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Quality Control and Assurance Manager Canada

Walker Aggregates

Walker Aggregates Canada Canada

1 week ago


About Walker

Walker Industries, a fifth-generation, family-owned company founded in 1887, operates from its base in the Niagara Region with facilities across Canada and the United States. We employ more than 1,200 people in environmental waste management and recovery, renewable energy, paving and construction, aggregates, and emulsions chemistries.

Growth and transformation are a natural part of our business and our employees evolve with us.

We are looking for a Quality Control and Assurance Manager for our Simcoe and Grey-Bruce locations.

Quality Control and Assurance Manager

Major (Primary) Responsibilities:
Manage quality operations and internal controls including processes, equipment, systems, data, policies and procedures. Enable QC department to maintain accurate testing and reporting of results, as per specifications and standards, providing acceptance requirements in a time sensitive manner for use to analyze, adjust and communicate for production of... aggregates, hot mix and construction. Ensure contract quality specifications are adhered to regarding supplied products, materials and methods. Establish an effective open line of communication/reporting with production plant operators to provide quality control results and direction for supplying quality material as per specifications/contract documents. Coordinate, prepare and provide owner required submittals and responses for aggregate and hot-mix materials, related to quality control, as designated in contract documents. Attend pre-construction meetings to obtain information required regarding aggregate and hot mix materials in addition to testing requirements. Implement and maintain a successful quality control field-technician service for construction regarding testing of aggregate and hot-mix materials on site. Provide direction to managerial staff regarding production, design and construction changes to improve the quality of materials produced. Ensure the use of a living-document of End Result Specification for MTO contracts while analyzing material test results and suggesting adjustments to ensure quality product that meets contract requirements limiting penalties as well as invoke referee testing as required. Perform regular site visits to inspect materials to ensure quality and acceptance of materials and final products. Advise on risk to the organization through analysis of QC information, trends, changes in deposits and potential operational changes. Interact and promote efficient teamwork regarding QC strategies, best practices, savings opportunities, health and safety policies and efficiencies. Join industry associations to stay informed on new practices, changes in the industry and help guide applicable government relation committees. Recruit and develop technical staff within the department and provide professional growth and training opportunities. Collaborate with the other Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manager for their designated region (Simcoe/Grey Bruce or Niagara and Essex) to ensure consistency within the AGGCON group. Prepare and manage annual budgets and capital spending by monitoring monthly cost statements to ensure accuracy and efficiency.

Skills/Knowledge/Experience Required


This position requires an advanced level of multitasking and organizational aptitude to prioritize, initiate and direct the tasks required to provide required accurate information in a time-sensitive manner. Effective and professional communication skills are required to maintain a high level of respect and confidence while maintaining work relationships.
Efficient in use of computer software, excel, word and other programs provided by employer Detail oriented to ensure accuracy of documents and work completed Ability to work under pressure to identify concerns in a timely manner resulting in beneficial needed adjustments. Acquired knowledge to make a strategic decision that will not negatively affect the quality of the final product. A proficient understanding of contract documents, specifications, testing, plant operations and material performance in the field and how they affect one another and final product. Ability to work independently and also as a team member with limited supervision Proactive Adaptable Professional attributes Problem solving and Decision Making Managing Priorities/Deadlines Planning and Organizing Motivating Strong reading and math skills Communication, reading, written and verbal Communicate questions, directions and decisions Customer Service Performing Quality Control Knowledge of Procedures and Specifications Directing Teams Organization – Effective use of time

Education & Job Knowledge:

Three (3) year college diploma (CET)

Experience: Greater than five years aggregate and hot mix quality control in laboratory and field testing with supervisory experience, including MTO contracts.

Certificates, Licenses or Registration: A valid G Registration Ontario Driver’s Licence in good standing is required for this position to conduct site work, material inspection, testing and material/equipment transfer.

Experience the Benefits of Working at Walker

Career Support
Education reimbursement, training, and professional development opportunities Internal advancement opportunities at all levels Reimbursement of professional dues and tuition

Health & Well Being
Wellness subsidy to support healthy lifestyle Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Culture & Community
2 paid volunteer days per year Social and networking events

Salary/Wage & Benefits
Competitive salary including a bonus component Group health/dental/vision/prescription drug plans Paid vacation days Short-term and long-term disability plans Term life insurance and critical illness Retirement programs including Pension, RRSP and TFSA

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