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Quality Assurance Technician – Concrete


This is a Full-time position in Fort Saskatchewan, AB posted September 21, 2022.

BURNCO is looking to hire a determined Quality Assurance Technician for our Rural Ready-Mix division. Reporting to the General Manager of Rural Ready Mix, the Quality Assurance Technician will be responsible for supporting the sampling and testing of raw ready-mix materials to ensure exceptional products are prepared for clients surrounding Fort McMurray, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and Saskatoon. The successful candidate is an individual that can engage collaboratively with various stakeholders to achieve deliverables while also being a self-starter with an aptitude for working independently and within a team environment.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity – APPLY TODAY!

What You Will Be Doing

  • Plant/Site testing of concrete
  • Communicate with clients, third party testing companies, and operations personnel
  • Troubleshoot and provide recommendations to maintain high-quality ready-mix product
  • Observe and document placement, logistical, and curing conditions that will impact product performance
  • Observe and document third party testing procedures
  • Prepare and test cylinders for compressive strength
  • Sample and test ready mix raw materials
  • Prepare and execute batch trials
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Corporate Quality Assurance Manager

What We Would Like From You

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma is required
  • Candidates who have or are working towards a C.E.T designation will be given preference
  • Construction industry experience with previous knowledge of concrete testing is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of CSA 23.2:19 field testing procedures
  • CCIL/ACI certification for concrete testing is considered an asset
  • Have a valid minimum Class 5 Driver’s License


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment by following instructions with minimal supervision
  • Must be willing to work overtime and on varying shifts (including nights and weekends), as required
  • Travel to be expected approximately 75% of the time (partially dependent on where the candidate is situated)
  • Able to work in conditions which may include varying weather, temperature, and heavy lifting (23 kgs / 50 lbs)
  • Highly motivated and disciplined with an ability to take ownership for personal learning

IMPORTANT: As a safety sensitive position, it is a condition of employment that selected candidate successfully pass pre-employment testing that may include a background check, a Drug (including Cannabis) and Alcohol screen, as well as a Fit To Work test. Please note that Drug & Alcohol testing is regardless of frequency of use or purpose. Candidate hired will also be subject to BURNCO’s Canadian COVID vaccination policy in effect at the time.


At BURNCO, we believe in paying people what they’re worth. To ensure our pay levels are competitive, we participate in comparative salary and wage surveys and analysis.


BURNCO has a performance-based culture where salary increases are linked to performance from an individual contribution and overall company measure.


BURNCO offers and extensive employee benefits package including: Health and Dental Care, Vision, Life Insurance and a retirement savings plan.


BURNCO wants to assist employees in preparing for life after working. Through our group retirement plan RRSP Plan, employee’s contribute is up to 6% of base salary and the Company provides an equal match to the 6% contribution.

Since 1912, BURNCO has been supplying aggregate construction materials as a successful, family-run business based in Calgary. Over the last 110 years we have embraced innovative technology and new marketplaces while always maintaining the vision and values that were first introduced by our founder, James F. Burns.

Posting Open Until Filled