The Heritage Group
  • Asphalt Materials, Inc. - Urbana
  • Urbana, IL, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary:

The Lab Technician is responsible for utilizing proper methods of sampling and testing of asphalt, emulsion and other materials with the purpose of evaluating quality and process control and/or acceptance.  The lab technician will report to the Plant Manager and have dotted line reporting responsibility to the QA/QC Manager.  The Lab Technician is key in holding the standard of product quality and is the main communication channel between plant employees and the research lab.


Job Functions:

  • Monitor and test process functions and materials daily to ensure products meet or exceed requirements of the appropriate agency or customer
  • Prepare and record accurate information and forward to appropriate plant and research lab contacts in a timely manner
  • Follow quality control plans or guidelines as assigned
  • Evaluate data for deviations or trends away from accepted standards
  • Obtain State DOT or other required certifications in a timely manner
  • Assist internal and external customers in any quality related matters
  • Sample appropriate materials, test the materials, and keep record of such for the state and other regulatory agencies
  • Conduct a monthly inventory on all products, chemicals, and other materials on site
  • Communicate with plant leadership and HRG on any product quality issues, trends or observations that impact quality, operations and customers
  • Maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment

 Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Impeccable integrity
  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Problem-solving and prioritization skills
  • Proficient computer and basic math skills
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated behaviors of self-motivation and team orientation
  • Knowledgeable in API standards, GPA, EPA and ASTM methods preferred
  • Basic knowledge of lab testing methods preferred


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Willingness to work shift work, weekends, and overtime
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to wear appropriate personal protective equipment where required
  • Must be able to tolerate scents common to fuels and asphalts loading operations, as well as those of construction and maintenance related activities such as welding, painting, and tank cleaning
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