch).
  • Mechanical aptitude to perform equipment troubleshooting and repair/rebuild.
  • Ability to read and understand product quality requirements, basic schematics, and diagrams.
  • Upon work assignment, ability to plan, prioritize and manage daily activities (self-motivated and self–directed).
  • Must be able to work on a team or, at times, independently in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and supportive to meet changing work demands.
  • Understands, comprehends, and complies with the Lock Out Tag Out procedures for all equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to successfully complete the 24-hour Haz Mat training.
  • Strong communication and customer skills are needed to keep the customer well-informed of the status of their department’s equipment.

Education and Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Associate degree in electrical or mechanical field of study or equivalent experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.
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.