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Lab Supervisor - Foreman, AR

Foreman, AR, US, 71836

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  342705


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


Job Summary


Provides daily guidance to lab personnel in direct support of their duties and responsibilities. Performs analysis on cement and other materials utilized or created during the cement manufacturing process.  Exposure to confidential information which may have a competitive or patentable value to the company or its customers.  Uses independent judgment in performing daily activities.  Exposed to toxic and corrosive chemicals on a daily basis.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and evaluates the job performance of laboratory personnel including disciplinary action as needed. 
  • Establishes, communicates and assigns job responsibilities for plant laboratory employees 
  • Performs regular and special chemical analysis on samples of any or all of the following:  cement, clinker, coal, kiln dust, and other raw materials for process control.
  • Reviews results of chemical and physical tests performed and takes necessary actions to adjust quality so as to meet established standards.
  • Provides constant feedback of the production process to ensure desired product characteristics.
  • Conducts regular inspections of plant operations to determine probable causes of product quality fluctuations or to detect unusual conditions.
  • Formulates mix calculations or performs special computations for laboratory control measures.
  • Makes chemical solutions for use in chemical analysis.
  • Retains and updates laboratory research data and documentation on the lab computer.  Prepares reports, graphs and charts as requested by plant management.
  • Prepares and sends samples as required for compliance with waste water treatment regulatory guidelines. Performs various tests on similar samples at the plant.
  • Orders supplies needed for laboratory activities.
  • May check in chem-fuel loads if assigned by local plant management.
  • Develops and maintains XRF and other instrument calibrations with guidance from Manager.
  • Attends RCRA training for waste-derived fuel activities.
  • Performs tasks related to job duties associated with waste-derived fuel activities as required.
  • Assigns and evaluates the work of all lab technicians with support from Manager.
  • Prepares first-aid reports, orders supplies needed for first-aid and ensures compliance with safety standards
  • Remains available on a 24-hour basis to provide assistance on lab and processing problems.
  • Performs other job related duties as requested.



  • Knowledge of theories, procedures and guidelines pertaining to the fields of chemistry, physics, and mathematics. 
  • Familiarity with instrumentation analysis and wet chemical analysis. 
  • Ability to use a computer to store data and generate reports.



  • B.S. degree in chemistry



  • Equivalent of 1-3 years laboratory experience


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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Texarkana

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