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AZCO Prefabrication Quality Inspector - AZCO (Appleton, WI) in Appleton, Wisconsin


Summary: Responsible for inspection of the pipe and metal fabrication shop(s). Visually inspect and verify welding and fabricated components.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Communicate inspection status and identify deficiencies to the applicable project manager, shop foremen and shop supervisor. Document inspections on a daily basis.

  • Understand and interpret ASME and AWS codes, specifications and customer requirements. Understand addenda and interpretation of jurisdictional law and regulations.

  • Verify compliance with quality assurance procedures, codes and customer specifications. Verify material marking requirements. Understand material contamination issues for stainless steel materials. Verify correct filler wire for the materials and processes being used.

  • Responsible for performing magnetic particle and liquid penetrant NDE processes.

  • Perform NDE inspection methods such as Positive Material Identification and Hardness Testing.

  • Use PWHT (Post Weld Heat Treat) equipment and perform PWHT as necessary.

  • Inspect welding and some dimensional piping and metal fabricated components.

  • Inspect GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, GTAW and SAW welding processes.

  • Read blueprints.

  • Understand weld symbols.

  • Review radiographs for required sensitivity, complete identification, and interpret results with occasional assistance from Level III. Schedule radiography for each shipment or job.

  • Schedule authorized inspector (AI) for required inspections and complete sign-off of weld travelers. Assist in measuring equipment calibration as directed by the QC Supervisor or QA Manager.

  • Ability to travel to all shop locations at any time during the work week.

  • May be required to travel to field sites for two to four weeks at a time with limited notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No direct supervisory responsibilities. Will oversee the quality process and assist in the supervision of on-site employees to ensure quality programs and regulations are being followed.


To perform the job successfully an, individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Understands and uses complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs affect means to accomplish procedures. Interprets complex codes and standards.

Design – Demonstrates attention to detail; the ability to draft technical documents.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a proactive manner; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics; ability to diffuse confrontational situations. Must be able to troubleshoot.

Technical Skills – Pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Customer Service – Identifies with AZCO’s approach to proactive implementation and coordination of our quality plans with those of customers and continually sells quality and safety to our employees. Manages difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to customer needs; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments promptly.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in a positive manner; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in/conducts meetings.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read, interpret written information.

Teamwork – Gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interest; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; inspires the truth in others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Safety and Security – Observes and insures compliance of safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; responds to potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials safely.

Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Initiative – Undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed.


Qualifications – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • At least three years fabrication quality experience and/or training.

  • Shop experience in on-site inspections and field repair alterations.

  • AWS CWI certification required prior to joining the company or within six to nine months of employment.

  • Magnetic particle (MP) and liquid penatrant (PT) NDE Level II certification desired.

  • Familiar with the following welding procedures: Gas Metal (GMAW), Shielded Metal (SMAW), Fluxed Core (FCAW), SMAW, Gas Tungsten (GTAW), and Submerged (SAW).

  • Ability to read blueprints and understand weld symbols.

Computer Skills:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a strong background in Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Access, and Word. Bluebeam experience desired.

Other Qualifications:

  • Background and knowledge (and ability to become certified) in level II in MT and PT certifications, as well as NDE processes for particle and liquid penetrant.

Physical Demands:

  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk; hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

  • 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 outside weather conditions including extreme heat and extreme cold temperatures. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; uneven terrain; welding conditions, overhead load exposures; fall hazards; moderate to high noise levels; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places and fumes of airborne particles.


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Primary Location US-WI-Appleton

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 233764