Quality/ TIP Coordinator - SING in Singapore, at Austal

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Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Quality / TIP Manager - Singapore



  • Lead the creation, implementation, and management of comprehensive Test & Inspection Plans for repair availabilities in the Indo-Pac region in accordance with NAVSEA Standard Item (NSI) 009-04.
  • Provide NSI 009-04 quality services to the Project Management team to ensure Work Item compliance and NAVSEA/Local Standard Item compliance during planning and execution phases.
  • Lead the creation, maintenance, and submission of Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) for certification of work completion.
  • Review and approve Required Reports and Condition Found Reports for compliance prior to submittal to SUPERVISOR.
  • Review 4E work specifications to identify quality challenges and to ensure lessons learned are applied during the proposal and planning phases.
  • Mentor and train the Lead Maintenance Activity (LMA) personnel to ensure knowledge of NAVSEA requirements and the Austal PDSS quality management system is applied and effective.
  • Lead the LMA team in the sharing and application of quality lessons learned and other continuous improvement efforts.
  • Engage with subcontractor personnel to ensure quality control methods meet contractual requirements.
  • Provide direction to subcontracted NDT inspectors and NACE/NBPI inspectors as required.
  • Perform verification activities to determine satisfactory performance of contracted work.
  • Liaise with the customer to witness and document tests and inspections, determine accept/reject, and to address quality issues.
  • Review Process Control Procedures (PCP), NDT procedures, and welding procedures to ensure technical and quality adequacy for the scope of work.
  • Supervise the execution of PCPs and other critical work processes and accuracy and completion of documentation for submittal to the SUPERVISOR.
  • Develop and maintain Quality Metrics.
  • Develop and assess the effectiveness through local audits of the quality management system and local operating procedures.
  • Perform root cause analysis, and determine adequate corrective/preventive actions in response to customer-issued Corrective Action Requests (CAR).


  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Six (6) years of experience in engineering, shipbuilding or ship repair with at least three (3) years related shipyard / ship repair quality management / assurance.
  • Working knowledge of the NAVSEA Standard Items.
  • Proficient in all areas of quality assurance/control including, but not limited to, mechanical systems, electrical systems, auxiliary systems, welding qualifications, NDT requirements, marine corrosion and paint application.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience with NAVSEA Test & Inspection Plans.
  • Knowledge and experience with development and execution of PCPs.
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction drawings, schematics and technical manuals.
  • Technical Writing.
  • ISO 9001:2015 knowledge and experience (prefer Lead Auditor Qualified).
  • Proficient with a PC including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


DISCRETION EXERCISED:  A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

LIAISES WITH:  Program Management, Project Team, Production Management,

Leads, subcontractors, and customers.


  • Off-site travel is required and is estimated to make up approximately 25-40% of work time
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:
    • 18 years or older at time of application
    • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
    • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
    • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check
    • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 

Specific physical requirements include the following:

Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel. Perform prolonged standing. Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis. Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis. Lift/push/pull 50lbs to 75lbs on an occasional basis. Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis. Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing as a minimum includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps). Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts. Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead). Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment. Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles. Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment. Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards. Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures. Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time. Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands. Able to utilize adequate visual skills. Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down. Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.