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Quality Control Analyst

Job Summary

The Quality Control Analyst will assure a consistent and quality product. This individual will control the cement manufacturing process by testing, reporting, and directing plant personnel to maintain quality and uniformity throughout the process, from raw material to the finished product.


  • Help maintain and troubleshoot automated Gamma Metrics Ramos PGNAA 
  • Data entry and manipulation, run applications, software maintenance, and general troubleshooting of computers
  • Use chemical and physical methods to prepare and analyze all samples with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Maintain communications and issue orders and memoranda to plant personnel to ensure compliance with quality control and uniformity parameters
  • Create new or modify existing analytical procedures as required to facilitate improvement or optimization of process control and preventative maintenance knowledge
  • Assist Q.C. Supervisor in monitoring and ordering laboratory supplies, performing monthly inventories, and performing other duties as assigned
  • Maintain, monitor, and calibrate equipment to comply with all specifications


High school diploma/GED


  • Strong verbal communication skills customer service orientation
  • Must pass a written laboratory exam
  • Proficient at reading, writing, math, and operational logic
  • Computer proficiency
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle a variety of details
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely statistics
  • Ability to comply with all plant, company, and MSHA safety rules and regulations
  • Obtain the physical ability to:
    • Sit, stand, stoop, and bend for extended periods of time (up to 8 hours)
    • Walk on all types of surfaces (uneven and/or slippery ground)
    • Must be able to lift and carry items up to 70 lbs.
    • Must be able to walk long distances, climb ladders, stairs, and stockpiles, stoop and crawl under and into enclosed spaces
  • Must be able to use proper Personal Protective Equipment as required
  • Ability to see and hear safety indicators and warnings
  • Must work in all weather conditions: heat, cold, wet, dry, and/or dusty conditions and near hot kiln process
  • Will have exposure to all levels of noise that require the use of hearing protection
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts and some overtime when required
  • Exposure to cement, clay, limestone, and various chemicals


  • Bachelor's degree a plus, preferably in chemistry or related field, with a strong background in computers
  • Cement plant lab experience 


At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. All regular full-time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated ongoing drug and alcohol testing.




Quality Control Analyst

Job Req ID:  6162
Job Type:  Salaried

Nearest Major Market: Bakersfield

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