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Hammaker East is a leading provider of paving materials and services for the road construction industry. With a highly trained and dedicated team, we meet our customers’ ever-changing needs and enable them to build a better infrastructure in their communities.

We are looking to hire a Lab Tech!

POSITION PURPOSE:  Perform testing of company product to ensure compliance with internal and external specifications.

 ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Report testing data of various materials used in the production of polymer modified asphalt binders.
  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials and raw materials.
  • Interpret test results, compare them to established specifications and control limits, and make recommendations on appropriateness of data for release.
  • Perform visual inspections of finished products.
  • Compile laboratory test data and perform appropriate analyses.
  • Complete documentation needed to support testing procedures, including data capture forms, equipment logbooks, or inventory forms.
  • Calibrate, validate, or maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations and recommend corrective actions.
  • Receive and inspect raw materials.
  • Ensure that lab cleanliness and safety standards are maintained.
  • Identify quality problems and recommend solutions.
  • Monitor testing procedures to ensure that all tests are performed according to established item specifications, standard test methods, or protocols.
  • Train other analysts to perform laboratory procedures and assays.
  • Identify and troubleshoot equipment problems.
  • Participate in internal assessments and audits as required.
  • Write technical reports or documentation, such as deviation reports, testing protocols, and trend analyses.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Education:                  High School diploma or equivalent

                                    Additional college education in chemistry highly preferred

     

Experience:                 Prefer experience in asphalt industry, but not required

 

 Skills/Abilities:                 

Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

Well organized, with the ability to think critically

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Sound judgment and decision making abilities

Excellent time management skills

Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

Strong understanding of production and processing operations

Mathematical Reasoning

Successfully monitor and assess performance in order to improve processes

Understand Chemistry and its application

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 Travel:  Occasional travel required             

 Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to:

 Perform work, which requires lifting and use of heavy materials, machinery, and equipment in potentially hazardous traffic conditions.  Movements are frequent and regularly require using the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Work conditions may involve exposure to hot materials, chemicals, fumes, dust, odors, gases and other substances used in a construction environment.  Must have the ability to see, hear, talk and perform tasks requiring manual dexterity. Operate standard equipment including a computer, copier, fax, phone and other similar office equipment is also required.

 Other Duties
The duties listed above are not all inclusive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position. The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Russell Standard Corporation and employee and is subject to change by the Company management as the needs of the organization and requirements of the position change.


Wage

DOE

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time