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Quality Assurance Coordinator (Northern Virginia)

Company: UtiliQuest
Location: Woodbridge
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overview and Essential Functions

Quality Assurance Coordinator (Damage Investigator) - Northern Virginia

Join us!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Operations Team at UtiliQuest, LLC as a Quality Assurance Coordinator. UtiliQuest, LLC a leading provider of quality underground utility damage prevention for over three decades. With headquarters located in Alpharetta, Georgia just north of Atlanta, we have offices located in states including California, Indiana, Ohio and the Eastern US from Florida to New York with over 2,800 employees. Founded in 1998, UtiliQuest is a subsidiary of Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the telecommunications and infrastructure industry.

Meet the team

Our Quality Assurance Coordinator plays a critical role in supporting our Operations partners in damage prevention and quality assurance initiatives. As a result, we hold ourselves to high standards and expectations. It is key that you are a self-motivated professional with strong work ethic, organizational and interpersonal skills, and are ready to add value to our team on day one.

The Quality Assurance Coordinator (QAC) reports directly to the Supervisor of Quality Assurance. In this role, the ideal candidate will be highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks, while focusing on quality and integrity in the Damage Investigation process. The QAC objectively investigates utility damages and communicates findings to management. The QAC improves quality in assigned areas by identifying and addressing field quality deficiencies resulting in fewer damages.

The day to day---

Key responsibilities will include:

Collaborate with Operations partners to identify potential opportunities for damage prevention through the field audit process.

Identify at-risk Field Technicians who need additional training to prevent potential for damages.

Perform field audits for accuracy of marks and compliance with applicable state laws, regulations, and contractual obligations per client.

Correct the field risk findings and coach/mentor technicians.

Provide frequent and ongoing feedback to FIeld Check partners to improve quality results, reduce damages and ensure audit requests are being submitted with proper documentation.

Communicate audit and investigation findings with quality assurance and operations management, both verbally & in written format.

Effectively balance various job responsibilities while meeting daily productivity & efficiency standards, and completion deadlines.

Provide witness testimony in small claims and litigated cases when necessary.

Promote and maintain a strong safety culture and ensure quality standards are being met.

Promote a good working relationship with clients, excavators, regulators, employees, and the public.

Operate company vehicles in a safe manner and maintain a professional appearance.

Will support hands-on utility locate training and education in Damage Prevention

Remain current on existing and emerging learning methodologies and technologies

Ticket production and weekend work may be required, as needed

Completes other duties, as needed

Qualifications

What do you need---?
Required skills for success:

High School Diploma or GED equivalency

Two (2) or more years of experience locating underground utilities and/or combination of related experience required

Thorough understanding of utility locating procedures, marking standards and proficiency with locate equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot difficult locates and proficiently interpret all utility plats.

Demonstrated ability to appropriately coach and mentor technicians.

Apply critical thinking skills to understand problems, analyze facts and anticipate results to make decisions based on available information and meet deadlines.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals at all levels and areas within the organization

Proficiency in computer based technology and ability to learn new systems & software related to the role.

Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment

Respond to emergency calls, as needed.

Proficient in the use of hand tools and equipment. (shovels, screw drivers, wrenches, and ped keys etc.)

Ability to carry 3-5 lb electronic locating equipment for extended periods of time; lifting objects up to 50 pounds or lifting in excess of 50 lbs with tool aids.

Benefits and Company Summary

What we offer---

Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Short and Long Term Disability

Supplemental Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Savings w/ Company Match

Stock Purchase Plan

Company Discounts

Legal Insurance

Paid Time Off and Holidays

UtiliQuest, LLC has been a leading provider of quality underground utility damage prevention for over three decades. With headquarters located in Alpharetta, Georgia just north of Atlanta, we have offices located in states including California, Indiana, Ohio and the Eastern US from Florida to New York with over 2,500 employees. Founded in 1998, UtiliQuest is a subsidiary of Dycom Industries, a leading provider of specialty contracting services to the telecommunications and infrastructure industry.

To learn more about our company and benefits, please visit our website UtiliQuest Careers

EEO

Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. ( https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm )

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.

Keywords: UtiliQuest, Washington DC , Quality Assurance Coordinator (Northern Virginia), Other , Woodbridge, DC

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