For a well known automation solutions provider operating in Canada, we are currently looking for a Quality Engineer. This is a contract position to be based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Role description

The Quality Engineer will be responsible to develop, evaluate, revise, and apply technical Quality Assurance protocols/methods to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory and our Client’s requirements.

He/She will perform analysis and identify trends in the inspection of finished products, in-process and purchased items, and takes corrective actions when necessary. He/She will ensure that the established manufacturing inspection, sampling and process control procedures are strictly followed.


  • Strictly follow CSA N285/NQA Quality requirements as defined within the manual and procedures.
  • Deploy and maintain the Nuclear Quality Assurance Systems for applicable suppliers, manufacturing and all project-related activities.
  • Complete/update Manufacturing Inspection and Test Plan’s (MITP) and ensure process steps are strictly adhered to.
  • Ensure the project complies to internal and regulatory requirements.
  • Complete documentation reviews of various project documents, Nonconformance Reports (NCRs), work travelers, supplier records,etc through all phases of the job process
  • Create and administer project Quality Assurance plans and history files consistent with contract requirements
  • Act as the customer advocate during the product development and production phases of life cycle.
  • Facilitate Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) in conjunction with Engineering.
  • Perform product investigations and facilitate RCCA activities.Support Applications in projecting quoting as required.
  • Participate in Pre FATs to ensure customer requirements have been achieved.
  • Ensure the Project is ready for Pre-FAT and advises the team on status
  • Manage CWB certification and compliance as required by applicable divisions
  • Develop, recommend and facilitate implementation changes to workflow
  • Improve quality interface and manage quality-related communications with regulators, oversight agencies, manufacturing/project managers and customers
  • Ensure quality requirements are defined, understood and complaint to requirements
  • Advise the Project Manager & Director, Mission Assurance & Compliance, Quality Supervisor relative to quality assurance requirements, project performance and any quality issues
  • Review and approve Supplier Deviations
  • Establish and implement the quality assurance and improvement strategies for the project
  • Interface directly with the customer Quality Assurance management and other relevant personnel
  • Assess and report to management on overall project performance and quality of deliverables.
  • Analyze statistical data used to monitor quality performance to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Conduct process capability and gauge repeatability and reliability studies on equipment internally or at the supplier’s facility.
  • Collect and report key indicators of Supplier Performance creating actions to improve when necessary.
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Client’s Code of Business Conduct.
  • Local and international travel will be required.

Essential skills

  • We are recruiting applicants that are legally entitled to work in Canada
  • A post-secondary technology diploma or equivalent, specializing in electronics, electrical, or mechanical engineering or equivalent work experience is required
  • Nuclear Auditor training and qualification
  • At least 5 years of quality assurance engineering experience in a manufacturing and/or fabrication environment, in nuclear environment or other highly regulatory industry
  • Experience with the Nuclear requirements relating to Quality and Inspection plans
  • Strong working knowledge and experience working with ISO 9001, Z299.2, 10CFR50, 10CFR21, N285, N286, B51 and ASME Section III guidelines.
  • Commercial Grade Dedication background and experience.
  • Strong data analysis skills & ability to use Minitab or other statistical software
  • Capable of being certified to Jaeger-1 Test Chart and Bausch and Lomb Vision test (including color and far- and near-distance test)

Desired skills

  • ASQ CQE certification is an asset
  • Ability to operate and program a CMM is also an asset


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Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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