Portland, Tennessee

Quality Lab Technician - Nightshift (Portland, OR)


Direct Hire Opportunity!

Work Schedule:  Night shift, 6pm - 6am (12 hour shifts), alternating Thursdays and Friday - Sunday (alternating 3 days/4 days a week)

Pay Rate:  $20.67/hour



Performs tests of incoming raw materials and in-process testing for the manufacturing operation of our roofing products. This position also conducts quality audits to assist in plant trials.

Essential Functions include:

  • Responsible for adherence to company policies including safety and the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Audits manufacturing processes
  • Preforming chemical and physical property tests under supervision, including:
    • Asphalt – Softening Point, penetration, flash point, viscosity, basic DSR, Filler %
    • Product – back coating, granular adhesion, tears, seal thickness, shingle color, shingle dissection
    • Granule/Sand – sieve testing
    • Copper content – Granules and finished product
  • Performs data entry on multiple platforms (SQC, Access, Excel)
  • Communicates with production operators and leaders
  • Reviews data logs in manufacturing department to ensure consistent quality standards are met.
  • Generates quality reports from operating system for senior managements review.
  • Conducts chemical and physical property tests on raw materials and finished goods.
  • Partners with employees and managers in manufacturing department to ensure consistent adherence to quality standards. Interacts with all levels in the company.
  • Performs regular auditing procedures of the laboratory and manufacturing process to ensure quality perimeters are met.
  • Follows all documented procedures and standards in the department.


Knowledge, Education and Experience

  • AS/BS Degree in a scientific or technical field; or HS Diploma/GED with previous manufacturing experience of two years.
  • Previous experience as a Quality Technician or Process Technician strongly preferred.
  • Ability to do shift work mandatory; ability to work overtime.
  • Willing to submit to, and able to pass a comprehensive pre-employment background check, drug screen and physical ability test.
  • Must be reliable, with the ability to work independently and in team setting, maintain positive attitude and remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Must have written and oral communication skills to work effectively within a diverse work setting.

Mental and Physical Requirements

  • Tolerance for repetitive work in a fast paced, highly productive work environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as the needs of the business change.
  • Exposure to shop elements such as noise, moving parts, dust and fumes.
  • Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment and could include walking and climbing stairs/ladders.
  • Work involves lifting of materials and product up to 65 pounds.
  • Machinery operation requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors as required, safety toe work boots, long sleeves, long pants, and hardhats.


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Portland, Tennessee

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