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Holcim (US) Inc. Quality Assurance Technician in Grand Chain, Illinois


PURPOSEWork with other members of the quality team to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the plant in order to maximize operational efficiency in an environment of continuous improvement; to provide timely and accurate process control information, to ensure that all testing equipment is operating properly, and to certify that the completed product meets intended specifications.



  • Provide process control and product certification results by operating laboratory analytical and physical test equipment.

  • Calibrate and ensure that process testing equipment is operating within designated parameters.

  • Report information using computer data management systems.

  • Maintain and repair as needed, all laboratory testing and processing equipment.

  • Work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays as schedules dictate.

  • Have a thorough understanding of the chemistry of raw materials and products to understand how elements and chemical changes will affect the production process.

  • Possess analytical and process control testing equipment knowledge and operating expertise.

  • Possess the skills and ability to troubleshoot test equipment.

  • Have the ability to operate and perform routine maintenance and accuracy checks on testing equipment.

  • Perform daily sample collection and field test equipment checks.

  • Operate computer interfaces and reporting programs.

  • Assist the production, maintenance departments as required.

  • Keep current on all departmental procedure changes and be instrumental in developing and communicating new procedures as required.

  • Be able to work with little or no supervision

  • Have a desire and ability to work in a team and function in a supporting role taking directions from other team members.

  • Write and/or contribute to daily reports and other routine reports about special projects or incidents.

  • Technicians performing API 10A testing will be properly trained.

  • Only technicians approved/authorized can release product.

  • Participate in plants on-call coordination activities including evenings and weekends on a rotating basis or as needed.

  • Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environments and areas.

The above job description has been designed to provide general guidelines for the identification of tasks, duties, and qualifications for the titled position and/or its successors. The description is not all inclusive of the duties that are performed by the incumbent and the incumbent may be assigned to duties other than those listed in this document as the work environment and essential functions of the job change.



Required Education: Associates/Technical Degree

Additional Education Preferred:Bachelor's/Undergraduate Degree

Required Training/Certifications: Trade certificate, technical degree or equivalent and/or relevant experience

Required Work Experience: Associates degree or minimum 2 years’ experience in Quality Control or in cement manufacturing field.


The Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee will frequently be required to walk on rocky, irregular surfaces that may be muddy and in reduced lighting conditions. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job the employee must be able to travel through a cement plant, i.e., walk over obstacles, climb stairs and ladders, lift heavy or awkward parts, wear personal protective equipment (hardhat, safety glasses, fall protection, etc.).

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Requisition ID2020-8839

Position TypeSalaried Full-Time

CategoryQuality Control

Product LineCement

Job LocationsUS-IL-Grand Chain

CompanyHolcim (US) Inc.