Quality Control Team Lead

Sep 2, 2020 - Oct 2, 2020

Located at 3099 Barrington Street in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3K 5M7 or 35 Mic Mac Boulevard, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3A 4Y8 Irving Shipbuilding has a proud history as Canada’s shipbuilder. A proud member of the J.D. Irving, Limited family of companies, we have been building quality vessels and fabricated modules for more than 50 years, and our Halifax Shipyard has been at the forefront of Canadian shipbuilding for 130 years.

Since 2012, we have invested more than $400 million in facilities, people, processes, and technology, making Halifax Shipyard one of the most modern and capable shipyards in the world. Over the next 30 years our shipbuilders will construct 23 modern patrol ships and surface combatants for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, the largest defence procurement in Canadian history.

This year, we will deliver the lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, the largest Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. And we’re just getting started. We’re growing our team with career-defining opportunities that will revitalize Canada’s shipbuilding industry and provide Canada’s sailors with the ships they need to protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad. Our workforce of over 2,000 will grow to more than 2,800 at peak construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants.

We have built more than 80% of Canada’s current combatant fleet and continue to perform maintenance and modernization work on the ships, including the Halifax-class frigates.

The Quality Control Team Lead will work closely with the Quality Control Team to monitor production work and identify trends and areas requiring focus from a Quality perspective, while insuring customer and regulatory requirements are met. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia. The primary language of work is English.


  • Participation in QC inspections of production work for the purpose of developing and implementing methods / procedures for work-in-process inspections.
  • Take direct ownership of the Records Test Center. This includes analyzing NDE and Hydro requirements, managing ITP completions system for the Mega Block and Land Level, leading review of production records submitted.
  • Key liaison with Test and Trial team to take test and trials results and track backwards to develop improvements to system for QC checking.
  • Overall management of QC metrics and QC specific procedures.
  • Lead investigations of non -conformances and systemic issues identified by QC.
  • Lead a small team of 2 inspection schedulers.


  • Education Required: Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Naval Architecture / Marine Engineering
  • Years of Experience: Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in Naval marine environment
  • Knowledge of working with a Government and Naval customer base
  • Knowledge of Classification Society / IACS rules and regulations
  • Proven ability to achieve high performance levels in a complex fast moving environment
  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Extensive experience working in a shipbuilding facility and a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in data collection, management and analysis
  • Problem analysis and problem solving
  • Advanced level computer skills

All successful applicants must meet requirements for Canadian Controlled Goods Program (CGP), Canadian Government Security clearance, and United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

What We Offer:

Irving Shipbuilding is proud to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including but not limited to:

  • A flexible medical, dental, and vision plan;
  • Employee & Family Assistance Programs;
  • RRSP matching program;
  • Health & Wellness reimbursements;
  • Opportunities to take part in job related training and development;
  • Growth and progression opportunities within Irving Shipbuilding and the larger network of the JD Irving group of companies.

Please be advised that some positions within our business have been designated as ‘Safety Sensitive’ where the employee holding the position has a heightened responsibility for his/her own safety or the safety of others due to the nature of the job. If this is the case, you will be informed in the interview process. 

For further details, please contact Sarah Taylor at: taylor.sarah@irvingshipbuilding.com.

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

Please complete the online application form. An up-to-date resume of past experience and education is required.

All applications will be reviewed by one of our recruiters. If the recruiter sees a potential opportunity (current or future) that matches your skills and experience, you will be contacted to discuss your qualifications for a position with Irving Shipbuilding

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.