LafargeHolcim

  • Quality Control Technician

    Job Locations CA-BC-Abbotsford
    Requisition ID
    2018-5489
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Quality Control
    Product Line
    Aggregates
  • 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.ca/en/careers .

    Overview

    The Quality Control Technician is responsible for assuring product quality through an extensive testing program and reporting process.

    Responsibilities

    The desired candidate is one whom has a detail oriented focus, is prompt and on-time, and seeks to have a long career with Lafarge. At Lafarge, all career paths lead to success, and as a Quality Control Technician you will build your skills from the ground up - learning about our business with hands-on experience. You will spend approximately 80% of your time in the field (sampling & testing) and approximately 20% of your time in the office (inputting & analyzing data.) Once your skills are honed as a Quality Control Technician, your potential for advancement will greatly increase, allowing you to access other positions within Lafarge.

     

    Daily Tasks

     

    Quality Control:

    • Gather a minimum of one sample for every 1000 tonnes of material produced and one sample for every 2000 tonnes shipped. Run tests on all samples. At present, this averages to about seven completed tests every day. Some heavy lifting is required as samples can weigh anywhere from 50-70 lbs.
    • Communicate testing results to management and production staff in order to minimize time and money wasted on production/sales of out-of–spec. materials
    • Enter test results into Excel spreadsheets and aggQC database.
    • Conduct visual inspections of production and shipping piles to identify any quality issues (oversize, contamination, etc.)

    Other:

    • Assist customers that come on-site for product information/samples
    • Provide tours for contractors, customers, and management
    • Garbage removal and other housekeeping duties
    • Assist in surveying, benchmarking, fill site coverage, barge sampling and/or blast monitoring (site-specific)

    Weekly Tasks

    • Ensure all test results are entered in the aggQC database before Friday end-of-day
    • Ensure test results are e-mailed out to appropriate distribution groups 

    Monthly Tasks

    • Prepare month-end quality summaries for QA Supervisor
    • Prepare monthly sales workbook for sales staff, management, and dispatch
    • Prepare monthly quality summaries of requested products for sales staff/external customers

    Other Tasks

    • On request, research and create blend templates for specialty products for use by sales staff and management
    • Answer customer and internal questions regarding quality and quality control issues
    • On request, prepare samples for external testing
    • Perform other requested tasks 

    Results / Accountabilities

    • Reports to QA Supervisor and Plant Manager

    Qualifications

    Education: 

    • Secondary School Education or equivalent, or an acceptable combination of education and work experience. 

    Experience and Skill Set:

    • Physically fit - able to lift 50-70 lbs. on a regular basis.
    • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
    • Intermediate MS-Excel skills.
    • Ability to work in both an outdoor and office environment.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills; a self-starter.
    • Proven ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
    • Highly motivated, able to quickly build and maintain positive working relationships.
    • Ability to maintain composure in dealing with difficult situations; demonstrates positive customer service attitude.

     

    Please email resumes directly to: richard.rebselj@lafargeholcim.com

    LafargeHolcim

    Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more!  More information can be found at:

    www.lafarge.ca

    We thank you for your interest.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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