QC Lab Technician

Baytown, TX, US, 77523

Texas Regional Office

Job ID:  496818

CRH's Americas Materials, a division of CRH, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete and paving and construction services in North America.  Our operations span North America with over 28,000 employees at close to 1,600 locations in 43 US States and 2 Canadian provinces.

Position Overview

The QC Lab Technician will be responsible for asphalt binder testing in accordance with AASHTO / ASTM standards.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Testing of asphalt binder samples in accordance with applicable specifications, QC Plan, and Quality Management System.
  • Monitor and test asphalt binder samples daily or when assigned to ensure our products meet or exceed requirements of the appropriate agency or customer.
  • Keeps the laboratory clean and always organized.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate in English.
  • Accurate reporting of test results including any abnormalities.
  • Acquire the TxDOT binder technician certification in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively and work well as a team.
  • Safely and efficiently collect samples for testing. Provide for the storage of asphalt retains.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize assignments to meet long-term and short-term deadlines.
  • Help maintain AASHTO accreditation for the lab, including calibration and maintenance of the lab testing equipment, participation of round robin program, preparation for yearly inspection, and other required activities by AASHTO.
  • Follow the directions and instructions of the Liquid Asphalt Technical Manager.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.
  • Maintain reliable attendance, meeting company standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the public always.
  • Ability to work independently or with little supervision.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work OT and weekends when necessary.
  • Report to the job in uniform with proper PPE and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to Texas Materials policies and procedures as outlined in the Texas Region Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.



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



  • Associate degree required in a science or technical field.
  • 2-3 years of asphalt binder testing required. 4+ years of asphalt binder testing preferred.


General Requirements

  • Ability to read English language sufficiently to read information contained in specifications, reports, manuals, and regulations.
  • Ability to conduct standardized laboratory tests in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic operating procedures and mechanics of an asphalt plant.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to, but not limited to, safety, the environment and transportation.
  • Ability to detect safety hazards and malfunctions and respond accordingly.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Excellent math skills are required.
  • Strong computer skills are required.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Ability to express and communicate verbally.


Physical Requirements

  • Able to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Able to regularly lift 25 lbs. or more.
  • This position requires the use of certain testing equipment such as balances, ovens, and asphalt binder testing equipment.



Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes. The employee will consistently interact with asphalt binder samples that are hot.



What CRH Offers You

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


 About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


 If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


CRH Americas Materials Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date:  May 29, 2024

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