Supervisor, Manufacturing

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

Keeney Holdings, LLC a part of the Oatey Company is a diversified plumbing manufacturing company that encompasses injection molding, and supply chain services. The 1st shift Production Supervisor is responsible to coordinate operational activities within department and supervise department associates for optimal performance while adhering to and promoting quality and safety guidelines.

Expectations & Accountabilities …

1. Manage daily performance activities to ensure daily goals and priorities meet daily shift productivity targets within assigned departments(s) while maintaining quality standards, safety guidelines and plan attainment.
2. Supervise safety initiatives to ensure clean and hazard free work environment as well as associate compliance with safety rules and regulations. Pro-actively address safety concerns.
3. Monitor hourly performance levels in Departments to achieve production standards and resolve problems. Ensure the completion of production records (daily production reports, process monitors, work orders, etc.) and perform data entry as required.
4. Supervise department associates including daily work assignments, policy and procedure compliance, complete associate merit ratings and review meetings. Recognize outstanding performance and administer corrective action/coaching as needed.
5. Respond to daily employee relations issues and contribute to the resolution of associate concerns to help promote a harmonious work environment.
6. Ensure all required quality inspections and document results. Ensure all department associates are knowledgeable and inspecting output per product quality requirements. Ensure the timely processing of nonconforming products and complete required documentation.
7. Apply LEAN management principles throughout the department’s daily activities.
8. Effectively communicate business objectives, daily goals, performance related information, individual feedback to all levels of the organization. Support corporate communication initiative and lead the team by example.
9. Partner with other supervisors to schedule, plan and execute daily operational goals and objectives.
10. Partner with maintenance team to ensure maintenance activities and equipment is maintained in good working order for attainment of department metrics.
11. Ensure smooth start-up by verifying raw material, components, equipment and associates are available at workstations.
12. Other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

1. Two (2) to four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
2. Knowledge of MS Office Applications required. Working knowledge of MS SAP preferred.
3. Strong leadership and communication skills, both verbal and written with proficiency.
4. Solid interpersonal skills including listening, coaching, diplomacy and conflict resolution.
5. Familiarity with lean manufacturing concepts.
6. Demonstrated teambuilding skills and an ability to work with diverse backgrounds with a cooperative mindset.
7. Ability to multi-task meeting operational deadlines via effective planning and prioritization in a fast-paced environment.
8. Effective problem-solving abilities required.
9. Flexible schedule is necessary occasionally to accommodate meetings and training sessions.

Qualifications that will set you apart….

  • In-depth emotional intelligence: behavioral maturity, demonstrated trust and integrity, high ethical standards, interpersonal competence, and the ability to prevent, reduce and resolve conflict.
  • Demonstrated teambuilding skills and an ability to work with diverse backgrounds with a cooperative mindset.
  • A strategic individual with good judgment and strong ethical standards.
  • Bachelors degree or comparable experience to level of bachelors degree in Supervision and Manufacturing preferred.
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred with knowledge of principles and practices of effective associate supervision.
  • Prior experience with SAP
  • Kaizen Philosophy Experience
  • Previous experience in packaging or plastics

    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.