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Quality Control Manager - Hot Mix Asphalt

Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110

Pennsy Supply Inc

 

 

Job ID:  347620

 

Pennsy Supply is a CRH company. CRH is the leading vertically integrated supplier of asphalt, aggregates, cement, ready-mix concrete, and paving and construction services in North America. Our 24,100 employees at 1,300 operating locations provide our customers with top-quality, innovative products and services.

 

Position Overview:

The Quality Control Manager, Hot Mix Asphalt is responsible for the Hot Mix Asphalt quality control program for the organization and provide leadership for the Quality Control and Hot Mix Asphalt/Construction Teams. This position ensures success of the group through leading a high performing team, ensuring positive results with our customers and agencies, and continuously making our business better. This position will create success through both hands-on efforts as well as creating an environment for the team to succeed and grow.  In this role you will work with other business leaders, a team of Quality Control technicians and other stakeholders to advance the company’s strategy, deliver its values and create a successful and great place to work.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions):

  • Adhere to and follow all safety rules and regulations of MSHA/OSHA/DOT and Pennsy Supply, Inc.
  • Drive a culture of safety as well as the organizational safety initiatives within the Hot Mix Asphalt Quality Control group.
  • Demonstrate and communicate our core value of Putting Safety First in all we do and promoting safety as a shared, uncompromised value.
  • Foster a positive and engaging work environment that supports our organizational values and provides a great place to work.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Quality Control team to ensure high quality, efficiency, and service.
  • Exhibit leadership principles with the Quality Control and Hot Mix Asphalt teams and continue to grow in leadership.
  • Drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) including mix optimization, design optimization, recycle efficiency, and bonus capture.
  • Develops and analyzes statistical data and product specifications to determine present standards and establish proposed quality and reliability expectancy of finished products.
  • Responsible for monitoring quality of raw material at sites and working with team to maintain and improve.
  • Formulate and maintain quality assurance objectives and coordinate objectives with production procedures in cooperation with other plant managers to maximize product reliability and minimize cost.
  • Plan and prepare for mix designs and lead design scheduling efforts.
  • Direct employees engaged in inspection and testing activities to ensure continuous control over materials, facilities, and products.
  • Plan, promote, and organize training activities related to asphalt products quality and reliability.
  • Investigate and address customer complaints regarding asphalt quality.
  • Manage and schedule all Quality Control personnel in coordination with the Ready Mix Concrete Quality Control Manager, Aggregate Quality Control Manager, and Lead Technicians.
  • Participate in PennDOT pre-pave meetings.
  • Visit projects and engage with customers and crew to ensure we are providing quality product and continuously improving.
  • Participate in industry associations as needed.
  • Support hiring, retention, and development of Quality Control technicians.
  • Oversee NECEPT Certification program and schedule training/certifications/recertifications as needed.
  • Responsible for communications with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding lab/plant/field.
  • Responsible for Hot Mix Asphalt density and mix issue resolution.
  • Support team in troubleshooting mix issues at plants and in the field.
  • Support and lead material research and development, new technologies, and processes.
  • Collaborate with sales team to resolve customer and agency issues and to be proactive on projects.  
  • Responsible for maximizing bonus and reducing/eliminating any quality penalties.
  • Supports development of Hot Mix Asphalt strategy leveraging Quality Control to maximize cost and plant efficiency and development of operational and market strategies.
  • Support pre-bid planning, including mix pricing and design/placement specifications.
  • Collaborate with agencies including PennDOT, township and other third party assigned by owners to be proactive in producing and resolving any issues that arise.
  • Lead Quality Control performance and process initiatives including Event Learnings, Pre-Pave Meetings, weekly planning, and other best practices.
  • Responsible for administrative responsibilities including Viewpoint mix setups, Prism, Targets, mix pricing sheets, Stonemont, and APEX.
  • Participate in and support committees as needed including Divisional Performance Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree from four-year College or University; or 3 or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 or more years of related experience in Quality Control or related exposure from other function in industry is preferred.
  • 2 or more years of managing, coaching and leading people in a team environment is preferred.
  • Highly respected team player/learner and a collaborative worker.  Possesses a strong desire and ability to learn.
  • PennDOT Asphalt Plant Level 2 certified, Superpave Mix Design certified, or related, preferred.
  • Experience in training others on technical aspects of quality control preferred.  
  • Agency/customer facing experiences where negotiations, relationships and conflict resolution were exhibited.
  • Experience in communications/presentations to various groups across a business.
  • Experience in driving group/department performance preferred.

 

Knowledge/Skill Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail.
  • Able to follow direction and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Detail orientated with strong organizational skills.
  • Skilled at resourcing, interpreting, effectively navigating and leveraging material quality specifications.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Must have a positive attitude and team player.
  • High level of responsiveness.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, customers, and the general public at all times.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize to meet long term and short-term deadlines.
  • Ability to respond to stressful situations, co-workers, and customers in a professional, courteous demeaner

 

General Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Mobility to attend various meetings and events at offsite locations
  • Hours are extended throughout the year to include nights and weekends when necessary

 

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.

 

This chart outlines the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of this job.

 

Continuous:

  • Repetitive Motion 
  • Right 
  • Left 

Frequently: 

  • Bend 
  • Stand 
  • Walk 
  • Drive 
  • Fine Motor 

Occasionally:

  • Kneel 
  • Squat 
  • Climb 
  • Sit 
  • Reach 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Frequently: 

  • 0-10 lbs 
  • 10-25 lbs 
  • 25-50 lbs

Occasionally: 

  • 50-100 lbs 

 

Work Environment:

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

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

This chart outlines the potential work environment the employees may be exposed to while performing the duties of this job.

 

Continuous: 

  • Working with Others

Frequently: 

  • Hot Weather 
  • Cold Weather 
  • Wet Weather 
  • Exposed to Noise 
  • Exposed to High Heat 

 

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!

 

Pennsy Supply is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

 

Date Posted:  Jan 8, 2022


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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