Henkels & McCoy

Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator

6 months ago
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# Positions
Job Category
Quality - Quality Assurance
CDL Required
Lifting Required
Travel Required


Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M) is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Communications, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Gas Distribution markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, H&M brings yesterday’s experience to the evolving infrastructure needs of today. We consistently rank in the top ten of Engineering News-Record’s Specialty Contractors and have been recognized with an E.I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award for our safety performance. H&M is also a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the electric line construction industry is currently seeking an experience, project-assignable Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator to champion the company’s Quality Management System (QMS) approach on select pipeline construction projects.



The Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator works on a project within the assigned Pipeline Division.  Responsibilities include administering an adequate, suitable and effective QMS (Quality Management System) and OQ (Operator Qualification) approach for the project, as supervised by the Division Quality and OQ Director, and the Project Manager.  The Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator performs and/or supervises the performance of quality acceptance test, quality control (QC) product inspections and quality assurance (QA) process audits.  Test, Inspection and audit activities are referred to as “TIA” activities   The Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator works with the Director Q & OQ and Project Manager to develop, deploy and sustain the project QMS.  QMS support includes the conducting of necessary Quality Plan training and QMS orientation, and the facilitation of CAPA-CI (Corrective Action and Preventive Action - Continual Improvement).  The Project Quality & Operator Qualification Coordinator works with the Owner-Operator and OQ Evaluator(s) to ensure complete OQ program conformance.

Major Job Elements

  • PMM Initiation Phase – Assists the Proposal/Project Manager to develop the preliminary quality plan and other needed Q & OQ documents
  • Planning Phase - Works with Project Manager to complete the quality plan, TIA checklists. QMS documents, and other Q & OQ set-up, training, orientation, etc.
  • Executing and Control Phase – Ensures completion of all Q & OQ requirements, TIA activities, and sustainment of the project QMS approach and OQ program
  • At Substantial Completion, as directed by the Project Manager, closes-out all Construction related TIA activities and QMS activities, finalizes the quality records for customer turn-in and portal archives, and ensures OQ Evaluator close out requirements are complete
  • As contractually specified, assists with additional Q & OQ activities following Substantial Completion (i.e.,  May assist with final testing and commissioning)
  • As directed by Director Q & OQ or Project Manager, facilitates project CAPA-CI activities.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with corporate/division when transitioning CAPA-CI to CI/Lean applications
  • Work closely with project management team members and may assist Project Manager during engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) work for the EPC contract


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant Gas and Pipeline work history – experience in installation and maintenance.
  • Highly proficient in all gas operation procedures
  • Must be able to work independently while demonstrating strong leadership qualities and integrity to document control, handling and process criteria.
  • Employees in this position will demonstrate adherence to the OQ Law through the evaluation process including performance and knowledge based Pipeline Covered Task requirements
  • Communication and PC skills are essential
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree desired
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) experience and project management skills needed
  • Minimum of one year of relevant Quality Manager/Supervisor field work experience preferred, with work history references who can be contacted during the interview process
  • Relevant ASQ (American Society for Quality) or equivalent quality professional certificates preferred and/or willingness to be trained
  • Understanding of EPC Quality applications, especially ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System practical experience on project site preferred
  • Expertise in professionally performing and supervising test, inspection, and audit (TIA) activities, applying CAPA-CI processes and administering the QMS
  • Ability to manage/supervise Field Engineers performing QAQC work on project sites
  • Ability to organize and administer project QMS approach on project
  • Ability to deliver quality training/ QMS orientation and “train the trainer” course offerings
  • Experience with construction projects within H&M’s Lines of business (such as pipeline construction, etc.)
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Successful interpersonal communication and meeting management skills
  • Significant travel will be required, as well as, the ability to commit to long-term on-site assignments
  • This position may require the ability to work in an office setting and on active construction sites.  This position includes, but is not limited to, significant time standing or walking on uneven ground, possible climbing of ladders or being in high places, working in tight spaces and, in general, is overall physically demanding.  Candidates should only apply if they are capable of working in these conditions.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous OQ Evaluator Experience

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.


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