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Full time

Ceramic Tile Production Team Member 

Rookwood Pottery is a 140-year-old company located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. We are looking for a person to join our Ceramic Tile Production team who can quickly learn the Rookwood way of making our beautiful, handmade architectural tile. Tile production is about working as a team to produce our handmade tile product efficiently and accurately and to complete all customer job orders as quickly as possible.


  • Follow production protocols and schedules following department Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure a quality product is being produced 
  • Perform die setups on press machines 
  • Produce quality clay tile and dinnerware with press machines 
  • Skillfully and efficiently hand cut pressed tile
  • Process raw clay for production using clay pugmills
  • Produce quality clay tile using a flying tile cutter
  • Load and unload dry box
  • Trim and refine wet clay products
  • QC product at all stages (wet/dry)
  • Flag and help trouble shoot errors on press, pug mill, tile cutter and dry box with Team Lead. 
  • Perform routine maintenance on all equipment as directed by Team Lead
  • Practices correct safety practices
  • Participate in all process improvement exercises 
  • Maintain good housekeeping in the department
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Mechanically inclined; Prefer manufacturing and/or ceramic experience. Equipment operation is an integral part of the process, but no experience is required. All necessary training is provided.
  • Woodworking and/or building skills preferred
  • Desire to work in a plant environment and to be hands on
  • Visual acuity, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail
  • Agile and coordinated; Must be able to work in a variety of positions, i.e. bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, twisting, standing for an 8-hour shift and lift up to 50lbs. 
  • Frequent bending over and reaching above your head. 
  • Work in a non-climate-controlled environment. 
  • Ability to recognize problems and flag Team Lead/Supervisors for assistance 
  • Must be organized and able to multitask.
  • Commitment to a safe workplace following ALL safety protocols.
  • Excellent communication both verbally and written
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
  • High school diploma or equivalent 

The ideal candidate will have…

- Ability to be a self-starter 

- Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English consistently and accurately

- Demonstrated ability to be reliable and punctual 

- Demonstrated ability to enhance a team 

- No disciplinary letter in personal file for the last 6 months 

- Proven safety record and respect for safety rules 

- Demonstrated pursuit of quality, improvement, and pride in craftsmanship 

- Demonstrated work ethic and respect for the job 

- Willingness to be flexible and accept instruction from team members

Rookwood Pottery is a drug-free workplace. A per-employment background check and drug screen may be required. We are an EEOA Employer. Veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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