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Quality Control Technician - ICON Materials (Auburn, WA)

Auburn, WA, US, 98092

ICON Materials


Job ID:  270679

ICON Materials, a CRH company, is a member of the CRH West Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion.  We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies.  For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality rock products, concrete, asphalt paving, and construction services.   We have been recognized by numerous organizations for our commitment to safety, customer service, and innovation.  


Position Overview

This is a skilled position involving responsibility for the safe operation of sampling and testing soils, aggregates, and asphalt materials. Responsibilities include proper collection of materials to be tested, proper and accurate analysis of the materials, and accurate reporting and documentation of results. Driving of a company vehicle will be required.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Performs sand and gravel gradation tests on all materials produced at the pit on a minimum of 15 samples per day. As well as conduct frequent visual inspections of all products.
  • Performs asphalt extraction/gradation testing using an incinerator oven on 2 to 8 samples per day.
  • Performs moisture testing of aggregates as needed for asphalt production.
  • Performs sieve analysis testing of pit materials and reports results to Crusher Superintendent or Operator.
  • Observes all safety standards and participates in the Company’s efforts to provide a safe work environment. 
  • Keeps work area clean and hazard free. Wears appropriate personal protective equipment – eye protection, hearing protection, hardhat, safety vest, and respirator where required. 
  • Recognizes and corrects unsafe work practices and hazardous conditions or reports such conditions to appropriate personnel. 
  • Is aware of locations of material safety data sheets (MSDS) and refers to them when necessary.
  • Accurately records all test results on proper forms.
  • Maintains internal and external customer relations.
  • Performs general clean-up and maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities and special projects as requested.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Regular and timely attendance.
  • Participate in and promote an inclusive work environment.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.



  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. High school chemistry coursework helpful. Basic math skills required.
  • One to three months experience in a similar position preferred, but not required.
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license with a good driving record.


Work Requirements:

  • Ability to accurately and timely collect and prepare samples.
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to operate manlift for access to materials for sampling. 
  • Ability to work at heights up to 25 feet.
  • Must be alert and aware of the surrounding area while collecting samples. 
  • Ability to read and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Skills needed include time management, organization and communication skills.
  • Work requires frequent standing, walking, climbing, bending, and the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and physical.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Safety minded professional who demonstrates good performance, attendance and punctuality.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently, without direct supervision.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform duties under temperature extremes and for extended hours of time
  • Demonstrates the willingness to work overtime and weekends/holidays.
  • Demonstrates the willingness to learn and work a variety of job tasks.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills.


Key Competencies

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


Physical Requirements

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.

The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50-75 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


Work Environment

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


ICON Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Apr 8, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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