Mixer I

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

Makes batch mixes using established formulations and methods in a manner to ensure that safety, quality and production goals are met on a daily basis.

Position Responsibilities

  • Completes mixing tasks on a rotational basis as assigned by the supervisor/team leader of the department.
  • Safety (daily requirements):
  • Follow all company safety procedures in completion of job duties.
  • Verify that all safety-related devices, machine guarding, signage, etc. are in place and functioning prior to releasing equipment for production.
  • Wear required PPE for job function.
  • Participate in 6S events in the department and throughout the facility.
  • Sustain 6S standards through good housekeeping and execution of standard work.
  • Manage and handling of hazardous waste.
  • Productivity (daily requirements):
  • Perform minor equipment set-up and adjustments; operate all necessary mixing and testing equipment.
  • Gather and verify all raw materials for each batch mix per the double check sheet.
  • Follow standard operating procedures on check sheet to make required batch mixes.
  • Maintain mixes for all lines while performing other duties assigned by department.
  • Complete required documentation.
  • Complete production records and data entry as required (DPR’s, process monitor, production summaries, double check sheets, work orders, etc.).
  • Lean (daily requirements):
  • Utilize LEAN Thinking in formal and informal settings including participating in LEAN Events (Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Projects, Just-Do-It), submitting Suggestions, attending LEAN Training, and improving work cell/areas of responsibility daily.
  • Use visual tools and display boards and update them as appropriate.
  • Document all changes resulting from LEAN activities according to ISO guidelines.
  • Accept and embrace change necessary for continuous improvement.
  • Teamwork (daily requirements):
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers by willingness to take on additional responsibility and/or support.
  • Substitute and back-up production line positions if and when necessary.
  • Communication (daily requirements):
  • Maximize the flow of communication for effective performance within the department and between shifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Knowledge of various equipment (fill machines, pallet jack, box knife, batch gun, mix tanks, drum mover, microscope, viscometer, and computer) is helpful.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work at a fast pace in order to meet department units and production needs.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team to meet department goals.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and comprehend work orders, charge sheets and PPE requirements.
  • Safety-oriented.
  • Respirator fit test and respirator questionnaire required upon hire and annually.
  • 24-hour HAZMAT training upon hire, and 8-hour HAZMAT annually.
  • Compounding, quality or science education is preferred.
  • Some product knowledge is preferred.
  • Prior manufacturing experience preferred.

Education and Certification

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Some college preferred with advanced mathematics and/or science background 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.