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Responsible for performing quality control inspections, surveillances, and observations of work activities to verify compliance with the Quality Assurance Program and implementing procedures and for inspecting structures, equipment, parts, and materials to assure quality standards are maintained.
Provide independent oversight of Energy Northwest programs and processes by performing assessments to ensure the Quality Assurance Program is implemented in accordance with regulations and industry best practices. This position will allow personnel with limited education and experience to learn Quality principles and obtain skills needed to perform audits and independent monitoring of station performance.
1.Perform inspections for compliance with specifications using blueprints, drawings, inspection procedures, and prior knowledge of fabrication methods to evaluate if deficiencies are present in systems, structures, assemblies, or parts.
2.Conduct in-process and final inspections at various checkpoints during maintenance activities. This includes: installations or repairs of removed, disassembled, repaired, and assembled equipment; installation of structures, systems, and associated components; equipment to eliminate work hold-ups and rework; and to ensure conformance to specified requirements.
3.Interpret inspection acceptance/rejection criteria to identify discrepancies and non-conformances. Assemble pertinent information and materials necessary to effectively accomplish planning, scheduling, inspections, and reporting of inspection results. Interpretation and judgment of the acceptance/rejection of an item is based on a review of the work against the written requirements. Judgment and interpretation is based on training and experience.
4.Conduct training of lower level and same level inspection personnel by demonstrating the proper techniques for performing Quality Control inspection, interpreting inspection results, documenting inspection results, documenting non-conformances, and reviewing and closing out of completed work order tasks and associated inspection documentation.
5.Evaluate the adequacy of specific programs used to train and test inspection, examination, and testing personnel.
6.Develop, write, review, and approve inspection, examination, and testing procedures and evaluate the adequacy of such procedures to accomplish the inspection, examination, and test objectives.
7.Conduct surveillances and observations, and submit reports and recommendations. Analyze data from surveillances and observations of work activities and documentation to identify problems. Summarize data and major points and submit reports to management for review and action. Maintain files, charts, and status reports on progress of inspections and documentation.
8.Assist in developing new procedural controls to address the quality control aspects of the Quality Assurance Program.
9.Perform independent oversight of Energy Northwest's programs and processes through use of performance-based techniques. Responsible for written and verbal reporting of the conclusions of the assessments under the cognizance of a lead auditor.
10.Routinely monitor plant and industry information to remain cognizant of assigned technical areas; and interface with line personnel, industry contacts, and regulatory agencies.
11.Obtain knowledge and understanding of plant and regulatory requirements. Use that knowledge to identify potential problems in operation, design, safety, productivity, or reliability of the plant or plant processes.
12.Perform reviews of plant and department documents such as procedures, Action Requests (ARs), instructions, safety reviews, and design documents under the cognizance of a lead auditor.
13.Perform other duties as requested.
REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Level II : The following minimum education and experience requirements shall be met for qualification in each category as specified in ANSI N45.2.6-1978 and Regulatory Guide 1.58, Rev. 1, September 1980:
1.One year of satisfactory performance as Level I in corresponding inspection, examination, test category, or class.
2.At least one of the following:
3.High school diploma or GED plus three years of related experience in equivalent inspection, examination, or testing activities.
4.An Associate's degree in related engineering discipline from an accredited college or university plus one year of related experience in equivalent inspection, examination, or testing activities.
5.A Bachelor's degree in a technical field from an accredited college or university and six months of related experience in equivalent inspection, examination, or testing activities.Certified Auditor (ANSI) or required to certify within one year.
Level III: The following minimum education and experience requirements shall be met for Level III qualification as specified in ANSI N45.2.6-1978 and Regulatory Guide 1.58, Rev. 1, September 1980:
Six years of satisfactory performance as Level II in the corresponding inspection category or class;
OR high school diploma or GED and ten years of related experience in equivalent inspection activities;
OR high school diploma or GED and eight years experience in equivalent inspection activities, with at least two years as Level II, and with at least two years associated with nuclear facilities;
OR an Associate's degree from an accredited college or university and seven years of related experience in equivalent inspection activities, with at least two years of this experience associated with nuclear facilities;
OR a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of related experience in equivalent inspection activities, with at least two years of this experience associated with nuclear facilities.
Certified Auditor (ANSI) or required to certify within one year.
Nuclear experience highly desired.
Level II Salary: $73,108 minimum to $91,385 midpoint
Level III Salary: $84,081 minimum to $105,101 midpoint
Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.
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