Quality Control Technician

Lafarge North America - Vancouver, BC (10 months ago)

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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.

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

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.)

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
Direct Reports: 0

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

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

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.