Quality Assurance (QA) Manager
Laird Electric Inc. - Edmonton, AB

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Quality Assurance (QA) Manager
(Edmonton office with travel involved)


  • Ensure that the quality program and policy is understood, implemented and maintained throughout the organization;
  • Maintain third party registrations and certifications as prescribed by the Canadian Electrical Code, Canadian Standards Association, and the Alberta Safety Codes Act.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Major responsibility is to provide proactive leadership in the following: Planning and Managing.

  • Responsible for the effective maintenance of the quality system;
  • Ensure the implementation of solutions to process, system or product problems;
  • Ensure personnel support the quality system and work within the quality system procedures and guidelines in compliance with the company’s standards and the client’s requirements;
  • Responsible for document, data control and records management as prescribed by the Laird QMS;
  • Interface with external parties (clients and regulatory authority) on matters relating to the quality system;
  • As it relates to the QA/QC functions:

o Supervise and organize site activities;
o Direct QA/QC staff in consultation with Project Manager;
o Develop manpower and resource requirements.

  • Develop Quality & Inspection and Test plans in accordance with contract requirements;
  • Initiate, schedule, coordinate, monitor and administer Quality & Inspection and Test plans;
  • Control of inspection, measuring and testing equipment;
  • Control of nonconforming product and all other non-conformances and implementation of corrective and preventive actions;
  • Conduct internal quality audits;
  • Participate on the Management QA/QC review team.

Technical Skills:

  • Ten (10) years construction related quality control/assurance experience with supporting academic or technical credentials;
  • Trade ticket in a relevant field or a CET;
  • Able to read and interpret drawings, contract documents and specifications to effectively plan the scope of work to meet the contract deliverables;
  • A mathematical aptitude and administrative skills to complete detailed forms and reports;
  • Strong computer skills including Excel and statistical reporting processes;
  • Knowledge of WHMIS, First Aid and other applicable safety training requirements;
  • Knowledge of health and safety legislation, regulations and standards;
  • Valid Driver's License (minimum Class 5);
  • Knowledge of welding procedures and data sheets. Must be CWB Level 1 certified.


  • Problem solving and analytical skills related to the resolution of deficiencies;
  • Above average computer skills including working with data spreadsheets and databases;
  • Demonstrated excellent in supervisory skills including delegation;
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills including the ability to sequence QA/QC activities in a logical order;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to deal with a variety of people;
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal including the delivery of reports (Inspection and Test Status) and dispute resolution;
  • Strong decision-making ability;
  • Ability to motivate, mentor, coach and supervise QA/QC staff;
  • Ability to effectively interface with other contractors and crews be a Team player!

Key Outcomes:

  • Laird provides goods and services that meet or exceed the client’s specified requirements;
  • Maintain an effective and efficient quality system;
  • Adoption of the concept of continuous improvement and strive toward total customer satisfaction through effective performance measurement of system effectiveness and corrective and preventive action;
  • Employees are aware of and understand the quality policy;
  • Regular reporting on the performance of the quality system to the Operations Manager for review and as a basis for continuous improvement to the quality system;
  • Turnover documentation packages are complete, accurate, delivered to and accepted by the client in cooperation with the supervisory staff;
  • Continuous development of the QMS system and the interdependencies with the HSE system.

Would be an asset:

  • Be a Certified Master Electrician.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Access Data Base applications.

Other details:
Schedule: Monday to Friday; 40hrs/week.
Location: based in the Laird Edmonton office, this position will also require travelling to our various sites in Edmonton and Fort McMurray.
Salary: Negotiable.

Laird Electric Inc. offers an industry leading compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates should apply with resume, cover letter, (please note position title in cover letter or subject line of e-mail) and salary expectations to the email address noted in the advert.