QA/QC Inspector

Job Locations
US-AK-Prudhoe Bay
Project Management
Fairweather, LLC
Position Type
Regular Full-Time






The QA/QC Inspector position is Third third-party inspector role; responsible for performing inspections and associated reporting at client vendor locations in Deadhorse, Alaska. A third-party inspection plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, reliability, and equipment performance. Inspections and investigations will cover a wide range of equipment including completions components, fishing tools, BHA’s, drill pipe, well head, and various other well-related equipment. The QA/QC Inspector will report to the customer QA/QC Staff Lead, working with the Drilling Engineering, Drilling Material group, and customer vendors.


LOCATION: North Slope, AK

SCHEDULE: 2 Weeks On/Off, Rotational



  • Visit manufacturing and assembly facilities to monitor the assembly of downhole tools and jewelry
  • Coordinate shop visits for the performance of equipment and process inspections at select vendor locations
  • Generate customer reports within 24 hours after each shop visit, utilizing customer-provided documents, and identifying findings from the visit
  • Utilize Excel to complete reports
  • Utilize Teams for file organization and report submittal
  • Communicate with Drilling and Completion engineers regarding job-specific inspection requirements
  • Adhere to customer safety practices and guidelines. Work safely in potentially hazardous shop environments. Must stop the job if unsafe conditions arise



  • Minimum Education: GED or High School Diploma
  • Experience:
    • 3 Years of Oil and Gas drilling and completion experience
    • Practical experience in the oil and gas industry, particularly related to drilling and completion downhole tooling for oversight
    • Ideally, candidates should have experience with DS-1 Standard, API specifications, and previous experience as a Drilling Equipment Third Party Inspector. Drilling and Tubular Thread knowledge with experience making up connections
  • Knowledge of Specifications:
    • Inspectors must thoroughly understand industry standards and specifications, including those set by company and organizations like the American Petroleum Institute (API)
    • Must be Familiar with API-RP7G, Spec 7, RP 5A5, DS-1, STD 53, Q1, or NS-2 specifications is preferred
    • Knowledge of DS-1 Standards, NDT, and API specifications. Also, must have experience with assembly of completions equipment, Bottom-hole assemblies, fishing equipment, or thread inspection
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Skills:
    • Inspectors are not required for this position to have a Level I or Level II certification currently
  • Equipment Calibration and Use:
    • Inspectors need to understand the basics of advanced and calibrated NDT equipment as per the vendors QMS
    • They should be capable of assessing high-stress areas, including connections, slips, upsets, and radius changes and able to adhere to procedures and processes
  • Impartiality and Integrity:
    • Third-party inspectors must maintain impartiality and avoid any conflicts of interest
    • Their evaluations should be unbiased and transparent
  • Communication Skills:
    • Effective communication is essential. Inspectors should be able to convey findings clearly to relevant parties
    • Reporting skills are crucial for documenting inspection results


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Fairweather's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Fairweather grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


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