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  • Job reference: RMS0100030

Quality Assurance Representative

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/10/11)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client's base metals business is a leading producer of nickel, copper, cobalt and precious metals. They have been operating for over 100 years, and in that time, have set the standards in safety, business performance and innovation. The base metals business has over 12,000 employees worldwide and is committed to mining excellence and the pursuit of sustainable growth by operating with respect for the natural environment and being an ethically and socially responsible company.

The Role:
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance Representative –, for its Long Harbour Processing Plant which is currently under construction in Long Harbour, Newfoundland. The plant, using hydrometallurgical technology, is scheduled to begin operations in February 2013 and will produce finished nickel, copper and cobalt.

The QA Representative/Auditor will assist the Owner’s Project Team to manage the development of the Long Harbour Processing Plant Project, in a technically viable, cost effective and timely manner.

This position is a contract role until February 2013, and will be based in Long Harbour, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Accountabilities:
- Responsible for review of EPCM Contractor, Trade Contractors, Mod Yards and Vendors quality documentation such as, ITPs, inspection and test procedures, plans and inspection and test records.
- Accountable for the verification of effective QC Program implementation through quality surveillance, and audits during procurement, construction, commissioning and turn-over phases of the project.
- Responsible for performing source surveillance, witness functional electrical inspections and tests/FAT at the Vendors, Mod Yard facilities and LHPP site and promoting QA/QC throughout the project.
- Responsible for ensuring instrumentation and controls equipment and installations are in compliance with Project requirements.
- Assist Commissioning during pre-commissioning, commissioning and turn-over of the process plant.
- Conduct internal and external audits, follow-up audits and findings for close out and maintain records.
- Organize, plan and maintain source surveillance, witness functional inspections and tests/FAT at the vendors, MOD Yard facilities and LHPP site.
- Responsible for ensuring compliance with Canadian/Newfoundland and Labrador Codes and regulations with ability to identify field issues, faults and trouble shoot.
- Work closely with EPCM contractor and site to ensure equipment, modules and installations are in compliance with Project requirements.
- Ensure QA/QC documentation and records provided by EPCM, Trade Contractors, MOD Yards Contractors and Vendors are properly indexed, legible, complete and acceptable.
- Work with and assist other QA personnel to share tasks as necessary from time to time.
- Other tasks as assigned by QA/QC & Risk Manager to support the Project.
- Frequent travel to MOD Yard and Vendors may be required to conduct surveillance and audits.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The ideal candidate should possess:
- Mechanical Engineering Technologist or Welding Engineering Technologist program
- 8 to 10 years of Quality Assurance experience on a Heavy Construction Project

Knowledge and Skills:
- CWB 178.2 or CGSB.9712 certifications, good working knowledge of ASME Section II, V, VIII, IX, B31.1/3, CWB W47/59, NACE-coating and rubber lining, dimensional control.
- Demonstrated experience on major EPCM mining/process plant projects
- Ability to work across disciplines, trades and management levels with EPCM Contractors, Vendors, Owner and develop good working relationships.
- Quality auditing experience base don ISO 9001-2000/2008 standard
- Ability to work under pressure and multi-task.
- Ability to review and accept Contractors and Suppliers documentation with skills to analyze data/records, identify non-conformities and recommend corrective action.
- Good communication skills, both oral and written.

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