Team Leader, Machinist

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

Partners with the shift supervisor and assists in the coordination of production or shipping and receiving activities, maintaining quality control measures, monitoring productivity/service goals, and promoting a safe/lean culture. As a working lead, this position will also fabricate metal components by manual machining methods, operating CNC machines, and welding.  Be a leader in the machine shop towards continuous improvement and have extensive knowledge of all existing machine shop processes.

Position Responsibilities   

  • Responsibilities In conjunction with supervisor, oversee floor operations to include directing labor, the ability to flex labor based on business need, and the ability to maintain consistent work flow in all areas to meet customer service levels.
  • Confident in making recommendations to team and adjusting operations accordingly to meet service goals.
  • May recommend corrective action for execution by supervisors or management as needed.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Communicate in a professional/respectful manner operational priority, customer requirements, and develop teamwork between shifts.
  • Create and maintains a safety-conscious workforce by championing 6S, enforcing all safety policies and housekeeping practices, conducting safety meetings, and thorough accident/incident investigations.
  • Set up and run multiple CNC machines simultaneously, efficiently running parts through the equipment.
  • Weld using TIG and MIG processes on steel and aluminum of various grades.
  • Skilled in Waterjet Operation: Nesting, Programming, and Running
  • Fabricate, form, and press metals to shape using rolling, bending, and stamping equipment.
  • Operate band saws, drill presses, and other manual machining equipment.
  • Train associates in all areas of machine shop processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Superior time and priority management skills with ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including listening, coaching, diplomacy, and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, including GD&T.
  • Proficient in part inspection, including use of calipers, bore gauges, thread gauges, and micrometers and height gauge.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Team player.
  • Communication skills (written and oral).
  • Basic math, reading, and writing skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Basic understanding of ISO9001 and LEAN
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Fast learner. Able to pick up new processes quickly.
  • Understanding of automated tool probing concepts.

Preferred experience

  • Welding using MIG and TIG processes.
  • 7+ Years’ experience in a machine shop environment

Education and Certification

  • Two (2) year machine trade school or Equivalent Experience.
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.