Construction QA/QC

Date: 9 Jun 2024

Location: Patagonia, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

Discover a Brighter Future   

At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus  

on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world.  


As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine  

difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives.  


Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy.  
ABOUT Hermosa    

Hermosa, located approximately 75 miles south-east of Tucson, Arizona, is the only advanced mining project in the United States as of 2023 that could produce two federally designated critical minerals—manganese and zinc—as well as silver and lead. The project has the potential to help power the nation’s clean energy future, strengthen the domestic supply chain of critical minerals, grow the local economy, and improve lives in Santa Cruz County and the surrounding community for generations to come. 



  • Annual short-term incentive bonus that recognizes both your individual performance and the overall success of the business.
  • When you choose to contribute more into your retirement savings, South32 will match it up to a certain percentage.
  • South32 provides you with 4 weeks paid time off.
  • 12 weeks full-paid parental leave for primary carers and 2 weeks full-paid parental leave for secondary carers



This role is a (Permanent) position from Hermosa Site (Patagonia, Az)


As the (Construction QA/QC), you will be responsible for supporting the management of construction quality assurance and quality control for the main and ventilation shafts. This role requires heavy field interaction and interface with integrated construction teams.


Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to: Support the quality management of the site construction contractors

  • Inspect and verify Contractor’s and Vendor’s work and materials for defects  
  • Compose and maintain accurate reports and documentation of field activities
  • Identify contractor quality issues and work with Quality Manager to resolve issues
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements including Federal, State, and Local
  • Ensure conformity with industry codes of practice and standards
  • Ensure that all work conforms with the specified quality standards
  • Preform other QA/QC duties as assigned by the QA/QC Manager
  • Assure Code and Procedural compliance for construction activities related to the Shafts and other construction projects on site as requested
  • Ensure timely delivery of project construction QA/QC services to Quality Manager
  • Extract data from sources such as plans, engineering reports, and specifications to inspect and report on the work of construction contractors and vendor supplied materials
  • Ensure that work is always executed in a safe manner
  • Ensure that South32 corporate safety and business goals are met or exceeded
  • Ensure that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with South32’s environmental policies and plans
  • Ensure that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with South32’s community relations policies and plans


About You

You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Appropriate Trade qualifications preferred
  • Ability to drive company vehicle and be covered under company insurance
  • Prior experience with large-scale mining/construction projects as related to Quality Assurance and Quality Control preferred
  • Prior underground construction experience preferred
  • Experience working with teams and interacting with customers
  • Visible field safety leadership and an ability to drive safety and performance excellence
  • Knowledge of shaft and other underground construction practices preferred
  • Understanding of Quality Assurance and Quality Control management concepts and best practices
  • Relationship building skills: demonstrated empathy, emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural effectiveness with the ability to achieve consensus and build alignment cooperatively
  • Ability to read and interpret 2D and 3D designs and specifications for the work being preformed
  • Preform QA/QC field work as needed
  • Document field inspections and distribute results/findings to Quality Manager
  • Maintain QA/QC equipment
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct


South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.  


Nearest Major Market: Nogales