QA Manager

3 weeks ago
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Mission for this Position

At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


Baffinland is currently looking for a seasoned Quality Manager to prepare project quality plans implement in-process controls, audit program, PEP and workflow oversight.

Main Accountabilities

  • Implement quality standards, ensure and execute compliance on every stage of the process.
  • Develop and implements quality assurance strategies and regulations. Assess potential risks, ensures compliance and gives recommendations.
  • Takes responsibility for all quality control aspects of the process (laboratories studies, clinical research, testing, operations, raw materials, production, finished product or services).
  • Facilitates audits and regulatory inspections. Liaises with external vendors, contractors or suppliers to ensure that their products or services meet the organization's quality standards.
  • Coordinates quality trainings.
  • Lead organizational effectiveness
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations.
  • Complete assigned projects and tasks within agreed deadline
  • Responsible for the management of multiple concurrent projects throughout the project life cycle


  • Undertake industry best practice benchmarking, research coordination, and networking to ensure the Expansion Project is continuously improving towards leading industry standards
  • Understand critical risks for all activities and implement control strategies

Major Challenges

  • Complexity of the project
  • Arctic conditions on the equipment
  • Effective liaison with Operations personnel
  • Promoting and sustaining Zero Harm culture

Main Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and work experience focused on 5 - 7 years of experience in Quality Assurance, including supervision.
  • Excellent working knowledge of ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and familiarity with various industry codes, standards and regulations governing quality management
  • Experience in development of Quality System Procedures, Inspection and Test Plans etc
  • Knowledge of inspection and NDT methods, procedures and reports
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access)
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and leadership skills as well as the ability to work in a demanding multidisciplinary environment.



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