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    • July-24-14
    • Full Time
    • Energy , Oil and Utilities

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Quality Manager - Ampscot (Nisku)


Nisku, AB, CANADA | Edmonton, AB, CANADA | Red Deer, AB, CANADA | Sherwood Park, AB, CANADA
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Employing over 50,000 people in more than 100 countries, Weatherford International Ltd. is an oil and gas service company with a presence in every major oil and gas region of the world. Our business is helping our clients to safely and sustainably find, drill, complete and produce oil and gas fields. We are specialists in the fields of formation evaluation, drilling, well construction, completion and production. Our innovative technologies, products and services drive down the cost and increase the recovery of oil and gas — now and in the future.

We employ and invest in people from across the world; they help us develop new technology and deliver our products and services wherever they are needed. You'll have lots of support, encouragement, room to grow and responsibility. You'll get to learn new skills, work with people all over the world and the opportunity to make an immediate impact in your career.

Job Description


One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well- drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention- and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry. Turn to Weatherford for attentive service and Tactical TechnologyT designed to maximize the value of your oil and gas assets. The change will do you goodSM


Ampscot Products and Services, a division of Weatherford, is a recognized industry leader in the design, manufacturing and deployment of oilfield products aiding in oil and gas production worldwide.

The Weatherford Ampscot location, in Nisku, Alberta has the following opening: Quality Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain quality and inspection test and record keeping programs consistent with national and international standards, regulatory requirements and licensing programs.   Manage department activities and supervise inspection, test and record keeping personnel and activities.  Consult with all levels of management providing details of latest industry standards and methodology in quality, reliability and related fields.

  •  Participate in the establishments of quality specifications and standards for raw materials, in process and finished products.
  • Confer with management, customers and other representatives in planning, scheduling, coordinating and directing the quality program in conformance with customer requirements, engineering specifications and production schedules.
  • Conduct research and investigation on product defects and failures and recommend modification in products, processes or quality standards where such appear to be warranted.
  • Visit customer and suppliers, when necessary, to confer on specific quality problems.
  • Develop and conduct vendor audits and surveys as required.
  • Review complaints received from customers, both internal and external, for the purpose of determining where emphasis should be place at the plants to prevent recurrence.
  • Provide technical assistance to the Purchasing departments in connection with the purchase of raw materials, components, subassemblies, etc. that will make up the final product. Develop and implement methods of quality and monitoring vendors.
  • Interface with regulatory agencies, national and international standards bodies and licensing agencies to maintain up-to-date programs and ensure compliance.
  • Provide technical guidance and work in close liaison with Marketing and Engineering on all group projects.
  • Analyze and interpret quality data and publish results.
  • Maintain an effective material review and disposition program.
  • Administer a continuing program of review and analysis of the suitability and effectiveness of the quality program.
  • Establish and maintain an effective corrective and preventive action program.
  • Maintain an effective training program to continually reinforce and upgrade personnel qualifications.
  • Serve on quality improvement committees and task forces, as required to enhance and improve the quality of products and services worldwide.  Assist in the gathering and reporting of quality improvement data.
  • Provides national and international interface, on quality related activities, between all business units and corporate
  • Must comply with all requirements of Weatherford's Quality System Manual, Quality Procedures Manual, and Quality Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for total commitment to the Quality Improvement Process and providing QIP assistance to other individuals and departments as needed.
  • Know and understand Weatherford's Enterprise Excellence Process and the Quality Policy and comply with all requirements of the Quality Systems Manual, Operating and Technical Procedures, and Workplace Instructions.                                               
  • Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.
  • Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
  • Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

The successful incumbent in this position will possess the following experience or knowledge:

  • Minimum of 5 years in Quality Management and Supervision experience
  • Advanced understanding of Quality Management System - API Q1
  • Thorough understanding of the quality audit process and related techniques.  Preferably certified by a national or international quality auditor certifying authority (e.g., ASQ Certified Quality Auditor or IRCA).
  • Working knowledge of metal fabricating & machining techniques (i.e. AWS, ASME, API Q1 11E, etc).
  • Good Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment  medical, drug and alcohol test
  • Valid driver's license and abstract in good standing

Additional Information:

Please note that Nisku is located approximately 12 kms south of Edmonton with limited access to public transportation. The successful incumbent of this position will require reliable transportation.

Weatherford was just recognized as one of the world's most attractive employers and appears on LinkedIn's Global 100 InDemand rankings!


 Weatherford offers a competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including 3 weeks vacation to start, RRSP matching, a health spending account and opportunities for on-going training and career development.

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