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Quality Control Technician

Company: Holcim US
Location: Plainwell
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

**Why work for us?**
Driven by our purpose: Building progress for people and the planet. We are transforming to become the leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions. Holcim US offers an unparalleled range of innovative cement, aggregates, asphalt, concrete products and construction services that have been the foundation for infrastructure projects across the globe. To move the industry forward to a greener future we need people who are passionate about sustainability, are driven to shape and influence perception, and keen to build, grow and thrive in our high-performance culture. **Are you ready to build progress with us?**
This position will perform 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 aggregate material performance. This position also assists in the implementation of best practices and techniques, in regards to product quality and quality initiatives.
**Key Responsibilities include the following:**
+ Observe and enforce all Company 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) Holcim 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.
+ Maintain a plant diary documenting weather conditions, material produced, samples taken, problems, corrective actions and general comments related to quality.
+ Able to learn the basic operations of 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 Operations, Area, and Plant Managers as required.
+ Assist Material Performance personnel in other areas, when available.
+ Work under general/minimal supervision; customarily works 70-80% of the time without direct supervision
**Required Experience:** 1-2 years of experience as a materials quality control laboratory technician
**Required Education:** High School Diploma or Equivalent
**Additional Requirements:**
+ Experience with Microsoft Office
+ Mine Safety and Health Administration Certificate (MSHA) or the ability to obtain in 6 months through Holcim training
+ Basic math skills and knowledge of statistics
+ Excellent driving record and able to operate a motor vehicle
+ Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
+ Sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time
+ Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs over uneven ground for a distance of 300 feet
+ Climbing ladders, scaffolding and stockpiles
+ Working at elevated heights
+ Tolerating noise, temperature and environmental variations
+ Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to health, safety and environmental policies in all work environments and areas. Promote a culture of safety and exhibit these behaviors.
+ Successful candidates must adhere to all safety protocols and proper use of Holcim approved Personal Protection Equipment ("PPE"), including but not limited to respirators. Employees that are required to wear respirators must be clean shaven where the respirator seal meets the face in order to pass the qualitative and quantitative fit tests
Click to view Company Benefits Overview (https://lafarge-na.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=332309&hashed=-1767320747)
**Position Type** _Hourly Full-Time_
**# of Openings** _1_
**Requisition ID** _2023-17722_
**Category** _Quality Control_
**Product Line** _Aggregates_
**Job Locations** _US-MI-Plainwell_
**Company** _Holcim US_

Keywords: Holcim US, Kalamazoo , Quality Control Technician, Engineering , Plainwell, Michigan

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