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Quality Control Technician

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

APAC - Central-Central West Region - Tulsa



Job ID:  482241 


Ash Grove Materials Corporation, a CRH company, produces ready-mix concrete, sand, and stone through its subsidiaries. Incorporated in 1987 and based in Overland Park, Kansas, Ash Grove Materials is committed to employee success by encouraging skills development for long-term professional growth.




Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, performs ASTM tests on concrete and raw materials to ensure the quality of product and conformance to specifications. Assists customers with questions regarding concrete performance, mix designs, specifications, etc.


Supervision Received


Works under general supervision with specified policies, procedures and performance goals. Refers any unusual problems or issues to the Technical Services Manager for guidance.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities


  • Performs required ASTM tests on plastic concrete, which involves seven tests on each sample submitted by the batch plants, including slump, air, yield, temperature, moisture and related analyses.  Directs batchmen in performing this same testing on a scheduled basis.
  • Provides quality customer service by answering questions and complaints in a timely and professional manner.  Maintains favorable customer relations.
  • Obtains and sieves rock and sand samples on a specified regular basis to ensure quality standards and specifications are met.
  • Obtains and delivers test cylinders from batch plants or job sites to Ash Grove Cement's research lab as needed.
  • Works toward ensuring compliance with ASTM specifications and ACI standards.
  • Maintains lab equipment in good operational and properly calibrated condition.
  • Completes required paperwork and reports regarding test results and projects as assigned.
  • Performs job responsibilities in compliance with safety regulations.
  • Conducts slump school training for drivers when needed.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.
  • Observes all safety rules and keeps work areas and equipment clean and orderly.
  • Works with batchmen to coordinate production of concrete.
  • Observes all safety rules and keeps work areas and equipment clean and orderly.


Quality Control Technician (continued)


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 instructions of his/her supervisor and to perform other work assignments as requested.


Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Two years’ experience preferred with concrete quality control testing and mix design experience.
  • ACI certification for Concrete Field Testing Technician preferred.
  • Knowledge of and ability to accurately perform various tests on plastic concrete and aggregate such as slump, air, yield, temperature, moisture, sieve, strength, etc.  Knowledge of and ability to comply with ASTM specifications and ACI standards. Skill and ability to calibrate equipment properly and accurately are essential.  Additional skills needed include analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to use a personal computer to record data and generate reports.
  • Work requires the ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.


Required Education


  • High school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Some college preferred.


Working Conditions


Job hazards include frequent exposure to chemicals, dust, dirt, noise, and all weather conditions.


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 Materials Corporation, 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:  May 26, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

Job Segment: Technician, Technology