Kelly Services Quality Technician (Senior)- Calgary, Alberta in Calgary, Canada

Seeking a Senior QA/QC Advisor / Engineer to join Quality Assurance and Compliance team in Calgary office. This role will report to the Manager Quality Assurance and Compliance for the business unit. This role will support project stakeholders and management to review project quality plans, develop audit preparation processes, implement and complete audits as scheduled, and help to develop QA/QC procedures. Must understand Client engineering and construction requirements and apply to support project fabrication and construction quality service. Client has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to the projects and function.

This role with have both office and field based responsibilities. Specifically, at the onset of a project, the quality coordination will focus around office based activities such as Design, Front End Planning, Records Management, and Procurement. Work will then begin to shift into field based activities such as Construction, Quality Surveillance, Materials traceability, and Turnover. Office and field based activities will overlap and require coordination and hand off. The following descriptions define the typical skill set and associated deliverables related to the Office and Field Based Senior Quality Advisor/ Engineer role:


  • Overall 15 years of experience in engineering and construction with pipeline (along with associated facilities) quality assurance and control background;

  • Engineering degree or equivalent diploma / certificate combined with relevant experience;

  • A related industry direct experience in fabrication and inspection of pipeline construction;

  • A minimum of 5 year’s supervisory and direct experience in fabrication and pipeline construction experience;

  • A minimum CWB level 2 (Visual, UT, MP, etc.) or equivalent;

  • Familiarity with quality management systems such as ISO 9000;

  • Must be familiar with pipeline relevant ASME, ASTM, ABSA, ISO, OPR, CSA, API codes and standards;

  • Experience in painting / coating inspection would be an asset;

  • Comfortable with MS Office and Outlook;

  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license (Drivers abstract required);


Office Based:

  • Communicate with project team, functional associated personnel, and the external stakeholders in regards to implement and control quality requirements as per company and business unit processes, plans, and procedures;

  • Develop project quality plans, project specific quality procedures, review ITPs, custom forms/checklists/reports, attend meetings to represent quality;

  • Conduct quality orientations, kick-off meeting presentations;

  • Develop, implement, monitor, and oversee the Project Quality Plan throughout all phases of the project. Promote and enforce the use of NCRs, CARs, KPIs, Trending/Tracking, Audit Close-Out, Process Conformance/Improvement;

  • Create and maintain project quality audits schedule;

  • Report audit findings and summaries to the leadership, and close the necessary actions;

  • Initiate, coordinate in the development and approval of correction actions, verify completeness, and close NCRs;

  • Provide support to the business unit quality activities including process improvement reviews, lessons learned, and recommendations;

Field Based:

  • Lead project quality documentation reviews from contractors and suppliers, including the Contractor / Supplier Quality Plans (QA and QC), ITPs, Checklists, Templates, etc.;

  • Communicate with onsite personnel including construction, fabrication, NDT, coating, and welding managers, supervisors, and inspectors;

  • Well versed in relevant pipeline codes & standards such as ASME, CSA, ISO, OPR, API, ASTM;

  • Good knowledge of Welding Techniques and Coating applications;

  • Develop project audit plan, perform engineering, fabrication and construction audits for pipeline and facilities projects as per client specifications, contractual SOW, codes and standards, initiate audit report;

  • Capable to lead, organize, conduct, report, and close out quality audit findings effectively;

  • Review relevant documents such as Quality Manual, ITP, procedures, WPS and welder’s qualification, inspection reports;

  • Review and verify project specification and coordinate contractors for technical matters related to quality;

  • Ensure that the competent inspectors and operators are engaged at the site activities;

  • Ensure daily, weekly, and monthly inspections are carried out as required and reports are being submitted to the client properly;

  • Ensure that contractors are implementing ITPs appropriately and QA/QC records are kept and transferred to the Client as per the contractual requirements;

  • Ensure the site working conditions are appropriate as per the specifications and site safety plans;

  • Ensure the records of equipment calibration and condition;

  • Review of material test certificates for the raw materials purchased;

  • Good communication skills, highly motivated, decision making and worked in multitask environment;

  • Ensure that non-destructive and other examinations have been performed to the degree specified per IFC Drawings, using qualified personnel, and that results have been fully recorded and completed prior to PWHT and/ or Hydrotest;

  • Ensure all hydrotest records / reports are updated and maintained prior to assembly;

  • Lessons Learned Reports, Opportunities for Improvement, NCRs, CARs, Procedure and Process revision recommendations;

  • Review of turnover documentation;

  • Other tasks as needed;

What we can offer!

  • Great working environments!

  • Prompt, weekly pay

  • Access to free, on-line training including software programs. Upgrade your software skills for free while working for Kelly!

  • Resume and interview coaching. We’ll help you improve your employment opportunities!

Important information: These positions are recruited for by a remote Kelly office, NOT your local Kelly branch.

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