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Mercury Mosaics & Tile, Inc.

Tile Maker

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Full Time
Category: Fabrication and production
Deadline:

City: Minneapolis, MN
Salary: $12.00 per hour
Website: www.mercurymosaics.com

Job description

Ceramic Handmade Tile Manufacturing Company — Mercury Mosaics!

We’re an awesome group of hardworking creatives and makers here at Mercury Mosaics. We manufacture the most amazing handmade tile in the world, from scratch. We work hard and like to have fun and a drama-free environment and so we only hire awesome people.

We’re a part of the Northeast Arts District and like to set a good example by showing how organized and successful artists can be. We celebrate birthdays with potlucks, support each other’s artistic and personal goals and some of us bring our dogs with us to work. We really like having dogs around!

Main Duties:
Tilemaking – Loading 25 lb blocks of clay, extruding fresh clay and making precision measurements and cuts to create a variety of tile shapes and prepare them for firing in the kilns.

Glazing – Glazing tile by hand with paintbrushes based on certain applications to create gorgeous tile within an approved color range.

Kilns – Loading and unloading tile into kilns, firing tile to the correct temperature, quality control inspection of the tile when it comes out of the kilns, counting and checking in tile to ensure everything needed for the tile order has been created successfully.

Layout – Gluing tile down onto mesh to create sheets of tile, cutting tiles on wet saw and creating custom mosaics.

Shipping – Building boxes, packing up tile, setting up shipments. We ship our tile all over the world!

You must be willing to lend a hand in all of these areas and with other general duties in our manufacturing area. These duties may include the above areas plus cleaning, organizing and other tasks which support the whole process of creating beautiful handmade ceramic tile.

No previous experience required, we will train you. You will apprentice in an area and work with another person to learn the craft and then once you know what you’re doing, you’ll work to maintain that quality while increasing your speed.

You must be organized, literate, friendly and able to do basic math.
Detail-oriented and able to follow directions is a must!

***Directions on how to apply are at the end of this ad, keep reading!***

Application process will include various math and IQ tests plus a personnel potential analysis survey.

This position involves A LOT of heavy lifting, bending, warm working environment at times and the applicant must be physically able to handle this and be on their feet all day. You must be able to lift 50 pounds. It is a VERY physical job, definitely not a desk job – you’ll be on your feet and working with your hands all day, everyday.

Must love dogs.

Full-time
Schedule: M-F 9-530
$12/hr
Check out our website: www.mercurymosaics.com
Start date: immediately

Some of our benefits:
Working with a community of the nicest and most amazing people, many of whom are also amazing artists.
Employees are invited to show and sell their own artwork at the multiple artist markets which we host 3-4 times a year. We’ll even help you get started if you’ve never shown your work before.
Medical Benefits
Paid Time Off

Qualifications or requirements

Application process will include various math and IQ tests plus a personnel potential analysis survey.

This position involves A LOT of heavy lifting, bending, warm working environment at times and the applicant must be physically able to handle this and be on their feet all day. You must be able to lift 50 pounds. It is a VERY physical job, definitely not a desk job – you’ll be on your feet and working with your hands all day, everyday.

How to apply

Contact Jon at jon@mercurymosaics.com by responding to this ad and tell me why you think you’d make a great addition to our team!

***Following directions is a MUST! This includes the directions included in the HOW TO APPLY section above***