Posted: 6/14/2022
Hillsboro TX; Nampa ID

At LB Foster, our culture reflects our passion for integrity, accountability, and safety. We have a long history of providing a safe workplace for our employees, striving to be good stewards of the environment, and establishing strong and respectful relationships with our customers and communities. These fundamentals have provided the foundation upon which we have managed our business for more than a century. We continue to strengthen our culture with a focus on SPIRIT. Within the company lies a spirit of teamwork and innovation that drives a culture around continuous improvement and high performance.

S – Safety P – People I – Integrity R – Respect I – Innovation T – Teamwork

Position Summary:

As the QC Supervisor, you are a member of the plant leadership team. You are responsible for consistent delivery of high-quality products and services to our customers. Oversee product inspections and QC technicians to ensure compliance with company standards and customer specifications. Translate customer quality concerns to drive internal corrective actions and continual improvement. Responsible for minimizing defects through promotion of prevention rather than detection. Also, QC Supervisor is responsible for site calibrations, nonconformance documentation, performance of manufacturing audits in the production areas, document control activities, hosting site management reviews, and the tracking of CoPQ.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and develop quality control staff.
  • Scheduling and oversite of incoming, in-process, and finished goods inspections to specified criteria and test methods.
  • Clearly communicate nonconforming product / out of tolerance conditions to team members and supervisors.  Ability to collaboratively determine NCM causes and possible actions with production and/or quality team.
  • Responsible for ensuring rejection of product when requirements are not met.
  • Quality recordkeeping and supporting management in maintaining quality certifications.
  • Responsible for monitoring the proper labeling, segregation, and disposition of non-conforming / hold material.
  • Manage calibration programs for inspection equipment.
  • Responsible for performance, oversight, and documentation of manufacturing audits in the production areas.
  • Responsible for the document control program, including the uploading and maintenance of documents.
  • Responsible for representing L.B. Foster during site audits and documenting the outcomes of site audits.  Must work with site management team and applicable personnel to properly investigate findings and determine corrective actions in a timely manner.
  • Handling of customer complaints through proper documentation, investigations, and leading of corrective actions.
  • Tracking of site CoPQ.
  • Responsible for scheduling and holding site Management Reviews.
  • Responsible for reviewing and understanding customer specification/code requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What Do You Need?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6+ years manufacturing experience in Quality role required
  • Precast and/or ready-mix experience required
  • ACI Field, Strength & Aggregate certifications or ability to acquire within 12 months of hire
  • NPCA Level II certification or ability to acquire within 12 months of hire
  • PCI Level I and II certification or ability to acquire within 12 months of hire
  • Knowledgeable in applicable Quality standards (i.e., ISO9001, NPCA and/or PCI).
  • Knowledgeable in use of various inspection gages and practices.
  • Ability to read and interpret ASTM standards where applicable.
  • Ability to read drawings and prints.
  • Ability to understand DOT / Code requirements where applicable.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to exert up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Proficiency in mathematics.
  • Good visual acuity.
  • Strong computer s, specifically Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Ability to collaborate actions with multiple departments
  • Ability to manage change and recognize impacts of change within multiple departments
  • Ability to identify nonconforming product conditions and stop work when needed.
  • Ability to speak comfortably and effectively in front of others, and professionally manager conflict.

Competencies:

  • Safety Oriented
  • Clear and precise communication
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong work ethic
  • Time Management
  • Ability to work independently
  • Critical Thinking
  • Planning & Organization

Contact: Kris Itza, Human Resources Manager, kitza@lbfoster.com, Specify location     

Posted: 6/1/2022
Hawley, MN

Department: Production

Reports to: Quality Control Superintendent

Summary: This position is responsible for performing visual inspections, piece checks, and daily product inspections for both the structural and architectural products. They also complete concrete testing in the lab to verify the quality of the product meets or exceeds customer requirements and job specifications.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs pre-pour inspection of all forms in a timely manner to maintain optimized workflow and assists in finding ways to decrease delays and cause for rework.
  • Maintains daily and project production records.
  • Checks and verifies all dimensions of cast-in embeds.
  • Completes daily Quality Control documentation.
  • Inspects all finished product. Documents and follows-up on any precast product that requires patching or rework.
  • Ensures that all precast products are correctly marked.
  • Assists other Quality Control personnel in testing of materials and finished products as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining plant and yard safety.
  • Execute other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

  • Required: High School Diploma or the equivalence.

