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Cement Technical Services Engineer

Company: Lehigh Hanson
Location: Redding
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Location

Redding-CA

Job Posting

The Role and the Company

Lehigh Hanson is North America's leading supplier of cement, aggregates, ready mix concrete, and asphalt. We have hundreds of plants and thousands of employees working across the United States and Canada. We are also part of Heidelberg Cement Group, one of the world's largest building materials companies.

Are you looking for a long-term position with a stable company? Do you enjoy providing excellent service to your customers and take pride in their satisfaction? Reporting to the Vice President of Cement Operations and a strong dotted line to the Vice President of Sales and Market, Lehigh Hanson is seeking a qualified Cement Technical Services Engineer.

This position will be based in or around Redding, California and will cover Northern California.

What you'll get to do

Provide technical and engineering support to customers, sales representatives, contractors, and architects

Provide support and assistance to the Sales & Marketing department in the investigation into and resolution of customer complaints and the development of new or improved products to assist in aligning products/quality with market needs.

Key liaison with HC-Trading Group on developing new import products specifically addressing quality control and cement performance standards and receiving approvals of Governmental Agencies, (DOT). Maintain all required reporting records.

Work in coordination with HTC on product quality initiatives. Participate in the Quality Expert Group for Heidelberg and partner with Global HTC on Quality initiatives.

Actively participates in projects related to cement production and cement plant QC, raw materials, intermediate products, alternative materials, fuels, and additives - including plan of action development, execution, and report generation. Focus areas will be new technology and plant optimization.

Assist the sales team in managing existing accounts and develop new customers.

Support customers in the development and optimization of mix designs working with the Permanente Concrete Laboratory

Ownership of the competitive cement testing activities. Report results of competitive cement testing program to all stakeholders.

Actively participate in industry trade associations and events, promoting the advancement of cement and cement end use products.

Create and deliver effective presentations to industry stakeholders, including government officials, consulting engineers and contractors.

Ensures compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, and with company policies and procedure

Provide quality support to the cement plants in the production of new products.

Assist plants in evaluating and utilize substitute materials in the manufacturing process; evaluate and work towards reduction of clinker factors (clinker incorporation) through the use of alternative materials, and participate in the certification of new and existing products with the various DOT organizations.

Essential Experience and Skills

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field.

Experience in the construction, paving, or cement industries strongly preferred with 10 years or more experience

General knowledge of concrete products and design knowledge of all cement-based products.

Knowledge of cement products industry and markets, as well as, competing product lines.

Demonstrated experience in customer relations.

Solid computer skills including MS Office products.

Proven communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Willingness and ability to travel

Must have and maintain a Driver's License valid in the state(s) of the assigned facilities

Preferred Experience and Skills

Prior experience in a cement sales, cement plant operations or quality control capacity is strongly preferred.

What we have to offer

Competitive base salary and participation in our annual incentive plan

Highly competitive benefits programs

401k retirement savings plan with an automatic company contribution as well as matching contributions

On May 24, 2021, it was announced that Martin Marietta will acquire this business unit of Lehigh Hanson. The date for the transfer of the business is not yet known, but is anticipated to occur in the 3rd quarter of 2021. Once the transaction closes, employees of Lehigh Hanson in this business unit will become employees of Martin Marietta.

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Keywords: Lehigh Hanson, Redding , Cement Technical Services Engineer, Other , Redding, California

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