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Quality Inspector/ Tester- Central

Kiewit Corporation Denver, CO

Job Description

Requisition ID: 101680 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Quality 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Quality Inspector and/or tester, you will primarily have responsibility for inspections and tests pertaining to a specific scope of work such as welding, piping, concrete, reinforcement, mechanical, electrical, etc. You will also perform other duties as directed by his/her supervisor to meet project quality requirements. To maximize your effectiveness, you must develop a thorough understanding of the project scope and schedule as they relate to your specific assignment. 

District Overview

Kiewit's Central District is one of our largest infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, structural concrete/bridge, water/wastewater, and transportation projects. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more - so be ready to get your hands dirty! While headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the majority of our work is concentrated in the Central and South-Central regions of the United States. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry rather than design. 


This position will be initially based out of Denver, CO

  • Listen to and takes appropriate action on client's expressed concerns and observations.
  • Provide open and honest communications to client representatives regarding the quality of the work.
  • Develop an understanding of project scope and quality requirements as they pertain to your specific area of responsibility.
  • Study and understand the Project Quality Plan and other quality documents that pertain to assigned scope of work.
  • Identify detailed quality requirements required by the contract specifications and applicable codes and standards.
  • Know the required frequency of inspections and tests as outlined in the project Material Testing and Inspection Procedures (MTIP)
  • Coordinate with operations to schedule quality inspections and tests to maintain production goals
  • Perform inspections and tests at the required frequency in the assigned area.
  • Ensures that required inspections and tests are performed by others as required
  • Prepare inspection/test reports and maintain the quality files related to area of responsibility
  • Verify inspection and test compliance with the applicable contract documents, codes and standards
  • Correctly interpret and utilized codes and industry standards to determine compliance of the work
  • Maintain effective communications (both orally and written) with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team
  • Communicate test results to the project team with accurate and complete documentation
  • Understand typical codes and standards as they apply to the assigned work
  • Organize quality documents and store per the company and project document management procedures
  • Identify and report nonconforming work in accordance with the company quality standards and the project quality plan
  • Verify nonconforming work is properly corrected
  • Develop strong working relationship with supervisor, coworkers and the project management team
  • Be involved in and provide quality input to task planning meetings.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise or that may be encountered. Take corrective actions as needed.
  • Inspect subordinates' work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed.
  • Listen to other employees and supervisors suggestions, complaints, problems, safety concerns and recommendations, evaluate each and then devise and implement a plan of action based on that evaluation.
  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
  • Identify safety hazards you or other employees may be subject to and take all necessary corrective actions to eliminate or minimize hazards.
  • Understand and respond appropriately to all safety hazards and warning devices (i.e. back-up alarms, smell of smoke, different colored warning tags, warning sirens.)
  • Understand and implement lockout/tagout procedures in a safe manner.
  • Be motivated and work productively.
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed
  • Must be a self-starter, be organized and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Associates degree in engineering technology or science plus two years of experience in a related construction field (at least one of these years in a QA/QC position); or a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) plus four years of experience in a related construction field (at least two of these years in a QA/QC position).   This would be a plus but not required.
  • Working knowledge of the specific trade of discipline you are assigned to with associated special processes, inspection, and testing techniques.
  • Working knowledge of construction industry codes relating to your area of expertise (i.e. ASSHTO, ACI, AWS, ASME, NEC, etc.).
  • Certifications from AWS, ACI, ICBO, ASNT, NACE, API etc. is a plus to have, there will be on the job training if not.  Will need to have at least one of the certifications within the first 6 months of employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.