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QC Technician, Somerset, KY


Hinkle Contracting Company, LLC


  Job ID:  477480

Hinkle Contracting, LLC, a CRH company, would like to welcome you to one of the finest construction companies in Kentucky. Hinkle operates one of Kentucky’s most extensive networks of state-of-the-art asphalt paving and production supply facilities. Hinkle is committed to producing and providing our customers quality materials and service. Hinkle is a company whose reputation for quality work dates to 1942 with a strong reputation, strong community ties and a commitment to their employees that is unmatched in the industry. Hinkle employs more than 400 employees during the construction months. With multiple locations throughout central, eastern, and southern Kentucky, Hinkle prides itself on its ability to provide a multitude of services to many customers in various geographical locations. In addition, by being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH.  CRH is the leading building materials business in the world, employing 73,000 people at 3,155 locations in 29 countries. CRH is the largest building materials business in both North America and Europe, and we also have regional positions in Asia. We manufacture and supply a diverse range of integrated building materials, products, and innovative end-to-end solutions, which can be found throughout the built environment, from major public infrastructure projects to commercial buildings and residential homes. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Provide inspection, testing services, and documentation for Asphalt and Aggregate plant facilities. Develop and maintain relationships with key customers, facility managers, DOT personnel, State, County, and Municipal personnel.  Develop and maintain relationships with material suppliers. The Quality Control Technician will assist the company in elevating the customers’ perception and general quality of our mix designs, achieving the elimination of lost loads, the generation of backup data necessary for mix optimization and overseeing the inspection process of DOT jobs. The Quality Control Technician is responsible for evaluation of volumetric data necessary for adjustments to mix production to ensure compliance for all applications and projects. This position reports directly to the Quality Control Manager.


  • Use accepted methods to inspect, sample, and test aggregates, asphalt, or other materials for the purpose of quality control;
  • Sample and test mixtures to stay in compliance with contract specifications and quality control tolerance;
  • Monitor and test process functions and materials daily to ensure our products meet or exceed requirements of the appropriate agency or customer;
  • Prepare and record accurate information; maintain test results database;
  • Obtain required certifications in a timely manner;
  • Maintain all laboratory equipment, keeping track of all certification paperwork on lab scales and other equipment that requires annual re-certification;
  • Follow quality control plans and guidelines as assigned;
  • Follow directions of manager as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific duty;
  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task;
  • Follow all company policies and OSAH / MSHA regulations for safe working procedures;
  • Perform general cleaning of work areas;
  • Assists in solving Quality Control related problems;
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required; and
  • Other duties as may be assigned.




  • Minimum or high school diploma or general education degree (GED) required;
  • Must obtain and maintain DOT certifications required to test asphalt as required by state regulations;
  • One to Two years of experience in a related field is required;
  • Must be 18 years in age or older;
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check;
  • Must have strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS CONTINUED:                                    

  • Must be willing to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required;
  • Must have valid driver’s license and meet the qualifications of the fleet safety program;
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required;
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary;
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls; and
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must know and understand all DOT regulations, such as sampling frequency, sampling methods, graduation requirements, quality requirements, etc.;
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant;
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving, and receiving feedback;
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations;
  • Must have or acquire basic computer skills and be able to work with e-mail and simple spreadsheets;
  • Able to work in all weather conditions;
  • Able to work extended hours if needed.; and
  • Job hazards include exposure to dust, noise, fumes, and all weather conditions.



The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below 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.

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!


Hinkle Contracting, LLC, 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:  Feb 23, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Somerset

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