Job Description


The Machine Operator I under the supervision of the Production Supervisor may perform any of the jobs listed below. 



  • Comply with Westlake Safety Policies and Procedures  

  • Regular attendance, timeliness and scheduling flexibility 

  • Color Operator:   Transports pallets of pigment and creates the color as indicated on the schedule by mixing the batches of dry pigments and liquid color according to the formula cards. Tests the product after each batch and transports the color to the line. 

  • Slurry Operator:  Produces slurry coating for the tiles in the proper color, consistency and quality by mixing oxide powders and water in correct proportion. 

  • Base Coat and Glaze Mixer: Follow all SOP’s in that department and make sure to follow the production schedule. Be familiar with all chemical precautions stated on the SDS. Receive and unload all chemicals delivered on a weekly basis. Conduct weekly cycle counts scheduled by the shift supervisor. Notify supervisor or Lead person for any problems or malfunction of the equipment 

  • Stone Blending: Operate the stone blending equipment. Follow SOP’s and recipes created in that department. Follow all QC inspections and process standards.  

  • Packaging Controls: Understand and control the automatic packaging machine.  

  • Ensure that chemicals are stored properly to prevent any possible accidents. 

  • Clean equipment and the mixing areas after each batch and check for mechanical defects on the daily basis. Notify supervisor or lead person for any problems or malfunction of the equipment. 

  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor  



  • Basic mathematical skills (i.e. ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide) 



  • Able to read, comprehend and follow simple instructions, required. 

  • 6 months to 1 year of color or tile manufacturing experience required. 

  • 6 months Forklift driving experience desired 



The employee should possess the ability to: 

  • Complete repetitive movements such as typing  

  • Complete repetitive movements 

  • Must be able to work independently 

  • Work in a fast-paced environment 

  • Ability to efficiently multi task 

  • Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds 

  • Ability to move or traverse about the facilities  


This is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities or may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship. 

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US markets. The base pay range for this position is $17 to $19/hr. This range is based on relevant market data in our lowest and highest geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, experience and skillset. Westlake is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, sign on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package (also to include a full range of medical and other benefits).

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