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Quality Control Laboratory Manager

Company: Jebro Incorporated Department: Quality Control / Research & Development
Location: Sioux City, IA Hiring Manager: Kevin J Carlson
Closing Date: 12/15/2017 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Supervision, coordination, operation, and administration of Jebro’s quality control laboratories to ensure the quality of manufacturing components and finished products.

1. Always work safely and take action to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes, and behaviors.
2. Management of the laboratory personnel including hiring of new employees, training for employees as needed, setting goals and objectives for laboratory personnel, and reviewing performance of the laboratory personnel.
3. Develop formulations for all products to maintain specification compliance and minimize the cost of goods with ongoing consultation with Purchasing and GM QC/R&D. Monitor daily results and adjust formulations as necessary to continually meet these objectives. Communicate formulations and formulation adjustments to Operations.
4. Responsible for administration of Jebro’s quality control plan through delegation of responsibilities to Chemist, Laboratory Technicians, and Terminal.
5. Instruct and train personnel in the use of inspection and testing devices, methods, and techniques including administration of the AASHTO re:Source (formerly AMRL) quality systems process.
6. Regularly communicate with Operations personnel to stay abreast of issues affecting the terminal operations and product quality. This should be done on at least a daily basis.
7. In conjunction with the Terminal Managers and GM QC/R&D, conduct investigative studies to determine reasons for material defects and implement corrective and remedial action. Responsible to immediately report results outside of compliance guidelines to the proper Terminal Manager and GM QC/R&D.
8. Assist with investigative procedures having to do with customers' complaints and advise the Marketing Department on technical matters regarding such complaints.
9. Responsible for maintaining quality control records and preparing reports incidental to the procedures and functions of the department.
10. Assist with long/short and winter-fill planning with consultation with Purchasing and GM QC/R&D
11. Keep abreast of new developments relative to quality control and related procedures.
12. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. High school diploma.
2. Ability to provide and maintain proper certifications and licensure.
3. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Preferred Qualifications
1. Four-year degree in Engineering, Marketing, or Business Administration.
2. Five years quality control and/or mix design experience.
3. Pertinent experience in asphalt construction, asphalt plant production, or marketing experience in related fields.
Background Check
Human Resources will conduct a MDU Federal Criminal with aliases package for all newly promoted individuals in all accounting and finance positions, information technology, officer and all management positions, along with those at the discretion of Human Resources.
Additional Information
Position requires occasional over-night travel, some travel with little notice. Travel is typically less than 5%.
How To Apply
Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and applicable background check.

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