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QA Inspector

QA Inspector

Alabama Shipyard, LLC


QA Inspector

Our Shipyard History: Founded in 1916 by D. R. Dunlap, our Gulf Coast shipyard first began as the Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Company. It was one of the original nine emergency yards funded by the U.S. Maritime Commission during WWII, becoming one of the largest employers in Southern Alabama while producing Liberty Ships and T-2 Tankers for the war effort. Over the years the shipyard has employed thousands of people, notably including Jimmy Buffet, his dad JD Buffet, and Hank Williams Senior. Now called Alabama Shipyard, our fully-equipped facility is a fundamental part of Mobile’s history. And our team is dedicated to upholding Mobile's longstanding tradition of first-class service on the Gulf Coast.

What we Offer:

Competitive base salary and overall compensation package

401K with a match.

Full benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision

Generous PTO, vacation, sick, and holiday schedule

Company-paid Life, STD, and LTD Insurance coverage.


Performs in-process and final inspections to ensure compliance with drawings, specifications, and all other applicable requirements. Works under the general supervision of the QA Manager.


Essential job duties include:

  • Inspects and/ or tests parts of products being fabricated, assembled, welded, or manufactured to assure compliance with quality standards. Documents inspections and tests. Accepts or rejects material or assemblies not conforming to design specifications or approved deviations.
  • Maintains records and files about quality control/inspection of products.
  • Verifies required traceability of material to meet contract requirements.
  • Ensure identification and traceability of all finished goods in the yard.
  • Learn and implement Alabama Shipyard QMS requirements.
  • Must know requisite code and specification requirements.
  • The above description is general in nature. A QA Inspector may be required to perform other related duties not described herein.

HSEQ Roles and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Take an active role in compliance with Alabama Shipyard’s HSEQ Management System.
  • Actively participates in the HSEQ Meetings, Job Safety & Environmental Analysis (JSEAs), Work Observations, and Hazard Recognitions processes.
  • May assist supervisor in carrying out equipment HSEQ inspections.
  • Must report all incidents, including Near Miss incidents, to the Supervisor immediately.
  • Maintain all safety training.
  • Must abide by any/all local, state, and federal regulations and company policy.
  • Support and participate in the organization’s Continual Improvement Program to conform to ISO 9001:2015 requirements by complying with the HSEQ Policy and procedures and meeting HSEQ objectives.
  • Understand the implications of not conforming to the HSEQ Management System requirements and not fulfilling the organization’s compliance obligations.
  • Understand appropriate actions to remove themselves from work situations that they consider present an imminent and serious danger to their life or health, as well as the arrangements for protecting them from undue consequences for doing so.


  • Completion of a standard high school education supplemented or including coursework in drafting, applied mathematics, industrial technology, and Mechanical/Production Engineering.
  • Extensive experience in manufacturing processes; or any equivalent combination of education and training which results in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Five (5) years minimum experience in the capacity of QA/QC inspector, craftsman, or supervisor in the ship repair/shipyard/drydock industry.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate the following satisfactorily:

  • Thorough knowledge of detail and assembly drawings used in manufacturing processes.
  • Good knowledge of codes, standards, and regulations applicable to the focus of the manufacturing area assigned.
  • Ability to use tools, gauges, measuring devices, and test equipment necessary for the inspection process.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to interface well with yard supervisors, managers, and customer quality assurance personnel.
  • Fully conversant with ship terminology.
  • Hands-on experience in the installation of marine engine components, deck machinery (winches, cranes), pumps, valves, electrical, instrumentation, or structural steel fabrication.
  • Good knowledge of welding processes like SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and SAW.
  • Excellent communication skills, good command over written and spoken English, computer literate, good report writing skills.
  • Exposure to ISO Quality Management systems and internal audits. Exposure to Safety and Environmental Management Systems.

Alabama Shipyard is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Respondents who do not have/meet the minimum position requirements will not be considered.

EOE/Drug-Free Workplace

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

How to Apply : https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/1817205/Alabama-Shipyard-LLC/QA-INSPECTOR

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