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Quality Control Technician - Marseilles, IL

Location:  Marseilles, IL, US, 61341
Company:  Oldcastle Architectural


Job ID:  122822


Oldcastle Lawn & Garden, a division of Oldcastle, is one of the largest manufacturers of bagged and bulk decorative mulch, soil, stone, and limestone products in the nation with over 40 production facilities.  We take pride in serving a diverse group of customers including independent garden centers, mass retailers, landscapers, contractors, and homeowners.




This position is responsible for all aspects of ensuring quality in Growing Media and Mulch products. Conduct tests to determine quality of raw materials, bulk intermediate and finished products. This work is conducted under direction of the Production Manager.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Test and inspect all raw materials and finished goods
  • Alert the manager to correct, any deviations in these processes or materials from the requirements.
  • Periodically weigh bag samples to ensure quality product
  • Record data accurately and completely in QC log
  • Evaluate data for deviations or trends away from accepted standards, using statistical methods when necessary.
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations, recommend corrective actions and investigate and resolve any customer grievances
  • Adaptability to change, overcome resistance and objections


Education / Experience / Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English - Bilingual a plus
  • Strong organizational skills – attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams
  • Experience with lab and testing procedures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Horticulture or growing experience preferred
  • Safety experience preferred, will train


Physical Environment

  • Frequent walking, climbing stairs, bending, standing, lifting, extending arms, etc.
  • Be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds unassisted
  • Able to work in dusty, noisy, small areas, hot and cold environments


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!


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Lawn and Garden is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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