The Great Lakes Group

Archive for September, 2020

Quality Inspector Technician

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

General QA/QC Requirements

  • Maintains key metrics, control systems and recordkeeping criteria for all quality testing, procedures and protocols;
  • Reviews work packages prior to start-work for completeness, accuracy and compliance with technical specifications and contractual requirements;
  • Performs in-process work surveillances and monitors compliance with workmanship standards
  • Maintains library of applicable quality reference materials, including all training certificates and welders’ qualification certification of shipyard employees and other qualifications;
  • Executes inspections according to QA/QC plan and the established inspection procedures/techniques;
  • Maintains test equipment calibration/certification and specifies test equipment to satisfy requirements established in test and inspection plans.
  • Ensures vessels are built in accordance with contract and regulatory standards and maintains documentation of compliance. Coordinates with customers and regulating bodies to obtain approvals as required during construction;

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and other project management software is required.
  • Completion of four years of college level course work equivalent to a B.S. in production management or engineering and two years Quality Inspection/Testing experience in waterfront or fabrication facilities; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Experience performing weld inspections and welder certifications preferred.
  • Marine/waterfront experience is desirable.
  • NDT Level II

Minimum Work Environment Requirements 

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to current or daily job duties
  • Be fit for a respirator
  • Carry up to 50 pounds
  • Constantly climb stairs and ladders on daily basis
  • Bend, twist, kneel and reach constantly
  • Endure noise, fumes, dust and inclement weather


  • Any additional duties as required by management.
  • The first ninety (90) days of employment will be an introductory period including on-the-job training. Successful completion of the introductory period is required for continued “at-will” employment.


We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time and company paid holidays.

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Attn: Human Resources
The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102


Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.