Summar Description of Position
The Quality Control Technician is responsiblefor inspecting and testing materials being produced and sold at any Vulcanlocation in SC. Must be able to prepare and test materials in accordance withthe American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association ofState Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), all regulating Departmentof Transportation standards and VMC standards. Accurately interprets and reports test results, examines causes of poorproduct quality and researches causes of complaints and implements correctiveaction. Acts as a source of knowledge tooperations personnel with the ability to advise and recommend changes.
Education, Experience, Licenses, Certifications & Skills Required
Current SCDOT Coarse Aggregate Level I and II Technician Certification is required.
GDOT and NCDOT sampling and testing certifications are preferred or ability to obtain certifications within 6 months.
Must have a valid driver license.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Individual must possess good math and demonstrate the ability to perform simple to moderately complex arithmetic calculations.
Must have the ability to use computerized equipment and technology.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google, Oracle Business Environment and other software packages relevant to the position.
Must be attentive to detail.
Person must have the ability to perform material testing in an orderly, efficient and accurate manner.
Person must possess good verbal communications skills for dealing with plant production personnel, plant managers, customers and agency representatives.
Ability to problem solve and work independently.
Samples and conducts testing on aggregates conforming to the appropriate standard test methods. Field and laboratory testing of complete product line to ensure Quality Control of products at the point of production, shipping and arrival upon the jobsite. Test methods include but are not limited to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and Department of Transportation (DOT).
Individual must perform testing proficiently and accurately.
Communicates test results in a timely manner to supervisor and properly documents in data base.
Troubleshoot problems and review basic product specifications.
Visually inspects stockpiles, materials sources, and truck loads at plant sites.
Monitors the construction of the stockpiles to ensure that segregation and contamination is kept to a minimum or eliminated. Notifies management immediately if contamination is identified.
Conducts testing and assists in plant calibrations to ensure the proper quality of the product.
Completes all required reports in a timely and accurate manner. Maintains appropriate hard copy files.
Periodically inspects, calibrates and maintains testing equipment.
Ensures housekeeping standards are maintained in and around the lab.
Develops and maintains relationships with state/county/city inspectors and customers to allow for proper and timely communication of test results and speedy resolution of any product quality issues or concerns.
Will assist technical services personnel with special projects.
Other duties as assigned.
This position requires knowledge and awareness of construction and mining site hazards.
Will be required to wear protective gear when working in the field, including gear to protect against exposure to noise, dust and hazardous materials. This will include but is not limited to safety glasses, steel toe boots, hearing protection, and hard hat.
This requires an awareness to safeguard against possible hazards.
Will be required to lift and transport sample buckets and bags of up to 50 pounds.
Vulcan Materials Company