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Vendor Quality Surveillance Representative

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Date: Nov 12, 2022

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 80178 

Job Category: Procurement 

Location: Mississauga, ON, Canada 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class project delivery from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.


Vendor Quality Surveillance Representative (VQS) monitors the vendor/supplier implementation of their quality plan. The monitoring aims to reassure the project that the vendor/supplier has been able to demonstrate compliance to the specified requirements through the provision of objective evidence. The QS Coordinator can commence at pre-award stage of the project and remain through to the purchase order closeout. Reporting to the VQS Lead, the QS Coordinators primary interfaces include engineering, purchasing, expediting, and logistics. An intimate knowledge of applicable codes and standards and a capability to conclude the vendor/supplier has met the compliance requirements is essential. The QS Coordinator is primarily responsible for the coordination of QS Inspector interaction with the vendor/supplier manufacture inspection and test activities. The QS Coordinator shall have well developed planning skills and strong interpersonal skills needed to oversee the efficient and effective execution of monitoring and surveillance by QS Inspectors.


This position can be located in Mississauga or Calgary.
 Key Responsibilities
· With engineering, identify the Equipment Criticality Rating (ECR), for each item from each point of supply.
· With procurement and the vendor/supplier, identify points of supply that require QS Inspector attendance.
· Provide any updates to the VQS Lead of the level of surveillance and forecast hours to complete.
· Facilitate the pre-inspection alignment meetings.
· Implement the VQS execution plan and associated plans and procedures.
· With the VQS Lead, recruit and engage QS Inspection personnel.
Coordinate the QS Inspector attendance at scheduled inspections.
· Review outputs from QS Inspectors.
· Coordinate the review of supplier documents and data deliverables.
· Administer the non-conformance management and closure process.
· Coach and mentor QS Inspection personnel on effective and efficient VQS implementation.
· With purchasing, participate in the purchase order closeout process.
· Provide the VQS Lead input to the VQS project report.
 Qualifications and Experience  
· Relevant technical qualifications that enable a competent exchange of information between all parties specific to the product and associated manufacture, inspection, and test processes.
· High degree of technical aptitude and familiarity with various materials, equipment types, disciplines, and supply items.
· Experience with reviewing and interpreting specifications, standards, codes, drawings, and statutory requirements.
· Previous experience with manufacturing quality control and quality assurance.
· Knowledge of ISO 9001 or equivalent quality management standards.
· Good knowledge of industry standards and regulations to be applied for inspection and testing activities.
· Proven track record in a similar position.
· Excellent understanding of project execution, especially in an EPCM environment with a strong materials management focus.
· Computer and mobile device literate.
· Strong administrative skills.
· 10 years in a similar role.
· Managerial training.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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