QC Inspector D

OR - Portland

Posting Date


FLSA Status


Business Unit

Steel Pressure Pipe

Close Date

open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a QC Inspector D to join our Northwest Pipe team in Portland, OR.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The QC Inspector shall demonstrate substantial knowledge of processes, codes, and job specifications and have the ability to perform routine QA/QC product inspections as required.  The QC Inspector shall be knowledgeable in QA/QC equipment operations and associated documentation of inspections and testing. This position provides specialty support to the facility by ensuring manufactured products conform to specified requirements to ensure the highest quality possible.

There are four levels of QC Inspectors with four separate pay ranges.  Levels are determined by a specific criteria and points defined on the QA Certification Rating Card.  Please refer to the Education/Experience section to determine point range for each level of inspector.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Effectively communicate QA/QC requirements and objectives between supervision and lead personnel
  • Assure product meets and/or exceeds standards and specifications
  • Perform NDE inspection and documentation (as qualified)
  • Maintain documentation
  • Work at a pace sufficient to obtain quality and quantity of inspection/testing, consistent with operational requirements
  • Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perfom the essential functions of this position. 
  • Other duties may be assigned by the QC Supervisor.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position. 

Areas these duties will be performed will include one or more of the following areas:

  • Dimensional Inspection
  • Weld Inspection
  • Coating and Lining Inspection
  • Lab Testing
  • Final Inspection
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and the customers.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute ratio, percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate percentages, area, circumference and volume, ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
  • Ability to write simple correspondence.
  • As needed the employee should have sufficient education, training and experience to ensure qualification in inspection methods, which are being employed.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or One to three months related experience and/or training; or Equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • The level of QA Inspector and pay range is dependent on the current certifications held that fall in a specific point range on the NWP QA Certification Rating Card:
    • 0 – 8 points = D (Entry level)
    • 9 – 15 points = C
    • 16 – 24 points = B
    • 25+ points = A


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

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