Quality Control/Ceramic Engineer-Summerville, PA
Oldcastle 192 reviews - Pennsylvania

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Job Requisition ID: 21924

Job Type: Engineering

Work Time: Regular

City: Summervile

State: Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Postal/Zip Code: 15864


Working closely with the production management/staff and receiving department, the Quality Control/Ceramic Engineer ensures the quality of incoming raw materials and manufactured products through application of quality assurance procedures. In addition this position will work closely with the sales team to develop custom colors matching our customer’s requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for all testing of incoming raw materials, ensuring compliance with established plant quality specifications.

Perform testing of fired brick to ensure adherence to established plant specifications and ASTM.

Responsible for glaze formulation and color matching relating to custom color development.

Develop and maintain quality assurance standard operating procedures.

Assist in new product development and evaluation/resolution of product complaints.

Identify opportunities for manufacturing cost reduction and quality improvement of all products as needed.

Maintain lab testing records including data logs/systems relating to color match and customer requirements.

Research and stay current on relevant color and laboratory technology.


Associates Degree in Ceramic Engineering or related field

5 -10 years technical experience preferable in clay products, white wares or tile manufacturing

Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills

Dedicated to continuous improvement and collaborative team building

Training and/or experience in color matching software and LECO test equipment (carbon/sulfur test equipment).

Plant process improvement, statistical process control, safety and environmental background with compliance experience.

Maintaining awareness/knowledge of relative improvements in regards to brick color match technology and quality.

Systematic “hands on” and detail oriented approach to problem solving

Computer literate in Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive, and as such the employee will also be required to perform other reasonably related business duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or other management personnel.

About Oldcastle Building Products

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

One of our employees says it best…

“ Over 27 years, Oldcastle has always provided me with growth opportunities." – Gary

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

Glen-Gery is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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Oldcastle is the largest manufacturer of building products and materials in North America with more than 2000 locations and 39,000...