Quality Control Technician - Sumterville, FL

Sumterville, FL, US, 33585

Ash Grove Cement Company



Job ID:  497659


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.


Position: Quality Control Technician

Shift: 12-hour rotating swing shift 7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. ET and 7:00 p.m.- 7:00 a.m. ET


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package to include: 


  • Health Insurance 

  • Dental Insurance  

  • Vision Insurance 

  • 401k with company match and profit-sharing  

  • Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Time 

  • Tuition Reimbursement 

  • Employee Assistance Program  

  • Disability Pay 

  • Life Insurance 

  • Growth Opportunities and more! 




Under general supervision and accordance to established policies and procedures, assures and maintains the quality of all process samples, including but not limited to the collection of production samples, performance of production control tests and cement silo analysis, and accurate record keeping and documentation of all test results.


What you'll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Observe all applicable safety policies and regulations.
  • Complies with the plant sampling schedule of process samples, as determined by the Quality Control Manager.
  • Collects representative raw mill product and kiln feed samples and conducts appropriate tests to ensure proper control and maintenance raw kiln feed chemistry according to quality targets.
  • Performs formulation and raw mill feeder adjustments as needed to maintain quality targets.
  • Collects representative clinker samples and conducts appropriate tests to ensure and maintain proper clinker chemistry according to quality targets.
  • Collects representative finish mill samples, as well as conducts appropriate tests and finish mill feeder adjustments to ensure and maintain proper cement chemistry according to quality targets.
  • Analyzes coal samples for fineness and moisture.
  • Collects representative bag house dust samples and conducts appropriate tests at interval decided by the Quality Control Manager.
  • Analyzes bottom stage samples for loss on ignition and oxide analysis and determines percent calcination of sample.
  • Maintains accurate records in designated log books and locations for all testing performed and adjustments made.
  • Checks grinding aid and masonry additive flow rates at intervals set by the Quality Control Manager.
  • Reports problems observed in the plant and ensures all samplers are working properly.
  • Works routinely with Control Room Operators and shift supervisors.
  • Indirectly reports to shift supervisors on off-shifts.
  • Communicates test results to production personnel and issues process and production change orders.
  • Assists in maintaining lab reagents and supplies.
  • Performs additional non-routine testing for process control and research when necessary.
  • Responsible for housekeeping and clean-up of immediate work areas and sample areas or in other areas in conjunction with assigned duties.
  • Responsible for documentation associated with job duties.
  • As required assists in major plant repair projects.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


To succeed in this position, you will need:


  • High school graduation or equivalent is required 

  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.

  • Willingness to learn, training will be provided  

  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with ASTM standards and testing procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data, and make accurate corrections based on the data analyzed. 
  • Knowledge of basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 
  • Must successfully complete on-the-job training provided by designated supervision or otherwise qualified individuals.
  • Ability to accurately use all laboratory equipment used in performing various tests such as balances, burets, flasks, jet sieves, x-ray fluorescence, manometer, and other related equipment.
  • Ability to use personal computer for record-keeping calculations.
  • Must be familiar with spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, walk over rough and uneven surfaces and climb stairs.     



What to expect in a cement environment: 


Work to be performed in a shop environment as well as outdoor exposure throughout the plant. Mild exposure to cement dust, heat, cold, and noise requires compliance with specified safety guidelines and procedures. Exposure to high elevations of up to 250 feet in height. Exposure to all weather conditions. Normal operation of mobile equipment may result in jarring and vibratory exposure. 


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The employee will be required to follow all job instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments related to plant operations that are not inconsistent with the current labor contract, past practices, or safety policies. 


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!


Ash Grove Cement, 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:  Jul 19, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Orlando

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