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Quality Control Technician II

Metairie, Louisiana
Job Type
15 Jan 2023
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?


About the role:

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.


What you'll be doing:

Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.
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'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 20-30% of the time without direct supervision
Other duties as assigned.

We're looking for:

Education: Associate/Technical Degree

Required Work Experience: 2-3 years

Additional Requirements:

At least two years of experience as materials Q.C. Laboratory Technician preferred.
LA DOTD Concrete Plant Technician or Field Tester certificate or the ability to obtain within 3 months.
Availability and willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends to meet customer needs.
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
This position requires as an essential function:
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs over uneven ground for a distance of 300 ft
Dependable attendance
The ability to get along with co-workers at all levels of the organization.

Additional Requirements:
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 behaviours.

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.

What we Offer:

Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications
Generous Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
Dress for your day policy
Holistic health & well-being programs for physical, mental/emotional and financial health with access to resources and benefits to help focus on staying well through education and prevention
Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance coverage
Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) & Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for health and dependent Care
Vision and other voluntary benefits and discounts
Retirement Savings - Choose from 401(k) pre-tax and/or Roth after-tax savings
Paid Parental Leave (Maternity & Paternity)
Educational Assistance Program

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  • Job Reference: 876529911-2
  • Date Posted: 15 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Holcim US
  • Location: Metairie, Louisiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Permanent