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OLDCASTLE APG, INC. 2nd Shift Quality Control Technician - Shakopee, MN-213965 in Shakopee, Minnesota

Job ID: 213965Northfield, a CRH company, is a division withinOldcastle APG. APG is North Americas leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 36states and 5Canadian provinces through a network of over 195 operating locations and more than 6,500 employees.SummaryWe are currently looking for a Quality Control Technician with experience in a manufacturing environment. This person will be responsible for the material handling and preparation for routine testing andmaintenance of assigned laboratory equipment as well as testing products and raw materials as per ASTM to ensure compliance and/or to develop new formulas.Essential Duties / ResponsibilitiesPreparation of materials and products for testingSampling and reduction of samplesRoutine tests of raw materials, calculation of results and preparation of tests reportsSupport manufacturing team in producing the highest quality productsTest all products and raw materials and record resultsCalculate adjustments needed to correct the product if necessaryObtain product samples and communicate what will be producedPerform production material test throughout shiftPerform product reject analysisVisit manufacturing sites to test machinery and report proposed process improvementsInspect all finished goodsKnow all ASTM standards that apply and ensure all products meet these standardsMaintenance and housekeeping of assigned areas and equipmentOther duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as neededQualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.Requirements / Education / ExperienceHigh school diploma/equivalent or equivalent Vocational Training/Certification, other related experience or combination of education and experienceFamiliar with lab equipmentProduction experience in a block plantKnowledge of ASTM standards for manufactured concrete productsKnowledge of parts and basic assembly of moldsKnowledge of concrete product sizes, shapes, and colorsStrong numerical skillsAbility to read and understand equipment manuals and directionsKnowledge of electronics and programmable controllersMust communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the companyComputer literate experienced with Microsoft Office softwarePhysical RequirementsThis position may require a standing position for an extensive amount of timeAbility to lift up to 50 lbs.Flexible work scheduleWhat CRH Americas Offers YouHighly competitive base payComprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programsGroup retirement savings programHealth and wellness programsA culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotionAbout CRH AmericasCRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North Americas 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.Northfield, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! If youre up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, pleas