Mohawk Industries PRESS TECHNICIAN in DICKSON, Tennessee


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 Press Technician will safely and efficiently performs various technical, operational and mechanical functions within the Press and Fast Drying department.


  • Approaches all responsibilities with the mindset that ensures safety is built into every process task, factoring ergonomics, environmental and hazard elimination into the work steps of the team and themselves.

  • Understand their ability to directly increase overall product quality and integrity, while ensuring that process and product waste are driven to elimination through their skill and intervention.

  • Performing/reviewing product testing results in order to make necessary corrections within the operating parameters to ensure unfired tile maintains integrity to internal specifications.

  • Maintains a “continuous improvement” mind set when working on equipment, always looking for a better, safer, way, and communicating best practices .

  • Responsible for completing daily report detailing safety concerns, quality review and efficiency, as well as equipment maintenance completed throughout shift.

  • Working knowledge of powder delivery system and dry color addition system to ensure waste elimination, product integrity and maintaining silica compliance.

  • Will follow and record gas readings on dryers, as well as assist in the creation of SOP’s and TM’s for the press and fast drying department.

  • Responsible for organization, cleaning and inventory of all punches, both new and used. Creation of tracking system for wear, as well as identification of new will be expected as well.

  • Will be seen as a leader in the department during times when the department Manager is scheduled out of the office.

  • Continuously reviewing their respective area for ideas and thoughts that will drive productivity and reduce costs within the organization, and be able to professionally speak to their solution for improvement.

  • Conducts scheduled safety audits throughout the department, looking for unsafe conditions or finding a system or manner in which we can improve the quality of work life for our team.

  • Responsible for assistance during both scheduled and emergency die changes.

  • Will be responsible to fill in at an operator level during call-offs and potentially vacation.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


Education and Knowledge:

High school diploma or equivalent experience.


3 or more years operations experience.

Requires Dal-Tile level II or level III Press certification or 2+ years experience in the ceramic tile industry with a strong background in quality.

Other Pertinent Job Information: While performing the duties of this job:

  • The associate is regularly required to stand, use hands, and reach with hands and arms.

  • The associate is required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • The associate may be required to sometimes sit, climb or balance.

  • The associate may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this position includes close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The associate is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.

  • The associate is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles.

  • The associate may be exposed to a wide range of temperatures.

  • The noise level is usually loud.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • The associate is routinely working at a height that requires fall protection.


Core competencies include strong communication, listening skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, conflict resolution skills, and ability to analyze, plan and schedule.

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

Company Match on 401k

Employee Purchase Discount

Tuition Reimbursement

Dal-Tile is a proud supporter of our U.S. military, veterans and their families - Thank You for Your Service! Active military, transitioning service members and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mohawk Industries, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive workplace and a proud Drugs Don’t Work participant (EEO/AA M/F/D/V).

Job ID 2017-31871

FLSA Status Hourly

Company DAL-TILE

Business Site US-TN-DICKSON

Job Group Maintenance