• Refractory Career Opportunities

Quality/Manufacturing Engineer

The Plibrico Company is seeking a Quality/Manufacturing Engineer for an in-plant position located in Jackson County area, Ohio.  Under the direct supervision of the Technical Manager and VP of Engineering, the Quality/Manufacturing Engineer drives the systems, processes, and continuous improvement activities to produce, end to end, consistent and reliable manufactured refractory products.

Responsibilities and essential functions include:

  • Provide Quality Engineering support to all manufacturing processes, equipment, and products
  • In collaboration with the Plant Manager, ensure that plant manufacturing personnel are adhering to the quality management system SOP’s and SPI’s through leadership and nurturing a safety culture at the plant
  • Lead a cross-functional team for root cause analysis of quality issues, implementing corrective measure and preventative actions
  • Resolve quality issues with raw material suppliers, protecting the company from further risk
  • Is responsible to provide data on manufacturing, such as first pass yield and other audit data to the plant manager to insure robust processes
  • Participate in the New Product Development Process to ensure consistency with existing processes and controls as new products go to manufacturing
  • Improves the perceived value of Plibrico’s brand in designated industry segment, and increases Plibrico’s brand recognition
  • Assure the reliability and consistency of produced materials by driving discipline and effective processes


  • Bachelors’ degree in a technical field, ceramics or materials engineering or related engineering degree preferred
  • Three to five years of experience in quality management and process control systems and manufacturing, preferably in a refractory or ceramics manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of refractory practices and standards specific to the ceramics field, refractory ceramic development, manufacturing, and API-936 preferred
  • Previous plant engineering experience in a refractory or ceramics manufacturing environment preferred

Compensation and benefits are competitive.   The Plibrico Company is a drug- free workplace.

Plibrico Company, LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants for employment, without regards to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital, veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of handicaps or disabilities. In addition, this policy of equal opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but is not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.   Employee will be required to perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the company.

For more information or to apply, please e-mail us at hr@plibrico.com.

  • Plibrico® Plastic Refractories

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®Super F AB 58% 2900F / 1590C SDS
    Plibrico®60 AB 58% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS
    Plibrico®90 AB 90% 3400F / 1871C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®55 S 54% 3000F / 1648C SDS
    Plibrico®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®68 SA 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®85 S Special 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®90 S 90% 3400F / 1870C SDS
    Plibrico®SiC 80 (80% SiC) 2700F / 1480C SDS

    (fine grain – soft)

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico®SR 68 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 85 83% 3300F / 1815C SDS
    Plibrico®SR 90 88% 3400F / 1870C SDS

    Plibrico HyRATE® Plastic Refractories – Gunning Grade

    Clay/Air Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®Super F AB 43% 2900F / 1595C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®60 AB 60% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®80 AB 78% 3200F / 1760C SDS

    Phosphate Bond

    Product Name %Al2O3 Service Limit SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®68 S 68% 3100F / 1705C SDS
    Plibrico HyRATE®85 S Special 84% 3300F / 1815C SDS