Quality Control Inspector - SDCA in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Quality Assurance Inspector (QAI) - SDCA
• Conducts quality assurance checks, inspections, and final product inspections as
• Performs in-process quality assessments, including compliance audits prior to
customer inspection utilizing visual or other inspection methods.
• Generates, maintains and audits documentation related to inspections performed,
e.g. call outs, sign-off sheets, test procedures, objective quality evidence (OQE).
• Consults with project team, production leads, customer and / or class during
external inspections as necessary.
• Implements and maintains vessel specific inspection plans and requirements per
applicable contract requirements or as assigned.
• May be assigned to audit the Quality Management System in accordance with
ISO 9001:2015 or similar.
• Complies with Quality Management direction and reporting requirements as
• This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Incumbent will perform
other tasks as assigned.
• Offsite travel could potentially be in excess of 40%. Training to support this
position may also include travel.
• Five (5) years’ experience in a maritime welding environment and three (3) years’
experience in quality inspection including Level II certification in Visual (VT) and
Liquid Penetrant (PT) or Magnetic Particle (MT).
• Within the last six (6) months, maintained Level II certification in Visual (VT) in
accordance with SNT-TC-1A.
• Capable of qualification for Visual (VT) and Liquid Penetrant (PT) within 30 days.
• Strong leadership and organization skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Willingness and ability to increase understanding of the applicable standards and
requirements for the job.
• Basic computer skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
TOOLS: Inspection devices / tools and familiarity with use and function of basic power
and hand tools.
Revised 6-18-19
DIRECTION EXERCISED: Discretionary authority to influence the work of Production
and Project Management personnel
LIAISES WITH: Quality, Program team, Project team, Production team, Safety
personnel, client, suppliers, subcontractors, and class and flag authorities.
The ability to obtain and maintain a DBIDS and or any other clearance or access that
may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for
employment with Austal USA:
• 18 years or older at time of application
• Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
• No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from
disposition date
• No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
• Willing to submit to a drug screen
• Willing to submit to a background check
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to
tour all vessels and work sites.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand,
walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and
balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally
required to sit.
Specific physical requirements include the following:
1. Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.
2. Perform prolonged standing.
3. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.
4. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.
5. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis.
6. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis.
7. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum
includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).
8. Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding
and/or man lifts.
9. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).
10. Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and
11. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and
maneuvering obstacles.
12. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and
13. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steelRevised
toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.)
safely per OSHA standards.
14. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.
15. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged
periods of time.
16. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.
17. Able to utilize adequate visual skills.
18. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching
to the side and reaching down.
19. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape,
temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.
Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and
regulations while performing daily job tasks.