Inspection Engineer



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USD0.00-145000 per year

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Branch Information

Houston Engineering - (USA) SPACES CityCentre One 800 Town & Country Boulevard TX Houston , TX 77024



Job Description

This role leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of Risk-Based Inspection Programs (RBI) for the two Houston plants. The incumbent will develop the inspection test plans for all equipment and coordinate the activities of the inspection team. It reports to the Mechanical Integrity Technical Lead.


* Set annual inspection plans for the both plants in Houston with coordination of operations & maintenance at both sites

* Coordinate & support daily activities / scope of the inspection team & inspection data management system in support of regulatory compliance

* Develop/manage inspection test plans in accordance with equipment history, identified damage mechanisms, reliability &/or operability goals, and regulatory code requirements

* Develop, modify and maintain procedures for inspection

* Review results of inspection and produce recommendations on repair methods and tools, follow-up on maintenance progress and work close-out.

* Lead shift in inspection approach from time-based to risk-based.

* Integrate management systems supporting inspection of all equipment (SAP, IDMS, etc..)

* Manage inspection database & produce monthly reporting data

* Support the fixed equipment engineers with input or modification to engineering repair plans for clamps, piping, pressure vessels, and all fixed equipment at the site

* Conduct or assist in basic fitness for service assessments (level 1 & 2) with supporting calculations for determination of remaining life based on damage mechanisms present

* Support the fixed equipment engineers with input to:

* modify or approve pipe and equipment specifications for repairs or capital projects as needed

* ensure procedures used in welding and repairs meet engineering code with specific requirements of our material and condition


* BS in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field required.

* Experience petrochemical or chemical industry

* Application of the requirements of 29CFR 1910.119 regulations, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME B31 series Piping Codes, API 579, ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code and 49 CFR (DOT Code)

* Risk-based inspection; equipment design, fabrication, and repair codes; and corrosion, damage mechanisms, and materials. This includes:

* API 510, 570, 571, 572, 574, 576, 580 and 581 codes or recommended practices

* Calculations and safety/risk/fitness for service assessments for Fixed Equipment, Relief System and Rotational equipment

* Implementing Risk Based Inspection Programs

* Technologies for inspection (Drone, Smart Glasses, C-Arm Radiography, Automatic Ultrasonic survey, etc.), including equipment failure analysis

* Inspection Database Management Systems

* Reactors, exchangers, boilers, tanks, etc.

* SAP, Microsoft Office software, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, PSAIM, PCMS, etc. preferred