Linde Engineering North America Inc

  • QA/QC Engineer - FCE

    Job Location US-PA-Blue Bell
    # of Openings
    Quality Control
  • Overview

    The QA/QC Engineer contributes in the definition of all needed measures for smooth and economic specification of Codes, Standards and QA/QC topics. Responsibility includes assurance that all products and services provided by LENA meet client expectations, applicable specifications and standards in order to achieve documented quality, reliability and performance levels.  The QA/QC function is involved in all phases of engineering from the bidding through fabrication phase and contributes to a successful execution of Fired Capital Equipment (FCE) projects.


    • Oversee and support the procurement process of piping, equipment and package units with respect to supplier compliance with project and code requirements
    • Provide clarification of customer, suppliers and construction queries
    • Prepare and provide project monitoring, control and reporting for the QA/QC discipline
    • Review and approval of vendor welding, testing, and NDE procedures.
    • Identify problems, opportunities, risk, and deviations throughout the engineering and fabrication process, and contribute to the lessons learned process.
    • Develop, review and update quality assurance documentation such as Inspection Attribute Lists, Inspection Checklists, and Inspection/Welding Specifications for product lines in cooperation with SLNA Engineering and Project Management Departments.
    • Respond to and manage quality issues identified by vendors, customer, quality representatives and company personnel. Ensure root cause analyses methodology is followed and corrective actions are resolved in a timely fashion
    • Monitor quality of products and services throughout project in order to target areas of improvement
    • Communicate lessons learned of QA/QC non-conformities to Engineering for implementation into the design and best practices.
    • Interpret code issues for design, fabrication, inspection, and testing of piping, pressure vessel and welding.
    • Review of Contract and Specifications at proposal and project kick-off stage for inclusion of contract client requirements within technical packages to sub-suppliers
    • Collaborate closely with the Materials Technology and Codes Engineer in the review and or recommendation of changes of material due to availability or ASTM deviations for active projects and spare parts orders
    • Establishment of purchase specifications in accordance with the given Code Concept.
    • Participate in Supplier Qualification Audits
    • Recommend and/or oversee recommendation of NDE methods for special alloys, weld details, or operational criticality
    • Lead supplier inspection process. Develop Project Inspection Plans and coordinate external inspection resources
    • Conduct in process and final inspections of equipment as required
    • Provide technical support during Inspection visits of purchased equipment for compliance with project specifications.
    • Witness and document Hydro and Pneumatic testing as required.
    • Learn and abide by the Linde Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism is all communications, actions, and decisions.
    • Develop work processes, templates and tools required for QA/QC Engineering and Supplier Inspections, within the SLNA Quality Management System.


    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical or Welding Engineering, or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of ten years of experience in Petrochemcials / Industrial Gases in the area of QA/QC application or any comparable related work experience.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in design, fabrication, inspection, and testing of international Codes and Standards, in particular ASME, ASTM, API, ASNT
    • Knowledge of NDE/NDT, and QA/QC process standards and techniques
    • Knowledge of welding and metallurgy; AWS CWI endorsement is preferred
    • Working knowledge of fabrication, construction, and assembly of plant components; and fired capital equipment
    • Working knowledge of national and international codes and standards related to the discipline
    • Cost responsibility and basic knowledge about bid verification
    • Basic procurement knowledge
    • Good understanding of engineering and information workflow
    • Good communication skills both written and oraEffective analytical and problem-solving skills


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