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Quality Control Technician

Company: Knife River - Texas Division Department: Quality Control
Location: Bryan , TX Hiring Manager: Richard M Roberts
Closing Date: 12/31/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
The Technician will function in a day-to-day Asphalt Plant, Ready Mix Concrete, and/or Aggregate supply environment, and will work directly with all members of the Quality Control, Operations, and Sales departments.
Minimum Qualifications:
-Valid Driver’s License.
-General education, grammar and arithmetic, GED or high school diploma or equivalent.
-Ability to provide or obtain and maintain proper certifications, licensures, medical card and acceptable driving record.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
-Experience with basic laboratory equipment and techniques.
Preferred Qualifications:
-Related college degree (or equivalent in experience or training.).
-Analytical laboratory experience in a regulated industry.
-Research and Development in new or current testing procedures.
-Heavy equipment operation experience.
Essential Duties/Responsibilites:
-The Technician will be responsible for maintaining a high standard for safety and integrity as set forth by Knife River.
-Safely collect and test samples of all types of aggregate material, hot mix, and concrete to support plant operations and fulfill job specifications.
-The Technician will be responsible for assisting in lab functions (aggregate gradations, hot mix production testing, concrete testing, trial batch mix-design, breaking specimens, etc.).
-The Technician will perform Quality Control and inspection to ensure that the Company’s products, and services meet its standards and the standards set forth by our customers.
-Timely and regular attendance is essential.
-Perform other duties as instructed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Safely and properly perform laboratory and field tests on a variety of materials (aggregate, hot mix, concrete.).
-Responsible for laboratory analysis (hands-on working at the Bench.).
-Follow Standard Operating Procedures and perform quality control procedures to ensure quality of analyses.
-Understand and keep current with all laboratory safety and reporting techniques.
-Understand and keep current with all laboratory analyses methodology.
-Set up, adjust, maintain and operate laboratory equipment.
-Record and report test results utilizing prescribed data reporting methodology.
-Examine and evaluate data to determine material quality in relation to specifications.
-Communicate test results to appropriate stakeholders.
-Ensure laboratory area is clean and organized.
-Maintain laboratory equipment.
-Ensure quality and confidentiality of company information.
-Promote responsibility, good work habits, and a positive work environment.
-Communicate effectively (both verbal and written) and work with difficult people under high stress situations.
-At all times, comply with Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
* Paid Holidays * Paid Vacation * Three Medical Plans with generous Employer contributions * Health Savings Account (partially funded by Employer) * Prescription Drug Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care * Dental * Vision * Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance * Company Paid Short Term Disability Income Replacement * Company Paid Long Term Disability Income Replacement * Profit Sharing * 401(k) with Company Match * Voluntary Life, Accident, and Critical Illness plans for Employees, Spouses, and Dependents * Company Paid Employee Assistance Plan, Travel Insurance, and Access to Legal Advice * Employee Discount Plan for National Vendors * College Scholarship Program for Dependents * Gift Matching Program
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. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.

If unable to apply online, mail completed application to Knife River Corporation South, PO Box 674, Bryan, TX 77806.
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