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OTR Flagship- Downtown Cincinnati, OH
Full time


Rookwood Pottery is a 140-year-old company located in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio.  We are looking for candidates to join our Ceramic Production team who can quickly learn the Rookwood way of making our beautiful, handmade architectural tile and pottery.  The ideal candidate will be a team player that can perform various tasks within the facility as part of the ceramic process, making our h products as efficiently and accurately as possible. 


Essential Team Member Duties:

  • Manufacture new molds/dies to meet production demand, to the highest quality including but not limited to;
    • Slip Casting molds
    • Jigger/Jolly molds
    • RAM Press Dies
    • Sculpt models/prototypes using various materials, techniques, and machinery.
  • Follow daily production schedules and work effectively to ensure production goals/deadlines are met.
  • Follow all production protocols and standards in the department.
  • Flag and help troubleshoot issues with team to find solutions.
  • Follow ALL safety rules and practices at ALL times.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices in the department.
  • Work with team members to perform routine maintenance on all machinery and equipment including but not limited to various sanders, microscopes, plaster lathes, purge unit, cont’d on last page.
  • Be flexible with the implementation of new procedures and able to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Participate in interdepartmental cross-training on a regular basis.
  • QC work at every stage of the mold making and production process.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements of Department:

  •  2-5 years of experience in a production setting are encouraged.
  • Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, parametric modeling, sculpting, and ceramics experience is preferred.
  • Possess a basic understanding of geometry and physics.
  • Must be able to be on your feet 8 hours a day and lift/maneuver 50-200+ pounds daily.
  • Be prepared to work with rubber, clay, plaster, gypsum cement, foam, wax, and adhesives.
  • Be considerate of working areas and pieces of equipment; keep them clean and safe.
  • Be prepared to operate lift equipment on a regular basis. Forklift training is preferred.
  • Commitment to a safe workplace following ALL safety protocols.
  • Must be organized and able to multitask and communicate both verbally and written.
  • Ability to take personal responsibility for quality and timeliness
  • Basic computer skills are necessary.
  • Mold Room Equipment: All need to be monitored, maintained, and furnished with replacement parts when necessary.
    • Drill Press
    • Vacuum Chamber
    • Dremel
    • Heat Gun
    • Angle Grinder
    • Soldering Iron
    • Welding Equipment
    • Upright Mixer
    • Hydraulic Cart/Table
    • Updraft Ventilation System
    • Plaster lathe
    • Air movers
    • Upright disc sander
    • Microscopes
    • Pneumatic Vibrator
    • Hoist system
    • Purge unit Floor and tabletop scales
    • 12-ton Shop Press
    • Shop-Vac head assembly
    • Saws: Table, Band, Miter, Jig, Scroll, Reciprocating

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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