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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 .
The primary objective of the Quality Coordinator is to ensure that all cement produced and shipped by the plant conforms to all applicable internal and external standards (CSA, ASTM, API, and AASHTO) as well as meeting the marketing quality objectives (MQOs). Additionally, it is an objective to provide supervision and support the development of the Quality Department personnel.
Contribute to the plant’s safety culture by encouraging and promoting specific safety initiatives, procedures and behaviour within the Quality Department as well as throughout the plant.
Ensure that cement manufactured at the plant conforms to all internal, external and marketing specifications.
Manage and maintain the Quality Management System including the Intelex web-based management system. This includes the auditing, analyzing and improvement of the Quality Management System.
Ensure that quality control and assurance testing conforms with all required specifications and standards.
Manage and maintain the maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipment.
Ensuring that all quality records and data are accurately entered and maintained within the LIMS/TIS (ABB Knowledge Manager) database.
Maintain open and direct communication with the Regional Marketing personnel (Marketing and Technical Sales) regarding all quality issues that may impact the customer.
Generate and maintain customer mill test reports (MTR).
Manage and maintain the review and documentation of all quality incidents and non-conformances at the plant.
Supervision and coaching of laboratory and quality production personnel.
Manage and maintain the retention pond sampling process with the Environmental Department.
Manage and maintain laboratory and quality production personnel shift and vacation scheduling’s as well as payroll entries.
Participation in the inter-plant quality auditing program.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER JOBS
Reports to Quality Manager
Coordination with all other plant departments
Regional Marketing Personnel (Marketing and Technical Sales)
University Degree in sciences preferable or combination of post-secondary education and experience.
3 - 5 years’ experience in Quality Control and Assurance preferable
Must have knowledge of external standards (CSA, ASTM, AASHTO, and API) and the required test procedures of all products manufactured at the plant.
Must have knowledge of ISO 9001-2000 and the API Q1 quality management system standards.
Must have knowledge of cement chemistry.
Must have knowledge of statistical process control.
Should have training in how to handle customer enquiries and complaints in the absence of marketing personnel.
Good familiarity of production equipment and processes in order to respond to quality problems that arise.
Travel Requirements: Minimal
Good communication skills.
Strong ability to work self-directed.
Demonstrated problem solving skills and sound decision making based upon available information.
Flexibility by being able to adjust to changing priorities and propose improvement actions.
Able to facilitate the collaboration of people in assigned area.
Initiative and self-starting abilities; willing to take action to resolve problems.
Set and possess high work standards and ethics.
Customer focused, both internally and externally.
Good computer skills and aptitude.
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.