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Quality Control Inspector III

Department: MRG
Location: Portsmouth, VA

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Quality Control Inspector III.

Summary: 

Summary: Directly reports to the QA Supervisor.  Inspects and monitors work performed on government and commercial work items, specializing in Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Inspections for Quality compliance. Provide assistance to onsite management for quality assurance, safety requirements and other needs as requested. Provides project QA inspections and testing as needed.

Non-Supervisory. Provide assistance to onsite management for quality assurance, safety requirements and other needs as requested. Provide project QA inspections and testing as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews work packages prior to start-work for completeness, accuracy and compliance with technical specifications and customer requirements.
  • Follows basic Test and Inspection Plans for projects.
  • Performs in-process work surveillances, safety surveillances and assists production management with final work-package review after work-completion.
  • Performs internal in-process audits to monitor compliance with company procedures and performs external audits to evaluate supplier performance while on worksite.
  • Communicates to the QAS to help prepare Corrective Action Requests, and Preventative Action requests as related to production work to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures and work instructions.
  • Assists Program Managers, Project Managers, and Supervisors/Foreman in the compliance of NAVSEA Standard Item and other customer related requirements to ensure work is conducted accurately and safely.
  • When assigned to an on-site project, supports the Project Manager and Supervisor/Foreman to ensure all documentation is completed as required.
  • Assists production in other ways as necessary (i.e. Fire Watch, Tank Watch, general cleaning, material control, etc.).
  • Monitors compliance with company Quality and Safety Management Systems, Workmanship standards and Customer requirements.
  • Follows safety, quality control and inspection procedures for test and inspection plans for production Work-Packages and QA Work Books.
  • Follows test standards and specifies test equipment associated with requirements established in test and inspection plans.
  • Schedules and conducts in-process “Self-Assessment”, in-process Safety/Quality Assurance inspections, Audit and Surveillances for the assigned Project Manager.
  • Performs audits and surveillances of suppliers/subcontractors for in-process work.
  • Coordinates with customer QA/Safety representatives to coordinate inspection and acceptance activities.
  • Reviews QA/Safety control requirements with customer representative to assure compliance with requirements.
  • Reviews contractually required quality/safety documentation for accuracy and completeness for project/job/contract completion.
  • Maintains OQE records retention.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the QA director or project manager (when assigned to a worksite).

Job Requirements:

Bachelors Degree and 4 years waterfront Quality Inspection/Testing experience.

Bachelors Degree may be substituted with a completed Maritime Trade School / Apprenticeship with 5 years waterfront Quality Assurance experience OR 4 years military service with specialized training and certifications in Quality Inspection/Testing.

Bachelors Degree/Trade School/Military Service may be substituted with GED minimal education and specialized training and certifications in Quality Assurance with 8 years total waterfront experience with 5 years Quality Inspection/Testing experience.

Travel: Must be able to travel for extended periods of time (85%)

Job Training: Safety, Quality Assurance and NAVSEA Standards for shipboard work.

Certifications: Quality Assurance Inspector, NACE/NBPI (desired), NDT Level II (desired)

Base Access: Must be able to obtain and maintain access to U.S Military bases and shipyards for performance of job duties. Must be able to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance.

Knowledge:

Knowledgeable in shipyard, maritime, and commercial work practices, quality assurance, safety, Metal-work and contracting methods.

Knowledge of Navy ship repair processes and procedures to include extensive Level I, SUBSAFE and SOC quality inspection experience.

Knowledge of OSHA Regulations for Shipyard Employment, NAVSEA Standard Items, Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM), NAVSHIPS Tech Manuals (NSTM), and DOD Standards, Military Specifications, Performance Standards, and other customer related specifications and standards

Knowledgeable in all aspects of workplace Safety.

Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective fabrication or manufacture and distribution of products.

Skills

Safety Analysis – Conduct Job Hazardous Analysis specific for tasking

Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.

Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Computer - Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including but not limited to Word, Excel, Power Point and Access

Abilities:

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Able to read Structural, Mechanical and electrical Drawings.

Written Communication – Able to clearly articulate information and instructions in writing

Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented orally.

Oral Expression — The ability to orally communicate information, ideas and instructions so that others will understand.

Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.

Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Deductive Reasoning—The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

Must be able to physically access ships, small craft, and submarines.

Able operate in: confined Spaces, noisy environment, extreme height, heavy Industrial conditions, high traffic areas, office environment, meetings and multiple locations.

Able to Remain calm in: Stressful situations including; high pressure production schedule, strict workmanship requirements, customer interface, regulatory requirements.

ADA Notations: Work may be performed in confined spaces, noisy environments, heavy industrial conditions, high traffic areas, office environment, meeting rooms and multiple locations; also in outside conditions ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold.

Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, M/F/D/V.

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