Experience Requirements:

  • Preferred: 2+ Years of Concrete Experience. Willingness to obtain ACI and PCI certifications.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting: 0-25%
  • Standing: 75-100%
  • Walking: 75-100%
  • Phone Usage: 0-25%
  • Computer Usage: 0-25%

Qualified Candidates Contact: Kylie Hanson, Human Resources, kylie.hanson@springprairie.net

Posted: 5/27/2022
Reidsville, NC

Reports to: General Manager

Summary:

Directs and manages the Quality Control Department of Smith-Midland Corporation NC Plant.  Provides leadership, management, and technical expertise to all of Smith-Midland’s NC Plant internal and external customers.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the Quality Control department
  • Maintains a safe work environment and promotes safe work practices
  • Communicates company policies and procedures to the Quality Control technicians and adheres to them
  • Creates and fosters a culture of Quality at all levels throughout the organization
  • Maintains good standing with all external auditing agencies
  • Organizes and maintains all office records and forms in good order (both electronic and hard copies)
  • Ensures Quality System Manual is always current and updated to the latest standards
  • Performs all required materials testing as established by the Quality System Manual meet or exceed customer expectations and mandated standards
  • Develops outstanding, low-cost architectural and structural concrete mix designs
  • Communicates with outside agencies and inspectors for all quality matters. Maintains good relationships and timeliness in filing required reports
  • Keeps up to date with latest developments in concrete technology and R&D
  • Conducts research on improving product Quality by using latest technology available in regard to mix designs and additives. Actively participates in the development of new products and supports the company R&D efforts.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement Activities throughout the year including leading Kaizan events
  • Uses Standard Work and Standard Work auditing to ensure Quality Programs are maintained and continuously advanced
  • Other related activities as required

Qualifications:

  • 10 years precast concrete quality control or manufacturing experience, including 5 years in architectural precast.
  • ACI Levels I and II certifications and PCI Level I and II. Training will be provided for PCI Level III.
  • Able to understand complex fabrication drawings
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, communication and people skills
  • Experienced/knowledgeable with Lean Manufacturing Principals
  • Able to write reports
  • Excellent knowledge of computers and electronic file management – Excel, Word, MS Project

 

Posted: 1/10/2022
Pittsburgh, PA

KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA) is a 100% employee-owned consulting engineering firm internationally recognized as a leading expert in corrosion protection. KTA is the largest provider of 3rd party coating inspection services in the country, and a major player in steel and concrete fabrication inspection. KTA’s hallmark professional services include coatings failure investigations and laboratory analysis, among a broader array of integrated service offerings all aimed at protecting the world’s infrastructure.

KTA is seeking reliable and competent PCI Certified Technicians to provide QA inspection of the fabrication of precast panels and prestressed bridge beams throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, and Connecticut. All applicants must be willing to travel. This position is open to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • PCI Level II or III certification issued by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute - required
  • ACI Certified Concrete Field-Testing Technician – Grade 1 certification – required
  • PennDOT Concrete Field-Testing Technician - preferred
  • Prior experience in PennDOT and/or PA Turnpike Highway and Bridge Construction Inspection and knowledge/use of the PennDOT EQMS system - preferred
  • Experience with prestressed concrete inspection, particularly for transportation and bridge projects

Additional Requirements:

  • PennDOT Concrete Field-Testing Technician - preferred
  • Knowledge and use of the PennDOT EQMS system – preferred
  • Prior experience in PennDOT and/or PA Turnpike Highway and Bridge Construction Inspection - preferred
  • Act with integrity, always promoting ethical practices in all circumstances
  • Detail-oriented, ensuring all paperwork is accurate and complete
  • Customer-oriented, developing and maintaining healthy relationships with clients and contractors, keeping all parties abreast of any progress
  • Good oral and written communication and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent work ethic, dependable, and punctual
  • Reliable Transportation and valid Driver’s License
  • Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word and Excel experience, ability to navigate the internet and email correspondence

Physical Requirements:

  • Hearing, speaking, close, color, distance, depth vision, and ability to adjust focus;
  • Ability to travel, when necessary, and ability to work outside (including inclement weather);
  • Walking, climbing, bending, kneeling, crawling, crouching, standing for extended periods of time, and working in confined spaces and on uneven terrain.

Come see what all the buzz is about! We offer competitive pay, great benefits, including two fantastic retirement plans (ESOP & 401K), and will likely have many great opportunities down the line as we continue to grow!

