Quality Manager II

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!

What we’re looking for…

Direct and supervise the manufacturing quality function.  Support the transition of new products and product changes from corporate quality to the manufacturing floor.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Create, Implement and sustain an effective Quality Management Program which will provide policies, procedures, standards and a corrective action system to identify, analyze, test, assign and manage the corrective actions within the chemical and plastics manufacturing operation. 
  • Manage and direct the Quality Management Program and the assigned staff, including hiring, training, coaching and counseling to assure optimal performance of the quality program and staff.
  • Manage the Quality program to include 3rd party audits and testing – NSF, IAPMO. 
  • Operate and manage the laboratory, and technical staff, by maintaining key analytical equipment and laboratory supplies ensuring inventory control, ordering and organizing.
  • Develop procedures and documentation to monitor and improve the manufacturing process.  Inspect during and post manufacturing.
  • Assist R&D with new product launches and customer service with handling customer quality complaints. 
  • Introduce and follow new chemical processes.
  • Manage hazard waste rework inventory with safety and manufacturing to get proper disposition.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of Quality Program Management experience involving quality assurance and quality control in high volume manufacturing environment.
  • Proven successful experience relating to a continuous Improvement within a manufacturing operation involving preventative analysis/improvements, managing an audit system, quality inspection processes/standards, project management, training and ISO or comparable /quality program and standards.
  • Established experience with the implementation, revision and/or improvement of a quality corrective action program.
  • In-depth emotional intelligence: behavioral maturity, demonstrated trust and integrity, high ethical standards, interpersonal competence, and the ability to prevent, reduce and resolve conflict.
  • In-depth written and oral communication skills; stand-up presentation and training skills.
  • In depth PC Computer Proficiency: Windows Operating System, Microsoft Software Package (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook), Visio, SharePoint, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities generating results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibited analytical and decision-making abilities.
  • Knowledgeable of environmental health and safety regulations and practices.
  • Key Competencies:
    • Attention to detail
    • Communication skills - verbal and written
    • Data collection, management, and analysis
    • Problem analysis and problem-solving
    • Planning and organizing
    • Judgment/decision-making
    • Customer service orientation
    • Teamwork.
  • Business, Engineering or other applicable Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years minimum relevant experience.

Experience that will set you apart….

  • Product or industry-specific experience.
  • ASQ Certification.
  • Quality Auditor Trained and Certified.
  • Quality Improvement Training.
  • Knowledge of cement chemistry, adhesive background and/or plastic molded parts and related equipment.
  • 6Sigma Green/Black Belt.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • 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!