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Lab Technician - Asphalt

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The Heritage Group Indianapolis , IN 46268

Posted 4 months ago

Job Summary:

The Lab Technician is responsible for utilizing proper methods of sampling and testing of asphalt, emulsion and other materials with the purpose of evaluating the quality and process control and/or acceptance. The lab technician will report to the Plant Manager and have a dotted line reporting responsibility to the QA/QC Manager. The Lab Technician is key in holding the standard of product quality and is the main communication channel between plant employees and the research lab.

Job Functions:

  • Monitor and test process functions and materials daily to ensure products meet or exceed the requirements of the appropriate agency or customer

  • Prepare and record accurate information and forward to appropriate plant and research lab contacts in a timely manner

  • Follow quality control plans or guidelines as assigned

  • Evaluate data for deviations or trends away from accepted standards

  • Obtain State DOT or other required certifications in a timely manner

  • Assist internal and external customers in any quality related matters

  • Sample appropriate materials, test the materials and keep a record of such as the state and other regulatory agencies

  • Conduct a monthly inventory of all products, chemicals, and other materials on site

  • Communicate with plant leadership and HRG on any product quality issues, trends or observations that impact quality, operations, and customers

  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Impeccable integrity

  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills

  • Problem-solving and prioritization skills

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with internal and external stakeholders

  • Ability to build strong relationships and partnerships across multiple levels in an organization

  • Demonstrated behaviors of self-motivation and team orientation

  • Basic math skills

  • Knowledgeable in API standards, GPA, EPA and ASTM methods preferred

  • Experience in pilot batching and scale-up

  • Basic knowledge of lab testing methods


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Associates or Bachelor's degree in chemistry, science or related discipline preferred

  • 1+ years of experience in the material lab testing role preferred

  • Strong interest in chemist and manufacturing operations.

  • Willingness to work shift work, overtime and to be on call for after-hours and weekend support

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Must be willing to wear appropriate personal protective equipment where required

  • Must be able to tolerate scents common to fuels and asphalts loading operations, as well as those of construction and maintenance related activities such as welding, painting, and tank cleaning

  • Must legally be eligible to work in the United States

  • Will be required to pass a background check, drug screening and physical

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Lab Technician - Asphalt

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The Heritage Group