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  • Job reference: RMS0156534

Inspection Superintendent

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: USA - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 29/04/2015
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The Company:
a Refining Company

The Role:
Job Description :
The Inspection Superintendent will provide leadership and direction toward fixed equipment mechanical integrity excellence for the Refining Company; manage and direct a staff of approximately 8 company Inspectors and inspection contractors to ensure industry-leading best practices are implemented for fixed equipment inspection and mechanical integrity; and provide technical leadership in solving complex problems involving refinery equipment fitness assessments and integrity assurance.

Principle Responsibilities
• Responsible for the HSE performance of all inspection personnel including contractors.
• Ensure refinery compliance with Federal, State and local laws and codes as they apply to mechanical integrity, such as NBIC, Ohio State Pressure Vessel Code, and API codes and recommended practices.
• Contribute leadership toward the refinery implementation of personal and process safety best practices.
• Oversee Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and Inspection Work Request (IWR) process to ensure potential deficiencies are effectively identified and corrected to avoid loss of containment events.
• Ensure the mechanical integrity of the refinery including piping, pressure vessels, tanks, boilers, fired heaters, and relief devices.
• Provide leadership and advice to all levels of refinery management in regards to equipment inspection priorities, best practices, and deficiency repair priorities.
• Oversee robust special emphasis inspection programs such as: positive material identification, equipment deficiency management, corrosion under insulation, dead legs, high temperature hydrogen attack, and sulfidation corrosion.
• Ensure technically sound repair methods are followed, including QA/QC requirements.
• Supervise, mentor, and develop inspectors to ensure a high level of technical competence, including oversight of code training and qualifications.
• Ensure inspectors follow RBI methodology to optimize on-stream and shutdown inspections to ensure safe and reliable operation of fixed equipment and piping.
• Lead Inspection activities during major and minor Turnarounds.
• Direct a plant wide corrosion control and monitoring system to extend equipment operating life.
• Provide site leadership in the interpretation of fixed equipment mechanical integrity codes, standards, regulations, etc.
• Coordinate ASME code quality control program, code repairs, weld methods, and new vessel fabrication.
• Identify reliability improvement opportunities via failure analysis, root cause analysis, and equipment history review; implement initiatives to ensure continual improvement of equipment integrity and a relentless pursuit of reliability.
• Develop inspection programs and procedures which will ensure equipment reliability and regulatory code compliance.
• Maintain communication with state, county city and other regulatory agencies to assure legal compliance of pressure vessel operations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical work experience.
• 5+ years in Refining or Petrochemical, with at least 5 years focused on fixed equipment inspection.
• Knowledge of NBIC, API-510, API-570, API-571, API-580, API-579, and ASME-PCC2.
• Knowledge of OSHA Process Safety Management, and expertise in Mechanical Integrity
• Must have supervisory experience.
• Familiarity with industry process safety and environment regulations, work practices, and compliance strategies as well as knowledge of basic refinery processes, reliability principles, refining economics and basic budgeting and scheduling.
• Knowledge of non-destructive equipment examination methods.
• Current or Previous CWI Certification preferred.
• The successful candidate will have outstanding communication, leadership, interpersonal and inter-departmental teamwork skills.
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