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Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) & Welding Quality Assurance (QA) Technical Inspector (Permanent)


Victoria, British Columbia, CA, V8Z 0B9

Onsite or Hybrid: 


Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) & Welding Quality Assurance (QA) Technical Inspector (Permanent)
Victoria, BC 


Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock works in the Marine sector, where our teams provide critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. Our Canadian team is proud to be trusted to deliver key naval in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy. We also operate in the Aviation sector, where Babcock ensures that the aircrew trainees of our partner nations receive the world’s best flying training. We deliver vital aerial emergency services and are proud to have been selected by the Government of Manitoba to deliver their wildfire suppression services, as well as key components of their critical air ambulance services.


Whether it is providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class training solutions.


Babcock’s Purpose is to create a safe and secure world, together. Our Principles create the foundation for how we will do this. They keep us on the right course, unify the way we work and guide us towards success. By thinking, connecting, and acting in line with these Principles, we’ll deliver better outcomes for our Culture, Customers and Communities. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the Principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Challenge the status quo, Be Curious, and ask, ‘how might we?’
  • Whenever measuring success, Think: Outcomes and positive impacts.
  • Be Kind to ourselves, each other, and our planet.
  • Babcock employees Collaborate – we are greater than the sum of our parts,
  • Be Courageous – be brave, ambitious, and determined.
  • Everyone has a part to play - Own and Deliver to be successful.


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


  • Report to the Babcock Marine Welding and NDT QA Manager, undertake  technical support functions related to purchaser responsibility sets for welded fabrication and Non-Destructive testing (NDT) on behalf of Babcock Canada within the Victoria Class Submarine in service support contract (VISSC).
  • Work closely with and support the Welding and NDT QA Manager and Welding QA team in the completion of the functions within scope.
  • Undertake performance of Quality Assurance roles primarily focused on the creation, review and acceptance of internal and external Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and process controls to support the Babcock Quality Management System (QMS) within the scope of Welding, NDT. 
  • Support the process around Purchasers’ Inspection within specification of NDT and the inspection function (QC) of incoming NDT records. This may include functioning the process at peak work periods, but should be primarily focused in the QMS - establishing and monitoring (audits and metrics) of output.
  • Work within in a multi faceted technical environment including the external customer (Canada), NDT subcontract service providers and fabrication providers and liaising with all stakeholders.
  • Recognizing the nature of the vessels’ service, the criticality of welded fabrication of both structural high strength steels and process pressure piping you will strive at all times to assure safety and a robust QMS are the primary considerations in this role. 
  • Other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate brings:


  • 8+ years of experience in a Quality Assurance inspection or Quality Control examination, or a related technical role on welded fabrication to Code or Regulatory requirements. Marine experience is preferred.
  • AScT certification in British Columbia, or eligibility to obtain certification
  • A minimum of CSA W178.2 level 2 Welding Inspector CWB certification or equivalent.
  • A solid working knowledge of welding processes, materials and NDT methods.
  • The following criteria are considered assets:
  • Welding experience, Red Seal certification and performance qualifications, recognized NDT (eg. CGSB or ISO 9712) technician certifications / qualifications.
  • Other proficiency areas such as CAD
  • An ability to work effectively when directly engaged with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently with minimal supervision and readily shift priorities in a complex environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and electronic communications skills.
  • Proficiency in IT, MS Word, Outlook, Excel.
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:


  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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