Job Description

Quality Assurance Inspector

Universal Tank & Fabrication is an industry leading manufacturer of pressure vessels and specialized fabrications serving customers throughout North America. We are currently seeking a full time Quality Assurance Inspector right here in Dubuque, IA. Join the UTF family and become part of an organization that is delivering on our promise of quality.

Successful candidates must possess the following:

Teach, train, implement and follow through with Customer, ASME and UTF quality requirements using both established procedures and independent judgment. Assist in training all new Employees on the proper welding procedures to meet requirements. Provide ongoing proactive leadership by setting a good example for others to follow in all areas surrounding employment practices at UTF.

Quality Compliance
Review and sign off on parts, paint and finished products for Quality compliance.

UTF’s Goal is 0 defects. Teach individuals how to check their work, verify the layout completed by others is correct and how to create welds which meet Customer and ASME requirements. Demonstrate and guide how to set the machines (ie: welders, etc.) so work conforms to the requirements/specifications. Ensure that blast and paint meet industry standards and inspect full assembly before shipment.

Technical Support
Establish consistent standards for all to follow. Be available to answer questions regarding drawing details and interpretation, attaining answers from engineering and/or manager. Utilize problem solving skills while focusing on safety and enforcing that consistent standards are being followed.

Establish working relationships surrounded by communication. Communicate significant issues to Quality Manager and/or Management Team.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Extensive Welding Experience
  • Innovative problem-solving abilities
  • Advanced Blueprint reading skill and interpretations
  • Moderate math skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Harbor and Promote Positive Team Environment
  • Experience in hand-operated power tools
  • Experience of cleaning and preparing steel for welding
  • Must pass Yaeger 2 vision test at no less than 12" and standard color vision tests administered by UTF
  • Flexibility in work shift to meet customer requirements
  • Possess valid Driver’s License
  • Be Open and Able to learn new methods and teach others the learned skills
  • Able and willing to work in confined spaces (ie: tanks, etc.) for inspections
  • Occasional travel may be required
  • Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen

Benefits & Incentives Include:

  • (4) 10-hour days with OT optional
  • Weekly Pay
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Vacation, PTO, Paid Holidays
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Attendance and rework incentive programs
  • Monthly Employee events
  • Employee referral bonus program

Reports to: Supervisor

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*Equal Opportunity Employer