Quality Assurance Technician

Fort Lupton
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 SUMARY: Under the supervision of EHS Coordinator, this position supports the organization’s Quality Control Management System; and is responsible for supporting and demonstrating the Core Values of Integrity, Safety, Respect, Customer Focus, Quality, Innovation and Financial Success. Perform other related duties as assigned.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General supervision


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


 • Collects and test samples for block / paver compression and absorption testing  

• Monitors production lines for consistent color, texture, material dimensions

• Perform material tests and inspects raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods to ensure they meet established standards for quality

• Report changes in strength with raw materials and finished product and quality to management

• Recommends corrective action when appropriate

• Document lab test results. Monitors process and documents changes as required

• Analyzes batch weights to make sure mix designs do not fluctuate

• Maintains Mix Designs and Batching Computer entries of all mix designs

• Coordinates and conducts weekly Block Plant Raw Materials density

• Prepares Product Samples for the Sales Department including color and texture approvals

• Contributes to overall business development utilizing the understanding of elements mentioned above

• 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


 • High School Diploma or equivalent with advance courses in laboratory testing technique

 • Requires one-to-three years of experience in a manufacturing laboratory environment

 • Advanced understanding of concrete

• Requires ability to operate forklift and pass an annual forklift certification course

• Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals such as ASTM Standards and NCMA Technical Bulletins

 • Ability to respond to common inquires or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community

• Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

• Ability to define problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions

 • Must have good verbal and written communication skills

• Must be able to operate office equipment to include calculator, computer, copy machine, document scanner, fax and telephones

• Keep work area clean

• Regular attendance is required

• Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License


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.


• Requires constant sitting, standing, and talking or listening

• Requires occasional reaching with hands and arms and bending at the waist or neck

• Lifting up-to 100 pounds


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


 • Plant environment with loud noise, moving machinery, dusty, dirty

 • Outdoor weather conditions

 • Wear mandatory and/or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)


HOURLY RATE: $19.00/hour

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

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Greeley