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Date: Mar 6, 2019

City/State/Province: Hamilton, OH, US, 43015

Company: Colas

The road to your future starts with Terry Asphalt Materials

Since 1854, Barrett Industries has been a leader in providing infrastructure solutions throughout the United States. Through our subsidiary companies, including Terry Asphalt Materials, we serve everyone from small contractors to government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. Barrett Industries Corporation is an infrastructure construction holding company with a vertically integrated value chain including quarries, sand and gravel operations, asphalt cement storage terminals, hot mix asphalt plants, trucking, asphalt emulsions, asphalt paving, and pavement preservation. 

Terry Asphalt Materials upholds the highest standards of Safety, Environmental Stewardship, and Ethical Conduct. We provide advanced solutions for our customer’s needs while having a positive impact on our local communities, generating sustainable growth, and long-term value for our shareholders. Our mission is to strengthen and grow our infrastructure products and services by empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. We operate through various companies in the Northeast and the Midwest.  We are strong, stable, and growing.  

“We Build the Roads You Travel”


Under the direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, performs laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous materials for such purposes as quality control, process control, technical support or product development.




  • Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as microscopes, centrifuge, agitators, viscometer, rheometer, pentrometer, ductility machines, mixers, ovens, and other equipment.


  • Tests materials used as ingredients in emulsions and other asphalt products for such qualities as purity, stability, viscosity, density, absorption, melting or flash point, or other tests as necessary.


  • Samples and tests manufactured products to verify conformity to specifications. Tests and analyzes sample products.


  • Records, and maintains test results and the records thereof and writes test reports for internal or external purposes.


  • Assists in determination of product formulations as necessary for product specification compliance.


  • Cleans, maintains, and calibrates laboratory instruments and equipment.


  • Recommends measures to improve testing procedures and use of equipment.


  • Prepares test solutions, compounds, and reagents for use by laboratory personnel in conducting tests.


  • Assists in research to develop custom products and to provide technical support and training to sales, manufacturing, and management on existing or new products.


  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet testing schedule requirements.


  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.


Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of asphalt quality control data
  • Experience with various asphalt and aggregate lab equipment; such as gyratory, sieves, TMD apparatus and ignition furnace
  • Familiarity with paving process
  • Ability to work with large volumes of numerical data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications


Experience and Education

  • Associates Degree in Chemial Engineering or equivalent
  • 2+ years’ experience with asphalt quality control.
  • High school diploma or equivalent


Physical Requirements:

  • Extensive standing and walking
  • Occasional climbing of stairs/ladders
  • Lifting up to 80 pounds
  • Working with and near moving mechanical parts
  • Interaction with heating devices; such as hot plates, propane burners and electric ovens



Terry Asphalt Materials is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.  For notification on E-Verify click here and for information on Right to Work, click here. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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