Raw Materials Processor
Florida Tile - Lawrenceburg, KY

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DESCRIPTION

Florida Tile, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer and distributor of porcelain and ceramic wall tile, as well as natural stone, decorative glass, and metal tiles. For over 50 years, Florida Tile has consistently taken the lead as an innovator by implementing new technology, delivering high quality products and protecting our indoor and outdoor environments. The corporate headquarters are located in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky. Products are manufactured and distributed from a state of the art facility in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Florida Tile also operates nineteen retail showrooms nationwide.

Florida Tile, Inc. is currently looking for a Raw Materials Processor for the Lawrenceburg manufacturing plant.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK:
Performs responsible semiskilled work in the unloading, transporting, storing, batching & ball milling of raw materials; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision.

This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing stooping, keeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, and grasping. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing & analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work. The worker is subject to general safety hazards, and inside and outside environmental conditions. Requires wearing a respirator as needed.

DUTIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Unloading, transporting, and storing raw materials delivered by rail car.
  • Follows department Standard Operating Procedure (SOP);
  • Operates a fork lift, as necessary;
  • Proficiently operate a wheel loader;
  • Reviews & verifies raw material shipment documents from freight hauler to ensure proper materials have been delivered;
  • Determines where crude materials are to be unloaded;
  • Takes samples from each bulk truck as required;
  • Verifies QC approval of bulk truck prior to unloading;
  • Properly fills silos with crude raw materials from bunkers;
  • Maintains a safe inventory level of raw materials in crude material silos;
  • Unloads and transports special materials, as required;
  • Operates automated feeding, crushing, batching & conveying systems;
  • Operates multi-stage continuous ball mill in the preparation of body slip;
  • Performs PM and minor maintenance on Body Prep equipment;
  • Maintains cleanliness of any/all work areas at all times;
  • Practices correct safety procedures;
  • Keeps accurate reports on volume of material processed and/or consumed;
  • Completes all other reports accurately, neatly, & completely;
  • Cleans magnets & screens according to current SOP's;
  • Performs & reports results of QC audits per SOP's;
  • Monitor dust & re-work levels, report any/all issues immediately;
  • Checks & reports emissions conditions of dust collection equipment in Body Prep area;
  • Operates fired scrap crushing system as necessary;
  • Ensures that correct batch formula is used per current specifications;
  • Cuts bags of material as necessary;
  • Checks & empties dust from dust collectors as necessary;
  • Cross-trained in the operation of the Spray Dryer;
  • Performs related tasks as required.
QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
General knowledge of the types of material being handled; general knowledge of inventory practices; general knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and the safety precautions necessary for proper unloading of the materials & the proper operation of the Body Prep equipment; skill in maneuvering a forklift; skill in maneuvering a wheel loader; ability to maintain accurate records; ability to make decisions and plan; and ability to follow oral and written directions. Ability to operate PC based control system for automated batching & conveying systems. Ability to interface with PC for data entry of process control parameters.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination of education & experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Ability to operate a fork lift & wheel loader. Ability to proficiently interface with PC based, automated equipment control systems.

NOTE: This position could be a second or third shift position working from 4:00PM to 12:00AM Monday through Friday or from 12:00AM to 8:00AM Monday through Friday.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL TASKS:
Unloading, transporting, and storing raw materials delivered by rail car.
  • Follows department Standard Operating Procedure (SOP);
  • Operates a fork lift, as necessary;
  • Proficiently operate a wheel loader;
  • Reviews & verifies raw material shipment documents from freight hauler to ensure proper materials have been delivered;
  • Determines where crude materials are to be unloaded;
  • Takes samples from each bulk truck as required;
  • Verifies QC approval of bulk truck prior to unloading;
  • Properly fills silos with crude raw materials from bunkers;
  • Maintains a safe inventory level of raw materials in crude material silos;
  • Unloads and transports special materials, as required;
  • Operates automated feeding, crushing, batching & conveying systems;
  • Operates multi-stage continuous ball mill in the preparation of body slip;
  • Performs PM and minor maintenance on Body Prep equipment;
  • Maintains cleanliness of any/all work areas at all times;
  • Practices correct safety procedures;
  • Keeps accurate reports on volume of material processed and/or consumed;
  • Completes all other reports accurately, neatly, & completely;
  • Cleans magnets & screens according to current SOP's;
  • Performs & reports results of QC audits per SOP's;
  • Monitor dust & re-work levels, report any/all issues immediately;
  • Checks & reports emissions conditions of dust collection equipment in Body Prep area;
  • Operates fired scrap crushing system as necessary;
  • Ensures that correct batch formula is used per current specifications;
  • Cuts bags of material as necessary;
  • Checks & empties dust from dust collectors as necessary;
  • Cross-trained in the operation of the Spray Dryer;
  • Performs related tasks as required.

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