Quality Assurance Engineer
in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
Experienced
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Competition Number: 22000984

QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER
Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7, and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year we delivered the second lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The third ship will be delivered in 2022.
We're growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is seeking Quality Assurance Engineers.
This is a permanent full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.We encourage applications from qualified African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, women (applying for non-traditional positions), persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the 2SLGBTQ community. ISI encourages applicants to self-identify in the cover letter/resume portion of your application. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment where all employees feel supported and valued.
Responsibilities
  • Perform internal and external audits and audit lites
  • Participate in and facilitate 3rd party and ISO registrar audits
  • Issue and verify completion of quality observations
  • Issue, support and verify nonconformance reports
  • Develop and maintain quality metrics database
  • Review quality data, identify trends, patterns, anomalies and make recommendations regarding indicators related to changes in quality levels in the business
  • Develop and maintain quality plans, procedures and work instructions
  • Identify process gaps and lead actions to close the gaps through continual improvement activities or nonconformance reports
  • Develop and deliver training on the quality and process toolsets
  • Support continual improvement initiatives through engagement with business stakeholders, including participation on project teams and meetings

Qualifications
  • Post-Secondary Degree, preferably in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer or eligible for registration with Engineers Nova Scotia
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant work experience required; Naval marine environment experience is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of working with a Government and Naval customer base is considered an asset
  • Proven ability to achieve high performance levels in a complex fast moving environment
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities, and follow through on assignments with minimal direction
  • Proven ability to work with various levels of the organization, from first line personnel to the executive team
  • Ability to manage through teamwork and influence, as well as gain commitment
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:
  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies.
  • Relocation costs (if applicable)

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.
All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
To learn more about our products and services, click here .
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
We do not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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