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Cement Materials Technician - Burns Harbor, IN

Company: OZINGA
Location: Gary
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:


Located in Burns Harbor, IN, the Cement Materials Technician's primary function is to ensure Ozinga's quality standards are met and exceeded. This position is responsible for executing cement, slag cement and pozzolan testing, including chemical and physical testing. This involves performing testing, maintaining internal records, and ensuring good laboratory practices. This position works in a fastpaced environment with a need to respond to ever changing scenarios. Work duties will be performed primarily in a laboratory with some field work at various steel mills, distribution terminals, power plants and other manufacturing sites. The Cement Materials Technician position reports to the lab supervisor responsible for quality assurance and control of granulated blast furnace slag production and works closely with the Cement Technical Services Manager.

Principal duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate teamwork by assisting in other areas within the department and other departments as needed
  • Construct, calibrate, and/or prepare test samples and test equipment
  • Use lab equipment to obtain, prepare, measure, and collect test specimens in lab or field environments
  • Implement alternative procedures to enhance efficiency and accuracy when appropriate
  • Manage inventory process and levels of lab and equipment inventory
  • Ensure lab tools and equipment are in good working order and facilitate repairs or replacements as needed
  • Maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly work environment in accordance with company and OSHA expectations
  • Keep current with industry technologies, skills and knowledge improving company procedures and individual
    Global Responsibilties:
    • Regular attendance and physical presence at work is an essential function of this position
    • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet
      business needsQualifications:

      Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifcations:
      • High School Diploma or equivalent required
      • Associates degree preferred
      • Knowledge of Cement or Slag manufacturing design, processes, and equipment is a plus, but not necessaryExperience:
        • DOT and ACI certification is a plus, but not necessary
        • Minimum of 0-3 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experienceSkills/Abilities:
          • Quick learner; excellent organizational skills
          • Ability to learn and apply testing standards (ASTM and AASHTO)
          • Ability to work in a team environment to achieve company objectives
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong PC skillsWorking Condiitons:
            • Exposed to moving mechanical parts, vehicles, heavy construction equipment, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions
            • Noise level is usually moderate, but can be high and requires personal hearing protection on occasion at job sites, plants, and laboratories
            • Must be able to work through stressful situation while maintaining professionalism and composure
            • Local travel required
            • Regularly required to talk or hear, frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms
            • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
            • Must be able to stand and move about job sites with uneven and unpaved ground
            • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
            • Must be able to frequently bend in order to obtain samples from stockpiles or ground, climb ladders with buckets of admixtures, and push wheelbarrows of material
            • Must be able to operate buttons, levers, and other controls located on various equipment
            • Must be able to work long and flexible hours as necessary
            • Must be able to maneuver in and around our plants, yards, and jobsites as necessary
            • Lift/Carry up to 55 pounds frequently
            • Lift up to 100 pounds occasionally
              Flexible in work assignments; open to working in multiple areas as necessary to get the job done

              Ozinga is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

Keywords: OZINGA, Gary , Cement Materials Technician - Burns Harbor, IN, Professions , Gary, Indiana

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