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Asphalt Testing Technician

Evansville, IN, US, 47715

JH Rudolph & Co Inc.

 

 

Job ID:  148647

J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc., a CRH Company, has been a leader in the asphalt paving and production industry in Southern Indiana, Western Kentucky & Southern Illinois since opening its doors in 1940.   Paving everything from recreational trails to scenic highways, using top-quality state-approved construction materials, J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc. has made a name for itself in the region as a trusted provider of asphalt and paving construction services. In addition, by being a part of the CRH Americas 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 Americas.  CRH Americas is the number one asphalt producer, the third-largest aggregates producer, and one of the top 5 ready mixed concrete producers in the United States.  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.

 

 

SUMMARY

The Asphalt Testing Technician is responsible for assisting the QC/QA Lab Manager in designing, organizing and implementing a quality product.  This process includes but may not be limited to managing all activities related to the safe production of hot mix asphalt by maintaining a safe working environment and safe working practices in all plant operations. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Comply with all safety policies, procedures and established safe practices. 
  • Work with the Production Team to meet customer needs and identify and develop new applications for existing products and developing new products.
  • Perform sampling, processing and testing materials used in the production of Hot Mix Asphalt in accordance with AASHTO, ASTM, INDOT, KYTC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FAA.
  • Communicate with QC/QA Manager, Plant Operators, Field Superintendents, State Hwy. officials and Customer Engineering Representatives, as necessary, in a professional manner.
  • Prepare and maintain Daily Progress Reports, QC Charts and testing records.
  • Evaluate test results and communicate with QC/QA Lab Manager to assist with maintaining compliance with specifications, including mixture blend changes.
  • Perform maintenance and calibration of lab testing equipment and document findings.
  • Perform HMA mix designs.
  • Select products for tests at specified states in production process, and test products for a variety of qualities.
  • Maintain AMRL Accreditation for Mix Design Lab.
  • Always put Safety first.
  • Assist the QC/QA Lab Manager in designing, organizing and implementing a quality control operation.
  • Perform Quality Control Testing of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) and associated materials as assigned.
  • Assist in the review of contract documents and assist the QC/QA Lab Manager in preparing the construction schedule.
  • Identify problems, gather and analyze information and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area and meet other housekeeping needs as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal structure while exercising vast judgment
  • Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to identify and appropriately mitigate risk associated with the pre-construction process
  • Effective, professional oral and written communication skills.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • A Minimum High School Diploma;  A Degree preferred in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or related field
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of related QC/QA Lab experience, preferred
  • Must have the INDOT HMA Technician Certification completed within 1 year of employment
  • Must have the KYTC HMA Plant technician Certification completed within 1 year of employment
  • Must have the KYTC Mix Design Technician Certification completed within 1 year of employment
  • Must be willing to attend and participate in Asphalt Pavement Association meetings thru INDOT and KYTC

 

LANGUAGE  SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect 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 variables in standardized situations.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Willing and able to achieve necessary certification in all required states.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk or hear; sit; stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

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 disability to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

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!

 

J.H. Rudolph & Co., Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jul 28, 2019


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