Tile Forming Generalist

Company Overview

Heath Ceramics

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About Heath

Heath Ceramics is a California company making dinnerware and architectural tile of good and enduring design for over 70 years. We are design-led, with the mission of creating products of beauty and integrity, while designing, manufacturing, and running our business in a way that's better for society and our planet. By taking responsibility for the entire lifecycle, we offer better products and experiences from beginning to end. We believe in the benefits of local manufacturing and support a community of people committed to and inspired by the process of designing, making, and sharing. We believe in providing a living wage, full health and welfare benefits, and a place for meaningful work. 

In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Job Categories

  • Hours: Full-time
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  • Position is Entry-level
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Job Duties

Position Summary

Tile Forming will work under the direction of the Tile Lead and Tile Production Manager.  This position has a one-month training period. An ideal candidate has very good attention to detail, works rapidly, and is always mindful of quality.


_Perform tile production by working in the current rotation of pressing/sanding/and cutting  
_Operation of ram press 
_Hand cutting of clay
_Glaze, shape, and bullnose preparation may be needed
_Board washing and other forming preparations
_Organize unfired tile on carts for the glazing team to process
_Communicate with kiln loading crew and potentially glaze teammates on material needs for filling kiln loads
_Maintain the floor around the forming area to be dust free and kiln car runners clear of debris
_Organize greenware and glaze carts according to daily needs
_Help in other departments. This includes board washing and greenware QC. Helping in other department depending on the need and the number of kilns scheduled per day
_Rotation running pug mill when needed

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

_Desire to work in a plant environment and to be “hands on”
_Excellent people skills: must be patient, flexible, and calm
_Excellent communication skills both written and oral
_Ability to enhance a team
_Proficiency with basic Mathematics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
_Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and written instructions
_Demonstrated ability to be reliable and punctual
_Willingness to be flexible and accept instruction from team members

Skills/Experience Preferred

Physical Requirements (Medium to Heavy)

_The ability to transport clay, finished goods, and other production materials (up to 35 lbs. at a time). The total weight lifted per day can be 3500 to 5000 lbs.
_Other activities, including climbing, balancing, kneeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, repetitive motion, grasping, and feeling.




We are committed to your health and well-being. Heath offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees that includes a choice of medical plan, dental, vision and life and works very hard to keep employee costs low for excellent coverage. We do not require an employee contribution for individual premiums, and we pick up a large portion of the costs for dependent coverage. A generous 401(k) match annually. Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan provides an additional retirement benefit linked to the long term performance of our company. We offer a generous time off allocation, paid family leave, and of course a healthy discount on all Heath Ceramics products.


This position is a full-time, non-exempt role that is on-site at our San Francisco Factory & Showroom. The hours for this position are 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a Union position and begins at $22.50 hourly. 

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Cover letter Required


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