Human Resources Internship

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.

2024 Oatey Summer Internship Program – The Oatey Intern Experience

Interested in an internship with challenging projects, high visibility, professional networking, development, and fun?

Oatey is currently seeking college students for the summer of 2024 to join our award-winning program: The Oatey Intern Experience. Oatey offers a 12-week summer internship that will expose you to meaningful work and exceed your expectations. You will be a part of a diverse, collaborative team environment yet experience your own personal and individual growth. Our interns deliver excellence through high engagement and performance, which is why we often hire them post-graduation*.

* Based on outstanding performance and organizational needs

What we're looking for…

The Oatey Intern Experience supports our growing organization by attracting talented students to develop them into future leaders. It is unique with one-on-one mentorship, developmental feedback and coaching, lunch series, engaging networking events and weekly forums. You will work closely with experts to develop your skills and gain valuable insight in your chosen career field. Additionally, you will have exposure to all leadership levels of Oatey. Lastly, you will have a great time networking with other interns and forge lasting relationships.

Oatey offers a vigorous program that includes:

Learning and Development • Peer Mentoring • Challenging Team Projects • Community Involvement

HR Internship Summary…

Oatey is seeking a Human Resources Summer Intern to participate in various HR projects of significance within the organization.  The Human Resources Intern will have the opportunity to partner with HR professionals within the corporate and field locations in such areas as organizational communication, talent management, recruiting, , HR technology and total rewards.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Assist recruiters in sourcing and screening candidate resumes.

  • Use data from our HRIS system to identify trends and opportunity areas to enhance Oatey’s onboarding experience for new hires.

  • Provide support to leadership development programs by assisting the Talent Development & Success Manager with preparation, materials, and resources.

  • Join various meetings with internal HR team members and external partners to learn more about the HR function and offerings (i.e. department meetings, benefits, talent/performance, DE&I).

  • Assist with company-wide efforts related to enhancing Workday and auditing of employee records.

  • Shadow functional and field HR team members to gain an understanding of their responsibilities and contributions to the Company’s strategic plans.

  • Apply basic understanding of employment law to all assigned projects and activities.

  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality in all work performed.

  • Other projects as assigned.

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • Ability to work independently and with a cross functional team.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet or exceed deadlines.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with all levels within the organization.

  • Desire to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong capacity for critical thinking and problem solving.

  • Education and Certification

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field.

  • Overall 3.0 GPA or higher.

Qualifications that will set you apart…

  • Previous HR Internship 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

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • 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 robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion