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Field Density Manager - Farmington Hills, MI


Farmington Hills, MI, US, 48331

Company:  Michigan Paving and Materials

Job ID:  147665

Cadillac Asphalt, a vertically integrated CRH Americas Materials Company, joint venture company, energetically drives to continually be a leader in our markets in quality construction materials and value added services by employing innovative techniques and customer-centric practices. We believe that our employees are the reason for our success and we focus on their development and advancement opportunities as well as attracting new talent to our organization. We encourage you to learn more by visiting or our parent company at

Position Overview


Coordinates activities of the Central Lab Quality Control Department with a primary objective of delivering a high quality, uniform product that is consistent and that meets the specifications and expectations of our suppliers and customers.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Ensure employees are working and promoting safety at all times through daily, weekly and monthly communications, on the job training and by taking a leadership role and participating in a safety culture.
  • Ensure all HMA roadways, drives, approaches and shoulders are being tested and reported utilizing the most current and appropriate standards, specifications and internal procedures
  • Evaluate the physical attributes and properties of HMA being delivered to projects from our plants and provide quick results and feedback as required
  • Ensure all density technicians are aware of and comply with company, government and customer policies, procedures and regulations including housekeeping, behavioral expectations, safety and environmental stewardship
  • Ensure all density technicians are trained and are continuously updated on any changes to specifications and maintaining certifications required by MDOT, Local Agencies and FAA
  • Attend QC managers meeting and scheduling meetings
  • Attend pre-pave and pre-production meetings as required
  • Schedule and manage daily task and be prepared to provide direction and support in all areas
  • Prioritize all demands for density request and communicate with QC team, project managers and foreman the status of available technicians
  • Analyze all test data, accurately complete and submit all density forms update shared drive with all test data, communicate any failing areas immediately to foreman, project manager and QC team
  • Demonstrate a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to company policies in all work environments and areas


Other Responsibilities


  • Understand internal and external customer expectations
  • Assist with developing technicians
  • Continuous education of HMA
  • Communicate daily schedule to all technicians
  • Report time on infield using proper phase numbers
  • Knowledge of rolling patterns and trouble-shooting HMA
  • Maintain checks and service maintenance on all equipment utilized for density including gauges, core rigs, generators, lift gates on all fleet vehicles
  • Be available to be on site to assist and support technicians as needed




  • Three or more years’ experience in the construction industry related to asphalt and civil construction
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to network within the organization
  • Asphalt product knowledge  


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


Action Oriented

  • Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.


Customer Focus

  • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of the customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.


Dealing with Ambiguity

  • Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.


Functional/Technical Skills

  • Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.



  • Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.



  • Practices attentive and active listening; has the patience to hear people out; can accurately restate the opinions of others even when he/she disagrees.


Peer Relationships

  • Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.


Time Management

  • Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.


Physical Requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be considered.


  • Work will be performed outside on a job site. Physical requirements include lifting buckets that weigh up to 40 pounds, moving a core rig in and out of a truck, sitting, standing, walking, bending, twisting, working with hot material and moving heavy equipment in and out of trucks.


Work Environment


  • This position will work the majority of time in the field. Work environment will vary depending on job task.


What CRH Americas 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 CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s 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 CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re 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. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Cadillac Asphalt is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date Posted:  Mar 14, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Manager, Construction, Management, Engineering