Irving Shipbuilding

Director, Quality Control (BB-12918)

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Director, Quality Control

Locatedat 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and 35 MicmacBoulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3A 4Y8, Irving Shipbuilding has aproud history as Canada's shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving,Limited group of companies, we have been building quality vessels andfabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been atthe forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years. 

Since 2012, we have invested more than $400million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making HalifaxShipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in North America. Overthe next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 20+ modern patrol ships andsurface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada's NationalShipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history. This year, we delivered thelead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in50 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 willrevitalize Canada's shipbuilding industry and provide Canada's sailors with theships they need to protect Canada's interests at home and abroad. Our workforceof over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the CanadianSurface Combatants. We have built more than 80% of Canada's current combatantfleet 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-timeposition based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The languageof work is English.

The Director, QualityControl is responsible for the quality control function in new construction andship repair. The Director leads a teamof Quality Control Managers, Engineers and Inspectors. In addition to ensuring build/repairstandards and practices adhere to rules and regulations, the Director QualityControl will establish and foster relationship both internally (operations,planning, engineering & training leadership) and externally (Customers andClassification partners).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop,implement and monitor the Quality Control strategy for the enterprise
  • Develop andfoster collaborative relationships with the internal and external stakeholders(operations/planning/engineering leadership, training leaders, customers andclassification partners)
  • Ensure adherenceto standards, rules and regulations for the ship construction and repair
  • Anticipatecustomer needs and expectations and drives action to create consistent customersatisfaction
  • Leads the qualitycontrol team, ensuring development, engagement and business results areachieved
  • Successful Candidate willpossess 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 whilemaintaining 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 meetrequirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian GovernmentSecurity clearance, and U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).This position also requires NATO security clearance. 

    What We Offer:

    Irving Shipbuilding is proud tooffer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited tomedical, dental, and vision.

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