Director, Quality Control
Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and 35 Micmac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.
Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year, we delivered the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years and we're just getting started. The second ship will be delivered in 2021.
We're growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.
The Director, Quality Control role is a permanent, full-time position based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The language of work is English.
The Director, Quality Control is responsible for the quality control function in new construction and ship repair. The Director leads a team of Quality Control Managers, Engineers and Inspectors. In addition to ensuring build/repair standards and practices adhere to rules and regulations, the Director Quality Control will establish and foster relationship both internally (operations, planning, engineering & training leadership) and externally (Customers and Classification partners).
- Develop, implement and monitor the Quality Control strategy for the enterprise
- Develop and foster collaborative relationships with the internal and external stakeholders (operations/planning/engineering leadership, training leaders, customers and classification partners)
- Ensure adherence to standards, rules and regulations for the ship construction and repair
- Anticipate customer needs and expectations and drives action to create consistent customer satisfaction
- Leads the quality control team, ensuring development, engagement and business results are achieved
Successful Candidate will possess the following Qualifications:
- 10+ years working in Quality Control within the Shipbuilding Industry
- 5+ years of functional senior leadership in Quality Control
- Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (e.g. Engineering, Marine Studies, Business)
- Experience within a naval new build environment, preferably with a Classification Society
- Strong knowledge of ISO compliance standards, problem-solving and root-cause analysis
- Track record of achieving results while maintaining internal and external customer relationships
- Proven ability to motivate, influence and gain commitment
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This position also requires NATO security clearance.
What We Offer:
Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision.
For further details please contact Jim Rennie: email@example.com
To Apply for this Career Opportunity:
Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.
All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding.
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