Tesoro Job: Asphalt Technical Supervisor in Phoenix, Arizona

Job: Asphalt Technical Supervisor

  • 3050 S 19th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85009

Posted :07/16/2018

Job Status :Full Time

Job Reference # : 5000379245006

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Asphalt Technical Supervisor will perform/oversee laboratory duties associated with Liquid asphalt testing, product development and product certification. These include routine as well as emergency procedures/situations, product testing and standards compliance to insure the asphalt lab runs safely and efficiently. Provides technical support to operations, while ensuring a safe, efficient work environment, with the timely production, blending and shipping of products.

Principal Accountabilities:


  • Proactive in safety, ensuring that all safety procedures are followed; promote safety of lab personnel through compliance of applicable environmental and safety regulations and work processes; oversee housekeeping activities to create a safe work environment

  • Interface with Asphalt Technical Manager, Asphalt Sales/Marketing department, Asphalt Operators, and various State Departments of Transportation to discuss testing results, changes needed to improve the quality of asphalt blends, discuss forecast, develop new product formulations

  • Have understanding of American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) methods of sampling, testing, and update/revise testing protocol for each test method. Responsible for reviewing these methods and implement any changes and ensure Western Refining Lab has the equipment needed to meet the testing requirements

  • Coordinate with various state DOTs for sampling/testing protocols and ensure receipt of monthly lab number; perform special testing required by the different state DOTs; generate monthly DOT reports

  • Understand and ensure compliance with AASHTO M 320 Performance-Graded Asphalt Binder

  • Interact with Asphalt Technical Manager in the formulation of new products

  • Performs testing on asphalt cements, emulsions and cutbacks.

  • Prepares standards, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs instruments.

  • Performs special tests as required

  • Performs shipping of hazardous and non-hazardous material when qualified

  • Keeps records for QA/QC data validation

  • Performs special projects as assigned by Technical group, Operations or Marketing Manager

  • Trains Laboratory Technicians in the use of instruments/new methods. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Performs daily checks to equipments to ensure the quality assurance system of the lab

  • Responsible for reporting data with accuracy and precision

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Liquid asphalt testing experience

  • Performance Grade asphalt and conventional asphalt testing experience.

  • Emulsion products testing experience

  • Formulation development

  • AMRL Lab Certification experience

  • National Binder Technician Certification. preferred

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Three years of laboratory testing experience required.

  • Ability to maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, and perform routine repair/maintenance.

  • Troubleshoot Emulsion and binder blending/milling to meet product specifications

  • Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

  • Ability to use work stations and computers as required.

  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Must be able to work with mathematical concepts and solve practical problems.

  • Ability to communicate easily with a wide variety of audiences including management as well as external vendors.

  • Ability to communicate well in person, over the phone and through E-mail.

  • Demonstrates strong customer service skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving.

Physical Demands :

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

  • The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use computer keyboards and documents. The employee is required to frequently walk distances of up to ¼ mile. The employee is occasionally required to reach overhead, stoop and bend at the waist

  • The employee is required to lift up to 55 pounds (fire extinguisher) and push and carry 50 pounds from the floor to knuckle level.

  • Must comply with OSHA Respiratory Protection guidelines and the company respiratory protection program which includes a medical evaluation and fit test to determine the ability to wear a respirator. Must be able to don appropriate respiratory equipment to protect the employee whenever respirators are required

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