Quality Control Engineer - Welding/Industrial Steel Fabrication
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Job Description
: POSITION: Quality Control Engineer – Welding/Industrial Steel Fabrication

REPORTS TO: Quality Manager

LOCATION: Gadsden, AL 35987


A leading manufacturer of steel infrastructure products has an immediate opening for a Quality Control Engineer at its manufacturing plant in Gadsden, Ala. (close to Birmingham). Reporting to the plant’s Quality Manager, the Quality Control Engineer ensures that procured or manufactured products meet the company’s established quality levels (assisting in establishing those levels), and ensures that all ISO requirements are met. The Quality Control Manager initiates corrective action on defective conditions, assists the Quality Manager in planning and accomplishing quality programs, systems, methods and procedures to produce quality products at a minimum cost.

  • Directs activities of any internal or outsourced Quality Control laboratory engaged in acceptance and calibration of materials. *
  • Meets with customer representatives to discuss welding and inspection methods and promotes quality programs. *
  • Directs, through subordinate leads, the qualifications of all the welding processes and personnel using those processes. *
  • Performs product failure analysis and develops appropriate corrective action plans. *
  • Explains details of various shop orders to inspectors and assists in the inspection process, aiding in interpretation of contract specifications and welding codes. *
  • Assists in establishing procedures and guidelines for ultrasonic magnetic particle, dye penetration, and visual inspection of welds. *
  • Advises inspectors when inspection methods other than standard are to be used. *
  • Assists Quality Control Manager in establishing manufacturing procedures. *
  • Assists in inspection of the product with all non-destructive testing methods when needed. *
  • Assists production with quality problems on all production related materials. *
  • Audits and enforces compliance to all manufacturing and NDT procedures. *
  • Monitors work output, accuracy, and overall performance of inspectors. *
  • Coordinates third party inspection with the production schedule; coordinates their inspection techniques and results with company inspection results. *
  • Assists and works with customer representatives when they visit or tour plant and gives NDT demonstrations. *
  • Initiates and completes pertinent inspection reports. *
  • Assists Production Supervisor in interpreting blueprints, manufacturing procedures and inspections procedures. *
  • Notifies Plant Manager and Production Manager of product quality problems, and reports them to the Quality Control Manager.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, or combination of vocational training and related work experience. *
  • 5+ years related work experience preferred in manufacturing environment *
  • Product knowledge of metal fabrication *
  • Welding certification (CWI) and Ultrasonic Testing experience preferred. *
  • Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Level II or III preferred.


Salary of $60,000, plus comprehensive benefit package. Local candidates preferred; relocation allowance may be offered, as appropriate.

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