IMS QA Inspector

Job ID
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(3/17/2020 12:31 PM)
Quality Assurance (QA)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Inside Machine Shop.

We are pleased to accept resumes for a QA Inspector.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.



  • Perform visual and dimensional inspections
  • Create, modify, and maintain Quality Assurance procedures
  • Interpret engineering drawings and follow written audit guidelines
  • Analyzes documentation, such as drawings, military specifications and standards, Quality Verification Plan (QVP), Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP), Procurement Inspection Plans (PIP), , to determine the level of inspection and the best method of inspection and tooling required to perform the inspection.
  • Inspects machined parts for defects associated with grinding and machining; such as heat stress cracking and tearing
  • Performs visual examinations
  • Should be the example of what a safe employee does and looks like during all day to day activities
  • Enter confined spaces when necessary to complete inspections
  • Position requires frequent bending, squatting, standing, walking, climbing,
  • Required to perform the duties of a discipline lead, and/or interface with other disciplines in accordance with departmental procedures and standards
  • Generate reports of conditions found during inspection activities, notify production, Superintendents and Quality Assurance/Quality Control management of significant problems, completes documentation necessary to attest to satisfactory completion of inspection or test activities
  • Responsible for completing necessary paperwork and documentation in accordance with work instructions or procedures in a neat and organized manner
  • Performs pre-inspections of completed work
  • Attends, Witness and Verifies Tests and Inspections
  • Witnessing tests and in-process inspections
  • Understand and act upon instruction
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong experience performing detailed dimensional inspections
  • Must have a strong ability to work with Government Specs. Knowledge of thermal stress relief and shot peening a plus
  • Should have knowledge of NAVSEA, QA, & OSHA Standards (29 CFR 1910 (Occupational Safety and Health Standards) & 1915 (Personal Protective Equipment for Shipyard Employment))
  • Prefer minimum of 5 years' experience of field Quality Assurance/Control experience regarding inspection of marine propulsion shafting
  • Prefer minimum of 5 years of experience as a machinist (outside or inside) preferably as a supervisor with technical or vocational training
  • Valid driver's license and a good DMV driving record.
  • Ability to obtain security clearance.

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include:
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more


All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.

Colonna’s Shipyard Inc. and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.






These are our VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry


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