Entry Senior

Quality Control and Inspection Professional

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About This Career

Quality Control and Inspections Professionals implement a wide variety of inspection, repair, risk assessment and corrosion management tools and technologies. They monitor new equipment installations, as well as assist the maintenance department in developing preventative and repair strategies by assessing the condition of the equipment. Their goal is to control equipment and facility integrity in order to ensure safe and reliable performance and to prevent injury to personnel or defects in products or project works.

Specializations include:

  • Regulatory Inspectors conduct inspections of oil or gas drilling sites, well servicing, well abandonment operations, enhanced oil recovery production operations and pipelines to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Asset Integrity Inspectors provide technical support in developing corrosion prevention techniques that meet codes and standards, reduce failures, minimize operating costs and extend the life of the company's assets.
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Specialists ensure that electrical and instrumentation equipment meets applicable regulations, codes, standards and specifications.
  • Quality Control Inspectors design, implement and maintain the company's quality program for large, multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Subsea Inspectors provide specialized services to the offshore oil and gas industry such as subsea inspection techniques, corrosion assessment, pipeline engineering and pipeline integrity management systems.

Education: A post-secondary diploma or degree or trades certification in a relevant field, along with significant technical knowledge and experience, is required for most roles. Depending on the focus, the required education could include petroleum, chemical, mechanical and materials/metallurgical engineering, welding, electrical/instrumentation, power engineering or non-destructive testing.

Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the exploration and production (E&P), oil sands, oil and gas services, and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Work Activities
Applying Health and Safety principles
Responding to all reports of unsafe conditions, unsafe activities, incidents and near-misses.
Ensuring adherence to safety policies and procedures.
Applying Information
Implementing and administering quality standards, procedures and condition monitoring programs.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers or Subordinates
Promoting quality awareness and continuous improvement.
Promoting safety policies and procedures.
Determining Compliance
Identifing non-conformance situations.
Reviewing engineering packages for material selection, weld-procedure acceptance and specification, as well as regulatory compliance.
Examining permits, licenses, applications, and records to ensure compliance with licensing requirements.
Documenting/Recording Information
Developing, maintaining and controlling quality records (e.g., engineering packages, inspection reports, integrity assessments, non-conformance reports and other required documentation) for pressure equipment
Ensuring quality documentation records are in place.
Ensuring that the welders’ log is complete and accurate.
Evaluating Information
Investigating incidents, events and complaints to ensure public safety, environmental protection and resource conservation.
Evaluating test and inspection reports.
Evaluating label information for accuracy and conformance to regulatory requirements.
Guiding, Directing and Motivating Subordinates
Ordering the suspension of activities that pose threats to workers' health or safety.
Inspecting Equipment, Structures or Material
Conducting inspections to assess compliance with the applicable regulations, codes and standards.
Inspecting installed equipment.
Conducting internal audits as per an established audit plan.
Following up and closing out inspection and audit findings.
Performing inspections and witnessing tests.
Monitor Processes, Materials or Surroundings
Auditing and monitoring contractors’ quality plans and processes.
Performing Administrative Activities
Preparing Quality, Health, Safety and Environment audit reports.
Reporting any unsafe conditions, unsafe activities, incidents and near-misses.
Maintaining required records and distributing reports.
Providing Consultation and Advice to Others
Providing recommendations for corrosion mitigation and production optimization.
Providing expertise in the application of industry codes and standards, and in the use of inspection technologies.
Recommending improvements to the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment system.
Quality Assurance
Ensuring that all fabrication and construction projects meet the quality control requirements.
Assisting the quality audit team.
Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling quality, health, safety and environment audits to be carried out by the customer and certification bodies.
Solving Problems and making decisions
Resolving non-conformance situations.
Competencies
Knowledge
Law and Government
Public Safety and Security
Technical
Systems Evaluation
Quality Control Analysis
Systems Analysis
Foundational
Critical Thinking
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    Driving Required
  • Variable weather
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  • Physical
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  • Heights
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Job Details

Job Category

Business and Operations Support

Sectors

Pipelines

Marine

Oil and gas services

Oil sands

Exploration and production

NOC

2261, 2262

Qualifications + Experience

Education:

  • Post-secondary diploma