Welding Quality Control Technician (6 Month Limited Term, Afternoon Shift)
Job Grade - 4
The Welding Quality Control (WQC) Technician is responsible to support in-process and formal inspections for all specific trade systems at any stage of construction. The position ensures specifications, class rules, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and work instructions are followed/met at each stage of construction. The WQC Technician oversees the Inspection and Test Plan for the specific trade area or system. The successful candidate will perform daily in-process quality control inspections to identify non-conformities with contract requirements, develop corrective actions and communicate requirements to shop personnel. The incumbent will also attend formal inspections with owners and regulatory bodies. NDT coordination between production, WQC and NDT service provider might be part of the WQC Technician's daily responsibilities. This is afternoon shift position with possibility to be requested to support morning shift team when required.
- 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 Inspection and Test plans are implemented in accordance with contract requirements.
- Performs daily in-process quality inspections of work. Documents and communicates results to responsible supervisors.
- Attends formal inspections with customers and regulatory bodies. Documents all non-conformities and provides results to responsible supervisors and the Quality Department.
- Works with trade and area supervisors/managers 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.
- Performs periodic audits of suppliers to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
Education and Experience
- Current valid CWB CSA W178.2 level 1 or 2 Welding Inspector certification is required (or AWS CWI to receive CWB certification).
- Minimum 5 years detailed experience working as a Welding QC inspector/coordinator – Structure and Piping.
- Current valid CGSB MT and/or UT Level II Certification is highly desirable.
- Relevant trade experience is desirable.
Skills, Knowledge and Required Proficiencies
- Detailed understanding of the fabrication, installation, commissioning and testing of trade specific systems.
- Solid understanding of quality control and inspection procedures.
- Exhibited ability to develop Quality Plans and Inspection and Test Plans.
- Proven ability to read and understand manufacturing/shop drawings.
- Strong technical skills including an understanding of quality techniques and their application.
- 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, innovation, and integrity.
- Excellent computer proficiency including Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and problem-solve.
- Discernment and reasoning skills.
- Ability to work with limited direction.
- Ability to acquire Industrial Security.
Seaspan is committed to Employment Equity, supports diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including, women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. Furthermore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible environment. If you require reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please let us know, and we will work with you to support your request.