LafargeHolcim

  • Materials Performance Supervisor

    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition ID
    2018-5224
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Category
    Quality Control
    Product Line
    Aggregates
    Job Locations
    US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Company
    Aggregate Industries Management, Inc.
  • Overview

    PURPOSE
    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 Materials Performance Supervisor should be able to perform all required aggregate tests for physical properties determination (LA Abrasion, Specific Gravities, Soundness, ASR, etc…) as well as conduct in depth problem solving, detailed data and trend analysis and troubleshooting associated with aggregate material performance. This position also assists the Materials Performance Manager of the product line in the implementation of best practices and techniques, in regards to product quality and quality initiatives. Supervision of technicians is required.

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • Assist with the development, administration, implementation and documentation of Materials Performance Plans and related Materials Performance data, procedures and project-specific quality control.
    • Assists in Materials Performance-related management and operational personnel training, and assists in developing and improving operational procedures and output regarding a variety of Quality Improvement initiatives.
    • Trains new Materials Performance Technicians for field and laboratory Quality Control testing procedures and practices, and LafargeHolcim Best Practices as required.
    • Carries out ongoing lab and field sampling.
    • Carries out regular updates to appropriate Quality Control and Quality Assurance test databases and spreadsheets and provides report summaries or analyses as needed.
    • Provide ‘troubleshooting’ guidance and advice, for various customers both internal and external.
    • Be a responsible advocate for on-the-job safety and the environment.
    • Technical Material Performance support and expertise provided for all plants in geographic area.
    • Compile and prepare statistical reports and summaries for all aggregate products, for the Materials Performance Manager.
    • Ensure aggregates meet required specifications (Grading, physical testing, etc…) within the given area of responsibility.
    • Provide customer support in resolving quality concerns and problems.
    • Assist plant superintendents, & managers as required.
    • Must understand basic operations of an aggregate plant.
    • Must have a good understanding of at least one downstream product and exposure to the other (RMX or HMA).
    • Assist Materials Performance personnel in other areas, when available.
    • Report results to the Plant Manager(s) and Materials Performance Manager.
    • Recommend and assist with plant changes to ensure conformance and consistency. 

    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

    • Regional Manager Technical Services
    • Plant Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Territory Manager

      

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
    Required Education:   Associates/Technical Degree
    Additional Education Preferred:   Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree
    Required Work Experience:   A minimum of 2 years previous experience with a Bachelor’s degree or five years experience with NICET level 2 in both concrete and asphalt and the ability to obtain Level 3 within 6 months in either concrete or asphalt subfields. 

    Additional Requirements:

    • Must also be very familiar with Aggregate Plants and Yards and how to manage their quality.
    • Good cognitive and lab skills are an essential part of the successful execution of this position.
    • Must be proactive in all dealings, to guard the company’s interests.
    • Must be able to communicate with remote plant MP Personnel and Logistical Personnel to schedule and resolve issues.
    • Must be able to work with clients and specifiers at a high level on a regular basis.
    • Strong computer skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Current and valid Driver’s License Mine
    • Safety and Health Administration Certificate (MSHA) Occupational Safety and Health Administration Certificate (OSHA)

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