Quality Inspector II in Mobile, AL at Austal

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:

Full-time

Location:

Mobile, AL

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 Inspection Supervisor or Quality Inspection Foreman

SUPERVISES:  Not applicable

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs in-process quality assessments during vessel construction, including auditing for compliance prior to external surveys, utilizing visual or penetrant inspection methods.
  • Documents visible surface defects requiring correction. 
  • Consults with Class Surveyors during external inspections as necessary.
  • Provides tutoring and oversight for all inspection methods toward the certification of Quality Inspector I & Quality Trades Support.
  • 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: 2008 or similar.
  • This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive and employee will also perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company procedures and policies.

QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Quality Inspector I at Austal USA or currently certified NDT Level II with two (2) years’ of related quality experience required.
    • Austal “A Class” employees may be considered in lieu of one (1) year as an Austal Quality Inspector I if, willing and able, to become Level II certified VT and PT within one (1) year, have two (2) years’ experience in their trade plus one (1) year at Austal USA.
  • Level II certification in Visual (VT) and Liquid Penetrant (PT) NDT methods required.  Other NDT experience is a plus and will be considered equivalent for preferred applications.
  • Strong leadership and organization skills required.
  • Basic computer skills utilizing MS Word, Excel and Outlook desired.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Possess the willingness and ability to increase his/her understanding of the applicable standards and requirements for the job required. 

TOOLS:  Familiar with use and function of basic power and hand tools.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

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All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 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
  •  High School Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience with comparable trade experience defined as five (5) or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, two (2) years of experience in shipbuilding, or, education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

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:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.

SAFETY

Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.