Entry level position. Inspects production materials, prepares samples, and conducts routine and special laboratory testing to ensure conformance with ASTM and VMC standards on all materials. Performs trouble shooting for problem jobs. Maintains accurate and timely records on all technical data.
ESSENTIAL JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
Samples and conducts testing on construction materials (Aggregate, HMA, RMC) conforming to the appropriate standard test methods. Field and laboratory testing of complete product line to insure Quality Control of products at the point of production, shipping and arrival upon the jobsite. Test methods include but not limited to ASTM, AASHTO and DOT. Individual must perform testing proficiently and accurately. Test results are communicated to supervisor and properly documented in data base. Troubleshoot problems and review basic product specifications. Visually inspects stockpiles, materials sources, and truck loads at RMC batch plants and HMA plant sites. Conduct testing and assist in plant calibrations to insure the proper quality of the product.
Education: High School graduation or its equivalent is required.
Experience: 0 to 2 years laboratory testing experience in asphalt pavement material, ready-mix concrete, and construction aggregate properties. Individual may have some prior training or experience in the materials testing field and demonstrates a proficiency to perform basic Quality Control duties and responsibilities.
License: A valid driver’s license is required.
ACI Field Testing Technician Grade 1,
AC & Concrete CTM
105, 125, 201 202, 205, 211, 217, & 226
CT Methods Aggregate
CTM 125AC, 125MS, 304, 370, &
CT Methods AC CTM
125 PC, 504, 518, 533, 539, 540, 543, 556, 557, & 559
CT Methods Concrete
Certifications may be waived with a demonstrated level of proficiency and years of experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Individual must possess good math and computer skills. Person must have the ability to perform material testing in an orderly, efficient and accurate manner. Must possess verbal communications skills for dealing with plant production personnel, plant managers, contractor personnel and agency representatives. Ability to problem-solves and works independently.
Ownership Mentality: Assumes responsibility and makes decisions within own level of authority. Self-Motivated: Initiates and takes action before being required to do so. Gets the job done with minimum supervision. Collaborates with other to address issues that arise. Strong Work Ethic: Uses time efficiently; finds the answers and makes sure the situation is taken care of correctly. Avoids time wasters. Commitment to Learning: Applies intellect to the fullest, welcoming activities and training that require one to expand their knowledge and expertise. Creativity: Develops innovative solutions to problems by trying non-obvious or non-traditional approaches.
Customer Focus: Takes responsibility for customer relationships, keeping promises and commitments. Communication Skills: Communicates clearly and listens carefully in an open, candid and consistent manner. Team Player: Establishes trust with team members, stating clearly expectations and accountabilities. Recognizes group morale and acts to protect or build as necessary. Planning and Organizing: Identifies and defines clear short-term goals and/or work outcomes that are require to implement strategic goals. Problem Prevention/Solving: Asks series of probing questions to go beyond and its root cause. Product Knowledge: Understands and can explain concisely VMC products and/or services including their composition, features, benefits and limitations.
UNUSUAL WORKING CONDITIONS
This position requires knowledge of and awareness of construction 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 requires an awareness to safeguard against possible hazards. Will be required to lift and transport sample buckets and bags of up to 30 pounds.
This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.
Apr 29, 2013, 12:20:12 PM
Vulcan Materials Company - 10 months ago