Quality Assurance (QA) Manager
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Merrick is now seeking an experienced individual, who will bring skilled Quality Assurance expertise, leadership and guidance to the Nuclear Services and Technology (NST) Business Unit within Merrick & Company. This Quality Assurance Manager position is based out of the Merrick office. It is an essential part of Merrick's nuclear program support strategy. Relocation assistance will be considered.
The QA Manager (QAM) position is a skilled quality assurance specialist who provides support for Merrick's nuclear projects The QAM is a Certified Lead Auditor who performs independent verification activities such as monitoring, auditing, and surveillance, required by the QA Program. The QAM has responsibility for assuring the effective establishment and maintenance of NST's QA Program. See the "Duties and Responsibilities" section for additional details.
Duties and Responsibilities
The QAM assures effective establishment and maintenance of the QA program utilized for project activities, including:
Developing schedules for performing internal audits, assessments, and surveillance
Performing scheduled internal audits, assessments or surveillance on projects
Maintaining the deficiency and corrective action tracking system for projects
Supporting project management with preparing corrective action plans/responses or verifying implementation of remedial actions resulting from audits and assessments
Development and monitoring of Project QA Plans and implementing procedures in accordance with ASME NQA-1 and/or custom contract requirements
Development and monitoring of Software Quality Assurance Plans
The QAM will:
Aid with QA/QC matters on Work Scope and Project Plans
Propose technical solutions and alternatives on QA/QC matters
Communicate with Merrick's colleagues (Project Managers, Project Engineers, Technical Leads and Discipline Engineers) and the Client to assure that mutual expectations are well-defined and achieved
Stay current on project and related quality issues and supporting project team meetings with the client on short notice and meets requirements for attendance and punctuality
The successful Project QA Manager will have the following combination of qualifications, skills and attributes:
Certified Lead Auditor (CLA) qualifications or ability for rapidly achieving CLA qualification
A minimum of ten (10) years of recent DOE project experience within the non-reactor nuclear industry
Skilled worker experience on developing and implementing quality assurance and control programs
Skilled worker knowledge of quality assurance regulatory, contractual, and technical documents (e.g. DOE O 414.1D, 10 CFR Part 830 Subpart A, and NQA-1-2008 and 2009 Addenda
Skilled worker experiences in reviewing procedures and other documents to verify quality requirements are adequately addressed and flowed down as necessary
Skilled worker knowledge of construction QA activities supporting procurement and engineering products, including Commercial-Grade Dedication (CGD) work packages and application of graded approach in an NQA-1 environment
Skilled worker knowledge about the application of engineering, procurement, and construction practices sufficient to comprehend specified QA requirements for these disciplines
Skilled worker experience participating in and supporting quality assessments, surveillance, and/or audits
Skilled worker experience and ability to ensure quality assurance requirements are met during the design, bid, build, and start-up of nuclear, non-nuclear, high-, moderate, and low-hazard facilities and equipment
Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret various physical, mechanical, and electrical documents, blueprints, drawings, specifications, and schematics
Solid oral and written communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting and effectively communicating with all levels of project and client personnel
Proven ability to plan, prioritize, and schedule tasks to ensure completion in accordance with requirements, deadlines, and budget
Current qualification as a Lead Auditor in accordance with the ASME NQA-1-2008 standard
Skilled knowledge of NQA-1 quality assurance programs, including Part II, Subpart 2.7, and DOE O 414.1D
Active DOE security clearance or the ability to obtain one
Openness to performing additional tasks proposed by Merrick's management team.
The client projects for this position require U.S. Citizenship.
The job requires the ability to sit or stand for extended periods at a computer workstation.
Work at jobsites will be required inclusive of active construction and or commissioning efforts. Will require access to/from elevated areas, functional and operational equipment and donning of appropriate PPE
Air travel and business trips will be required within Canada, continental USA and possible overseas work as well.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as but not limited to: computers, phones, copiers, filing cabinets, scanners, and plotters.
Apply on line only. No e-mail, hard copy or third party resumes accepted.
Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes; RRSP, unique work-life benefits, continuing education and training through the Merrick Learning Institute.
We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training and coaching programs and are rewarded for their achievements through excellent benefits and competitive salaries.
Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by federal, provincial, or local law.
Merrick & Company welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.