Job ID: 2017-29527

Title: Manufacturing Manager

Company: Dal-Tile

Location: Sunnyvale, TX





Ensure production of ceramic tile in accordance with manufacturing requirements, ensuring that products are made safely, within specification, on time, and within budget. Oversee technical activities for presses, driers, as well as selection and packaging operations (development, maintenance, troubleshooting).





  • Ensure that installations, equipment, and tools within the department are functioning safely and are operated according to approved procedures
  • Define and enforce safety and housekeeping standards
  • Identify and eliminate hazards;



  • Plan department activities (e.g., material ordering, production, maintenance, product changes) to ensure that output and quality satisfy standards as well as production schedule
  • Verify accuracy and timeliness of production records and logs
  • Minimize waste and delays in production



  • Ensure that operating procedures and quality controls are executed properly
  • Liaise with Laboratory regarding quality
  • Oversee adjustment to process parameters
  • Ensure routine upkeep and maintenance of department installations and equipment, and availability of spare parts
  • Schedule equipment changes as needed (e.g., die changes)
  • Develop proposals resulting in improved cost, quality, quantity, and process
  • Coordinate product development activities with other manufacturing departments
  • Coordinate projects for installation/overhaul of equipment



  • Hire and develop new employees
  • Schedule manpower, including time off (vacation, holidays, etc.)
  • Verify timesheets
  • Define work standards and procedures, and ensure that they are followed
  • Address inappropriate behavior through disciplinary procedures
  • Assess training requirements of team
  • Provide training
  • Ensure effective communication with teams and among teams



  • Work with other manufacturing departments to address quality or productivity problems
  • liaise with Italian Engineering Department and Italian OEMs during modifications to existing equipment or installation of new equipment.





Bachelors degree in Industrial Management, Business, or Ceramics and 5 years experience with ceramic tile processes and factors affecting efficiency and quality. Experience must include: knowledge of hydraulic and electrical manufacturing equipment; familiarity with SACMI presses and dryers used in ceramic tile pressing, as well as punches, dies, grids, and spare parts; familiarity with Nuova Sima selection and packaging equipment, line setup, production changes and electrical/electronic troubleshooting; ability to troubleshoot production problems by identifying root causes and implementing solutions; ability to calculate machine settings and material requirements, using concepts of algebra and engineering; and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word). 30% travel to plant located at 834 Rickwood Road, Florence, AL 35630. In lieu of the stated bachelors degree, employer will accept a bachelors equivalence based on a combination of education, training and/or experience as determined by a professional evaluation service.

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