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  • Quality Assurance Technician

    # of Openings
    1
    Requisition ID
    2018-5799
    Position Type
    Salaried Full-Time
    Category
    Quality Assurance
    Product Line
    Cement
    Job Locations
    US-IL-Chicago
    Company
    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview

    PURPOSE

    Work with other members of the team to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the plant in order to maximize operational efficiency in an environment of continuous improvement; to provide timely and accurate process control information, to ensure that all testing equipment is operating properly, and to certify that the completed product meets intended specifications at both East and South Chicago.  Also, responsible for managing environmental programs at both sites with assistance from supervisors. 

    Responsibilities

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
    • Have a thorough understanding of the chemistry of raw materials and products to understand how elements and chemical changes will affect the production process.
    • Possess analytical and process control testing equipment knowledge and operating expertise.
    • Possess the skills and ability to troubleshoot test equipment.
    • Understand environmental requirements and reporting.

    RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS

    • Reports to the Production & Quality Coordinator
    • Works with Area Environmental Manager
    • Works with Area Quality Manager
    • Works closely with Production & Distribution Supervisors
    • Works with Sales Team for technical information and sample requests

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree or 3 years equivalent experience with a High School Diploma

    Field of Study Preferred:  Chemistry/Chemical Engineering

    Required Computer and Software Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office.  Experience with Process/Engineering software helpful (ASPEN,CAD).

    Travel Requirements:  Up to 10%. Individual will travel between the South Chicago, IL Grinding Facility and the East Chicago, IN Slag Plant on a regular basis.

     

    Additional Requirements:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Demonstrate strong skills in problem solving, decision making and multi-tasking.
    • Maintains composure in dealing with difficult situations; demonstrates positive customer service attitude.
    • Time and self-management skills, including being self-directed, effective realization of current priorities associated with answering customer calls, scheduling callbacks while being able to re-prioritize as requested.
    • Records, analyzes, certifies and prepares summaries of findings. Maintains records of test results using various databases.
    • Assists with customer service issues as required. Troubleshoots to determine reason for problem or complaint.
    • Strong sense of teamwork.
    • Collects samples to help with sales and customer relations.
    • Must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 90 pounds.
    • Help new employees understand quality and environmental responsibilities.

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