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Ceramics Engineer
SUMMARY
Conducts research, develops processing techniques, and directs technical work concerned with manufacture of ceramic clay products by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Other duties may be assigned.)
Directs testing of physical, chemical, and heat resisting properties of clay materials.
Analyzes results of test to determine combinations of materials which will improve quality of products. Leads program of development of new production mixes.
Conducts research into methods of processing, forming, and firing of clays to develop new ceramic products.
Coordinates testing activities of finished products for characteristics such as texture, color, durability, glazing, and refractory properties.
Leads product design activities.
Actively participates in Quality Program.
Oversees development of architectural samples and retains samples and sample records.
Maintains laboratory records.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

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.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability

Education:
Bachelor's (Preferred)
Experience: Ceramic Engineering or Geology: 1 year (Preferred)

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

Work Location: One location

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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.
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