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  • Job reference: RMS0223928

Coating engineer/technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/03/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
20% travel


Reporting to the Manager of Welding and Materials engineering this position will provide technical expertise in pipe applied coatings for design, construction and inspection of Company pipeline and facility assets.
This position is responsible for supporting the development, implementation, and ongoing management of the Quality Management Programs, including: procedure and process development; problem solving, supporting innovative continuous improvement initiatives and conducting internal audits.

Responsibilities include:
- Review and checking of vendor application procedures to ensure they conform to both industry codes and client standards and specifications;
- Interpret and implement client's technical specifications related to plant and field (above & below grade) applied coatings;
- Developing and implementing quality management processes and systems in relation to pipe coatings;
- Providing technical support to field inspection personnel during construction;
- Providing technical input for construction practices and procedures;
- Able to work with multi-discipline engineering teams in the support of coatings quality management procedures;
- Develop and implement project procedures, work instructions, forms, and quality reports;
- Develop, implement, and monitor performance measures.
- Assist in training, coaching and onboarding inspection staff with regards to pipe coating programs within the project,
- Identify, record and offer solutions to quality problems;
- Conduct Root Cause Analysis on identified problems, initiate opportunities for continuous improvement;
- Work closely with departments and contractors to support timely review of documents or issues requiring actions;

Qualifications / Competencies required:
- Knowledgeable in below & above grade pipe coating applications for station facilities, pipelines and storage tanks;
- Working knowledge of Canadian and US codes and regulations;
- Ability to apply engineering principles to identify and resolve issues, develop solutions, and recommend improvements for coating activities in construction and pipe mill applications;
- Strong interpersonal communication, written and presentation skills;
- Experience training personnel one on one or in group environments;
- Strong decision-making, planning and organization skills;
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
- Demonstrated ability to initiate change and help others adapt to a continuously changing environment;
- Ability to work independently and make decisions with minimal direction;
- Innovative, self-motivated, and able to work and contribute in a team environment;
- Comfortable in an environment where attention to detail is critical;
- Self-starter with a pro-active approach to problem identification and resolution;
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple and conflicting priorities;
- Experience in root cause analysis and use of continuous improvement tools;

Education / Experience required:
- Degree or technical certification in engineering, construction management, quality management, or other discipline from an accredited Post Secondary Institution with 5+ years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience could be considered;
- NACE I or II certification an asset;

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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