Principal Quality Assurance Specialist

Website Westinghouse Electric Company

Principal Quality Assurance Specialist Job Highlights

Title Principal Quality Assurance Specialist
Type Full Time
Experience 5-10 Years
Function Education/Training
Location Peterborough, ON, Canada
Company Westinghouse Electric Company

Company Profile

Westinghouse Electric Company is the world’s leading supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology. The company provides the most reliable, dependable nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, plant automation, and operating plant products and services.

Westinghouse Electric Canada is a leading supplier of custom equipment, process systems, and engineering consultant services for the nuclear industry in Canada.

Job Profile

The company (Westinghouse Electric Canada) is seeking a Principal Quality Assurance Specialist who will be responsible for prescribed QA activities to support the successful execution of custom Manufacturing projects.

Educational Qualification

  • No education level is mentioned, yet applicants may be required basic schooling

Work Experience

  • Possess 5 to 10 years of experience in the application of quality standards for manufacturing
  • Technical or manufacturing experience/familiarity (knowledge of manufacturing procedures and processes for shop fabrication, e.g., machining, welding, heat treatment)


  • Assist in preparing final deliverable documentation packages for products.
  • Conduct quality surveillance activities and prepare detailed reports.
  • Control release and distribution of project-specific documentation.
  • Estimate QA effort to execute proposed projects.
  • Interface with various suppliers, customer representatives, and regulatory authorities on issues related to quality and compliance.
  • Interpret customer orders, product specifications, drawings, and applicable codes and standards and translate them into detailed QA documents (e.g. Inspection and Test Plans, procedures, etc) to ensure the products will meet the specified requirements
  • Provide periodic shop oversight, including witnessing NDE and testing, and verification of test reports.
  • Provide QA support for the sales department to respond to new opportunities.
  • Research and provide feedback to the Quality Team Lead on issues related to quality and compliance.
  • Review incoming material documentation


  • Computer literacy and proficiency in various software packages (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Interpret technical drawings
  • Thorough understanding of manufacturing techniques, welding procedures or specifications, and associated inspection techniques.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable leading meetings and giving presentations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and experience working effectively in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the application of the following quality standards for manufacturing low-volume, custom-designed components, and equipment-
    -CSA N299 series
    -CSA N285.0, B51
    -ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Section III, VIII
    -ASME NQA-1

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or background in auditing practices.
  • Experience interfacing with customer representatives and also providing oversight of vendors.
  • Experience with standard metrology equipment (e.g. verniers, dial indicators, gauge blocks)
  • Knowledge of the application of non-destructive examination (NDE) processes and various inspection equipment as applicable to high-quality custom fabrications and pressure-retaining equipment
  • Working knowledge of commercial-grade dedication and its application


  • Competitive Salary
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral and Recognition Program
  • Incredible opportunity for growth in an innovation-driven, global company
  • Paid Vacations, Flextime, Sick/Personal, and Holidays
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Pay 100% of the medical/dental/vision insurance premiums for you and your family
  • Encourage healthy work-life balance and offer flexible schedules and the potential to work from anywhere in Canada

Employer’s Statement

Westinghouse Electric Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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