SIMON | Quality Control Technician 1-Fort Collins, CO

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

The Quality Control Technician I is responsible for testing and inspection of all aggregate products produced and delivered to internal and external customers. 


The Technician I level is an entry-level role; candidates will have up to 2 years of experience, an associate’s degree, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position can be based out of Fort Collins, CO or Cheyenne, WY. Frequent travel will be required to Cheyenne, WY.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
•    Support the Simon safety culture and other Company strategic initiatives
•    Read, understand, and demonstrate working knowledge of the basic specifications, principles, and products associated with the construction, aggregate, concrete, and asphalt industry
•    Communicate across all departments to enhance the teamwork essential to consistently producing quality products
•    Inspect products for quality, identify and take corrective action as necessary
•    Ensure that accurate test results are reported daily and on time to supervisor
•    Review and analyze test results to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications 
•    Conduct assigned work in according to company policies, regulatory agency guidance and compliance standards
•    Operate company vehicles to travel to other offices and work locations as necessary


•    ACI and DOT testing certified, or ability to become certified within 1 year; other certifications may be required
•    Valid driver's license and ability to maintain clean driving record required


•    2 years of technical quality control experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred; associates degree in related field preferred
•    2 years of experience in quality control testing of aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete preferred
•    Ability to learn and interpret applicable reference and testing material manuals and specifications governed by federal, state and local testing agencies, to include DOT, ASTM, and AASHTO standards
•    Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively to all levels of employees, both individually and in large groups
•    Ability to work with team to resolve technical issues 
•    Basic computer skills including use of MS Office Products

Physical Requirements:

•    Wearing and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE) required
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Frequently exposed to all weather conditions
•    Regularly required to use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
•    Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
•    Frequently required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
•    Work performed indoors and outdoors; noise exposure varies from quiet to loud
•    Frequent exposure to working around moving equipment and machinery
•    Frequent exposure to dust, airborne particles and chemicals, and all types of weather

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:     $20-$28 DOE


*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.


Benefits:    All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland