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Quality Control Technician - Kansas City Metro

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Fordyce Concrete Company, Inc.



Job ID:  303482


Fordyce Concrete Co., a CRH company, has provided ready mixed concrete to the Kansas City area construction market since 1961. Our sales and management staffs collectively offer more than a century of experience. Fordyce Concrete is a union producer. With safety first, our priority is to attract, develop and retain talented employees through a culture of high performance, career building opportunities based on mutual commitment and a balanced, high quality of life.




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.


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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Fordyce Concrete Company Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Jul 10, 2021

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

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