Mistras Group
CWI/Quality Manager
NDT.org Job Number: 76594 * Please reference NDT.org Job Number on all correspondence
Contact: Paul Kinderis
Phone: 815-986-6600
Company: Veritas Steel
State: WI Wisconsin
Contact: Paul Kinderis
Country: United States
Length: full time onsite
Pay: DOE
The Quality Manager employed at Veritas Steel's Eau Claire location is responsible to plan, directing, coordinating, monitors, and executing activities related to ensuring the quality of the structural steel fabrication. Operates with a sense of urgency and purpose to ensure that fabrication work is completed according to established quality standards, applicable specifications, and regulatory requirements. The Quality Manager oversees the Quality Control Department to establish quality standards and procedures, and conduct quality improvement studies and projects.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall management of the quality function at the assigned plant
Manage established quality program to ensure that the fabricated steel will fit as planned, meets customer specifications, and delivery schedules
Work closely with Production Management/Project Management to ensure appropriate quality procedures comply with accurate documentation is maintained on every project
Responsible for administering the AISC program at the assigned plant, ensuring all employees understand & follow AISC standards, and the shop is prepared and passes AISC audits
Supervise QC Inspectors
Provide assistance and/or training where appropriate, counsel employees on improving performance, conduct performance appraisals, & initiate disciplinary action when necessary
Identify causality through an understanding of project contract & material specifications, as well as Veritas Steel, industry, and state QC standards/requirements
Determine appropriate course of action by analyzing issues, and working closely with appropriate Veritas Steel employees and owner’s engineers to determine the course of action and accountability
Work closely with DOT Inspectors to schedule a required inspection, and ensure that appropriate documentation is completed and filed in a timely manner
Establish and maintain professional working relationships with customer engineers and DOT representatives
Keep informed on the progress of current and future projects by attending regular production meetings
Manage welder certification program, ensure welders qualified per owner’s requirements, keep appropriate records
Read new project specifications; plan and conduct prefabrication meetings on the new projects according to established company quality policies, customer, DOT, and Industry standard requirements
Ensure welding procedures, PQR, WPS, and qualified welders are tested per customer requirements
Manage established internal and outsourced non-destructive testing programs
Run internal Magnetic Particle Testing program Maintain & update Veritas Steel’s Quality Control Manual on a regular basis
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing techniques
Strong computer skills (Excel, word processing statistical analysis)
Good understanding of blueprints and shop drawings
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
Able to analyze complex problems and generate solutions
Interact professionally with a wide variety of people and situations
Available to occasionally travel across the United States by auto or air
Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Quality Management, Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or related field, required
Current Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) certification (AWS D1.5), required
Minimum 5 years experience leading a quality control function with welding in a heavy manufacturing environment, preferred
NACE or SSPC Level I paint certification, preferred

Skills:
CWI
Steel Bridge Fabrication
Management
Sensor Networks