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Supervisor I, Maintenance, 1st shift



People & HR, Operations
Shakopee, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
2300 Vierling Drive West, Shakopee, Minnesota 55379 United States of America


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
This position is responsible for the coordination and supervision of plant maintenance personnel, contractors and production equipment maintenance involving minimizing equipment breakdowns, effectively conducting equipment repairs, change-overs, installations, preventative maintenance, special projects and the lock-out/tag-out program within the Cleveland Manufacturing Facility to ensure safety, quality and productivity goals are achieved on a daily basis.

Position Responsibilities

  • Supervise and effectively schedule/coordinate the ongoing requirements of the facility maintenance activities involving maintenance personnel, equipment, contractors ensuring timely and accurate work is conducted to effectively maintain the plant business operation.
  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies, procedures, methods and training programs which would involve maintenance continuous improvement efforts, training associates, supervising maintenance activities, projects, technicians and contractors.
  • Ensure that maintenance associates and contractors comply with all standard operating procedures, safety and quality policies.
  • Plan/schedule maintenance activities utilizing an electronic system (Microsoft Office Package Software) to allow tracking and reporting on the status of all maintenance activities ensuring regular communication and reporting was conducted.
  • Evaluate, document and present maintenance associate’s performance evaluations, annual goals and development plans ensuring skill and performance levels continue to meet the manufacturing operations requirements.
  • Act as liaison with other manufacturing departments and customers.
  • Monitor and control maintenance costs.
  • Apply continuous improvement management principles throughout the department’s daily activities.
  • Coordinate 24 hour on-call service ensuring continuous support for maintenance associates on all shifts aiding in problem resolutions.
  • Collaborate and support the implementation and maintenance of a maintenance training program continuously building bench strength within the maintenance field.
  • Participate as an active Team Member of the Plant Safety Team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of demonstrated successful experience, knowledge and abilities in leading, coordinating and conducting manufacturing maintenance involving machinery, facility, personnel and contractor activities within a manufacturing facility environment.
  • Understands and successfully worked within a self-directed work team using lean concepts to support multiple work cells and manufacturing involving multiple skilled trade professionals on three (3) shifts, contractors, technical associates and various levels of management.
  • Working knowledge of PC computer systems including Microsoft Office.
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal, written and interactive communication with diplomacy and conflict resolution.
  • Familiarity with and prior utilization of continuous improvement manufacturing concepts (CIP) with capital project management (PMP) and software-driven preventive maintenance programs (CMMS).
  • Working knowledge of all applicable OSHA standards including lockout/tag out, confined spaces, blood borne pathogens, machine guarding, hazardous communications, PPE, etc.
  • Possess excellent working knowledge in all industrial trades.
  • Working knowledge of PLC programming, packaging equipment, plastics, metals and chemical processing.
  • Mechanical ability to perform advanced equipment troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair/rebuild.
  • Excellent organizational skills and abilities to successfully coordinate multiple activities/projects/problem-solving.
  • Five (5) years manufacturing maintenance supervision experience preferred.

Education and Certification
Technical Associate or Bachelor’s Degree, preferred.
Technical certification(s), preferred.


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.