Applus+

Eddy Current Supervisor

US-TX-Houston
Internal Title
Supervisor Advanced 1
Requisition ID
2017-1930
# of Openings
1
Category
Supervisor

Company Bio

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Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies with its North American headquarters in Sugarland, Texas, USA. We provide specialized non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services, located in the center of numerous unique industries which provides our employees with a broad range of experience.

 

We provide NDT, engineering, manpower and inspection services in all aspects of the aerospace, power, and oil and gas industries, including exploration, transmission, refining, and storage facilities.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

  • The main function of the Supervisor Advanced 1 is to directly supervise and coordinate activities of crew sizes between 1 – 10 Advanced crews and act as the direct point of contact for the client. The Supervisor Advanced 1 is responsible for ensuring all activities are in compliance with client and company expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine and inspect work progress, equipment, and job sites to verify safety and to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Responsible for providing the necessary leadership to plan, organize, assign tasks, direct, coordinate, and control the field operations to meet all client relationships within the field office.
  • Provide technical support for field operations on the following:
    • Eddy Current
  • Ensure quality assurance operational objectives and policies are being met in and adhered to in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Ensure operational safety performance, objectives, and policies are being met in and adhered to in compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Conduct site visits (as required) for safety audits, performance audits and client relations.
  • Conduct post project reviews to develop lessons learned with an emphasis on best practices and improvement points to apply to future projects.
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to resolve problems or to coordinate activities.
  • Contact new and existing clients to discuss their needs, and to explain how these needs could be met by specific products and services.
  • Answer clients’ questions about products, availability, or technical support.
  • Must maintain a strong focus on cross functional teamwork with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensures that employees are properly trained and that their skills are developed to satisfy the operational goals of the company to stay competitive, yet profitable.
  • Document and organize feedback from client interactions to identify opportunities for service delivery improvement and other technology and service opportunities.
  • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy.
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees in compliance with company policy.
  • Maintain and Foster a safe, secure, and legal work environment for all staff ensuring all company policies are being followed
  • Maintain staff job results by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results in partnership with human resources
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude toward all direct employees, coworkers, and clients.
  • Supervise, coordinate, or schedule the activities of all direct employees.
  • Review, validate, and approve reporting employees’ timesheet and reports.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of industry standards including:
    • Eddy Current Testing required
    • AWS, ASME, API (510 & 570) preferred;
    • Working knowledge of NDE methodologies also a plus.
  • Proficient in the following equipment / software:
    • Advanced Eddy Current equipment and software
  • Strong leadership, project supervision, analytical, problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills, ability to gain consensus through mediation/collaboration.
  • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
  • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically MS Office suite of products
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented with a dedication to the quality control and quality assurance process.
  • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing efficiency or quality of the work.
  • Communicate and deal with clients and other parties in person in such a manner as to benefit the professional reputation of the company
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse groups of people.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills including technical writing and presenting skills.
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus RTD. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.

Education and Work Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent from an accredited university or college preferred.
  • Previous experience or in depth familiarity with the following:
    • applicable departmental field experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in related field preferred.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Certification as an Inspector required in most cases (or equivalent approved by client).  Extensive practical experience required.
  • Must have the ability to meet the following company certification standards: MT, PT, RT, UT, ECT
  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • Able to perform very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects).
  • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position, up to a maximum of 50 pounds. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights. 
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
  • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 50% of the time.

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