QA/ISO Manager

Fincantieri ACE Marine

Sturgeon Bay, WI

Position Title: Quality Assurance / ISO Manager

Location of Position: United States -- Wisconsin -- Sturgeon Bay

Business Group: Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

Department: Quality Assurance

Position Type: Full-Time; Permanent; Exempt

Reports To: Director of Finance & Technical Operations


Position Summary: This position is responsible for the development, review, and implementation of company Quality Management System policies, procedures, plans, and work instructions. Directs the Quality Department to support company goals and objectives. Communicates the QMS requirements to FBS department heads and frontline supervisors. Makes decisions on quality acceptance/rejections if disputes arise. Oversees regulatory approval of Weld Procedures, Nondestructive tests, Calibration Procedures and product testing methods. Directly communicates with Customers and Regulatory Bodies. Reports to Executive Management any deficiencies and proposes corrective actions. Attends formal Program Reviews and provides input on quality metrics as determined by product test results. Aides all departments in root cause determinations and corrective actions. Has responsibility for development and delivery of training programs to all FBS workers to ensure compliance to NAVSEA, ABS, USCG and customer contract requirements.


Detailed Description:

  • Responsible for the development, review, and implementation of company policy, procedure, plans, and work instruction.
  • Ensures hulls are built in accordance with contract and regulatory standards and maintains documentation of compliance. Obtains customer and regulatory approvals as required during construction.
  • Assess the compliance of QMS documentation with the ISO 9001:2000 International Standard, statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements.
  • Responsible for collaboratively supervising FBS Weld Engineer.
  • Responsible for directing Level II NDT Technicians.
  • Responsible for the scheduling, planning, execution, and documentation of internal audits to ensure QMS and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for communicating with executive and management personnel, and general workforce.
  • Communicates with Regulatory Bodies, Customer Representatives and other agencies for compliance with requirements.
  • Maintain a commitment to and promote the Quality and Environmental, Health & Safety Policies.
  • Ensures incident investigations are completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist with the completion of JSA's, SOP's and work place inspections to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Provide training and guidance to staff.
  • Ensure that action items are tracked to closure in a timely manner.
  • Collect and analyze production samples to evaluate quality.
  • Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
  • Stop production if serious product defects are present.
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in highly energetic pursuits on the waterfront.
  • Abide by and enforce all organizational policies and procedures.


Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 0 to 3 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding's policies, and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Willingness to be a mentor, and demonstrate leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.


Core Competencies:

  • Ensures Accountability -- Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Collaborates -- Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Optimizes Work Processes (Quality & Continuous Improvement) -- Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Communicates effectively -- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.


Company Overview:

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding (FBS) is located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. With roots dating back to 1918, we currently exist as an industry leader in new construction, repair, and major conversions. The FBS portfolio includes articulated tug-barge units, OPA 90-compliant vessels, dredges and dredging support equipment, and offshore supply vessels along with specializing in Great Lakes self-unloading vessels. We strive to be the shipbuilder of choice in safety, quality, value and dependability by offering innovative and competitive maritime solutions tailored to our customers' needs. Our mission is to build, repair and sustain maritime vessels that proudly supply, service and defend our nation and the world.


EEO Statement:

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We promote a Drug Free Work Environment and require pre-employment drug testing as well as mandatory random drug testing.


This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Human Resources Department at [email protected].