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QC Lab Technician


Kalamazoo, MI, US, 49003

Company:  Michigan Paving and Materials


City:  Kalamazoo
State:  Michigan
Postal/Zip Code: 49003


Michigan Paving and Materials, a vertically integrated Oldcastle Inc. 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



At Michigan Paving and Materials we also believe strongly in our culture which is rooted in our employees and has impact on our business decisions.  Our employees are expected…

  • To put safety first
  • To think innovatively
  • Take ownership of their positions
  • To support and help one another
  • To create the highest level of customer satisfaction
  • To have open communications that are honest, professional and respectful
  • To take on new challenges
  • To take pride in their work
  • And to hold one another to the highest standards of ethics and accountability.


As you review this position we ask that you read these expectations carefully and consider if you would be happy joining our team.  It is vital for both the company and the potential new hire that our values and expectations are in line.


Thank you for considering us as a potential employer.


We are seeking qualified candidates for a QC Lab Technician position for our asphalt construction plant located in Kalamazoo, MI.

Please visit our online career website at

JOB Requisition ID #132873



Sampling and testing of bituminous mixture for compliance with MDOT specifications and quality control tolerances.  Testing will include maximum theoretical specific gravity, bulk specific gravity, calculation of air voids, VMA, VFA, extraction gradation of bituminous mixture, gradation of fine and course aggregate, specific gravity of asphalt cements, specific gravity of aggregate, angularity index of fine aggregate, and bulk specific gravity of cores. Assists in all aspects of the Quality Control operations for the division.  Actively involved in the achievement of quality and safety requirements.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Learns and participates in the development and validation of processes, materials and products under the guidance of manager
  • Performs tests and sampling procedures before, during, and after the manufacturing process
  • Documenting data from test procedures and reporting abnormalities
  • Updating and preparing documentation of operating procedures
  • Providing expertise in quality control and operating procedures to co-workers
  • Perform Quality Control Testing of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) and associated materials as assigned.
  • Submit all test and inspection reports
  • Actively participate in weekly safety meetings (Tool Box Talks)


Education and/or Experience:

  • High School diploma a plus
  • Bituminous Lab Technician Certification strongly desired
  • Current QC/QA Certifications preferred but not required.
  • Previous HMA Lab experience preferred but not required.


Job Requirements and Skills:

  • Strong computer skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong writing and verbal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills


Physical Demands:

  • This position requires walking, standing, bending, twisting, sitting and lifting
  • Must be able to lift,  push and pull up to 50 lbs without assistance


Safety Demands:

This position requires use of certain specific equipment such as marshall hammer, scales, and ovens.


Miscellaneous:  Michigan Paving and Materials Co. and its managers/supervisors have the right to modify, add or remove above duties/responsibilities in order to fulfill the company needs.


We are an EEO employer.  It is the policy of Michigan Paving and Materials to assure that applicants are considered on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, familial status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws.  As a federal contractor we also consider qualified protected and disabled veterans based on their qualifications.


What Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!


Michigan Paving and Materials is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer


Michigan Paving and Materials is part of the Oldcastlecareers™ network.

Nearest Major Market: Kalamazoo

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