If you want to embark into a quality engineering world you should know the duties and responsibilities of a QA/QC Engineer which I will discuss with you in the foregoing paragraphs.
Here, now I will write down the duties and responsibilities I performed in my daily routine at my current level in this field.
Let me consider as one level every contract, there are three years for every contract and that is the rules here in the United Arab Emirates. So, in other words, my duties and responsibilities in my previous level (first contract) is not as much as in the current level because you know at my level now I can say I can do all the tasks that a QA/QC Engineer has to be done, I can perform with my own ability without a supervisor.
Here are my duties and responsibilities at my present position as QA/QC Engineer, at my sixth-year experience in the United Arab Emirates. Please note that when you are a first-timer abroad even though you already have years of experience from your country you will have zero experience like here in the UAE. I don’t know if it is the same in other countries.
- Perform all daily inspection and test of the scope and character necessary to achieve the quality of construction required in the drawings and specifications for all works under the contract performed ON or OFF site. (On and Offsite meaning you can also check the work during fabrication of steel structure for example. The inspection would be made in the manufacturing plant of the steel structure, which is called Offsite inspection.)
- Carry out inspection and check for all quality-related procedures in the site and ensures activity at the site are as per approved method statement and inspection test plan.
- Coordinate with the consultant’s representative and Site In-charge for inspection and meeting about quality problems including the closure of the Non-Compliance Report.
- Report to the QA/QC Manager, control, and monitor all activities related to the Quality
Management System, QMS.
- Taking care of QA/QC documents of the entire project including certificates, calibration, test results, inspection requests, non-compliance reports and site instruction/observations, permanent materials delivered, and other QA/QC documents. Responsible for the closure of Non-conformance, Nonconformance Report, NCR, and Site Instruction, SI.
- Responsible for the quality and workmanship of every activity, thorough knowledge of all phases of engineering construction relating to Civil, Architectural, and Structural discipline interfacing the multidisciplinary operations.
- Develop a method statement for the activity including risk assessment and job safety environmental analysis and Inspection Test Plan and Checklist based on specifications of the project.
- Carry out Internal Audit at the site as scheduled in the Project Quality Plan, PQP.
- Liaise the Technical Engineer for submission of material submittals to the Consultant.
So for the newbies, you might want to consider these and apply them to your current job status. I may say “start discovering and performing the new task”. They said, “If you learn more you’ll earn more”.
If you can notice I also make material submittals but in fact, it’s out of the tasks of a QA/QC Engineer but I did that because I want to learn.
The opposite of having more knowledge is having a good salary offer, because if you have more knowledge and more experience and in return, more salary offers that you can receive.
So good luck with your success!
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