City: Houston State:Texas Postal/Zip Code: 77077 Oldcastle Materials, Inc., a division of Oldcastle, is the leading vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mixed concrete, and construction and paving services in the United States. Our operations span the nation from Montana to Texas and from Washington to Florida, with18,000 employees at more than 1,200 locations in 44 states. Position Summary Managing a companywide Quality Control Plan, a laboratory quality system plan, a training program, and quality assurance staff to ensure hot mix asphalt (HMA) and component materials comply with the applicable specifications. Conduct research and review the research of others to improve the companyâs product quality and performance. This position may include night work and overtime. Duties are performed under limited supervision. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Manage collection and analyzing of HMA production data and construction data. Recommendations for appropriate adjustments to production and construction staff to bring process into compliance with applicable standards and follow-up on needed actions to ensure anticipated results are obtained. HMA Mixture Design: assist in development of design gradation. Investigate reports of low quality work and make recommendations for resolutions. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Participate in pre-construction meetings with project teams. Evaluate possible quality issues of the job sites. Develop, implement and evaluate programs and procedures to ensure quality. Other Requirements Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times. Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required. Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary. Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual Strict adherence to company policies and procedures. Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required. Supervisory Responsibilities Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the companyâs policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist with interviewing and hiring process as necessary. Planning, assigning, and directing work. Willingness to develop subordinatesâ technical and leadership skills and make recommendations for new job opportunities when appropriate. Effective management of employee performance through coaching, feedback (written and verbal), rewards, and discipline when necessary. Execution of performance appraisal system, including annual evaluations and mid-year evaluations. Addressing complaints and resolving problems in a timely manner. Lead by example. Ability to get work done through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices. Qualifications Bachelorâs degree (B.S. or B.E.) from a four year college or university; or four or more years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. HMA Plant and/or Paving Technician Classification preferred. Knowledge and understanding of basic operating procedures and mechanics of an asphalt plant. Knowledge of safety, the environment and transportation. Ability to detect safety hazards and malfunctions and respond accordingly. Personal Protective Equipment Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment in designated operations and construction areas as outlined by OSHA and state agencies. Protective equipment that is required for this position: Hardhat, safety glasses, reinforced toed shoes, hand protection, safety vest/high visibility clothing for any work in the field, and hearing protection. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently works near moving mechanical parts, works outside in conditions that may be cold and icy, and exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the work environment may be high. What Oldcastle Offers You A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion Highly competitive base pay Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs Group retirement savings program Health and wellness programs About Oldcastle Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North Americaâs 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise. Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If youâre 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. 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