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Supervisor, Welding Quality Control

Full Time
6 days ago

The primary responsibility of the Supervisor, Welding Quality Control (QC) is to effectively manage Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards interests related to specifications, welding codes, standards or section compliance and the required process controls. The incumbent will interface with naval and commercial stakeholders as required for effective oversight of the in-process controls driven from these requirements.

The Supervisor, Welding QC will be responsible for the direct supervision of VSY's Welding QC & NDE Coordinators. The role will monitor the execution and oversight of Company Welding Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Quality Management System compliance, sign offs at specified quality control process examinations, traveler and ITP hold points.

This role works with programs and departments to ensure that all standard operating procedures reflect the methods and techniques currently in use and that the resulting workmanship from these procedures meets customer and Seaspan's quality expectations. Complexity of the role comes from meeting regulatory requirements and also meeting customer's needs in a timely and prudent manner while maintaining all quality objective evidence required for quality control and future audits. Errors may go undetected for a period time until outside inspections and/or audits, and could have serious impacts of production, meeting targets, budgets and could impact relationships with the customer and various stakeholders.

  • Plan and track quality control objectives, timeline, priorities, and resources
  • Coordinate and control the day-to-day operations of inspection personnel
  • Responsible for the application of the requirements of welding codes and standards
  • Maintain proper records of quality test, procedures and standards
  • Direction and oversight of assigned quality control personnel and welding production support in carrying out review and insertion of the following welding related documentation for production work packages:
  • Inspection and test plans
  • Relevant Drawings
  • Welding sequence
  • Repair strategy
  • Welding Procedure Specifications
  • Welder Performance Qualifications
  • Material Test Report
  • Relevant weld history records (Depicted by class / category)
  • NDE requirements
  • Review and acceptance of the documentation on completion of welding activities

Education and Experience
  • Current valid CWB CSA W178.2 level 2 Welding Inspector Certification (or international equivalent such as CWI)
  • Minimum 10 years of documented experience working at a position with full responsibility for all welding-related quality control and NDE functions, minimum 5 years supervision of welding inspection staff.
  • A diploma and/or certification related to welding engineering technology, welding supervision and quality control would be an asset

Skills and Knowledge and Required Competencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of CSA, ABS, Lloyd's, DNV and other regulatory requirements related to welding and fabrication in the marine industry
  • Knowledge of welding metallurgy, material properties, welding preheat, interpass control and heat treatments.
  • Knowledge of non-destructive testing (NDE) such as VT, LPI, MPI, RT and UT
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Strong attention to details, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to obtain Industrial Security - NATO Secret designation
  • In depth knowledge of quality related procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of associated manufacturing processes and operations
  • Use and application of inspection quality test plans
  • Knowledge of Health and safety requirements and practices

Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.

Note: Unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

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