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OTR Flagship- Downtown Cincinnati, OH
Part time

Weekend Kiln 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

·      Perform essential tasks in the Bisque and Kiln/QC departments, including but not limited to: refining bone dry product from Slip cast department prior to loading in bisque kiln, loading, unloading bisque and glaze kilns, setting up customer and stock orders, inspecting glazed tile and pottery to determine whether the product meets established quality standards following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

·      Always produce accurate counts of product

·      Accurately record scrap and good pieces of every order

·      Accurately enter data into our Global Shop ERP systems

·      Assist in inventory cycle counts

·      Develop a steady and efficient working pace

·      Operate the bisque and glaze kilns and perform routine maintenance tasks

·      Apply finishing touches to products as necessary, including but not limited to adding sand and plaster to figurines, filling candle vessels with wax, and adding ribbon or hardware to ornaments

·      Accurately fill out pick lists, boxing logs and box labels when packaging customer orders

·      Assist in shipping and handling of completed customer orders as necessary: deliver customer pick up orders to shelves outside of dock doors or prepare orders for shipment via UPS or Freight

·      Assist sales team in the management and oversight of tile overage inventory

·      Follow departmental standards for objectively determining if bisque and glazed product meet quality standards

·      Contribute to team goals of constantly improving accuracy, efficiency, and general process improvement exercises (5S)

·      Recognize problems and work with team lead/supervisors to troubleshoot or correct

·      Complete independent training goals

·      Actively participate in cross-training outside the Bisque department and assist team lead in cross-training other team members as necessary

·      Maintain a clean workspace and perform general departmental housekeeping duties

·      Other duties as assigned




·      Be able to constantly perform basic addition, multiplication, and division to ensure accurate counts

·      Become familiar with Rookwood glazes and products, and be able to identify when product does not meet our quality standards

·      Must be detail oriented and take responsibility for quality and timeliness of work

·      Must be able to work independently

·      Must be able to be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

·      Ability to stand for 8 hours a day

·      Be able to adhere to and communicate to Team Lead about Bisque quality control standards

·      Must be able to frequently bend, twist, and crouch when performing kiln tasks

·      Be able to keep up in a fast-paced work environment

·      Be able to adapt to new procedures and practices

·      Practice correct safety practices always

·      Follow department schedule and ensure all orders are complete by due date

·      Assist Team Lead in maintaining and updating department Standard Operating Procedures

·      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…

- A natural inclination for numbers and data entry

- Ability to be a self-starter

- Ability to follow verbal and written instructions in English consistently and accurately

- Experience with Excel and Google Sheets is a plus

- 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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