LafargeHolcim

Quality Control Technician

CA-SK-Saskatoon
Requisition ID
2017-3617
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Product Line
Canada - Concrete Products

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes   personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at www.lafarge-na.com/careers.

Overview

Lafarge is seeking a candidate to work within the quality control team to provide timely and accurate process control information, ensure that all testing equipment is operating properly, perform pre-pour and post-pour checks, perform concrete testing and certify that completed products meet specifications. Daily adherence to Plant Prequalification Program (PPP),
Canadian Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute (CPCI) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards is required, as well as ensuring all requirements are met to maintain certification to these standards. The successful candidate will report to the Quality Control Supervisor and work closely with other Quality Control (QC) Technicians and production crews.

Responsibilities

  • Implement the QC program (inspections, tests, completion of forms, etc.)
  • Perform pre-pour inspections and post-pour inspections
  • Perform all types of concrete tests as required
  • Run and maintain testing equipment
  • Perform equipment calibrations as required
  • Maintain records of mill certificates and testing documentation
  • Provide technical support to production staff
  • Advise production staff if testing shows any deficiencies and develop action plans as required
  • Fill out all paperwork manually and on computer spreadsheets
  • Ensure all operations and paperwork are in compliance with PPP, CPCI, CSA

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Results oriented
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong product and production knowledge
  • Able to interpret drawings
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Have a basic understanding of the chemistry of concrete and its ingredients
  • Good mechanical aptitude

Qualifications

  • 2 years experience working in quality control or a manufacturing / construction field
  • Experience working in the concrete industry is preferred
  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1 certification (certification must be obtained within one year of start date)
  • PCI Level I and II certification (certification must be obtained within one year of start date)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Maintains composure in dealing with difficult situations
  • Able to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Able to climb ladders, scaffolding and stockpiles
  • Able to work in an industrial environment that may include dust, heat, loud noise, etc.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Able to use Microsoft Word and Excel

LafargeHolcim

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

 

As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.

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