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Senior Inspector

Senior Inspector

  • Location United States - Washington - Blaine
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Engineering Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 129746BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

Responsible for providing Inspection engineering support to projects or operations, including maintenance, inspection and turnaround, proactively interacting with other disciplines, teams, subfunctions and contractors to systematically resolve problems and applying basic engineering judgement to deliver integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on risk management, operating efficiency, defect elimination and standardisation.

The position of Senior Inspector is for fixed equipment at the Cherry Point Refinery and is responsible for unit assigned pressure vessels, piping, heaters, boilers, tanks and PSV's. The Senior Inspector will serve as the Authorized In-Service Inspector on repairs and alterations of boilers and pressure vessels in order to establish condition and fitness for continued service in accordance with bp Recommended Practices and Standards, National Codes and Standards, and State Jurisdiction requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Serve as the authorized In-Service inspector per National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) of fixed equipment in assigned areas of responsibility and assure timeliness of all required inspection and testing activities.
  • Determine non destructive testing (NDT) requirements for equipment and review reports for accuracy.
  • Develop Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and perform quality assurance (QA) surveillance for fabrication efforts at various vendor facilities.
  • Work with Engineering and Maintenance to develop and approve repairs and alterations of fixed equipment.
  • Develop fixed equipment inspection scope and coordinate inspection activities for turnarounds.
  • Maintain accurate inspection data and records in Meridium. Regularly review data and forecast overdue inspection and repair dates in Meridium.
  • Apply Risk Based Inspection (RBI) principals to inspection scope including inspection intervals, grading and risk forecasting.
  • Ensure compliance with PSV inspection and testing criteria per NBIC.

  • High School diploma, or equivalent, is required.
  • Ability to obtain a National Board In-Service Commission with repair/alteration endorsement and a WA State Commission within 2 years of employment.

Essential Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 years inspection experience in a refinery or chemical plant
  • Knowledge of refinery facility corrosion mechanisms.
  • Working knowledge of basic NDE techniques, including UT thickness, RT, MT, PT, & Infrared to ensure appropriate NDE techniques are utilized.
  • Working knowledge of Procedure Qualification Records (PQR’s), Welding Procedure Specification (WPS’s) and Welder Performance Qualification (WPQ’s) to ensure compliance with ASME Sect IX
  • Able to work with others in a team environment
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
  • Must possess a TWIC Card (Transportation Workers Identity Credential)

Desirable Criteria
Have or be working towards obtaining certifications including:
  • API 510, API 570, API 580, API 653
  • CWI
  • ASNT Level II MT/PT/UT
  • NACE Basic Corrosion or equivalent experience

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