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Gladstone, MI

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Materials Technology Center Supervisor

Construction Resources Management | Gladstone, MI
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Materials Technology Center Supervisor

Construction Resources Management Inc. a Walbec Group Company

Gladstone, MI

Are you looking for an exciting career in road, highway, and bridge construction? Construction Resources Management Inc. of the Walbec Group has a place for hard working, loyal, and driven people like you. Come work with us as the Materials Technology Center Supervisor and enjoy a family-focused, progressive culture. Our approach is driven by an involved focus on Safety and efficiency, resulting in us being a leader in the heavy and highway construction industry.

The Company:

The Walbec Group of companies is currently in its third generation of family leadership producing high-quality construction materials and delivering unparalleled professional design, engineering, and construction services.

  • Multi-year Milwaukee Business Journal Best Place to Work honoree and a Best Place to Work by Employ Humanity.
  • Associated with many exciting state, municipal, federal, and commercial projects. Check out our website for a complete list of interesting projects. walbecgroup.com
  • Proud Partner of the Green Bay Packers.

The Position:

Under the direction of the AASHTO Laboratory Area Manager (ALAM) the MTC Supervisor is responsible for monitoring daily processes and managing a team of laboratory technicians. Success is defined as the timely delivery of requested tests, efficient use of equipment, proper training and development of personnel, fostering a team environment, ability to adapt quickly to change, minimization of risk and compliance with specifications, organizational policies, procedures, and ethical standards.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Continuous quality improvement of all lab processes
  • Collaborate with the ALAM to ensure MTC is operating efficiently
  • Create, maintain, and communicate laboratory schedule to appropriate stakeholders
  • Create mix design blends
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with all customers
  • Ensure testing is completed by the dates requested by our customers
  • Perform accurate and timely billing of all testing
  • Perform testing as needed to meet customer requirements
  • Ensures all test data for accuracy and critically evaluate results
  • Verify that all mix designs meet or exceed job specifications prior to submittal
  • Be an expert with the operation and maintenance of all laboratory equipment
  • Ensure compliance by utilizing SOPs, test methods and safety protocol
  • Ensure equipment is inventoried, calibrated, and all documentation is available as needed
  • Ensure lab is stocked with supplies
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment to ensure efficient operation
  • Maintain MTC by regularly cleaning and inspecting all areas of the lab
  • Maintain AASHTO accreditation of the laboratory
  • Address staff performance concerns and issues in a timely manner
  • Assist ALAM with hiring as needed
  • Develop direct report capability and provide support for career development
  • Train all lab personnel in their assigned tasks and ensure they maintain required certifications
  • Assist with research and development
  • Ensure technician schedule is efficient and appropriate for workload

The Benefits:

Team members at the Walbec Group are offered competitive pay and benefits that align with our values while supporting good health and a balanced life now and into the future. Additionally, we offer a range of opportunities for professional development and career growth that help us all to be successful.

We have the usual suspects like dental, vision, life, flex, EAP, PTO and holidays, but ourfavorites are the "no premium medical plan" and HRA contribution (with participation in wellness initiatives), company paid STD and LTD, 401k & profit sharing with company contribution and lastly, robust Walbec training..

The Candidate:

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in road construction materials testing (preferred, but will train the right candidate)
  • Able to lift 50 - 75 lbs. and stand for long periods of time
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • MDOT certifications for sampling, aggregate, and Mix Design (preferred, but will train the right candidate)
  • WI DOT: Certified Hot Mix Asphalt Technician-MD (preferred, but will train the right candidate)
  • WI DOT: Certified Aggregate Testing for Transportation Systems (preferred, but will train the right candidate)

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to display interpersonal skills within a Supervisory capacity
  • Safety minded
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally as needed
  • Adaptable and able to effectively implement change in a dynamic environment
  • Degree in an engineering or science discipline
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of the industry
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple and/or complex projects simultaneously
  • Willing to learn and apply new ideas in a lab setting

Why Should You Apply?

First, because we are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture here at the Walbec Group. Our leadership understands the unique abilities and differences of our team members is what drives our innovation and growth. When you choose Walbec, you'll be welcomed into a supportive environment where all team members feel heard, respected, and valued.

Excellent wages and benefits packages.

Job security in our role as an essential company providing infrastructure services.

Growth opportunities working alongside and learning from experienced industry professionals.

Be involved in innovative, cool projects throughout the local area and the state.

Family-oriented, supportive culture.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!

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