Ceramic Engineer I

Join the largest manufacturer of tile and natural stone in the United States and watch your career stand out with Dal-Tile, a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries.

Our close-knit team of dedicated professionals has made us the success we are today. In exchange for their hard work, we support our people with a family-friendly work environment, a commitment to promoting from within, unique benefits that go beyond just medical and dental, and a belief that every employee deserves a productive life outside of work. If this sounds outstanding to you, take the first step forward and explore a career with Dal-Tile.

The Ceramic Engineer executes the research and development of technical projects in the Dallas based R&D center.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute research projects in the Dallas based R&D center.
  • Work closely with senior engineers on complex projects.
  • Lead less complex projects and direct team members as required.
  • Perform the hands on work required to complete each phase of the project.
  • Set-up and run a wide variety of laboratory equipment after some initial training. These range from crude clay processing equipment through highly sophisticated scientific instrumentation
  • Prepare and present project updates and final reports.
  • Help establish and/or maintain systems to increase R&D effectiveness
  • Travel to plants as necessary to perform testing, implement projects and provide technical assistance
  • Current research projects are focused in several different areas including but are not limited to:
  • Raw material evaluation and selection
  • Body formulation and evaluation
  • Firing profile characterization and optimization
  • Glaze evaluation and replacement criteria
  • Evaluation of alternative glaze application techniques
  • Color theory application to shade evaluation and control
  • Reducing test variation in all areas of our operation

Qualifications:

Education & Knowledge:
- Requires a BS in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science or related degree with emphasis in ceramics.
Experience:
- 0-2 years of engineering experience.
- Experienced applicants should have a working knowledge of glazes, pastes, color development, and spectrophotometers.
Competencies:
- Strong communication skills, organization, data analysis and interpretation, and interpersonal skills.
- Strong problem solving skills, ability to train, coach and to coordinate priorities.
- Ability to compare and analyze glaze appearance versus master and adjust characteristic as needed.
- Capability to execute several projects at once.

We offer competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, career opportunities, and an environment of creativity and growth.


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