LafargeHolcim

  • Quality Control Technician - Ready Mix

    # of Openings
    2
    Requisition ID
    2018-4714
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Category
    Quality Control
    Product Line
    Ready Mix
    Job Locations
    US-DC-Washington
    Company
    Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
  • Overview

    PURPOSE

     

    Locations include Washington, D.C. (Ft. Totten) and Rockville, MD

     

    The QC Technician performs quality control tests for the specific product line in accordance with established local or national standards. This position will be required to conduct quality control tests within the precision standards established by ASTM and AASHTO.  The position will be required to report results upward and seek assistance to analyze data. Conducts in depth problem solving, detailed data and trend analysis, and troubleshooting associated with concrete material performance.  This position also assists the Material Performance Manager of the product line in the implementation of best practices and techniques, in regards to product quality and quality initiatives.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Observe and enforce all LafargeHolcim Safety Standards, Advisories, and Policies.
    • Be a responsible advocate for on-the-job safety and the environment.
    • Carries out ongoing lab and field sampling. Testing to ensure that material produced and shipped meet State, project and customer specifications and expectations. Failure to do so will result in rejection of products that could produce significant negative impact to (1) Market Area financials and (2) LafargeHolcim’s  image in the marketplace.
    • Assist with the development, administration, implementation and documentation of material control plans and related material performance data, procedures and project-specific quality control.
    • Perform some service, repair, and calibration of laboratory and field testing equipment on a timely basis.
    • Carries out regular updates to appropriate Quality Control and Quality Assurance test databases and spreadsheets and provide report summaries or analyses as needed.
    • Able to learn the basic operations of cement, asphalt or aggregate plants.
    • Provide “troubleshooting” guidance and advice, for various customers both internal and external.
    • Technical material performance support and expertise provided for all plants in geographic area.
    • Recommend and assist with plant changes to ensure conformance and consistency.
    • Assist Plant Superintendents and Managers as required.
    • Assist Material Performance personnel in other areas, when available.
    • Work under general / minimal supervision; customarily works 50-75% of the time without direct supervision.

    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

    Plant Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Supervisor

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Required Education:  High School diploma/GED

    Other Training/Certifications Required:  ACI LEVEL I OR SHA

    Required Work Experience:  1-3 years

    • Two years of post-secondary technical education or equivalent in experience.
    • At least two years of experience as materials Q.C. Laboratory Technician preferred.
    • Maryland ACI I Certification or the ability to obtain within 3 months.
    • Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends to meet customer needs.

    This position requires as an essential function:

    • Reliability
    • Ability to lift and carry 35 lbs over uneven ground for a distance of 300 ft
    • Dependable attendance
    • The ability to get along with co-workers at all levels of the organization.
    • The ability to pass the post offer physical examination and pre-employment drug screening

    Travel Requirements:  Occasional travel to other plants in geographical area to cover absences

    Licenses/Certifications:  ACI LEVEL I or SHA

    Computer and Software Skills:  Windows OS, MS Excel, MS Word

    Other: 

    • Maintain a plant diary documenting weather conditions, amterial produced, samples taken, problems, corrective actions and general comments related to quality. 
    • Educates customers in proper application of all LafargeHolcim products.
    • Job coordinator for on-site quality control work as needed.
    • Assist salesmen, superintendents and managers as required.
    • Customer service with regards to testing and product information. 
    • Completion of testing in a timely manner.
    • Responsible for own ongoing maintenance, calibration and calibration documentation of testing equipment.

     

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