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Full time

Slip Casting Team Member

The Rookwood Pottery Company is located in the bustling Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Rookwood continues to build upon its rich heritage, creating the highest-quality pottery and architectural tile in the United States. With a team of just over 60 employees, we are deeply committed to our mission: cultivating artistic inspiration, giving back to the community, and balancing our rich legacy with forward-thinking momentum—ideas that are central to the Rookwood brand. We take pride in our process, our people, and our product, ultimately creating premier pieces with a story—and a one-of-a-kind luxury experience that can only be Rookwood.

Rookwood production is about working as a team to produce our handmade tile and pottery product efficiently and accurately and to complete all customer job orders as quickly as possible.


  • Meet productivity goals and complete daily production schedules following production Standard Operation Procedures
  • Complete independent training goals 
  • Operate departmental machinery, such as slip tank, slip lines, and pump 
  • Perform routine maintenance on departmental equipment as directed by Team Lead
  • Effectively learn and be effective with proficiencies in Slip techniques, such as draining techniques, cleaning seam lines, and skills utilizing molds, detailing green product
  • Work proficiently at quality control of product at all stages (wet and dry)
  • Actively participate in cross-training outside the Slip Casting department and assist team lead in cross-training other team members as necessary
  • Maintain a clean workspace and perform general departmental housekeeping duties
  • Work collaboratively with other departments to ensure a quality product is being produced
  • Recognize problems and work with team lead/supervisors to troubleshoot or correct
  • Maintain good housekeeping in the slip department
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be detail oriented and take responsibility for quality and timeliness of work
  • Must be able to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. with assistance
  • Frequent bending over and reaching above your head
  • Practice correct safety practices always
  • Ensure all customer and stock orders are completed and delivered on or before due date
  • Assist Team Lead in maintaining an up to date version of the department’s Tolerance Manual
  • Keep personal error scrap levels below 10%
  • Participate in process improvement projects and initiatives
  • Follow all company and department-specific PPE requirements
  • Adhere to all Rookwood policies and procedures outlined in company handbook and addendums

Our ideal team member 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 is a drug-free workplace. You must successfully pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen to be considered for this position.

Rookwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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