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Mechanical Inspector

Job ID: 105986
Location: USA Portland, OR
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Mid Career
Company: Vigor Industrial LLC
Contact: Human Resources

Job Description
Mechanical Inspector - PDX - 47104

Posted: November 15th | Open Until: Filled | Location: Portland, OR
About Vigor Marine

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Vigor Industrial LLC is a thriving West Coast provider of innovative industrial services. Our dynamic operations are united by a focus on quality craftsmanship, respect for each individual, and dedication to the task at hand. Our Company is committed to working in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Vigor Marine facilities are currently located in Bremerton, Everett and Tacoma, WA; Portland, OR; and Alameda and San Diego, CA.

Vigor Marine is one of seven companies in the Vigor Industrial family. We are a fast paced, highly successful ship repair company. With West Coast-wide operations, Vigor Marine’s projects range from voyage repair to complex dry-dockings.
Job Purpose

Responsible for the performance of Quality Control precision inspection assignments. This position is responsible for developing, tracking, administering, and scheduling tests and inspections and writing of required reports. The incumbent inspects in-process and final craft work for proper approvals and documents results as required in test and inspection plans developed by the Quality Department. The qualified applicant has a high degree of demonstrated proficiency in the ability to perform precision inspection functions as specified in the applicable work documents, including a thorough understanding of drawing and specification interpretation and a working knowledge of the principles of geometric tolerancing and dimensioning. Has experience with vessel mechanical systems on an engineering and functional level. Has routine interface with customer/regulatory representatives, and is responsible for quality system maintenance and process control surveillance. Performs duties independent of supervision and provides assistance to the Project Management Team.

(This is not an all inclusive list of the regular job duties. Other responsibilities within the accepted job scope will apply.)

1. Develops test and inspection plans in accordance with internal quality requirements and contract specifications, including but not limited to NAVSEA Standard Items, U.S. Coast Guard Regulations, Classification Societies and other applicable engineering standards.
2. Serves as liaison between supervision, crafts and regulatory agencies as required.
3. Ensures that all preliminary inspection requirements have been satisfied and are accomplished in accordance with contract specifications prior to scheduling final inspections with regulatory agencies.
4. Monitors craft work to ensure workmanship meets applicable acceptance criteria in accordance with regulatory agencies, classification societies, NAVSEA Standard Items, and acceptable shipbuilding practices as appropriate.
5. Ensures that all instrumentation and gauges used in testing procedures are properly calibrated in accordance with regulatory agencies and company calibration guidelines.
6. Informs Project Management, Quality Director and Operations Managers/Directors of all deficiencies requiring corrective action as outlined in the Quality Management System (QMS) to include Internal Deficiency Reports (IDR), Corrective Action Reports (CAR), and Non-conforming Services (NCS).
7. Establishes and maintains positive cooperative working relationships with crafts, owner representatives, and regulatory agency officials.
8. Assists the Quality Director managers and supervisors in the development and review of test memorandums and Process Control Procedures to ensure that final forms, testing procedures and testing practices are in proper format and within the work scope performed.
9. Develops and assists in administering training to customers, craft supervisors and test directors for applicable test and inspection requirements as required.
10. Ensures materials purchased and installed meet requirements of contract specifications by performing random inspections.
11. Ensures all subcontractors’ qualifications meet requirements of regulatory agencies and contract specifications. Also ensures all subcontractor required quality assurance submittals are correct and fulfill requirements of the specifications.
12. Reviews and qualifies all Quality Assurance requirements imposed by outside agencies. Verifies that requirements do not impose higher levels of effort to accomplish then those required by contract specifications.
13. Coordinates with management, subcontractor and craft supervisors to ensure all personnel meet the minimum skill and ability along with possessing the required certifications to accomplish the task assigned, where required.
14. Prepares and submits formal repair proposals to regulatory bodies when the scope of the work falls outside local governing authority.
15. Maintains a safe working environment and adheres to all applicable OSHA and shipyard safety rules, standards and regulations.
16. Demonstrates a proficiency in the use of precision measurement instruments.

Operates within the guidelines provided by applicable referenced Codes with regard to the respective discipline to which they are inspecting. Has a basic understanding of other trade disciplines (i.e. Welding and Electrical). Position requires ability to assess and administer acceptance requirements based on pre-determined criteria.

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