Harbison Walker International is seeking applicants for a Manufacturing Production Technician in Fairfield, AL. HWI is an industry leader that powers the world economy to produce goods that sustain and enhance our lives. Their refractory products are used in every aspect of manufacturing across all product lines.





At HWI every employee supports HWI’s mission and vision to drive industry performance and deliver quality results. This role is the core of our operations success.

The Manufacturing Production Technician is responsible for maintaining a clean & safe work environment as well as maintaining professional working relationships with co-workers. Job duties vary daily, but all are focused on the forming, finishing and packaging of brick, used in the refractory industry.


  • Actively demonstrates and promotes safety and a safe work environment and holds their team accountable to drive a best in industry safety culture.
  • Audits and observes to ensure our product meets or exceeds quality standards. Owns Quality Control compliance for their assigned working area.
  • Analyzes equipment operations, performance, and problems and secures resources to ensure issues are resolved quickly and properly.
  • Operates and programs presses, setters, pickers, scales and all off bearing equipment; off bears brick from press table to rack cark, kiln car or pallet, cleans loose material and flange before setting in prescribed manner.
  • Operates tram cab, high lift and other transport machinery to deliver materials to presses.
  • Transfers kiln cars; transports racks and/or rack cars to and from presses and ovens.
  • Gauges and cleans kiln cars.
  • Operates lift trucks to transport materials throughout the plant.
  • Performs SMS charting and analysis of process variables.
  • Performs minor preventative maintenance on equipment and/or partners with maintenance to solve equipment changes and problems.
  • Actively participates in report out and production meetings.
  • Ability to effectively receive and decipher both ambiguous and direct/detailed instructions, provides innovative solutions, and both work independently or as a team member.


  • Requires a high school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous forklift experience preferred.
  • Understanding of basic safety/OSHA standards.
  • Some mechanical aptitude.
  • Some manufacturing experience helpful.


  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Plan
  • United Concordia Dental Plan
  • Vision Benefits of America Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Education Reimbursement


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