The API Inspector position will report to the Mechanical Integrity Engineer and will review inspection data files of pipelines, process piping, pressure vessels and tanks for facilities ensuring the mechanical integrity of the equipment is in compliance with the applicable governing design & inspection codes.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Perform internal and external inspections to determine if equipment meets the acceptance criteria of a specific code, standard or document.
- Conduct inspections on equipment at scheduled intervals to maintain the mechanical integrity of the fixed equipment of the facility.
- Properly interpret regulations, codes and industry standards.
- Use a computer to compile and submit daily reports and inspection reports, as well as for inter-office communications.
- Compile and submit completed inspection reports in a timely manner.
- Pay attention to detail and be capable of recommending and approving repairs as well as performing visual inspection of completed work.
- Study equipment leak regulations applicable to location and customer base.
- Be proficient with standard computer software (such as MS Word and Excel) and be able to write detailed inspection and shutdown reports while maintaining an organized system of files.
- Maintain a positive relationship between client, facility and customer; and promote a positive attitude towards coworkers
Education and/or Experience
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
- 2 years experience in Mechanical Equipment inspection activities.
- Current American Petroleum Institute (API) API-653, API 510, and API-570 certification). STI Tank Certification is a plus.
- Extensive knowledge of industry standards including AWS, ASME, API (510, 570, & 653) a MUST; working knowledge of NDE methodologies also a plus.
Documentation of work experience in:
- Visual inspection of tanks, piping, pressure vessels, valves and pumps
- Performing or witnessing and documenting pressure testing activities (to include hydrostatic and pneumatic tests), repairs, alterations, and pressure calculations preferred.
- Pit depth measurement or other dimension verifications using precision measuring equipment and recording results preferred.
- Inspection/verification of structural or flanged piping bolt up, tensioning and verification activities preferred.
- Developing and Implementing Inspection plans in accordance with industry standards, applicable codes, and client specifications.
- Must be able to travel out of town 80% or more of the time and work various shifts.
- Ability to meet company certification standards.
- Drug and alcohol screens performed randomly.
For more information about this role please contact our Houston office