Quality Control Specialist - Seattle, WA

in Seattle, WA

Quality Control Specialist - Seattle, WA Job

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    Seattle, WA 98134, US

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  • Family Culture – We treat our team like family
  • Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance.
  • Paid Time Off - Regular full-time employees with less than two years of continuous service will accrue 3.077 vacation hours per pay period.
  • Newly hired employees, upon completion of 6 months of continuous service with the company will be provided 40 hours of personal sick time off. 
  • 11 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401k with 5% company match & profit sharing
  • Opportunities for Internal Mobility
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Training Provided
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program - We'll assist with continuing education that aligns with your career goals
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Company Discounts on products, goods, services, electronics, automotive, travel & more!
  • Opportunities for Community Engagement

What you'll be contributing:

  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Performs necessary laboratory tests on raw materials, clinker and cement to ensure quality. Tests performed include wet chemical analysis, x-ray analysis and/or physical testing.
  • Prepares samples as needed for chemical and physical testing.
  • Operates, calibrates and performs minor repairs to laboratory equipment.  
  • Maintains laboratory inventory of chemical solutions.
  • Maintains logs and quality analysis reports.
  • Assists chief chemist with the daily quality control of plant operations.
  • Works combined chemical/physical testing on weekends to provide quality assurance.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • High school graduation or equivalent is required. 
  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.
  • Willingness to learn, training will be provided 
  • Associate’s degree or equivalent with emphasis in laboratory science preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year of laboratory experience performing related chemical and physical tests is a plus.
  • Knowledge of chemical testing including wet chemical and x-ray analysis and physical testing procedures
  • Ability to perform precise and accurate analysis and testing with minimal directions and supervision.
  • Ability to develop and follow comprehensive technical directions.  
  • Ability to operate laboratory equipment including balances, x-rays, TGA, muffle furnace, physical testing equipment and laboratory computer. 
  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc.  Ability to perform basic math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Skills needed include logic, problem-solving, decision-making, and verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Working requires walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling, working in an awkward position, and lifting objects weighing up to 75 pounds on occasion.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 250 feet.
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

Ash Grove Cement, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

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Who We Are

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We’re hiring the next generation of plant managers, engineers and operations experts.

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