Careers

Careers at Yankee Hill Brick
3 Job Opportunities Listed (below) for:

• Maintenance Technician
• Packaging Line Lead
• Burner Watchperson / Kiln Car Repair


About Us: Founded in 1881, Yankee Hill Brick has spent more than a century establishing themselves as a nationally recognized manufacturer of clay products including bricks, pavers, and special architectural shapes. Our products are specified on many award-winning projects. The combination of quality, color, and pristine finish makes Yankee Hill Brick an attractive choice for clients ranging from international design-build firms to architects throughout the United States to area masons. Our unique blends of locally-mined clay and our state of the art high-temperature firing kiln allow manufacturing of the highest quality clay products in the industry.

Maintenance Technician
SUMMARY
Perform a variety of electrical and mechanical tasks under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager.  Constructs, maintains, and repairs electrical power, lighting, and communication systems of buildings, factories, transportation equipment and production equipment by performing the following duties:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned.)
Perform preventive, corrective, and emergency maintenance on electrical and mechanical systems Install, maintain, troubleshoot,and repair equipment and systems such as (but not limited to) the following:

• Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
• Industrial Electronic Control Systems
• Machine and Motor Control Systems
• Profibus & Ethernet Industrial Networks
• Air compressors, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment
• Robotics
• Power Transmission Equipment

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Knowledge of practical electrical application of AC and DC currents
• Ability to read and understand electrical wiring and mechanical design diagrams
• Ability to read and understand blueprints and manuals
• Ability to use electronic test equipment such as a digital multi-meter
• Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools
• Ability to identify, maintain, and troubleshoot control network components
• Ability to identify, maintain, and troubleshoot Motor Controls including motor starters, Variable Frequency Drives, DC drives, and standard electrical components
• Industrial electrical hands-on experience and troubleshooting, including 480V 3-phase, 110 VAC, and 24VDC systems

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Applicant will need an AAS from college or technical school; or three to six years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE/COMMUNICATION SKILLS
• Ability to communicate with employees and supervisors in person and in English
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

MATHEMATIC SKILLS

• Ability to do basic math: addition, subtraction, fractions, percentages, etc…
• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
• Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and formulate repair action plans for various types of equipment

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current driver license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  The ability to hear oral conversations, telephone calls and loudspeaker announcements are required for this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• The employee is frequently exposed to: toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme heat and cold, electrical shock hazards, and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.  

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.  The employee will regularly wear hearing, eye, and foot protection along with other specialty protective equipment as required.

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $21.00 - $24.00 per hour

Benefits:
• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Dental insurance
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance

Schedule:
• 10 hour shift
• 8 hour shift
• Day shift
• Night shift
• Overtime
• Weekend availability

Shift availability:
• Day Shift (Preferred)
• Night Shift (Preferred)
• Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Packaging Line Lead
SUMMARY
The Packaging Line Lead Person is responsible for overseeing the Packaging Dehackers (temp laborers) to make sure the required tonnage into the jigs is maintained. They are responsible for setting up the labor required to operate the area they are assigned to (packaging, reblend, or tumbling).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned.)
· Observe brick samples pulled from the cars
· Note possible defects to look for (color, distortion, cracks, chips, size, molding/setting defects, etc.)
· Compare color, texture, and coating, if used, to the approved standard
· Note all special instructions from supervisor, senior lead person, and quality control personnel
· Ensure that the dehackers are putting the brick into the jigs at the appropriate rate and pattern
· Make sure that the correct amount of paper and veneer is being placed in the jigs
· Assign someone to save the seconds brick when needed
· Assist with packing brick
· Make sure the correct number of random samples are collected from each car during the packaging process and placed on the Q.C. panels (The number of pieces varies depending on the type or size of the brick. This sampling is done to show the possible changes that may be taking place in the brick over the length of the entire run.)
· Maintain and wear required safety equipment (safety glasses, steel toe shoes, hearing protection)
· Make sure the crew you are working with is wearing the appropriate safety equipment
· Watch for flashing red lights and assist with solving the problems they correspond to
· Operate equipment in a safe and professional manner
· Keep the work areas clean and organized
· Follow and support all company policies and procedures
· Consistently maintain and display a positive attitude in response to area problems and job duties
· Demonstrate self-initiative, good judgment, common sense and professional courtesy
· Notify supervisor of any accident
· Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents, safety rules and procedure manuals. Communicate with employees and management both verbally and in written form.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current Driver’s License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must walk, climb, stand, bend, squat, kneel, reach, lift, and use hands and fingers. The employee must process brick at a minimum rate of 3.4 tons per hour and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, occasionally outside weather conditions and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment sometimes requires hearing protection.

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $18.00 - $19.00 per hour

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:
10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Night shift
Overtime
Weekend availability

Shift availability:
Day Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Preferred)
Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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Burner Watchperson /Kiln Car Repair
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned.)
· Monitor all functions of the kiln, drier, and transfer cars to ensure proper operation.
· Make corrections to equipment as needed to maintain proper operation.
· Contact maintenance supervisor/personnel if additional help is needed.
· Tear down, clean, and rebuild the kiln cars
· Routinely check the kiln cars as they are moving through the plant (blocks, frames, bearings, etc…)
· Use laser lines and various tools to ensure alignment of the kiln car deck blocks
· Repair / adjust deck block on the cars as necessary
· Maintain supplies in an orderly fashion· Greasing kiln cars - once a year (or as needed)
· Replacing kiln car end seals and insulation – once or twice a year (or as needed)
· Maintaining the numbers on the kiln cars.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
· Follow and support all company policies and procedures (safety, attendance, cell phone, etc…).
· Maintain clean and non-cluttered work areas (work benches, work tables, desks, etc…).
· Clean up and put all tools away after using them or at the end of the day.
· Clean up the work area after completing a repair or project.
· Consistently maintain and display a positive attitude.
· Operate all equipment (hand tools, forklifts, golf carts, loaders, scissor lift, etc…) in a safe and professional manner.
· Respond to area problems and job duties with a demonstration of self-initiative, good judgment, common sense, and professional courtesy.
· Perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
· Knowledge of and experience using various types of hand and power tools is required.
· Some computer work is required, general knowledge of computer operations.
· General mechanical experience is preferred.
· Welding experience is preferred.
· Experience reading blueprints, parts manuals and service manuals is preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and int

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals is required. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence is required. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, with outside agencies and other employees is required.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals is required.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current Driver’s License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must walk, climb, stand, bend, squat, kneel, reach, lift, and use hands and fingers. The employee must process brick at a minimum rate of 3.4 tons per hour and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position requires working daytime and weekend hours on an 8-hour shift and possible nighttime hours as required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but may be loud in certain areas and require hearing protection. The employee will be working with insulation and silica that requires the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:
10 hour shift
8 hour shift
Day shift
Night shift
Overtime
Weekend availability

Shift availability:
Day Shift (Preferred)
Night Shift (Preferred)
Overnight Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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