Materials QC Engineer

Granite Construction Co.

Santa Paula, CA

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General Summary

General Summary

This position is accountable for assisting with the implementation and maintenance of an Area, or Region Quality Management system including; QC Plan, laboratory accreditation, QC/QA project management and supporting technical staff. This position requires an advanced course of study and the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in analyzing and interpreting information before making reasoned recommendations.

Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Implement Quality Management System to ensure construction and materials meet quality standards by analyzing and interpreting testing results.

  • Evaluate laboratory programs and testing protocols and make recommendations in order to facilitate state and national lab accreditation programs. Review and analyze Technician and Inspector certification requirements and evaluate compliance.

  • Supervise technical staff to ensure compliance with quality programs. Evaluate Technician and Inspector performance and assist management with job performance coaching. Evaluate vendor performance including services provided by third-party engineering firms.

  • Apply substantive expertise during pre-bid, construction, and post construction phases of a project by working with plants/materials, construction, sales and estimating teams to ensure quality standards and project profitability are achieved. Evaluate proposed courses of action for safety, contract compliance and profitability and propose alternative courses of action where appropriate.

  • Assist with customer service issues to ensure customer satisfaction levels are maintained.

  • Support QC/QA projects by analyzing project data and communicating recommended courses of action, including the propriety of obtaining third-party verification of testing results. Further support projects by interpreting Granite internal and owner/agency requirements and preparing quality control plans. Evaluate project requirements and use quality control software to prepare tracking databases designed to ensure satisfactory project completion.

  • Participate in and promote Granite’s safety procedures to promote a safe working environment including compliance with OSHA and MSHA rules and regulations.


  • BS in Engineering or related field required

  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification desired

Work Experience

  • Entry Level

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Suite and database operations skills required

  • Self-motivated

  • Training Skills

  • Good understanding of laboratory and field testing procedures and equipment

Physical Demand

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard.

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional requirement

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive

  • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite’s Code of Conduct on a daily basis

Our Benefits at a Glance:

Building tomorrow starts with you, and Granite knows that you can excel only if we support you in and out of the workplace. That is why we offer a broad benefits package that includes paid holidays, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending plans, as well as special programs for musculoskeletal health, mental wellness, and more.

Salaried employees may choose from two PPO medical plans through Anthem BlueCross, including our most popular plan, for which 100% of the premium is paid by Granite for eligible employees and dependents. Employees can also opt into a Health Savings Account (HSA) or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

As part of our investment in your future outside of the workplace, Granite provides a 100% match on the first 6% of eligible compensation that salaried employees defer into their 401(k) plans, which vests immediately.

Benefits may vary for positions located outside of the continental United States.

Base Salary Range:

$66,837.00 - $100,255.00

Pay may vary based upon relevant experience, skills, location, and education among other factors.

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.