Mechanical Engineer Summer Intern

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!

Omaha Manufacturing **4334 S 67th St Omaha NE 68117**

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

Omaha is an air-conditioned environment with a team atmosphere and a commitment to safety and quality!

2023 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 2023 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

Mechanical Engineering Intern Position Summary                             

Under general supervision of Sr. Engineers, the intern will complete a variety of assignments to provide general support to the Research and Development group and other disciplines interacting inside the Stage Gate process.  Assignments will make a positive contribution to Oatey as well as provide the student with “hands-on” work experience. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Learn about manufacturing packaging equipment
  • Assist in developing safe procedures and lock out/tag out instructions for new and existing equipment and processes
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports to improve processes or equipment
  • Investigate equipment failures and performance issues to diagnose root causes of safety, quality, or productivity issues and make recommendations for resolution
  • Explore potential chemical reactions and chemical compatibilities for new and existing processes
  • Estimate costs, obtain quotes, and present recommendations for process and facilities equipment and construction projects.  Assist in preparation of project documents, including RFQ (requests for quotes), quote comparisons, PRA (purchase request authorization), purchase contracts, Gantt charts, and others as required.
  • Write standard work for processes and set target production rates
  • Apply lean and continuous improvement principles throughout the plant’s daily activities

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Basic knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Experience with Solidworks
  • Experience with 2D drafting software (example: AutoCAD) is a plus
  • Experience in lean manufacturing, SPC, or Six Sigma methodology is a plus

Education and Certifications

  • Actively enrolled in an undergraduate engineering program with completion of at least four (4) semesters.

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!