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APAC-Central Inc QC Specialist 1 - 299779 in Springfield, Missouri

Job ID: 299779APAC Central Inc., is a CRH company producing and providing crushed aggregate materials, sand, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, and performing as a regional heavy highway/infrastructure construction firm serving Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southern Missouri. APAC-Central, Inc. and its founding companies have been serving our customers since early in the 20th Century and look forward to continued success in the 21st Century!Position OverviewThis position is accountable for all aspects of Quality Management below the level of Q.C. Manager I. This includes responsibility for testing, studying and resolving technical issues, management, related issues, and the communication of quality related matters with respect to testing of production materials, to ensure compliance.Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)Responsible for the day to day operations of the Quality Control Laboratory which includes the supervision of lab technicians, and training of lab technician trainees, requisitioning necessary supplies and equipment.Job requires an extensive knowledge of asphalt, concrete, aggregate products and respective test standards and the ability to perform asphalt/concrete/aggregate products testing.Tests include but are not limited to:Aggregates: Plasticity index, Liquid limit, L.A. Abrasion, Sodium Sulfate Soundness, Durability, Gradations, Absorption, Specific gravity, Proctors;Asphalt: Rice Specific Gravity, Sand Equivalent, Bulk Specific Gravity, Hveem Molds, Extraction, Gradation, Stabilities, Retained Strength, Marshall Tests, Densities with nuclear gauges.Concrete: Plasticity index, Durability, Specific Gravity, Slump tests, Retained Strength.Responsible for design and submission of all asphalt/concrete/ aggregate mix designs and their implementation at the plants.Responsible for all field testing. This includes cutting cores, taking densities using nuclear gauges, various other types of sampling and testing.Responsible for all Material Certification submittals for the Company and outside customers as requested.Responsible for being liaison between the Company and outside testing labs. State Departments of Transportation, appropriate County and/or Cities, and independent labs are included.Responsible for informing the proper supervision of test results and giving technical advice and information when requested. This includes prompt notification of supervisors of poor test results and other deficiencies when they occur.Responsible for making asphalt/concrete/aggregate product information available to sales department and qualified outside customers. This includes technical information, gradations, and availability of products.Responsible for keeping accurate records of test results and correspondence.Required to have, or take, appropriate safety course(s). Duties include working with testing gauges with sealed nuclear source(s). Requires wearing radiation badge.Required to take continuing education courses when available and at superiors discretion.Reliable attendance is essential in performing this role.Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Education/ExperienceBachelors Degree and four (4) plus years of experience. Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Be 18 years of age or older.Work RequirementsSafely operate various types equipment related to work requirements.Strictly adhere to safety requirements, policies, and procedures as outlined in the employee policy manual.Must be willing to travel to each jobsite and work away from home when required.Report to work at the designated start time. Reliable attendance is essential.Work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors/managers with other duties as required.Available to work overtime, nights and weekends when necessary.Knowledge/Skill RequirementsTest product for the required specifications depending upon each job.Ability to use all tools