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Quality Assurance Inspector (Coatings) SEA

Department: Quality
Location: Seattle, WA

Vigor Values

 Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for developing, tracking, administering, and scheduling tests and inspections and writing of required reports.  The incumbent inspects in-process and final craft work for proper approvals and documents results as required in test and inspection plans developed by the Quality Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  (This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the job’s overall responsibilities) 

1.    Develops tests and inspection plans for areas of responsibility in accordance with internal quality requirements and contract specifications, including but not limited to NAVSEA Standard Items, U.S. Coast Guard Regulations, Classification Societies, and other applicable engineering standards.

2.    Serves as liaison between supervision, crafts and regulatory agencies, as required.

3.    Ensures that all preliminary inspection requirements have been satisfied and are accomplished in accordance with contract specifications prior to final inspection call outs to regulatory agencies.

4.    Monitor craft work to ensure proper workmanship is in accordance with regulatory agencies, classification society, NAVSEA Standard Items, Vigor Industrial and acceptable shipbuilding practices as appropriate.

5.    Ensures that all instrumentation and gauges used in testing procedures are properly calibrated in accordance with regulatory agencies and company calibration guidelines.

6.    Informs Project Management, Quality Director, Operations Managers/Directors of all deficiencies requiring corrective action as outlined in the Quality Management System (QMS) to include Internal Deficiency Reports (IDR), Quality Deficiency Reports (QDR), and Non-conforming Services (NCS).

7.    Establishes and maintains positive, cooperative working relationships with crafts, owner representatives, and regulatory agency officials.

8.    Assists Managers, the Quality Director and supervisors in developing test memos and Process Control Procedures to Ensure that final forms and testing practices are in proper format and work scope formed.

9.    Develops and assists in administering training to craft supervisors and test directors for applicable test and inspection requirements.

10.  Ensures materials purchased and installed meet requirements of contract specifications by performing random checks.

11.  Ensures all subcontractors’ qualifications meet requirements of regulatory agencies and contract specifications. Also ensures all subcontractor required quality assurance submittals are correct and fulfill requirements of the specifications.

12.  Reviews and qualifies all Quality Assurance requirements imposed by outside agencies. Verifies that requirements do not impose higher levels of effort to accomplish then those required by contract specifications.

13.  Coordinates with management and craft supervisors to ensure all personnel meet the minimum skill and ability along and possess the required certifications to accomplish the task assigned.

JOB SCOPE:   Ensures blasting and coating activities conform to the requirements of the project specification including all Regulatory, Code and Manufacturer requirements. This position requires ability to assess and administer acceptance requirements based on pre-determined criteria.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Does not have any direct reports, but may be responsible for supervising workers engaged in conducting tests and inspections in accordance with procedures.

INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:  Inspectors are required to coordinate with Project Managers, craft supervisors and craft personnel as well as Customer representatives, Paint Manufacturer representatives and Regulatory (ABS/ USCG) inspectors.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

·         Knowledge of applicable SSPC and/ or NACE acceptance criteria for marine coating applications.

·         Effective knowledge of inspection tools and techniques required to conduct marine blast and coating inspection.

·         Knowledge of principles and practice of marine or class society surveying, vessel operations, or U.S. Coast Guard inspections. Understanding of engineering principles applicable to ship repair; crafts required in ship repair. 

·         Ability to read and interpret construction specifications, complex regulatory documents and contracts.

·         Skilled at conducting inspections and guide others in appropriate work process techniques, while mentoring others by modeling respectful behaviors, including interpreting and applying complex contracts in the inspection of work.

·         Ability to apply a systems approach to work planning and execution.

·         Effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse groups such as customers, vendors, labor representatives and officials at all levels.

·         Handle multiple priorities with independence and good judgment.

·         Effectively work in a complex multi-craft, union work environment; influence others to meet quality standard and skilled at conflict resolution.

·         Ability to use PC, including I-pads, and software applications such as MS Office and Database programs.

·         Ability to provide strong customer service and demonstrate adherence to customer requirements and satisfaction.

·         Able to identifying approaches to maximize adherence to quality processes on an on-going basis.

·          Skill in setting high expectations and inspiring employees to meet the standards..  including use of computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Five (5) or more years of coatings inspection experience either in a marine, bridges, heavy construction or industrial manufacturing environment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:   NACE or SSPC Inspection Certification - Paint and Coating (Level 2 or above preferred)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:    Work is conducted in a dynamic, fast-paced shipyard with moderate to loud noise levels from production activity in the shipyard.  Will be required to be in production areas in yard and onboard ships.  Must be able to walk to and from job sites.  Must be able to frequently climb inclined stairways and vertical ladders.  Must be able to enter confined areas and tanks.  May be required to work more than 8-hour shifts and weekend work.  Must be able to frequently bend, squat, crawl and twist.  May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.  Local travel and out-of-town travel (including air travel) up to 5% of the time with notice.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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