Superior Paving Corp.

ASPHALT LAB QA TECHNICIAN

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Description/Job Summary

Company Values

In the performance of their tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following Superior values:

INTEGRITY            “Adhering to our principles”           EXCELLENCE     “Continually raising the industry standard”

COMMITMENT     “Upholding our promises”              PARTNERSHIP    “Creating positive relationships”



Job Summary
This position is responsible for ensuring the highest quality product is provided to all customers resulting in full payment for meeting contracted quality standards that are controlled by the lab.
 

 

Responsibilities/Duties

Job Duties  
  • Perform quality assurance testing that is required by a Level I Technician as recognized by VDOT certification including; temperature checks, ignition method, gravity test, gyratory compaction and mechanical sieve analysis.
  • Perform quality assurance testing according to Superior standards including; mechanical sieve analysis of stock piled aggregates and RAP samples ensuring supplies comply with needs, and checking moisture content of stockpiles.
  • Accurate and timely completion of paperwork required by specification for VDOT either in person or by e-mail according to established standards.
  • Visually inspect loads at the plants, located throughout Central and Northern Virginia, prior to delivery to the field.  Rejecting a load if necessary to prevent return of materials or re-work of product in the field.
  • Obtain, monitor, and gyratory samples under VDOT officials supervision as required.
  • Communicate and maintain relationships with aggregate suppliers; keeping them informed of needs and anticipated changes.
  • Communicate regularly with Density Technicians, plant personnel, Sr. Lab Technicians, and the Director of Quality Assurance regarding problems and product quality status.
  • Assist and perform duties directed by Sr. Lab Technicians as instructed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Job Requirements 

  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to perform accurate computations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, units of measure, and decimals).
  • VDOT Level I Certification required.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to influence others and practice diplomacy.
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs unassisted up to 5 times a day.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to adhere to Superior policies and other safety regulations. 
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and nights as required.
  • Valid Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.
  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to speak, read and write English.
  • Ability to operate and perform basic functions on a computer. MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint is a plus.  Computer experience preferred.

Details

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for standing, walking, bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, twisting, grasping; and seeing and hearing within normal ranges. Must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted throughout the hour and shift.


Work Environment/Tools and Equipment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vehicle and field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, fumes, vibrations; temperature variations and inclement weather conditions; work around heavy construction equipment. Work on uneven or wet surfaces.

Tools and equipment regularly used; asphalt core saw, asphalt core drill rig, jackhammer, sledge, axe, shovel, rake, spreaders, drills, grinders, saws, cleaning equipment, water hose, etc.
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Superior Paving Corp. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.