Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: QA / QC / Inspection
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

Quality Inspector Lead

Our client's Offshore Wind division has been selected to install turbines for a project off the coast of New England during the year 2023. To ensure the conformity and quality of the main components (blades, tower sections, nacelles, e-stacks) they require Quality Inspection services for the Marshalling Harbor for a duration of 12 months. 2 positions of quality inspectors located in New Bedford, MA will be required. Both positions will be located onshore: one will oversee onshore inspection activities and one will oversee offshore inspection activities.

Job Title & Purpose
Job Title:
Quality Inspector Leader
Purpose of the Job:
Plan and oversee the execution of inspections in accordance with project contractual requirements as documented within the Project Quality Plan (PQP) and relevant Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs). Quality Inspections typically cover goods receival inspections, pre-assembly walkdowns, assembly in process walkdowns, mechanical/electrical walkdowns and final walkdowns. Where defined within the ITPs, inspections will be accompanied with end-client inspectors.

Position in the Organization
Direct reporting:
Project Quality Manager / Site Quality Manager
Network & Links:
Internal: Project Quality Manager, Site Quality Manager, Transportation team, Hub logistic team
External: Customer representative, tool suppliers, certification companies, Subcontractors at Marshalling Harbor


  • Oversee at team of 4 or more inspectors.
  • Ensure compliance with quality requirements through inspection, incoming goods control, and quality walk-downs. You will participate in and contribute to improvement initiatives and Lessons Learned on internal quality-related activities.
  • Plan inspections. Ensure coordination in collaboration with the construction team to satisfy customer requirements.
  • Record, analyze, identify solutions, and verify implementation of non-conformities (NCRs) arisen during these inspections.
  • Review and ensure quality documents are properly recorded,
  • Track, support and manage the closure of punches in a timely manner.
  • Promote positive Quality culture on site across all the operational disciplines.
  • Ensure material preservation is being actively managed
  • Collate material certification and control of certificates, handovers, documents etc.
  • Participate in audits in accordance with Quality specifications and requirements
  • Ensure a detailed follow-up of all Quality issues and customer complaints
  • Applies specialized Quality systems, equipment, tools and methods.
  • Work alongside Health & Safety to ensure compliance targets are met

Candidate Requirements

  • Experience managing a team
  • A technical (mechanical or electrical) education/background (previous experience will be considered in place of degree)
  • Proven active experience in Quality in Windfarm project environment (experience in Oil & Gas / Nuclear will be considered)
  • 5+ years of experience in quality engineering, quality assurance, or a similar role.
  • Experience with site safety and quality as well as good understanding of ISO9001 and ISO14001 (ideally implemented in fabrication/ assembly environments)English [Mandatory], Spanish [Recommend]

Knowledge / Experience:

  • Windfarm Experience
  • Offshore experience [recommended]
  • Proven Exworks inspection experience
  • Proven experience on blades
  • Proven management
  • Mechanical & Electrical experience
  • LOTO experience [H0B0 minimum]
  • Working at Heights
  • First aid [recommended]
  • Safety standards

Technical skills / competencies:

  • Proven experience on Quality in Windfarm project environment [Wind Onshore at Minimum, Wind Offshore highly recommended]
  • Proven experience on reporting, documentation management, NCR management
  • Knowledge of specification, design, maintenance, construction and commissioning of wind industry and offshore industry
  • Experience on tooling
  • Experience in quality tool management
  • Electrical and/or mechanical knowledge and experience
  • Ability to design and apply solutions for the NCR's, containment actions and propose solutions
  • PC knowledge of Microsoft applications as well as industrial and management software

Behavioral skills / competencies:

  • High level of quality awareness
  • Able to work as a team player across function
  • Able to work in multi-cultural team
  • Good understanding of fabrication/assembly/NDT/coatings
  • Proactive member of the quality team and contribute to new ideas and initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate efficiently with stakeholders in a confident manner
  • Self-motivated, organised and well-coordinated
  • Reliable and responsible team member
  • Have a good level of physical fitness, working conditions will be predominately in an outside environment with considerable times working at heights
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Incoming and periodic inspection reports of all components Inspection report for tower preassembly Inspection report of components before vessel load-out Traceability file of all damages/repairs


Plan and oversee the following:

  • Incoming and periodic inspections for Wind turbine main components at the Marshalling Harbor: Blades, Tower sections (T1, T2, T3), Nacelles
  • Pre-Assembly inspections
  • Final visual inspection and handover status before load-out
  • Ensure that quality documents/info are properly recorded
  • Traceability of all damages / repairs + analysis of root causes and verification of corrective actions
  • Non-Conformance Report Management
  • Monitoring of status of as-built final documentation

Services Milestones / Deliverables Completion / Delivery Date
Milestone: Arrival of components / parts / tools to Marshalling Harbor
Deliverable # Incoming inspection report Each Incoming component
Milestone: Move of components at the Marshalling Harbor
Deliverable # Periodic inspection report Each move of component
Milestone: Combine test
Deliverable # Combine test inspection report Each test
Milestone: Pre assembly of towers section
Deliverable # Pre assembly Inspection report Each preassembly of tower section
Milestone: Weekly
Deliverable # Traceability file of each damages/repairs by component weekly

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