QC Inspector

Requisition ID
Work Location
GB-Ellesmere Port
Department / Discipline
Quality Control
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)
Oil & Gas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Downstream Tankage Business are looking for a QC Inspector, to be responsible for the implementation of the QC checks and population of the QMS documents for the various projects.


This is a permanent position based in the workshop and offices in Ellesmere Port


Key Aims and Objectives

  • To target zero NCRs
  • To target zero Rework through the business zero defect philosophy
  • To ensure the progressive collation of accurate quality packages in readiness of project completion, in accordance with company procedures and defined specification and standards
  • To ensure that relevant reviews, witness and monitor activities are implemented as per the approved Quality Control Plans/ Inspection Test Plans.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Promote QMS & QC Inspection awareness throughout the Site.
  • Initiate the site specific QMS documents at contract kick-off stage, in line with the templates for the EP business.
  • Specifically take ownership and accountability for the preparation of the project specific Quality plan and the ITP documentation for the projects.
  • Induct and carry out familiarisation sessions with the blue-collar workers in the quality control criteria for the project and what standards need to be achieved.
  • Undertake daily surveillances of the work and check that it meets the tolerances allowed for within the standard and the QMS documents.
  • Complete the necessary documentation to demonstrate quality checks have been undertake in accordance with relevant standards.
  • Raise NDT requests and expedite ensuring completion of all requirements inclusive of final documentation reviews.
  • Coordinate NDT contractor activities.
  • Create and co-ordinate/update weld maps to reflect completed works.
  • Create and co-ordinate/update weld inspection records.
  • Co-ordinate/update all quality documentation on a periodic basis.
  • Ensure welder information is captured (at the work face) and documented as appropriate to support weld maps and traceability elements.
  • Undertake dimensional checks during the works (roundness, diameter, flatness, verticality, plumbness, orientation, nozzle positions, levels etc etc) in accordance with the drawings and the code standards criteria.
  • Progressively develop project handover documentation.
  • Liaise with Customer quality representatives with regards to all quality matters.
  • Carry out supplier QC inspections/surveillances (painters, insulators, NDT contractor) to ensure product quality.
  • Immediately stop and report inappropriate working practices.
  • Able to read and interpret materials, such as work orders, inspection manuals, fabrication drawings and P&ID to determine inspection and test procedure requirements.
  • Monitor fabrication in compliance to statutory regulations (i.e. PED, CE marking).
  • Responsible for all Welding, Piping, Piping Materials, NDT, PWHT Inspection both onsite and offsite (Fabrication Facility).
  • Ensure as Built drawings are accurate, valid and correct by verifying the build by walk down.
  • Identification and raising of non-conformance reports and expedite their close out.
  • Input into Lessons Learned workshops when required

Skills / Qualifications



  • CSWIP 3.1
  • Radiographic interpretation PCN level 2
  • Technically qualified / time served trades person with trade registrations / vocational qualifications (preferably welding or plating)
  • Has QC inspection experience
  • Can read mechanical/structural engineering drawings
  • Computer literate (MS office components)



  • Lead auditor qualification
  • Worked in the tank storage repair and construction industry with working knowledge EN14015 and API650
  • Worked in the vessel manufacturing industry with working knowledge of PD5500 and ASME III
  • Experience in liaising with Notified bodies
  • PED experience

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people. www.woodplc.com


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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