Job Information

Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. Quality Control Technician in Mitchell, Indiana

AutoReqId: 19919BR

Pay Class: Salaried Non-Exempt

Minimum Pay Rate: $65,340.00

Maximum Pay Rate: $82,492.50

Department: Quality

Line of Business: Cement Operations

Position Type: Full-Time

Job Posting:

The Role and the Company

Heidelberg Materials is North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada.

The Quality Control Technician position is based in Mitchell, IN and reports to the Quality Control Manager.

What you'll get to do:

• Ensure sample integrity and properly collect, identify, prepare, homogenize and store all samples

• Collect, record, store, analyze and distribute information concerning quality control results

• Communicate all appropriate results, information and problems to the appropriate supervisors, foremen and plant associates

• Monitor the quality of the quarried materials through the appropriate testing

• Control the quality of the raw mill production by performing the appropriate tests and making any necessary changes to maintain the posted targets

• Control the quality of the finish mill production by performing the appropriate tests and making any necessary changes to maintain the posted targets

• Control the quality of the kiln production by performing the appropriate testing

• Perform testing that will enhance the production rate or quality of all plant operations

• Ensure all plant production meets the specifications of the company, the plant and the customer by performing appropriate testing

• Perform tests to resolve customer complaints and meet customer needs

• Assist in the development of new products

• Monitor all laboratory equipment and plant equipment for proper operation and report any deviations to the proper personnel

• Troubleshoot faults in automated equipment and resolve issues

• Frequently utilize computers for data entry, sample analysis, troubleshooting and reporting

• Keep the department and associated equipment clean

• Perform tests to determine the quality of fuels

• Determine the quality of purchased materials by performing the appropriate tests

• Perform wet chemistry when required

• Perform all physical testing duties

• Perform production and inventory record keeping duties

• Participate in the plant microscopy program

• Complete assigned work and follow all federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

• Complete work in a safe manner and adhere to all safety policies and procedures.


• Computer literacy required – data entry, troubleshooting automated equipment, etc.

• Basic knowledge of lab equipment

• Must be capable of lifting a bag of cement from the floor to the workbench (Type I bag = 94 pounds)

• Must be able to work weekends and or holidays for laboratory coverage

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills

NOTE - This is a rotating shift position. The lab is a 24/7 operation which includes holidays, weekends, etc. The rotation is based on a 4-week schedule, so each week is unique.

Preferred Experience:

• 2 year degree in Chemistry or similar technical degree beneficial but not required.

• 2 years of lab experience in cement testing preferred

Work Environment:

Role operates in a manufacturing environment with moving mechanical equipment, inclement weather, heat, humidity, elevated noise levels, and dusty conditions.

What we have to offer:

• Competitive base salary

• Highly competitive benefits programs

• 401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled