Vendor Quality Representative
CompanyNorth Wind Construction Services
LocationOak Ridge, TN
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description
North Wind Construction Services is currently seeking a Vendor Quality Representative to join our team in Oak Ridge, TN!


The Vendor Quality Representative is responsible for performing supplier/vendor quality surveillance to include shop and/or facility surveillance management.  This includes corresponding with supplier/vendor quality personnel during all phases of the purchase order execution and participating with supplier/vendor organizations in selection and review of manufacturing and examination methods.



  • Represents the procurement supplier/vendor quality function on the project
  • Plans and implements division of responsibility for project activities
  • Assures completion of tasks assigned by the Project QA Manager
  • Reviews scope of supplier/vendor quality participation for assigned project
  • Reviews material requisitions including technical specifications with respect to quality requirements
  • Reviews capabilities of prospective supplier/vendor for specific scopes of work
  • Monitors administrative and technical performance of supplier/vendor personnel to assure client quality requirements are being implemented
  • Participates with Engineering in determining levels of surveillance required and establishing witness and hold points
  • Prepares project specific supplier/vendor quality procedures and operating instructions, incorporating project and client specific objectives into the project supplier/vendor quality function
  • Participates in pre-award and post-award conferences with suppliers, as needed
  • Prepares project specific quality surveillance plans and work instructions
  • Reviews, edits and accepts reports prior to distribution and in accordance with project requirements
  • Advises interested parties of technical and quality issues reported in shop/facility quality surveillance reports; monitors dispositions and corrections made to assure documented evidence of satisfactory closeout
  • Facilitates communication between on and off project personnel across disciplines
  • Performs Surveillance/Receipt Inspection activities at suppliers/vendors shop/facility as assigned by the Project QA Manager
  • This position may require weekly travel to supplier/vendor shops/facilities


  • Ability to adapt to and maintain a safety-conscious work environment
  • Ability to demonstrate, conduct, and conform to a set of values and accepted standards, such as honesty, integrity, reliability, and accountability
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task, and perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow a systematic method of performing tasks
  • Ability to effectively work within a team environment to accomplish work activities, exhibiting a professional demeanor toward co-workers and customers
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with others using both the spoken and written word, as well as the ability to actively listen and comprehend communication from others
  • Ability to read and interpret project workplans, specification documents, and construction drawings
  • Ability to develop testing and inspection plans; understanding of construction document and revision control
  • Ability to effectively interface with supplier/vendor, project and management personnel



  • Must possess a working knowledge of relevant quality assurance program requirements
  • Must have a good understanding and knowledge of quality concepts and practices, be thoroughly familiar with codes, standards, and regulations as they apply to various types of projects or work activities
  • Core competencies for this position are communication, problem solving, adaptability, judgment, collaboration, leadership and decision making



Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience: 12 years of construction related quality experience

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related science or equivalent plus 6 years’ experience, Prior records management and database use preferred; Experience with ISO9000, EM-QA-001, DOE O 414.1D and/or NQA-1 quality programs, processes, and procedures; Experience working on Department of Energy projects.

Computer Skills: Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.


The Physical Demands and Work Environment characteristics described below are critical features of this job, and are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and talk, hear, and climb stairs. The employee is occasionally required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or for assistance.


North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.