Job Summary:
Primary purpose is to perform control tests on all slurries in all Dip Zones in the Shell Room so that corrective action can be taken if control limits are breached. 

Essential Job Functions: 
  • Perform specific gravity test on shell slurries, enter data in spreadsheet, and communicate if limits are breached or trends are noticed.  Take corrective action if needed
  • Perform binder solids test on shell slurries, enter data in spreadsheet, and communicate if limits are breached or trends are noticed.  Take corrective action if needed.
  • Perform slurry tests on feed tank slurries, record results, make adjustments if needed, and release or reject slurry.
  • Perform pH, temperature, bacteria, gel, and foam test on shell slurries, enter data in spreadsheet, and communicate if limits are breached or trends are noticed.  Take corrective action if needed.
  • Perform plate weight, grain content %, and slurry coverage test and enter data in spreadsheet.
  • Perform binder solids test on incoming shell binders, enter data in spreadsheet, and release or reject binder
  • Collect, prepare, and test Modulus of Rupture on shell mold test strips, enter data in spreadsheet, and communicate if trends are noticed.
  • Keep Ceramics Lab, cabinets, and all equipment clean, well-organized, and in good working condition.
  • Maintain settings of slurry drip pumps and keep production drip pumps in good working condition.
  • Build and maintain experimental slurries as required by Engineering
Qualifications: 
  • Associate’s in Engineering degree or demonstrated experience in similar job function
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to use and manage Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to perform slurry tests including specific gravity, viscosity, pH, binder solids, gel test, foam test, bacteria test, and plate weight.
  • Ability to perform and understand statistics calculations including standard deviation and Cpk.
  • Ability to work safely with chemicals such as bactericides.
  • Ability to recognize trends in data and to bring them to attention of others in timely fashion. 
  • Ability to perform routine tests in careful and thorough manner on on-going basis.
Working Conditions:
  • Working Environment:   Office and Manufacturing Environment
  • Physical Demands:    Sitting/Standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 20lbs, periods of time using a computer screen.
  • Travel Requirements: 5%
  • Required PPE:     Check for required PPE in areas you may be working in
  • Safety Glasses:    Needed in all areas of the plant.
  • Steel toe shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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