Hand Presser

City:  Lincoln
State:  CA
Country/Region:  US

Gladding McBean in Lincoln, CA is a manufacturer of vitrified clay pipe for sewers, clay roof tile, piazza clay floor tile, glazed terra cotta pottery, architectural terra cotta, sacked mortar clay, chimney tops and caps. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Plant Manager and Models and Molds Lead, this position performs the hand pressing of the clay into molds; and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Hand presses clay into mold and turns mold over after hand pressing is completed.
• Verifies that clay has proper consistency and thickness and assures that there are no air pockets in the mold.
• Assembles the mold
• Smoothens out the finish and ensures that it dries properly
• Lifts, carries and places pieces on rack so that pieces can be sent to dryers
• Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
• Regular attendance is required.
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.
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Requires an individual to be able to hand work clay with precise detail when pressing molds.
• On the job training required to learn the essential duties listed above.
• Ability to use hand tools, including but not limited to scrapers, hand towels, knives and sticks.
• Requires basic reading and writing skills.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Basic math is required and able to read tape measurer.
• Ability to communicate in a professional manner in dealing with employees, customers and superiors.
• Ability to act professionally and remain calm in high-stress situations
• Regular attendance is required.
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.

Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; Reach with hands and arms; Talk and listen; Stand, walk, and sit; Stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; Occasionally lifting 50-75 pounds
• Regular attendance is required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
• Outdoor weather conditions.
• Extreme temperatures.
• Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento