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Quality Supervisor - Inspection

Barrow-in-Furness - United Kingdom

Job Title:

Quality Supervisor - Inspection 


About Us:

“OneSubsea is the world’s leading subsea technology and solutions provider. They’re the people calling for a new subsea era, where oil and gas production is a lot more efficient, and emissions are a lot lower. They’re also pushing to accelerate subsea carbon capture and new energy solutions.”

We are a global technology company, driving energy innovation for a balanced planet.

At SLB we create amazing technology that unlocks access to energy for the benefit of all. That is our purpose. As innovators, that’s been our mission for 100 years. We are facing the world’s greatest balancing act- how to simultaneously reduce emissions and meet the world’s growing energy demands. We’re working on that answer. Every day, a step closer.

Our collective future depends on decarbonizing the fossil fuel industry, while innovating a new energy landscape. It’s what drives us. Ensuring progress for people and the planet, on the journey to net zero and beyond. For a balanced planet.



Barrow-in-Furness, UK.

OneSubsea – Barrow, is SLB’s centre of excellence for subsea connector systems, delivering World class connector solutions to the global energy industry. Our facility designs and manufactures cutting edge power, instrumentation and fibre optic wet mate connector technology for demanding deepwater and high-pressure applications.

With 5 business units equipped with moulding, machining, assembly and test facilities, and 150 highly skilled engineers, technologists and manufacturing personnel, we deliver connector innovation to meet an ever-increasing global demand.

We are located in in the Northwest of England on the edge of the Lake District National Park, one of the most beautiful areas in the world and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Job Summary: 

The Inspection Quality Supervisor is responsible for the effective and efficient running of the inspection department.

This role is responsible for the supervision, motivation, and development of the inspection team (currently 6) to ensure the workload is managed accordingly.

This is a critical role within the business, as the Quality Inspection Supervisor will be responsible for the inspection of incoming items from suppliers, in process inspection, final inspection and calibration.

Good interpersonal skills are a key requirement to enable establishment and growth of internal cross functional relationships, and inspection staff development, these are critical elements of this role.

An open mind for change and continuous improvement is also essential.

The Inspection Quality Supervisor reports directly to the Centre Quality Manager. 


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Effective management of a team of inspectors.
  • Motivation of both the whole team and individual members, to drive for positive change (continuous improvement), “We push further”.
  • Ongoing monitoring, identification and addressing of training needs.
  • Balancing workload and team management duties.
  • Effective delivery of day-to-day requirements to the team.
  • Dissemination of KPI’s to the team, to ensure alignment, “We pull together”.
  • Ensure safe, inclusive working environment. “We care deeply”.



  • Work with the Product Quality Engineer to monitor and report on the inspection backlog, weekly report out highlighting key data and any issues.
  • Monitor the total QTY of PO line receipts Vs PO lines inspected and report out.
  • Support in any ongoing SAP improvement activities, i.e., data driven improvements.
  • Any other quality related SAP activities



  • Management of the calibration system
  • Be an active part of the Integrated Management System team.
  • Inspection of incoming items, a portion of time.
  • Assist other departments with internal quality queries.
  • Participate in customer investigations, where necessary.
  • Participate in or drive Continuous Improvement activities.
  • Perform other related tasks as needed or at the discretion of next level manager.
  • Keep up to date processes, procedures and instructions of the activity and work of the function.


Skills and Experience:

  • Proficient use of SAP and the full Microsoft office suite, including Power BI.
  • Familiar with and able to use a range of inspection equipment.
  • Problem solving, including full Root Cause Analysis processes and associated tools and techniques.
  • Able to think quickly outside of the box for solutions when critical time sensitive issues arise.
  • Preferable knowledge of ISO 9001
  • Preferably previous audit experience or willing to undertake an auditor course.
  • Demonstratable experience in effectively managing and motivating a team of people.



  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, and preferably ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 (latest revisions)
  • Degree / HNC (Production / Mechanical / Electrical / Quality Engineering)


Career Advancement:

Every technical contributor in OneSubsea Barrow has access to a progression plan tailored to their job title, defining a clear path for promotion and reward, focusing on competency development. With support from Human Resources, Managers, and a network of technical experts, they are in control of their career growth from their first day of employment. 


What we can offer you:

Competitive base salary with bonus, private healthcare for employee & family, subsidised dental care, Health & Wellbeing programs such as the Employee Mental health support, health & wellness coaching, part employer and employee funded pension contribution, Income protection scheme, life insurance.

Other benefits are also available through the SLB flexible benefits program.



SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or other characteristics protected by law.