Titan America Quality Control Manager in Norfolk, Virginia

Job Description

Titan America has an excellent opportunity for a Quality Control Manager for the Mid Atlantic Ready Mix business, reporting directly to the Vice President Ready Mix. The primary responsibilities of this position include oversight of the business unit’s quality assurance and control programs, including: developing and implementing systems to ensure the optimization of the ready mix products and designing and implementing programs to ensure a consistent quality approach across the business unit which achieves the business unit strategy and meets all industry standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design concrete mixtures to ensure customer needs and specification requirements are met with the optimal combination of materials, cost, and performance
  • Create submittals, attend pre-pour meetings, manage plant and jobsite product performance, and provide troubleshooting expertise
  • Develop, manage, and communicate key performance indicators
  • Support the evaluation and implementation of new technologies, new materials, and continuous improvement programs to target zero defects and zero waste
  • Develop, implement, and maintain quality control plans and manage certifications for labs and plants in accordance with all regulatory requirements
  • Maintain all appropriate certifications for plants and department personnel
  • Ensure consistency throughout the Business Unit in mix design, submittal and performance monitoring procedures, ensuring cost and performance are in balance
  • Sample, test, and monitor raw materials for compliance of applicable specifications
  • Carry out all pertinent ASTM, ACI, and DOT testing procedures and evaluations; monitor test data and plant records for specification compliance in commercial and DOT sectors
  • Detect, investigate, and report any deviations to the specifications of the test results for all products; makes recommendations based on findings and implements corrective actions
  • Give feedback on the opportunities of product development presented by BU Marketing & Sales and contribute to the definition of new product specifications
  • Investigate, analyze, and recommend solutions to resolve customer complaints and implement solutions to prevent recurrence
  • Review concrete mixes based on project plans and make recommendations for material selection and utilization rates based on design objectives
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of technical developments, industry trends, and environmental regulations related to company products through technical literature and membership in key associations
  • Develop and lead quality control and assurance programs, implement training for both internal and external customers; evaluate technical specifications and economic factors relating to process or product design objectives
  • Create and maintain effective relationships with commercial laboratories, architects, engineers, regulating agencies, academia, and large accounts to lead the industry in product utilization and development of sustainable industry regulations
  • Supervise Quality personnel to meet desired requirements, continuously improve operations, and promote personal development
  • Perform field work and lab testing as needed to support the Business Unit Required Skills

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s Degree in related field, with 7-10 years related industry experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of five years technical supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Professional Engineer License, strongly preferred
  • ACI, NRMCA, VDOT and/or NCDOT certification or must be able to obtain certification
  • Knowledge of the technical process for cement and concrete; ready mix manufacturing design, optimization, processes, and equipment, including familiarity with industry standards and specifications and engineering principles
  • Must possess analytical ability and understanding of material theory involved in solving complex problems, with strong math and statistical analysis and application (six sigma training preferred)
  • Proficiency in commonly used computer software (MS Office); familiarity with industry software (SAP)
  • Excellent communication skills – listening, oral, written, and presentation
  • Ability to read and interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and local, state, and federal specifications and standards
  • Ability to handle loading and unloading of cylinders and other physical activities as required

Working Conditions

  • Travel required throughout Mid Atlantic Ready Mix locations to visit plants and customers to provide technical assistance and maintain positive working relationships
  • Must be able to lift up to fifty pounds on a regular basis

Titan America is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) / Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Tracking Code: 2018-02TK

Job Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular