Concrete R&D Lab Technician - Denver, CO

Denver, CO, US, 80223

US Mix


Job ID:  496289


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     


Job Summary


Performs basic R&D and quality control tasks in the US Mix R&D and Quality Control Lab with the goal of providing accurate material property measurements to support the business and quality initiatives of US Mix. Collaboratively performs new product development work requiring the analysis of material properties coupled with material costs.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assist in new product development by comparing formula variations and making physical measurements in an iterative fashion to meet product specification targets.
  • Support Manufacturing Plant and Laboratory Manager in measurements, conclusions, and corrective actions for forensic investigations regarding products.
  • Perform routine laboratory measurements on raw materials, concrete, and mortar samples.
  • Create summary reports discussing results of tests, including the use of tables and graphs.
  • Report anomalies in data to Laboratory Manager and Technical Director as appropriate.
  • Organize sample collection of raw materials and finished goods from production and for R&D.  Maintain stock of raw materials and perform periodic organizational clean ups of sample stock areas.
  • Maintain the instruments required by the Concrete and Mortar Laboratories.  Report all instrument issues to Laboratory Manager.  Work with instrument vendors and IT to interface, calibrate, maintain, and repair instruments.
  • Order replacement laboratory and office supplies as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory Manager, and Technical Director.


Required Skills and Experience


  • High school diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree in a related field. Experience in concrete materials science and ASTM standards is a plus, but this role will provide training.
  • Strong communications skills and work ethic.
  • ACI Certification for concrete testing in hand or ability to earn.
  • Attention to detail required with respect to Personal Protective Equipment usage and safety.
  • Sufficient computer skills to enter data into spreadsheet databases, make spreadsheet calculations, create and store files, and write communicative emails.


Physical Environment


  • This position may require a standing position for an extensive amount of time
  • Ability to lift up to 80 lbs.




  • Base compensation $25-30 per hour


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!


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  May 17, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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