QC Final Inspector
Description JOB SUMMARY: Final Inspector will perform a wide variety of inspection and quality control operations e.g. visual, dimensional, functional and non-destructive techniques, to make necessary critical observations, tests, or completing appropriate documentation as required for coating and liner applications on line pipes, drill pipes, tubing, casing and custom pieces as directed; in accordance with NOV Tuboscope Standard Operating Procedures, customer specifications and International Standards. Reports to Final Inspection Lead. RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES: - Function as the Final Inspector for the Blast, Prime, Powder or Liquid Coating Station and TK-Liner Installation as needed or directed - Perform Inspections of the Blast, Prime, Powder or Liquid Coating Application and TK-Liner Installation as Per the NOV Tuboscope Standard Operating Procedures - Verify through visual inspection that the pipes are suitable for coating - Periodic review of manufacturing operations to verify process parameters are being followed and manufacturing equipment is meeting process specifications. - Perform necessary qualification test by the use of quality control gauges to verify that the pipes meet the SOP - Inform the Shift Supervisor or his designee of any disturbance or irregularities in the production flow that occurs - Records Daily Inspection Reports, Quality Assurance/Control Reports and all necessary Reports regarding operation and maintains the files of inspection documents - Review inspection reports and records received for compliance - Maintain inspection and measuring equipment - Prepare and coordinate Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) for nonconforming pipes and pieces - Follow all the Company HSEMS, QMS, policies and procedures - Perform other duties that maybe assigned by the Plant Manager or his designee FACILITY SPECIFIC RESPONSIBLITIES: - Perform all assignments, duties, and tasks in a safe manner following standard procedures and practices. Encourage others to do so; correct and report all unsafe conditions immediately. - To ensure that the requirements of the documented quality system are adhered to and work produced compiles with drawing and specifications - To discuss all technical issues with the QHSE Manager. - To perform inspection of materials at supplier's premises when required. - To inspect all incoming goods in accordance to the Purchase Order & drawings. - To prepare Inspection Report to record all findings. - To assist with supplier audits, client audits & Third party audits. - To document and report any work or process not conforming to specified requirements using the Non-Conformance reporting system. - To follow-up Non-Conformance reports until satisfactory conclusion. - To ensure that any discrepant materials are removed from the processes and quarantined - Check work order requirements for thread lubricant, protectors, coupling make-up, and holiday test procedures. - Check and calibrate Mikrotest approximately every 4 hours and when changing between thin and thick film coatings. - Check holiday machine calibration twice on each shift and when changing between thin and thick film coatings. - Perform visual inspection and measure the coating thickness on each item as per applicable SOP and record results. - Perform holiday test on all casing, tubing and line pipe and record results. - Check to insure that the holiday test sponge is the correct size and firmly contacts the entire ID surface of the pipe. - Verify that the correct thread lubricant is applied to pipe threads and couplings. - Check to insure complete make-up of the coupling. - Insure that the pin and box thread protectors are installed and check to insure proper make-up. - Check to insure that the couplings are properly installed by either position or torque. - Assist in the pipe tally and insure that the measurements are correctly made and recorded. - Insure conformity to SOP guidelines or customer specification in all operational checks listed above. - Initiate a non-conformity report on all rejected or NSC lengths of pipe as directed by the plant manager. - All non-conformity items will be clearly identified and set aside until a corrective course of action is decided on. - Exercises accept/reject decision-making capability. - Maintain documentation for each work order. - Assist/conduct training - Collect daily quality/production paperwork. - Process, collated, distribute and report Information: Daily metrics Information, Oven charts, Rework/NSC - Weekly collection of sand samples, conduct/document, sieve analyses and report results - Coordinate and assure completion of quarterly quality samples. - Create, conduct, and document QAR Investigation and Findings. - To ensure that the company's quality control and quality assurance procedures are adhered to. - To recommend improvement/best practice to inspection and production processes where possible. - Perform duties to continuously improve quality and productivity. - Maintain a safe, clean work area. - Follow all appropriate procedures for the accumulation, labeling, on-site transportation, storage, and inspection of materials designated as hazardous waste per Environmental Control instructions. - Assist in equipment maintenance activities as directed. - Communicate and coordinate necessary information to appropriate department/shift employees to ensure effective operations. - Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.