Hatch Supplier Quality Surveillance Lead in St. John's, California

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Date:May 19, 2017

Location:St. John's, NL, CA


Requisition ID:2083

Job Category: Engineering

Location:St. John's

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

SEM-Hatch has been retained as the Engineering and Project Management Contractor for the Voisey’s Bay Mine Expansion project. We are assembling a project team to be based in St. John’s and looking for a Site Materials Planner. If you are looking for your next step in a progressive career, enjoy working with people in a team environment, and strive for excellence, we want to hear from you.


The Supplier Quality Surveillance (SQS) Lead will be responsible for the release of technically compliant defect free materials and/or equipment from the supplier to the project. The SQS Lead will develop, implement and maintain the Procurement Execution Plan to be included in the Project Execution Plan. The Procurement Execution Plan will demonstrate how the project will apply the SQS process and procedures using competent personnel to complete monitoring and surveillance of suppliers in an efficient and effective manner.

This responsibility can begin as early as supplier identification through to final acceptance at site. The full extent of scope and responsibility will be identified within the Project Execution Plan and the Quality Requirements for Vendors specification. As an integral part of the Quality Team and the supply chain, the SQS Lead’s primary interfaces will be engineering and expediting while working on a daily basis with Supply Chain Manager. The SQS Coordinator will report functionally to the Quality Manager.

The SQS Lead shall have a broad base of skills that will include, ability to interpret design standards, codes, specifications and drawings, ability to apply supplier management techniques, a working knowledge of quality assurance, quality control, quality surveillance processes, familiar with manufacturing processes and inspection and test techniques.

The ability to lead and support a team from both procedural and technical aspects, enables the SQS Lead to play a key project role in ensuring that suppliers’ materials and equipment are in accordance with the project requirements.

Reports to: Project Quality Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee all SQS activities that will be executed by a Contractor, whom will report directly to the SQS Lead.

  • Participate in supplier identification and prequalification as needed to support procurement to finalize successful bidders lists

  • Participate with engineering in criticality assessments against each purchase order package of work

  • Determine the level of surveillance, to be applied against each of the purchase order supply points

  • Develop for each supplier enquiry, the project’s requirements and the level of intervention by the supplier Quality Surveillance Inspector

  • Develop the Procurement Execution Plan as documented in the Project Execution Plan, to include estimated hours and forecast to complete against each purchase order supply point

  • Overall management of the effectiveness and efficiency of the SQS effort

  • Coordinate and control any internal resources/external agency, ie aligning all inspection resources including third parties with Hatch standards, best practices, instruments and other information as may apply

  • Establish, implement and coordinate SQS procedures, forms and registers

  • Engage competent resources to perform reviews, monitoring, and surveillance, attend witness and hold point activities

  • Ensure data for reporting and trending is managed and maintained by the SQS Contractor

  • Ensure that the surveillance process and the related procedures are approved and remain valid and effective

  • Support the Supplier Quality Surveillance Coordinators to identify and engage the necessary personnel to witness the performance tests and results prior to acceptance and delivery

  • Support the Supplier Quality Surveillance Coordinators to identify and engage specialist consultants with respect to welding/metallurgy and/or Non Destructive Testing (NDT) requirements

  • Assist Supplier Quality Surveillance Coordinators to obtain from the supplier, all documents related to the quality deliverables

  • Coordinate the review of supplier plans, procedures, documents, competency, capability and methodology

  • Consolidate, review and manage all Non Conformance Reports (NCRs) issued in participation with the supplier Quality Surveillance Coordinator and engineering to identify and follow up corrective action

  • Ensure adequate component resources are available to respond to inspection notification by suppliers

  • Facilitate the distribution and notification of NCRs and inspection reports to key project participants

  • Ensure inspections/surveillance activities are carried out in accordance with project procedures, plans and methodology

  • Interface with client, SQS representative, the Quality Manager and project members as required regarding quality issues

  • Coordinate resources to participate in the review of supplier data books for compliance to agreed contract deliverable requirements

  • Provide monthly reports against the supplier quality Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to the Quality Manager and the Supply Chain Manager

  • Facilitate the expedient closure of the Supplier quality surveillance deliverables to support the purchase order closeout

  • Introduce training and development to the project to better support the SQS effort.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five years in a similar position

  • Ten years demonstrated ability in a position as a SQS coordinator or senior inspection engineer where a management function of people and deliverables was a requirement

  • High degree of technical aptitude and familiarity with various materials and supply items

  • Demonstrated experience with quality control and quality assurance

  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles of ISO 9001

  • Good knowledge of rules and regulations to be applied for inspection and testing activities

  • Excellent understanding of project execution, especially in an EPCM environment, with a strong materials management focus

  • Clear understanding of the limitations and boundaries for each party’s deliverables and their responsibility for each in regards to quality assurance, quality control and quality surveillance.

  • Experience with global Suppliers and suppliers

  • Demonstrated managerial experience

  • Engineering degree and experience in an EPCM role.

  • Previous working relationship with Service NL Boiler and PV Inspection personnel

We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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