Drug testing and criminal background and motor vehicle check will be conducted. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

KTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are ACTIVELY looking to increase the DIVERSITY of our company. While all candidates will be considered, KTA especially encourages female, minorities, veterans, and candidates with disabilities to apply to this and all job postings. KTA is a Standing Firm Company. Elzly Technology Corporation (Elzly) is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTA-Tator, Inc. (KTA). AA/EEO

Visit www.kta.jobs to apply!

 

Department: Quality Control                                                       

Reports to: Chief Engineer                                                  

No. of Subordinates: Up to 6
Pay Program: Exempt
Grade: 7
EEO Position Code: 3

Summary
This position is knowledgeable in all aspects of production and quality control of precast/prestressed concrete members.  Supervises a staff of inspectors.  Manages a system of quality control and quality assurance that maintains maximum technical product control.  Position requires a high level of integrity and the ability to make difficult decisions in the interest of product quality.  This position independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected.  Reports to the Chief Engineer.

Scope and impact of the position

CTC relies heavily on this position to assure all products meet acceptable standards for delivery to the customer.

Job duties and responsibilities

Brief Outline of the Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interviews and recommends employment of Quality Control Inspectors.  Trains, supervises and, if necessary, terminates employees under his/her direction and with management guidance.
  • Administers a quality control program in accordance with the CTC’s Quality System Manual.
  • Chairs CTC’s Quality System Committee. Duties include:
    • Point of contact for PCI audits
    • Responds to PCI regarding nonconformance documented by auditors
    • Maintains and revises the Quality System Manual
    • Performs CTC’s annual internal audit
  • Maintains CTC’s WSDOT Plant Approval Manual.
  • Maintains CTC’s Finishing and Repair Manual.
  • Reviews all project compliance documentation as required by project specification.
  • Continually monitors quality exception reports and works with all departments to eliminate recurring problems.
  • Uses Piece Tracker and other tools to monitor Production and QC efficiency and accuracy.
  • Research and implement new technologies to improve QC operations
  • Responsible for purchase and maintenance of QC equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for properly calibrating stressing, batching, and QC equipment.
  • Assists with evaluating and troubleshooting production problems.
  • Carries out decisions of management.
  • Performs inspection tasks during staff absences or other periods of peak demand.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.

Special notes and conditions

Position involves outside work, occasional early hour assignments and occasional, physically demanding activity.

Minimum knowledge and skill of the position

  • A 4-year degree in a related field OR a minimum of five years’ experience in precast/prestressed concrete plant operations including interpreting and following project specifications and preparation of documentation for approval.
  • Must have supervisory skills and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 
  • Must obtain and maintain ACI Field Testing Technician Grade 1 and PCI Quality Control Technician Level III certifications.

Qualified candidates may contact Heather Euston, Human Resources Manager, heuston@concretetech.com

Posted: 9/13/2021
Dallas, TX

At American Concrete we manufacture Prestressed Precast concrete products for the rail roads and commercial concrete projects. We are looking to hire candidates with some quality control experience.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, OT available

Summary:

The inspection process includes, but is not limited to, evaluating pieces for dimensional accuracy, required tolerances and aesthetic appearance as well in interpreting piece tickets and production drawings (blueprints).

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs pre-pour inspection of all forms, reinforcement, steel and inserts, in a timely manner to maintain optimized workflow and assists in finding ways to decrease delays and cause for rework.
  • Maintains daily and project production records.
  • Checks and verifies all dimensions of cast-in embeds.
  • Completes daily Quality Control documentation.
  • Inspects all finished product. Documents and follows-up on any precast product that requires patching or rework.
  • Ensures that all precast products are correctly marked.
  • Assists other Quality Control personnel in testing of materials and finished products as required.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining plant and yard safety in accordance with Company Safety Manual and under the direction of the Safety Coordinator.
  • Receiving materials and shipping finished product.

Education / Experience / Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ Years of Concrete Experience
  • Willingness to complete a PCI certification within the first 6 months of employment if not already Certified
  • Attention to detail and accuracy when documenting information
  • High coordination and organization skills.
  • Proficient at reading a tape measure
  • Blueprint reading is a plus
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs (rarely)
  • Ability to be on your feet all day

Company Perks:

  • Profit Sharing
  • Competitive Compensation & Benefit Package
  • 401K with Match
  • Boot Allowance
  • Overtime available

Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check, Reference Check & Employment Verification are all part of our hiring process.

Job Type: Full-time (Direct hire position)

Pay: $15.00 - $25.00 per hour

Qualified candidates contact: Erica Gallo, Recruiter, egallo@amconco.com