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Quality Control Manager

Lunenburg, MA, US, 01462

PJ Keating Co



Job ID:  420704


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH company, is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and HMA products and Paving and Construction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We operate aggregate and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island.  Our modern facilities, veteran paving crews, experienced construction management team and large investment in plants and equipment make us one of the largest and most efficient producers in the state of Massachusetts as well as one of only two RIDOT approved stone suppliers in the state of Rhode Island. 

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then P.J. Keating Company and CRH is the company for you! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview


P.J. Keating is an innovative company and industry leader.  We have an exciting opportunity to join our team in the role of Quality Control Manager.  The Quality Control Manager works closely with DOT officials and meeting with customers onsite.  In addition to driving continuous improvement, this is a key position within the leadership team working with of all lines of business.  The Quality Control Manager must have exceptional communication skills and be able to deal with complex issues in a fast passed work environment. 



  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Cultivates Innovation: Creating new and better ways for the organizations to be successful.
  • Attracts & Develops Talent: Attracting and selecting the best talent to meeting current and future business needs. Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shares objectives.
  • Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Business Insight: Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Customer Focus: Building strong customer relations and delivering customer-centric solutions.
  • Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Provide leadership and coaching to develop and sustain a team supporting our core values Safety, Quality and Integrity. 
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of a companywide quality control plan and an effective organization to address the needs of the aggregate crushing plant operations, HMA production operations, and construction operations.  Additionally, the development of any project specific QC plans required by owner agencies. 
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of laboratory Quality System Manual that ensures:
    • Integrity and accuracy of test records test procedures
    • The training and evaluation of technicians
    • The calibration of testing equipment
    • Approve purchases of Laboratory testing equipment
  • The safe operation of the laboratory and personnel in the laboratory.
  • Supervise and evaluate the QC Engineers and Technicians.
  • Meet with and facilitate communication between Crushing, HMA Plant and Paving personnel and Quality Control Personal. The Quality Control Manager will foster a teamwork approach that enhances quality while maintaining the optimum production of manufactured products.
  • Develop projections annually and periodically to determine aggregate and binder demands in a cost-efficient manner.
  • Review weekly and monthly paving schedules.
  • Evaluate and review/approve all mix designs.  Consideration will be given to aggregate demands, cost, and feasibility.
  • Collect and analyze aggregate and HMA production data and construction data.  Recommend appropriate adjustments to production and construction staff to bring processes into compliance with applicable standards and follow-up on actions taken to ensure anticipated results are obtained.
  • Actively participate in state and regional committees that improve the quality of pavement.
  • Conduct forensic investigations of pavements exhibiting premature distress and recommend a cost-effective remediation strategy for these pavements to provide a quality product for the owner in support of PJK’s paving and construction division. 
  • Adhere to all state and federal regulations, if applicable, as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), or any other regulatory agency.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Report to the assigned job site in uniform and ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.
  • Strict adherence to company policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Adhere to all state and federal regulations, if applicable, as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), or any other regulatory agency.
  • Participation in industry associations including sustainability. 


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Assist with Interviewing and hiring process as necessary.
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work.
  • Willingness to develop team’s technical and leadership skills and make recommendations for new job opportunities when appropriate.
  • Effective management of employee performance through coaching, feedback (written and verbal), rewards, and corrective action when necessary.
  • Appraising performance, including annual evaluations and new employee 60-day evaluations.
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems in a timely manner.
  • Lead by example.
  • Ability to get work done through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices.



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



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S. or B.E.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • NETTCP certified in HMA Plant and Paving Technician Classification and QAT.



General Requirements

  • Ability to read English language sufficiently to read information contained in specifications, reports, manuals and regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, staff, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to carry out standardized laboratory tests in accordance with ASTM and AASHTO standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic operating procedures and mechanics of an asphalt plant and crushers.
  • 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.
  • Ability to operate a two-way radio.
  • General knowledge of soils and construction.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to and from the job site.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Ability to perform intermediate mathematical skills, including basic algebra, geometry, and shop math.
  • Ability to use a computer to communicate and analyze data.  This includes but is not limited to the use of Outlook, Microsoft Office programs, StonemontQC, Prism, DFC3and web-based programs.


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.


  • Stand 
  • Walk 
  • Sit 
  • Drive 


  • Bend 
  • Squat 
  • Fine Motor
  • Repetitive Motion 
  • Right 
  • Left 



  • Kneel 
  • Climb
  • Reach


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


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


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to irritants and chemicals and occasionally exposed to noise, dust, vibration, and irritating atmospheres at or around the operating sites.  Employee is frequently exposed to existing weather conditions.  Employee must perform numerous tasks indoors and throughout a site.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.


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


  • Hot Weather 
  • Working with Others 



  • Exposed to Noise
  • Exposed to High Heat 



  • Cold Weather 
  • Wet Weather 
  • Moving Equipment 


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A 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!


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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




Date Posted:  Jun 21, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

Job Segment: Manager, Management