QC and Quarry Technician

Location: Nr Tamworth, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Quality Control & Quarry Technician
Location: Kingsbury, North Tamworth, B77 1LT.
Hours: 6.00am to 5.00pm on a 4 on 4 off shift pattern (flexibility needed)
About Us
Wienerberger is the world's largest producer of bricks and No. 1 on the clay roof tiles market in Europe with 204 plants in 30 countriesThe Wienerberger group has been manufacturing quality clay building products since 1819 when we opened our first factory in Vienna, Austria. Our presence in the UK is currently larger than at any point in our near 200 year history, employing c 1200 people across our Head Office, 4 showrooms, 13 manufacturing sites and 6 distribution centres throughout the UK. We manufacture in excess of 400 products including bricks, blocks, roof tiles and pavers for the homebuilding and renovation markets.
We are currently seeking to recruit a Quality Control & Quarry Technician to be based at our Kingsbury factory.
Job Outline:
To ensure the timely and accurate QC testing of clay samples from the quarry and, to recommend suitable materials, ex the clay win, for use in production.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate stockpile building plans, sampling, testing and final approval for use of such stockpiles.
  • Make recommendations to line manager about the suitability of raw materials for use in production
  • Assist factory Technical Managers in the sourcing of other production raw materials including sands, stains and body fuels/colourants.
  • Attend Raw Materials Meetings and Production Management Meetings as appropriate.
  • To carry out all duties according to the requirements of the Company's Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Energy, Purchasing and Environmental Management policies and procedures.
  • Keep the shift managers fully aware of all issues in a timely manner.
About You
  • Experience in a quarry, manufacturing or civil engineering background.
  • Degree in a scientific subject (ideally Clay or Ceramics Technology, Chemistry, Materials Science or Environmental Science).
  • Minimum of 2 Advanced Level GCSE’s including Maths and English.
  • IT Literate – spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Experience of working in a Lean Environment is desirable.
  • IOSHH Managing Safely or NEBOSH General Certificate is desirable.
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