Quality Specialist


Boise, ID, US Lenexa, KS, US The Woodlands, TX, US Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171150 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Cherne District 

Department: Quality 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 


District Overview

Based on our various projects throughout the United States, the Civil Inspector supports the Project Quality Team with Civil inspections.  The primary responsibility of the Civil Inspector is to perform QA/QC inspections in the field to ensure end product quality meets the contract and specification requirements. The Civil Quality Inspector will primarily have responsibility for inspections and tests pertaining to the civil discipline. The Civil Quality Inspector will also perform other duties as directed by his/her supervisor to meet project quality requirements.  To maximize his/her effectiveness, the Quality Inspector must develop a thorough understanding of the project scope and schedule as they relate to his/her specific assignment.


Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion-dollar organization. Cherne is a Kiewit Subsidiary that provides direct-hire construction services for industrial projects. Cherne has projects in Power, Industrial Manufacturing, and Oil Gas Chemical across the United States. Its projects range from small capital work up to major EPC projects. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry in an “open” and Union environment.



This role will be located in Boise, ID


•    Listen to and takes appropriate action on client’s expressed concerns and observations.
•    Provide open and honest communications to client representatives regarding the quality of work.
•    Develop an understanding of project scope and quality requirements as they pertain to the Civil discipline.
•    Study and understand the Project Quality Plan and other quality documents that pertain to assigned scope of work.
•    Identify detailed quality requirements required by the contract specifications and applicable codes and standards.
•    Coordinate with operations to schedule quality inspections and tests to maintain production goals.
•    Perform inspections and tests for Civil at the required frequency in the assigned area.
•    Ensure that required inspections and tests are performed by others as required
•    Prepare inspection/test reports and maintain the quality files related to area of responsibility.
•    Verify inspection and test compliance with applicable contract documents, codes and standards.
•    Correctly interpret and utilize codes and industry standards to determine compliance of the work.
•    Maintain effective communications (both orally and written) with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team.
•    Communicate test results to the project team with accurate and complete documentation.
•    Understand civil codes and standards as they apply to the assigned work.
•    Organize quality documents and store per the company and project document management procedures.
•    Identify and report nonconforming work in accordance with the company quality standards and the Project Quality Plan.
•    Verify nonconforming work is properly corrected.
•    Perform source and receiving inspection of permanent materials and plant equipment for project requirements as needed.
•    Develop strong working relationship with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team.
•    Be involved in and provide quality input to task planning meetings.
•    Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered.  Take corrective actions as needed.
•    Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed.
•    Listen to other employee's and supervisor's suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation.
•    Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
•    Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards.
•    Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices.  (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens)
•    Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in safe manner.
•    Be motivated and work productively.
•    Perform all other job-related duties as requested by supervisor.


•    Associate's degree in engineering technology or science plus two years of experience in a related construction field (at least one of these years in a QA/QC position); or a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus four years of experience in a related construction field (at least two of these years in a QA/QC position). 
•    Working knowledge of the specific trade of discipline you are assigned to with associated special processes, inspection, and testing techniques. 
•    Working knowledge of construction industry codes relating to your area of expertise (i.e. ASSHTO, ACI, AWS, ASME, NEC, etc.)
•    Must be a self-starter, be organized and have good interpersonal skills. 
•    Be detail-oriented, flexible and highly motivated, and have a strong work ethic and professional demeanor,
•    Effective time management and organizational skills
•    Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately,
•    Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, and
•    Must be a team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals, and objectives.
•    Certifications from AWS, ACI, ICBO, ASNT, NACE, API etc. may be required for certain positions.
•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed.


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Boise
Nearest Secondary Market: Meridian

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