Tomasa Varga 29


Quality Control Officer


I had no idea that I would end up be in charge of quality control when I took a civil technician program at college.  I knew I wanted to work with construction materials and initially I just thought I might get a job testing or analyzing materials either for a contractor or maybe a consulting engineer. Long story short – it has really worked out well for me and I’m doing a lot more than just testing materials. I did work in the lab and the field for several years and I enjoyed that a lot; making sure everything on our projects meets specifications. But now I’m responsible for every aspect of quality control and I actually have to work with management to come up with better ways to continuously improve our quality. I started work right out of college with a civil contractor and tested the asphalt and concrete that we were installing on our projects. I think the civil end of things is where quality control becomes a real challenge because there are so many things that can put a material out of specification and you have to be able to catch it immediately and adjust your production process or your construction processes to bring it back in line before you’ve lost a fortune. I got promoted to quality control manager after six years with the company.  The job fits me perfectly because I’m a bit of a perfectionist – okay maybe a lot of a perfectionist – and that goes right down to the paperwork and documentation.
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Tomasa Varga

Quality Control Officer

I had no idea that I would end up be in charge of quality control when I took a civil technician program at college.  I knew I wanted to work with construction materials and initially I just thought I might get a job testing or analyzing materials either for a…
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Quality Control Officer
Essentials Skills


  • Document use
  • Numeracy
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Problem Solving
  • Writing
Financial Expectation

Quality Control Officer

Education Roadmap

Quality Control Officer

Career ETA: 2 years

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Article

Mooncrete? NASA discovery could pave the way for future extraterrestrial building

2018-03-23
Peter Kenter July 28, 2017 Researchers at the NASA Ames Research Center in California have discovered they can make surprisingly strong bricks using a small amount of biological binding agent and simulated lunar soil. "The addition of this protein solidified the soil simulant into a really hard, firm structure that could be used for construction purposes," says David Loftus, a medical officer with the Space Bioscience Research Branch at NAS

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