Asphalt Lab Supervisor

Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
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Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)

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 .


The Asphalt Lab Supervisor’s goal is to certify the final quality of Asphalt products, ensuring the highest customer satisfaction. Develops all the asphalt binder grades used in our hot mix asphalts, assists in the preparation of asphalt mix designs, mix performance testing and new product development for Lafarge’s Business Units located throughout Western Canada. The Lab Supervisor will be working in an accredited CCIL and AASHTO certified laboratory for performance graded asphalt binders and mixtures. In addition, he or she will ensure that Lab employees are held accountable for established work standards and performance levels in order to achieve the Lab’s objectives and targets.


Safety leadership:

  • Being a safety leader, proactively act in eliminating/controlling risk, and lead and inspire the department by example.
  • Ensure communication of safety requirements as it relates to other site employees.


  • Quality control through the active testing of raw materials, work in progress and finished goods
  • Design and development of asphalt products to service our customers’ needs (design aggregate skeleton of the various mix types, i.e. Marshall, Superpave, SMA, OGFC, etc.)
  • Responsible for the testing, evaluation and preparation of the above noted mix design types
  • Responsible for the testing and evaluation of asphalt cement rheology properties
  • Assist with a focus on the optimization of mix designs and ensuring production costs are kept to a minimum
  • Work collaboratively with the Operations Manager as well as production staff in various technical functions in the operations
  • Solid team member within the business unit, flexible with regards to hours of work
  • Maintain quality as per specification requirements
  • Accurate and on-time reports
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationship with customers and/or representatives



  • Supervise, train, and act as mentor to other asphalt lab technicians within the business unit
  • Develop a positive team environment by promoting the ACE values.
  • Organizes lab manpower to best suit the department’s requirements.                   
  • Remove any roadblocks to ensure lab employees are working efficiently and effectively.
  • Defines objectives for the lab employees and carry out the necessary performance reviews. 
  • Promote quality of work and motivates personnel.



Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure compliance with all Safety Policies and Regulations
  • Ensure that quality meets specifications and customer expectations
  • Ensure accurate and on-time reporting
  • Ensure that expectations are clearly defined to technicians

Relationship with Other Jobs:

  • Reports to Director of Quality for Pave Performance
  • Number of Direct Reports: 3-4



  • Completion of Chemical Technology or Civil Technical Program preferred


Experience and Skill Set:

  • Technically sound in all facets of asphalt hot mix quality control and quality assurance testing
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Word and Power Point
  • Familiar with Occupational Health & Safety requirements and safe work procedures
  • Minimum of three years supervisory experience preferred
  • Believe in continuous improvement and will act accordingly.
  • Have the ability to promote and drive change effectively.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be a team player, positive and with a can-do attitude.
  • Be able to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Enjoy analyzing situations and making decisions accordingly.
  • Have a friendly and constructive customer service attitude.
  • Have the ability to motivate, energize and inspire teams.
  • Have working knowledge of computer based applications (MS Office, SAP, Kronos, etc.).
  • Have good conflict resolution, coaching and training skills


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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