Optimal Field Services, a Crest Industries company, is a highly skilled Industrial Contractor stemming out of the Gulf Coast region with a foundation set on Quality and Safety. We focus on a core set of specialty business units such as Specialty Welding, Mechanical Work, Towers, and Catalyst Handling while also having the capabilities to manage other services. These specialty services and extended capabilities along with a “Best in Class” team allow Optimal to provide unparalleled service to our clients in the Refining, Petrochemical, and Specialty Chemical Industries.

Optimal Field services is looking to add a Quality Assurance Manager to our team.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Oversee quality control staff
  • Hire, train and evaluate staff
  • Regularly analyze quality data and suggest actions based on collected data
  • Manage the log of quality reports and other quality documentation (QSM – Quality Systems Manual)
  • Ensure quality and sustainability of production processes
  • Investigate customers' needs and want and develop a strategy for meeting their needs
  • Generate Site Quality Plans for New Construction & T/A Projects, coordination with Client for review / approval process
  • Ownership of QSM (Quality Systems Manual and all supporting documentation / procedures within contents)
  • Perform Site audits and communicate results to Clients, Site Quality Control Managers, Director of Quality Control and Optimal Senior Management
  • QA Manager reports directly to Director of Quality Control
  • Review of bid documents for Quality requirements / testing, communication with Estimators of Quality needs to be included in bids, obtaining NDE / testing quotes
  • Coordination with Human Resources of welder testing / qualification and transmitting qualification of records to Site Quality Managers
  • Coordination with Client Welding Engineers / QA of review / approval of  qualified WPS/PQRs, recognition of Client quality requirements when qualifying new procedures, communication with Labs in qualifying new procedures
  • Position is at Optimal Corporate Office / Geismar, LA

Quality Assurance Manager requirements and qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience as a Quality Assurance Manager
  • Experience with developing and implementation of Site Quality Plans, coordination with Client of review / approval process
  • Development and implementation of Corporate QMS (Quality Management System) / QSM (Quality Systems Management) Manual and Program with supporting documentation and processes
  • Experience in doing customer research with the purpose to assess their needs and wants
  • Experience with Quality Assurance Management
  • Thorough knowledge of methodologies of quality assurance and standards
  • Excellent numerical skills and understanding of data analysis/statistical methods
  • Knowledge of MS Office and databases
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on Company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Certification of quality control is a strong advantage (ISO 9000, AWS, API etc.)


Crest Industries believes that all people are entitled to equal employment opportunity. This means that we will extend equal opportunity to all individuals without regard for race, color, citizenship, national or ethnic origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or any other protected status under federal, state or local law.

Quality Assurance Manager

Crest Industries

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