QA Superintendent

The QA Superintendent shall have the following qualifications:

  • A maritime degree from a university or marine academy and a minimum of  two(2) years of relevant work experience with another shipping company;
  • Advanced training on Management Systems and auditing.
  • A wide knowledge of ISM-Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ISO 50001, MLC 2006 and ISO 45001;
  • Good managerial and communication skills as well the ability to work within a team;
  • Good knowledge of maritime industry and operations, applicable standards, international rules and regulations and of industry guidelines and recommendations;
  • A willingness to learn and adopt new systems and ideas;
  • Proficient in spoken and written English.

The  QA Superintendent is responsible for:

  • Ensuring QA department is providing effective support to other Departments achieving implementation of the Management System in compliance with Customers’ requirements, the international and national rules and regulations, ISM-Code, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, MLC 2006 and ISO 45001;
  • Promoting awareness of customers’ requirements throughout the department employees and the Company’s fleet;
  • Encouraging a robust quality culture as well as environmental awareness and energy efficiency within the department employees and the Company’s fleet;
  • Arranging, maintaining and distributing of vessels’ ERS documentation;
  • Arranging Flag State inspections in accordance with customers’ expectation and ensuring that observations are adequately followed-up;
  • Ensuring that Internal and External audits are timely conducted;
  • Ensuring timely implementation of agreed corrective and preventive actions and follow up with respective departments and vessels;
  • Participating in Management of Change process and Risk Management activities providing effective support to Heads of Departments;
  • Ensuring validity of vessels’ SMC and MLC certification;
  • Liaising with flag administrations and flag advocates/representatives and coordinating matters entailing to vessels’ registration, flag certification (issuance and renewal), vessels entering or leaving management, vessels’ name change, flag change and/or change of ownership;
  • Ensuring vessels are receiving the original flag certification;
  • Providing support to the shipboard management relating to the Company’s Management System;
  • Liaising with relevant departments of the Company and third parties, e.g. Clients, Classification Societies, Flag Administrations, Advocates or Insurance Brokers, as required;
  • Being fully conversant with the Company’s Management System;
  • Implementing effectively the Company’s Management System;
  • Contributing to the development of new or the amendment of existing procedures;
  • Promoting and supporting efforts for continual improvement;
  • Reporting to Head of Quality Assurance trends or issues which may require immediate attention or follow-up;
  • Working on projects or tasks assigned by Head of Quality Assurance

The QA Superintendent reports and is accountable to the Head of Quality Assurance.

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