TECHNICAL AUDITOR (NAVY)

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Company: SSPC
Location: Pittsburgh PA USA
Posted: 1/27/2020
Salary:

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) is looking for a full time Technical Auditor to conduct field and office audits of organizations (e.g. coating contractors; blast and paint shops, coating inspection firms) to verify compliance with SSPC qualification procedures (e.g. QP 1, QP 2, QP 3, QP 5, QP 6, QP 8, QS 1, QN 1) and associated administrative programs in accordance with the Auditor SOP. The specific needs of this position will be for audits conducted in Navy shipyards and other military installments.

Ideal candidates shall have a minimum of 10 years of experience working on preservation of critical coated areas on board Naval vessels. Candidates must be at least NBPI certified or SSPC or NACE Level II coatings inspector certified. Candidates shall be well versed in the requirements of NAVSEA Standard Items 009-32, 009-04, 009-07, and 009-74.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Conduct field and office audits of organizations (e.g. coating contractors; blast and paint shops, coating inspection firms) to verify compliance with SSPC qualification procedures (e.g. QP 1, QP 2, QP 3, QP 5, QP 6, QP 8, QS I, QN 1) and associated administrative programs in accordance with the Auditor SOP. (Minimum of 80 audits/training delivery events per year, and submit audit reports in a timely manner and in proper format.)
  2. Audit SSPC training programs. Verify instructor(s) compliance with SSPC administrative procedures and adherence to technical content.
  3. Proctor SSPC Certification Exams (e.g. C-7, C-12, CAS, ACAS) as directed

This position requires extensive travel to complete audits and other assignments.

Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Represent SSPC at industry meetings/conferences on technical and regulatory issues.
  2. Support PCCP Certification Manager to implement and improve the administration of all QP certification programs.
  3. Review technical material (e.g. standards ballots; training material; book chapters; technical articles)  for accuracy and relevance.
  4. Participate in SSPC and other industry technical and advisory committees (e.g. PCCP Advisory; Applicator Qualification) as directed by the Director of Technical Services.
  5. Have the necessary facilities and ability to work from a remote site (i.e. telecommute) and report to Director on status of work projects and travel schedules.
  6. Instruct SSPC training programs as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum: SSPC Certified Protective Coating Specialist or equivalent; or SSPC or NACE Certified Level II Coatings Inspector in good standing.  Must be SSPC C-3/C-5 qualified if performing QP-2 audits. OSHA 30 hour training. Specialty training (e.g. Concrete Coating Inspector, Metallizing) or equivalent training/experience when assigned to perform certain QP audits (QP 6, QP 8, QN-1).
  • Meet training and experience requirements of SSPC Competent Person/Supervisor for Deleading of Industrial Structures plus  a minimum  of 5 years full time experience in the industrial protective coatings industry conducting technical quality  or safety audits, coating and lining inspection  services  or related work.
  • Have formal auditor training on the principles of auditing (classroom or distance learning) – A 2-day or 16-hour course is an acceptable minimum, or equivalent quality auditing experience.
  • Must possess the ability to travel extensively by air, land and water; must have a valid U.S. driver’s license.
  • Complete SSPC training on assigned QP programs.
  • Conduct at least one audit in each assigned certification category under the observation of the Senior Technical Auditor or Corporate Certification Specialist.
  • Be recommended for auditor certification by the PCCP Certification Manager or Director of Technical Services.

For more information or to apply: Email Cheryl Donovan.

If you are applying, please include a cover letter and current resume.


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