Lafarge Waldorf , MD 20604
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 aggregate 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.
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 75-80% of the time without direct supervision.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBSPlant Manager, Operations Manager, Plant Supervisor
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIESRequired Education: High School diploma/GEDAdditional Education Preferred: Two years of post-secondary technical education or equivalent in experience.Other Training/Certifications Required: MARTCP Asphalt Plant 1 minimum
Computer and Software Skills:
MS Excel, MS Word, Google Applications
Required Work Experience:
At least one year of experience as materials Q.C. Laboratory Technician preferred.
Mine Safety and Health Administration Certificate (MSHA) Or the ability to obtain in 6 mo through LafargeHolcim training
Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends to meet customer needs.
This position requires as an essential function:
Ability to lift and carry 35 lbs over uneven ground for a distance of 300 ft
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
Occasional travel to other plants in geographical area
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.