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Quality Inspector- Mass Electric Transportation

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US

Requisition ID: 111260 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Quality 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Quality Inspector, you will primarily have responsibility for inspections and tests pertaining to a specific scope of work such as welding, piping, concrete, mechanical, electrical, etc. You will also perform other duties as directed by his/her supervisor to meet project quality requirements. To maximize your effectiveness, you must develop a thorough understanding of the project scope and schedule as they relate to your specific assignment. 

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation.  Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction’s philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill.  MEC has a 65-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation’s most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $5 billion of transportation projects throughout North America. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge equipment, installation methods and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market. 

Location

This position will be initially based out of Seattle, WA

Responsibilities

  • 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 the work.
  • Develop an understanding of project scope and quality requirements as they pertain to your specific area of responsibility.
  • 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.
  • Determine required frequency of inspections and tests
  • Coordinate with operations to schedule quality inspections and tests to maintain production goals
  • Perform inspections and tests at the required frequency in the assigned area.
  • Ensures 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 the applicable contract documents, codes and standards
  • Correctly interpret and utilized 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 typical 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 required
  • Develop strong working relationship with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team
  • Be involved in and provide quality input to task planning meetings.

Additional Responsibilities

  • 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.
     

Qualifications

  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed 
  • Must be a self-starter, be organized and have good interpersonal skills. 
  • A minimum of 5 years construction QC experience for the work they are responsible for inspecting, or with a minimum 3 years QC inspection experience plus a minimum 2 years construction experience in engineering or inspecting within the disciplines for the work they are responsible for inspecting. 
  • 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.). 
  • Certifications from AWS, ACI, ICBO, ASNT, NACE, API etc. may be required for certain positions.
     

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.


Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready 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: Seattle

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