Vacancy: QA Superintendent, Columbia Shipmanagement, Limassol, Cyprus


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:

• 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;

• Encouraging a robust quality culture;

• 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;

• 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.


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