Sr. Quality Engineer - Welding Specialist


Lenexa, KS, US Kansas City, KS, US Houston, TX, US The Woodlands, TX, US

Requisition ID: 168881 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Quality 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Sr. Weld Quality Engineer/Specialist is responsible for executing Project Supplier Quality requirements on the Project as per the Clients requirements liaising with supplier fabrication site, project team and coordinate inspections. They will be the point contact for the Suppliers for Quality on the Project and interact with other disciplines, Engineering, Procurement and Project Management. This is an office-based position, but there will be a requirement for the individual to travel up to 40% of this time both domestic and international as needed. 

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations. 


Preferred location is Lenexa KS.  Alternate location is Houston TX. 


•    Review and approval of project specific Supplier Quality and manufacturing documents including Quality plans, ITP, WPS/PQR, WPQ, Weld maps, PWHT procedures, NDE procedures, MTRs etc. against codes, standards, and technical specifications. 
•    Act as welding, NDE, PWHT and materials Subject Matter expert on ASME and AWS codes for the department. 
•    Facilitate resolution of non-conformances. 
•    Track, manage and resolve supplier nonconformities & quality issues. 
•    Ensure client quality requirements are met as set forth in project specifications
•    Inspect or support assigned inspectors to ensure pressure vessels, equipment, piping, structural fabrications, and equipment are to code and project requirements
•    Ensure alignment of inspection and expediting activities
•    Review and approval of Supplier manufacturing records
•    Preparation of Project Specific Quality Documents such as instructions, checklists etc.
•    Perform Supplier Audits
•    Review and approve Supplier deviation requests / disposition technical queries related to Quality
•    Coordinate with Supplier, Customer & TPI for witness and hold inspection points per project ITPs
•    Review and approval of the final documentation package / data book
•    Undertake training as required
•    Assist or act as supplier quality lead on assigned projects
•    Support other tasks as assigned by Manager. 


•    Knowledge of the design and fabrication requirements of packaged process units
•    Be able to read fabrication drawings for pressure vessels, piping, and structural fabrications
•    Strong knowledge of ASME and AWS code particularly welding requirements
•    Knowledge of code inspection and NDE requirements
•    Must be able to communicate in a professional manner
•    Ability to review project and customer technical specifications and incorporate the requirements into Project Quality Plans and ITP’s
•    Experience with Supplier surveillance and review & approval of Quality documentation such as WPS/ PQRs, Weld maps, WPQs, NDE reports, various test reports and material certificates
•    Worked with a medium to heavy manufacturing facility with machining, welding, and assembly processes
•    Knowledge of various materials of construction.
•    Experience in oil, gas, refinery, power generation and/or water processing projects 
•    Required to be fully numerate and computer literate (MS Office)
•    Good communication and technical report writing skills 
•    Bachelor’s degree in weld engineering, metallurgy, or similar discipline plus 10 years of related industry experience or Associates degree with minimum of 15 years of related experience.
•    Desired skills:
     o   Quality Auditing
     o    ISO 9001:2015 experience
     o    AWS CWI, CWEng or similar certification

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.
•    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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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