Product Specialist

Country/Region:  US

Basalite Building Products, LLC is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete masonry products in the Western United States. Product lines include structural block, interlocking paving stones, engineered wall systems, retaining walls, ornamental and garden products, and a full range of sack goods. We are a proud member of the Pacific Coast Building Products Family of Companies.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Regional Manufacturing Manager, this position supports the sales, yard, production planning and quality control teams in all areas of the entire product life cycle. Is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Performs other related duties as assigned


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working with sales and production to validate that product proposed can be effectively produced by the plant
  • Assisting in the set up of new products with proper nomenclature, routings, versions and bills of material
  • Coordinating with quality control to establish inspection criteria for products
  • Executing quality inspections and color confirmations for custom / unique product production runs
  • Working with yard and inventory control to designate and separate project specific stock
  • Working with production planning to verify quantities produced meet demand requirements
  • Act as lead with sales and inventory control to eliminate slow moving / stagnant inventory
  • Demonstrate and promote the Basalite Core Values.
  • Work with sales team to address production capabilities to meet custom / unique block requirements
  • Confirm mold availability
  • Define work sequence/production versions required to produce unit
  • Define color (mix code) and product nomenclature
  • Once order is deemed high probability, collaborate with quality control to define product quality requirements and inspection points for product
  • For unique / custom products support production and quality control by executing quality inspections and validating color match to standard/target
  • Work with production planning, plant and yard to properly tag and isolate product specific to a single order / customer
  • Work with production planning and yard to validate inventories meet demand for custom orders
  • Support planning and execution of add orders and additional production to cover short falls to achieve product match / consistency
  • Work with sales and inventory control to disposition (sell, convert to alternative product, dispose) returned / overrun custom products
  • Attends safety meetings and abides by all safety rules set forth by company and governmental regulatory agencies; ensures that hazardous conditions are reported and corrected.
  • Regular attendance is required.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Advanced knowledge of CMU designs, colors, and ASTM specifications
  • Advanced knowledge of production process, product Molds and quality inspection standards
  • General knowledge of SAP production and MRP modules
  • General knowledge of SAP master data set up and requirements
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with ability to lead effective meetings
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office suite, specifically Excel
  • Understanding of all production reporting and Key performance indicators


  • Requires two years of college or the equivalent on the job experience
  • Requires knowledge of production equipment: block machines and automation, production processes and maintenance programs
  • Requires advanced knowledge of CMU products and technical specifications
  • Mathematical and problem- solving skills

Language Ability:

  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus

Reasoning Ability:

  • Commitment to team concepts and high -quality production
  • Ability to deal with subordinates, inter-company personnel, vendors, customers and outside agencies in professional manner.
  • Able to act professionally and remain calm in high stress situations.
  • Valid Driver’s License (Required for – Class A, B, C with Haz Mat Endorsement. Any employee who drives on your organization’s behalf – Office Staff, Sales Reps, etc.)
  • Regular attendance is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feelReach with hands and arms. Talk and listen. Stand, walk, and sit.
  • Frequently drive a personal vehicle to deliver bank deposits to local bank.
  • Occasionally required to bend at the waist. Lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • Up to 25% travel time required.
  • Regular attendance is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Works near moving mechanical parts, works in outdoor weather conditions, vibration, works around electrical equipment
  • Very loud noise and dust
  • Office environment with moderate noise.
  • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty.
  • Outdoor weather conditions.
  • Extreme temperatures.
  • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

This is a regular, full-time position with competitive compensation and full benefits including medical/dental insurance, disability benefits, life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing retirement plan, and wellness programs. We are an equal opportunity employer and promote a drug free workplace