Resident Inspector

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Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Shanghai, 31, CN

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86705 

Job Category: Procurement; Project Management 

Location: Shanghai, 31, China 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Resident Inspector

Work Location: Project Site

  1. Summary

Resident Inspector is a discipline within Procurement that provides competent and qualified personnel complete with systems, processes, tools, and support to perform on behalf of Clients and Projects the monitoring and surveillance on vendors/suppliers implementing their quality management plans.

This  role can commence at start of manufacture and continues at the pre-determined level of surveillance, through to issuance of the last Inspection release Certificate.

A Resident Inspecotr shall be both qualified and competent to perform their responsibilities as defined in their engagement assignment. Regardless of the industry sector or discipline they work within it is expected they will have:

  • A demonstrated technical capability to interpret technical specifications, drawings, codes, standards, and statutory requirements.
  • The ability to apply the above interpretation to vendor’s/supplier’s inspection and test plans, processes, and procedures for conformity.
  • Ability to perform monitoring and surveillance on the vendor/supplier implementation of their quality plans and procedures during manufacture.
  • Well-developed planning skills and strong interpersonal skills to ensure appropriate management of vendors/suppliers is done in an efficient and effective collaborative manner.
  • Solid China sourcing supplier quality management experience for international projects.
  1. Key Responsibilities

Unless stated otherwise in the Quality Surveillance Assignment Letter (QSAL), the Resident Inspector responsibilities will include:

  • Attend VQS assignment activities as defined in the Quality Surveillance Assignment Letter (QSAL).
  • Partake in meetings with QS Coordinator, Package Engineer, Purchasing Agent, vendors/suppliers, and Client representative if needed.
  • Make themselves familiar with the individual inspection and test acceptance criteria through the review of technical specifications, standards, codes and or statutory requirements.
  • A commitment to utilize the Supply Quality Management system and tools.
  • Ensure that the data being reported is aligned with to the specified requirements and is complete and accurate.
  • Participate in the preparation, issuance, management, and closeout of:
  • Minutes of meeting (MOM) and or their actions.
  • Surveillance inspector reports (SIRs).
  • Observations (OBRs).
  • Non-conformance reports (NCRs).
  • Inspection release certificates (IRCs).
  • Data to aid reporting.
  • Respond in a timely manner to vendor/supplier issued notifications to attend scheduled inspections
  • Support the Engineer and QS Coordinator to resolve technical issues and/or non-conformances
  • Participate in Supplier quality document review
  • Establish and maintain the project quality documents in a detailed, accurate and timely manner i.e.: registers, reports, correspondence, and inspection release certificates.
  1. Qualifications and Experience


  • As a minimum, having the technical qualifications and demonstrated competency that is suitably aligned with the goods being manufactured and/or the specific inspection and tests being attended
  • Appropriate qualifications and statutory licenses that enable accurate assessment of the inspections and tests being done and the verification of compliance being provided by the vendor/supplier and/or manufacturer
  • High degree of technical aptitude and familiarity with:
  1. Manufacture processes
  2. Material types
  3. Supply items and components.
  • Demonstrated experience with quality control and quality assurance processes.
  • Minimum ten years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Computer and mobile device literate.


  • Familiar with ISO 9001, six sigma or similar accepted quality management standards.
  • Demonstrated history of dealing directly with vendors/suppliers and clients.


Why join us?

What we offer you?


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


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


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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