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Quality Control Technician

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Job ID:¬  139343


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The Shelly Company, a CRH company, is a vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete and paving services throughout the state of Ohio. Our commitment to quality drives us to use the most modern, efficient and environmentally friendly technology in our industry. The Shelly Company is known throughout the industry for innovation, quality and for our commitment to safety.


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Company Overview
Headquartered in Thornville, Ohio (approximately 30 miles east of Columbus), The Shelly Company operates in 74 counties throughout the state and employs approximately 2,000 employees. The Shelly Company is divided into four divisions. The Southern, Northwest and Northeast Divisions supply aggregates, asphalt and paving services throughout their geographic areas. The Ready Mix Division is a supplier of concrete and operates locally as Smith Concrete, Medina Supply and All Ohio Ready Mix.


The Shelly Company currently has a need for a Lab / Field Quality Control Technician in the¬ Southern Division.


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SUMMARY


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Conduct tests on asphalt mix to determine composition and consistency with required specifications. Assist in adjustment of mix composition to ensure asphalt mix within specifications. Monitor temperature, thickness, density and overall condition of pavements during installation. Assist and make recommendations in the process of the installation of HMA.¬  Quality Control Technicians usually perform their duties during a shift that varies with the operation of the business, may include night work, and usually involves overtime.¬  Duties are performed under limited or no supervision.


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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


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The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to the following:


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Testing Materials:¬  ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 


The materials technician must test materials in a safe efficient and productive manner.¬ 


Specific duties include:



  • Identify and become familiar with various mix specifications requirements.


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Monitoring Hot Mix Quality for Specific Jobs:¬ 


The materials technician must monitor the quality of hot asphalt mix in a safe, efficient and productive manner.


Specific duties include:



  • Obtain specification requirements.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 

  • Test materials to determine weight, specific gravity and gradation of mix components.

  • Communicate with QCT III and II's regarding mix specifications and test results.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 

  • Input test result data into computers in laboratories and remote locations


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Monitoring HMA Pavement Quality for Installation on Specific Jobs.¬ 


The Quality Control Technician must monitor the quality of HMA pavement in a safe, efficient and productive manner.¬ 


Specific duties include:



  • Obtain specification requirements.

  • Measure temperature and thickness

  • Determine density using a density meter and calibrate such meter

  • Obtain Core specimens according to applicable methodology

  • Test materials to determine weight, specific gravity and gradation of mix components.

  • Communicate with internal and external consultants regarding mix specifications.

  • Communicate and assist paving personnel in adjusting processes to conform to specifications.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with and work well with other personnel, ¬  customers, and state engineers and to accomplish objectives of job position and project requirements.

  • Develop files using Microsoft Excel to track test results of HMA properties.¬ 

  • Analyze data statistically.

  • Strive to obtain optimum production in a safe environment.


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OTHER REQUIREMENTS



  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.

  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.

  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.

  • Report to the assigned job site ready to begin work at the designated start time.

  • Strict adherence to The Shelly Company Manual of Safety Practices & Procedures.

  • Strict adherence to The Shelly Company policies and procedures as outlined in the book of company policies.

  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.¬ 


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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT


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Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA.¬  Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position are: Hard Hat, Safety Glasses, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, Gloves, Reflective Vest, Seatbelt, Hearing Protection, and Respiratory Protection as needed.


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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS


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Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities to be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.


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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:


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High School diploma or equal skill level. Job Specific Certifications are a plus but not required. Ability to carry out standardized laboratory tests in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO standards. Knowledge and understanding of basic operating procedures and mechanics of asphalt plant. Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations pertaining to, but not limited to, safety, the environment and transportation. Ability to detect safety hazards and malfunctions and respond accordingly. Ability to operate a two-way radio.¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 


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¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬  LANGUAGE SKILLS:


¬ Ability to read English language sufficiently to read information contained in specifications, reports, manuals and regulations.


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¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:


¬ Ability to perform intermediate mathematical skills, including basic algebra, geometry, and shop math.


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PHYSICAL DEMANDS:


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The position of materials technician is a physically demanding job.¬  The functions performed ordinarily involve:


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Walking up to ten miles per day, occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and traveling over irregular terrain. Functions also usually involve frequent sitting and standing.¬  Performance of some tasks or operation of some equipment may require motor coordination, finger dexterity, eye-hand-foot coordination and color discrimination.¬ Individuals must be able to perform all essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, without posing a direct threat to the health safety of the individual or to others.


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Must frequently bend, kneel, squat, drive and use repetative motion. Must continuously stand and walk. And, will occassionally sit, reach and use fine motor skills.


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This position requires an employee to lift up to 50 pounds and team lift up to 100 pounds.


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WORK ENVIRONMENT:


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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.¬  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds frequently during the work day.


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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to irritants and chemicals and occasionally exposed to noise, dust, vibration, and irritating atmospheres at or around the operating sites.¬  Employee is frequently exposed to existing weather conditions. Employee must perform numerous tasks indoors and throughout a site.¬ 


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Will¬ be exposed to hot, cold or wet weather. Will be exposed to noise and high heat with occassional exposure to high heat and moving equipment.


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If you are looking for a company who values their employees and has opportunities for employee development and advancement, apply now. For more information about The Shelly Company and Oldcastle visit www.shellyco.com and www.oldcastle.com. If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Thank you for your interest in expanding your career with The Shelly Company/Oldcastle Materials!


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What CRH Americas Offers You


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  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs


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About CRH Americas


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CRH Americas¬ has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


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CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


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The Shelly Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


¬ EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this¬ link.¬ 


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