Why work for Lafarge?
Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions. From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions. Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us! More information can be found at www.lafarge.ca/en/careers .
Effective management of product performance, implement testing programs to support the Quality Control department on mix optimization, raw materials characterization, concrete mix and aggregate product qualification testing for projects and provide expertise and troubleshooting support to operations.
The incumbent is responsible for implementation of Lafarge Safety Policies, and Compliance with Government Legislation, as well as with training and orientation of all direct and departmental staff, with a specific focus on behaviors and culture. Safety Induction of Visitors to Quality Lab or sites as required. Execution of Job Hazard Analyses for QC Tasks, and implementation of Action Items. Execution and implementation of Lab/QC Safety Improvement Plans.
This role will require the incumbent to develop, implement and deliver product performance training programs for sales and operations staff.
3) Concrete and Aggregates Product Performance & Development:
The incumbent will be expected to be able perform all materials and durability tests in compliance with CSA and ASTM requirements. If not already certified, the incumbent will be expected to pass the ACI certification exams. The incumbent works with the Lab team, the tests executed at the Lab involve but are not limited to: fresh, hardened, and durability of concrete tests, pavement materials tests, aggregates tests and cement mortar test. This role requires someone who can work with autonomy in a lab setting.
The incumbent will be expected to be able to perform lab trials and testing of new products and new mix designs in Support utilization of new concrete in RMX. Participate in special products demonstrations, samples and mock-up preparation, applicators training (including placing and finishing activities). Prepare and perform formulation tests that support the creation, development and improvement of new concrete mixes.
The incumbent leads by example and performs duties including: preparing and running lab/plant formulation trials, cylinder/beam preparation, materials sampling, of aggregates, concrete and soil, testing & data logging. As required, maintains the calibration files and maintenance/servicing files for lab equipment and processes. Also, formally report daily activities and results to supervisor and ensure timely data entry and timely reporting.
The incumbent assists in the maintenance of the laboratory buildings and property. Must be familiar with standard repair techniques and proper routine maintenance procedures for the various pieces of laboratory equipment. Innovation regarding equipment and procedures is an important part of this position.
Reporting - The incumbent must be able to produce high quality technical reports to summarize lab projects. Must be able to review specification, prepare and deliver technical documents, presentations and training materials. Must be able to interpret test results & recommend changes and next steps. Analyze and compare test results with specifications, tolerances and targets. Report any deviations or trends immediately to manager.
Development – Perform lab trials and testing of new products and new mix designs in Support utilization of Long and alternative Aggregate products in RMX. Prepare and perform formulation tests that support the creation, development and improvement of new and existing performance standard and VAP mixes.
Sales/Operations Support – The candidate will provide expert customer support to both our internal & external customers including; troubleshooting activities with VAP rep.’s, field sales support and quality incident investigation and resolution with sales and QC teams, as well as identifying VAP opportunities and potential innovation and product improvement opportunities for customers and job sites. Provide technical expertise and develop lab programs to pre-qualification testing for projects and troubleshooting. Develop Quality and product best practices for QC, sales and operations and will support programs with both field and regional labs to benchmark Lafarge material performance vs. competitors to effectively market our products.
4) Physical Attributes:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands in order to finger, grasp, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; climb stairs & ladders; reach with hands and arms; talk, hear and smell. Infrequently, the employee is required to work in awkward situations; balance; stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Employee must perform work outdoors in all weather conditions, and will work around moving mechanical parts and equipment. Various PPE will include safety boots, reflective clothing, safety glasses, gloves and hard hat. Additional PPE may be required depending upon tasks and they will be provided by the employer.
Relationship with Others
The successful candidate will work directly for the Regional Lab Supervisor and with the Lab team. The incumbent will liaise with QC Managers, supervisors and other market area personnel. Significant liaison with ECAN Operational, Sales & VAP staff will be required.
- Product Development
- Mix Design & Optimization
- Customer Service/Support
- Product & Raw Material Quality Control & Performance
- Cost Management
This candidate will report directly to the Regional Lab Supervisor and will have no direct reports. The incumbent will also be part of a department that is responsible for the quality of approximately 3,000,000m3 of ready mix concrete.
- University Student in Science or Engineering Program Preferred with 2 years related experience
- Minimum 3-year College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology with 5 years of related experience, CET Designation
- Professional Engineer License or admissible to obtain it
- The ideal candidate will have experience in the construction materials (concrete and aggregates) industry. Have experience of working with CSA A23, A3000 a ASTM standards related to construction materials
- Expert in cement, concrete and aggregate technology knowledge
- Experience in analyzing/reporting results and maintaining records and sample techniques and instrumental analysis
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
- Strong computer skills and ability to quickly learn and use new software
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to develop effective internal and external relations
- Maintain professional image at all times
- Disciplined and process-oriented
Why work for us?
Working for Lafarge offers a wide variety of career opportunities that utilize your abilities and skills to contribute to a better world. In addition to local and global developmental opportunities, we provide employees with competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits plan, a health & wellness program with financial incentives, an extensive global e-learning platform and much more! More information can be found at:
We thank you for your interest. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Lafarge is committed to the principles of employment equity and encourages the applications from women, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Lafarge Canada Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. In Ontario, our organization/business is committed to fulfilling our requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.