Quality/TIP Manager- Singapore in Singapore, at Austal

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Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
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: Director of Operations - Singapore

SUPERVISES:  As assigned.


  • Responsible for providing Quality Management Support for Singapore and Western Pacific areas to support repair and maintenance availabilities.
  • Drives effective quality management practices as an integral component of the overall program strategy reflecting the essential importance of quality to achieving program goals and meeting contractual requirements.
  • Provides management direction and oversite for assigned personnel.
  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance and oversite of Test and Inspection Plans for Singapore and Western Pacific areas.
  • Works closely with Customer Quality personnel and Austal Project Management to ensure compliance to applicable Navy Standard Items and completion of all work scope.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and oversite of all supporting Objective Quality Evidence in accordance internal Quality Management processes and external requirements. 
  • Responsible for the maintenance and oversite of internal and external corrective action programs. Ensures suitable and timely responses are provided. Supports internal Supplier Corrective Action processes.
  • Provides input, oversite or auditing as required to ensure that all required QA requirements are identified and captured as checkpoints within the work packages, or Engineering issued product.
  • Provides oversite and auditing of all activities to ensure qualified personnel available and assigned to support contract requirement.
  • Responsible for the creation, maintenance and reporting of Quality Metrics to support internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Maintains Navy Standard Item revision history and library. Communicates change within the company as needed.
  • Responsible for soliciting and identify revision required to procedures, plans and process to support Quality Management System improvement and compliance.
  • This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Incumbents will perform other tasks as assigned.


  • High school diploma/GED required.
  • Eight (8) years of experience in engineering, shipbuilding or ship repair with at least five (5) years related shipyard / ship repair quality management/assurance.
  • Proficient in all areas of QA including, but not limited to, mechanical systems, electrical systems, auxiliary systems, welding qualifications, NDT testing requirements, marine corrosion and paint application.
  • Ability to read and comprehend construction drawings, schematics and technical manuals.
  • Detailed understanding and documented history of working with Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (JFMM), Navy Standard Items and Military Standards. 
  • Experienced with JFMM QA program auditing and surveillance methods and reporting requirements.
  • Prior work history to include development of Quality Management and Test Plans.
  • Proficient with a PC including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

DIRECTION EXERCISED: May lead or direct the work of others.

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

complete own work; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals

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

Leads, customers and surveying authorities.


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.