Aitken Manufacturing
  • Aitken
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package


  • Responsible for daily functions and operations of the QC Department including planning, inspections and coordinating of Aitken's shop fabrication / manufacturing.
  • Perform dimensional and visual inspections of shop fabrication, which includes weld preparations, final welds, and paint.
  • Responsible for fabricated materials conforming to drawings, shop standards, customer specifications, applications, and maintaining records of same.
  • Record and maintain in-process and final inspections records for quality
  • Identify and remedy drawing discrepancies with the engineering department and / or inside sales.
  • Witness all hydro testing.
  • Coordinate NDE inspections (RT, MT, PT, UT, BHN), and schedule inspections and audits.
  • Ensures materials and workmanship meet applicable industry codes and standards.
  • Complete contract document reviews for Estimating, pre-job specification reviews, pre-job meetings, and project kick-off meetings.
  • Interface with Shop & Inside Sales personnel to identify and troubleshoot material and/or workmanship issues.
    • Inform the foreman of defects on fabrication.
    • Assist shop personnel with interpretation of drawings and specifications.
  • Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to current inspection methods.
  • Investigates production deficiencies and identifies corrective action.
  • Provides recommendations to management relating to the continuous improvement of the department in order to maximize production and minimize associated costs.
  • Collaborate with QA Manager and QC Manager colleagues to develop and implement a consistent approach for all of DBM Global.
  • Update testing procedures to ensure industry compliance.
  • Maintains records and ensures compliance for company certifications.


(The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and indeed additional responsibilities may be assigned, as required by management)

  • This position serves as the appointed management representative having the responsibility and authority that includes;
  • Ensuring that procedures needed for the quality management system are established, implemented and maintained in accordance with the ASME Section VIII, and additional manufacturing standards.
  • Reporting to executive management on the performance of the quality system and any need for improvement.
  • Ensuring the promotion of awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization.
  • Reviewing the quality management system at defined intervals sufficient to ensure the stability of the quality management system and its effectiveness in satisfying the ASME Certification and client requirements.
  • Liaising with external parties on matters relating to the quality management system.


Education & Training:

HS Diploma or equivalent.  8 years related experience in the pressure vessel industry as a QC Manager or 5 years in the area of a Certified Welding Inspector.  Completion of verifiable vocational or training program shall count as 1 year of experience.

Specialized Knowledge & Skills:

Ability to read and interpret shop drawings.  Demonstrated knowledge of various methods of weld testing procedures and ability to develop PQR/WPS. Has a working knowledge of codes and standards (ASME codes, API, DOT, and AWS). Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) preferred.

Type Equipment Used:

Personal Computer; phone/fax; NDT Equipment.  Computer Software includes: MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and ProWrite (Weld Procedure Program). 

Aitken is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an Affirmative Action Plan

*Recruiters* - Resumes submitted without current/valid vendor agreement will become property of Aitken. Any recruiting/staffing firm or agency wishing to do business with Aitken must contact the Talent Acquisition Department at (602) 687-1699.   Recruiting/staffing firms may NOT contact hiring managers directly.  Firms that do not honor this request will be removed from consideration. 

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