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Lehigh Hanson Quality Control Technician in Mitchell, Indiana

AutoReqId: 13709BR

Line Of Business: Cement Operations

Department: Quality

Primary Location: Mitchell-IN

Pay Class: Salaried Non-Exempt

Job Posting:


We’re Lehigh Hanson. Our products build cities and towns, including stadiums that hold thousands of fans, and bridges that support millions of vehicles. We have thousands of employees across hundreds of locations in the U.S. and Canada, making us North America’s leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and related construction materials.

We might be a big company, but we appreciate and encourage our people to share their ideas and help shape our future. We want every one of our people to play an active role in growing our business. With our diverse product lines and locations across North America, there are opportunities to explore different roles and work on a variety of exciting and interesting projects.

We’re a tight knit team. While we strive to be the best, we do it with an attitude that is humble, accessible and down-to-earth. We don’t ask you to “fit in” to our culture. We invite you to add to it.

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.


This an opportunity for a motivated individual to play an integral role for the quality of material inputs and output of final product in a state of the art cement manufacturing facility. The Lab Technician reports to the Quality Control Supervisor. The job responsibilities and functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Ensure sample integrity and properly collect, identify, prepare and 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

  • Learn the procedure for the making of glass pellets

  • Insure 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

  • 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 be in compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements.

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

This position will reside in Mitchell, IN .


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

  • 2 years of lab experience in cement testing preferred

  • 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, oral and written communications skills

  • Physical Requirements: sitting, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, bending (bending at the waist, lifting above the waist and lifting below the waist), kneeling, reaching, grasping (use of both hands), squatting, repetitive motions, manipulative finger movements with both hands, use of wrists (flexing or rotating with both wrists), use of both feet, use of arms above and below shoulder, work extended periods of time in same position, perform duties in all climates i.e. weather, extreme temperatures, tolerate heights, lift and carry up to 50 lbs., work in confined spaces, capable of wearing respiratory and other personal protective equipment


We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

No search firms, please.

Lehigh Hanson is a drug-free workplace.

External candidates must be able to work in the USA without sponsorship.

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