Are you technically-minded? Are you looking to start your career at a thriving and welcoming company? Do you want to work every day with awesome people who want you to succeed, and rely on you for their success too? If so, we’re Walker Aggregates in Vineland, Ontario and we have a permanent position available and want to hear from you.
Walker Aggregates is a division of Walker Industries.
We supply high quality aggregates and asphalt to communities across much of Ontario.
The materials produced at our quarries, pits and asphalt plants are used to build Ontario’s infrastructure which is the foundation of our economy – including roads, bridges, underground infrastructure, sidewalks, houses, schools and hospitals.
Quality Control Technician
We’re looking for a new quality control technician to work at our main site in Kemble, Ontario.
Your goal in this position is to sample and test aggregate products and communicate results to the rest of the quarry team. Your work means we ship a high-quality product every time, and is essential to our and our customers’ success.
In this role, you’ll work closely with our production supervisors and team to affect positive change. You’ll get exposure to many parts of the business and quarry operation, which is a great way to learn and set the stage for a terrific career at Walker. In fact, many former techs have gone on to hold supervisory positions with us.
Major (Primary) Responsibilities:
Gathers production and shipping samples from various locations in the quarry to ensure numerous random samples are tested.
Performs standardized laboratory tests for product characteristics, while complying with industry standards, to ensure product specifications and quality control values are maintained.
Inspects production product handling and shipping procedures to ensure there is no negative effect on product quality. Notifies production personnel and/or supervisor if proper procedures are not followed.
Maintains the laboratory to ensure the equipment is clean and maintenance is performed to assist in the accuracy of testing.
Enters daily gradation and physical test results of various aggregate products produced at the quarries to maintain a database of testing results.
Produces various summaries and reports for supervisors, customers and managers to highlight product quality control.
Provides customers with information to assist in solving product performance problems as necessary and refers to the appropriate personnel as required.
This position requires a demonstrated degree of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize daily tasks. Proficient level of courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with others in every day working relationships.
Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to details, makes sure work is done correctly and thoroughly. Keeps accurate records.
Organized and methodical to structure workflow and follow specific procedures
Basic computer software skills track data and produce documents and reports as required.
Business acumen - full understanding of quality standards relative to product quality.
Able to work with limited supervision and to take discretionary action as required
Communicates with clarity, verbally and in one on one or group situations, or over the telephone
Communicates well in writing by composing clear documents; facility with editing and/or proof-reading is required
Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with clients, vendors and associates including senior management
Proactive - anticipates and initiates action to meet needs
Adaptable - able to work with diverse personalities and styles
Any experience in aggregates and/or quality control is an asset
CCIL certification would be an asset
College or technical school is an asset
Working at Walker Industries
Established in 1887, we are proud to be a fifth-generation, family-owned, Canadian company. Our group of companies includes aggregates, paving & construction, emulsions and environmental waste & recycling solutions. We are known for our philanthropy and ‘above and beyond’ service to our customers and communities.
There’s a lot more we’re proud of too.
We’re proud to be growing, serving more customers and providing more jobs across Canada and the USA.
We’re proud of our environmental stewardship – rehabilitating of all of our aggregate sites in an improved condition from which we found it.
We’re proud to use the best tools and technology in the business – serving our customers well and keeping our employees safe.
And we’re proud of an awesome people-first culture. Working here means being part of a team – not a cog in a machine – and even in regional offices we feel valued, autonomous, and central to the action. Everyone at Walker has a voice.
How to Apply
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with a resume using our online application tool.
If you require any accommodation in the application process, please contact us with the “Need Help” button in the application.
We will review applications as they are received and really look forward to hearing from you.