QA Technician

LocationUS Calendar07/09/2017   Entry-level Tracy


POSITION PURPOSE:   This entry-level position is responsible for conducting routine Quality Assurance (QA) testing and inspections to determine specification compliance of aggregate and aggregate based products.   This position can be responsible for either rock plant or geology materials technician duties.   This position qualifies for a group E monthly car allowance of $550.

1. Conducts various aggregate and aggregate based material quality tests using AMRL, ASTM and Cal Trans proficiency sample testing procedures.
2. Organizes testing results and prepares reporting information from test results for appropriate Teichert Aggregates’ personnel.
3. Obtains samples from production facilities.
4. Maintains regular communications with plant personnel and/or supervisor to report material acceptability and test results.
5. Organizes and cleans the QA lab.
6. Communicates with inspectors regarding transferring of samples.
7. Delivers samples to locations as directed.
8. Monitors and assists the work of summer interns.
9. Promotes a Zero Injury culture through personal adherence to all company safety policies and practices.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.   Other similar or additional duties are performed as assigned.

A High School diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

· A minimum of zero to two (2) years of work experience.   Experience need not be industry related.
· Mathematical aptitude and ability to learn computer aided test data analysis programs.
· Must possess basic computer software skills including Word, Excel and Outlook.   Must be willing to learn and become proficient in aggregate testing and related technology.
· Must possess mechanical ability to maintain and repair plant equipment related to QA testing and processing.
· Must be able to exercise judgment where appropriate and within established guidelines.
· Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
· Must demonstrate an ability to work on a team and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of customers, staff and management.
· Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills.   Must be able to speak and understand English to a proficient and understandable level.
·Must possess a valid California Driver License and must maintain an acceptable driving record.

Safe Work Ethic 
Communication (speaking, writing, listening)
Customer Focus
Judgment/Decision Making 
Working Relationships 

Employees occasionally may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time: Viewing of computer monitor.   Keyboarding; use of fingers to make small movements such as typing and mouse usage.   Driving to job sites, other offices or meeting sites.   Position may require lifting of materials and equipment up to 50 lbs.   Special projects (such as breaking down geology samples) may require lifting up to 80 lbs.    May require walking on uneven ground, climbing, reaching, bending, standing or stooping.   Use of general tools for maintenance and repair of equipment. May be required to work outdoors for long periods of time and at varied shift levels from day to swing to night.   Use of general tools for maintenance and repair of equipment.

Plant locations may contain dust, fumes, debris, medium to loud levels of noise and extreme weather conditions including excessive heat or cold and rain prevalent at times.   Works with and handles hot material samples.   Travel may be required to other locations, site facilities or educational seminars.    Typical office environment with adequate temperatures and lighting, low levels of noise.    Lab testing environment may contain dust and medium to loud levels of noise with variations in temperature.   Some locations may require climbing ladders and working at elevated heights.

Teichert is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Company.