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Asphalt Lab Supervisor

North Liberty, IA

Job Information:

Job Title: Asphalt Lab Supervisor
Position Type: Full time seasonal position (year-round status an option for right candidate)
Reports to: Vice President, General Manager
Salary: $40,000 - $60,000 (negotiable based on experience)
  • Iowa DOT Asphalt certification preferred
  • Ability to receive, understand, and communicate specific instructions
  • Experience supervising others and delegating responsibilities
  • Ability to adapt to change quickly
  • Ability to work with and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Organizational ability with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to adhere to and enforce personal protective equipment (PPE) policy
  • Possession of a driver’s license with insurable driving record
  • Ability to work days or nights and overtime
  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen; subject to future random drug testing
  • Lead and supervise employees in the asphalt laboratory
  • Train new laboratory technicians
  • Read and understand specifications and applicable test methods
  • Sample, test, and inspect asphalt mixes and aggregates
  • Oversee and operate asphalt testing machinery and accurately report test findings and observations
  • Responsible for proper use and care of lab instruments
  • Test(s) to be performed in accordance with ASTM, AASHTO, and other test methods and project specifications
  • Perform calculations and data reduction of test results
  • Interpret asphalt mix designs
  • Interact and communicate daily with contractors, technicians, project managers, and owner representatives
Problem Solving
  • The individual must be able to multitask effectively and meet specific deadlines
  • After performing necessary tests, the individual would be required to compare the data to established criteria and determine suitability of material under study
  • Iowa DOT Asphalt certification preferred
  • Knowledge of asphalt industry a plus
  • Intermediate computer skills including MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel
  • Hands-on skills in safely conducting laboratory experiments
  • Basic mathematical computation
  • Good attention to detail and quality of work
  • Ability to summarize data and write reports
We offer one of the best benefit packages in the construction industry! 
Many benefits start after only a 30-day waiting period!
  • Health Insurance (if you participate in our wellness program we’ll pay 80% of your monthly premium!)
  • Delta Dental Insurance
  • VSP Vision Insurance
  • Flex Plan
  • Free $50,000 Life Insurance on employees
  • Free $10,000 Life Insurance on spouse/dependents
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (Aflac, Allstate, Colonial)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability (free)
  • 401k
  • Wellness Program
  • Safety Incentive Program
  • Direct Deposit
  • Holiday Pay
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Annual Company Day at Adventureland
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Earn Unemployment on Layoff (determined by the Iowa Workforce Development)
Company Info:
Recognized as one of Eastern Iowa's premier paving contractors, LL Pelling Co. is committed to excellence and our employees take great pride in their workmanship.  Established in 1949, LL Pelling has over 60 years of experience specializing in asphalt, concrete, chip seal, and pavement marking services. We have three HMA (hot-mix asphalt) plants in Coralville, Cedar Rapids, and Marion and service those cities and surrounding towns. At LL Pelling we protect employees and the traveling public by investing in a full-time Safety Director, holding annual safety meetings and weekly "tool box" safety talks, and by following good safety principles. Winner of the Rose award for workplace safety by the AGC of Iowa. Nominated as "The Corridor's Coolest Places to Work" LL Pelling supports the community, local schools, and organizations through charitable donations, sponsorships, and employees who volunteer. 
Pre-employment drug screening and random drug testing is performed
Minorities, women, and vets encouraged to apply. 
LL Pelling participates in E-verify post-employment.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume along with completing the application.

Posted 09/12/17

Job ID: 27230558