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Quality Control Technician (Piping)

Company: Vancouver Shipyards
Company - Location: Vancouver Shipyards - North Vancouver, BC
Employment Duration: Full-time permanent salaried
MoveUP Classification: N/A

Description

Please note: The QC Technician position will focus on Piping Systems. 

The Quality Control (QC) Technician is responsible for in process and formal inspections for all specific trade systems at all stages of construction.  The position is responsible to ensure specifications, class rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and work instructions are implemented at each stage of construction.  The QC Technician develops the Inspection and Test Plan for the specific trade area or system.  The position performs daily in process quality control inspections to identify nonconformities with contract requirements, develops corrective actions and communicates requirements to shop personnel.  The QC Technician also attends formal inspections with owners and regulatory bodies. 

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Reviews specifications, class rules, work instructions and SOPs to determine trade specific quality requirements for each contract. 
  • Develops new construction and repair projects’ Inspection and Test Plans for trade specific systems.  Ensures plans are implemented in accordance with contract requirements.
  • Performs daily in-process quality inspections of trade specific work.  Documents and communicates results to responsible supervisors. 
  • Attends formal inspections with customers and regulatory bodies.  Documents all nonconformities and provides results to responsible supervisors and the QA/QC Department.
  • Works with trade and area supervisors to improve in-process quality. 
  • Performs gap analyses of work instructions and SOPs for trade specific systems.  Communicates results to respective area, and assists in modifying or adding work instructions and SOPs as required.
  • Maintains quality files for trade specific area. 
  • Performs periodic audits of trade specific suppliers to ensure compliance with contract requirements. 

Education and Experience

  • Post Secondary Diploma in applicable discipline.
  • 10 years relevant trade experience (e.g. Piping Systems).
  • Valid red seal trades certificate required.
  • Prior QA/QC experience desirable
  • Formal quality assurance certifications desirable.

Skills, Knowledge and Required Competencies

  • Detailed understanding of the fabrication, installation, commissioning and testing of trade specific systems. 
  • Working knowledge of quality control and inspection procedures.
  • Proven competency in the ability to develop Quality Plans and Inspection and Test Plans.    
  • Strong technical skills including an understanding of quality techniques and their application to shipbuilding.
  • Technical understanding of NDT techniques and their application to meet contract, regulatory and statutory requirements for trade specific systems. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Strong technical writing skills. 
  • Customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity and integrity.
  • Excellent computer skills including Word/Excel/Powerpoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Good judgment and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work with limited direction. 

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.

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.





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