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Rotating Equipment Inspector

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: New Orleans
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/10/2013
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The Role:
Comply with Shell HSSE standards and life saving rules.

Ensure that inspection program is performing in accordance with the approved Quality Plan, ITP, Quality Procedure, and etc.

Ensure that approved inspectors are assigned to work locations as identified in the approved ITP and monitor proper coverage of owner’s inspection.

Ensure that inspectors dispatched to job sites have been fully informed of all requirements and
deliverables and has provided the inspectors with necessary documents such as process control plans, inspection and test plans, prints, specifications, etc.

Ensure that all inspection result / observations are reported in the web-based system in timely manner.

Interface with the inspectors, supplier's representatives, construction representatives and Shell
personnel in a professional manner.

Support the Shell personnel by performing additional tasks as directed and commensurate with his/her skills.

The Inspection specialist has the authority to dispatch to job locations only inspectors approved by Shell engineering and Shell Quality


Reinforce the shell HSSE requirements to the inspectors.

Actively participate Shell Safety meeting and walk-down program.

Attend a kick off meeting with Suppliers / Contractors to ensure Quality objectives and expectations are addressed and clearly understood.

Assist / Review of supplier / contractor quality documents (quality plan, ITP, quality procedures, and etc.)

Responding to requests for inspections (Daly inspection Schedule).These requests may include
Phone or E-mail, or other means of methodology that is agreed by Shell and Contractor.

Verify that requests for inspections are consistent with the approved ITP.

Knowing the status of all inspectors, their location, and availability on a daily basis.

Maintaining a list of approved inspectors and back-ups as approved by Shell / Project.

Review daily inspection reports in the web-based system and provide feedback to inspector and (or)
report to Quality manager if required
Ensuring inspector hours are balanced and maximum safe hour limits are observed. Closely monitor weekly hours report for excessive weekly hours worked.

Monitor estimated hours per job.

Reviewing applicable job requirements determine inspector requirements.

Provide real time information feedback to the project team on Quality Issues and concerns.

Optimizing each inspector’s daily schedule to ensure the most value add to the customer while
minimizing minimum call-outs. When authorized by Equipment Leads.

Ensuring continuity when using back up inspectors through direct communication, and/or providing
copies of inspector daily reports.

Provide project dash board input with respect to inspection status and inspection coverage.

Tracking equipment inspections and shipment status as directed.

Obtain Inspectors Resumes from Agencies based on job requirements.

Lead / participate quality audit upon request.

Interface with procurement group, construction group, and engineering group.

Discuss quality trend with Quality Engineer / Inspection Coordinator and provide improvement plan if any.

Provide resolution of on-going quality issue in consultation with discipline engineer.


Requires certification(s) in the relevant inspection discipline and over 10 years of experience applying the discipline skill to oil and gas equipment.

Able to perform, comply, audit and make assessments of Safety Management System (Advance Safety Auditing, Behavior Safety System, JSA's, act) and have competency in safety procedures.

Familiar with Shell DEP specifications.

Demonstrable knowledge level of Flawless Project Delivery.

Have knowledge of industrial codes and standards (AWS, ASTM, ASME, API, ISO, NEC, and etc.)

Able to read and understand Drawings

Understand Project Completion System and able to use it

Able to issue and follow up Non Conformity Report

Able to review Quality Plans, ITP’s and Quality Procedures

Have knowledge of ISO and (or) API Q1 quality audit program and able to lead / perform / participate
Quality Audit

Able to identify MATERIALS that are sub-standard and that do not meet the requirements of the job
specification (rogue and counterfeit items).

Familiar with Shell's HFE requirement (Maintenance, Valve, Field Run and etc.).

Able to review and interpret quality records and determine associated compliance with requirements
(Performance data, test record, inspection record, MTR and other quality data and documents)

Familiar with regulatory requirement (DOT, USCG, NMA, CSA, and etc) and classification rule (ABS,LR, DNV, BV and etc)

Have knowledge of calibration of equipment and measuring requirements.

Familiar with Equipment Preservation Requirements and its position in the integrated preservation
process.This includes preservation and safe shipment of products/ materials. Familiar with Shell requirements for heavy lifting, road transportation and dropped objects.

Have knowledge of the basics for planning and scheduling

Have knowledge of basic troubleshooting.

Have knowledge and experience with gage control, calibration and gagging requirements and techniques.

Able to review and understand planning techniques such as material control, shop order routings, process control plans, rework and refurbishing techniques and processes.

Able to review and interpret technical requirements in contracts/purchase orders.

Able to understand identification and traceability related to equipment /products /materials /samples and the associated documents/records relating to conformance /non-conformance, results from manufacturing processes and results from monitoring /measurement processes.

Able to discern between products manufactured by licensees of API Monogrammed products versus
non-Monogramable products.

Familiar with welding and NDE techniques.

Familiar with type of rotating equipment and assembling process, inspection requirements.

Must be organized and able to multi-task.

Able to chair a pre-inspection meeting.

Able to perform and participate Quality Audit

Must be organized and able to multi-task.

Self disciplined and self motivated.

Strong interpersonal skills and is able to work well with people at all levels of the Project / Site construction organization

Strong trouble shooting and analytical skills.

Experience with or willing to learn fact-based decision making and root cause analysis, evaluation of supplier corrective and preventative actions and determination if these actions were effective.

Should be able to use computer and programs (email, word processing and spreadsheets as a
minimum) for general business applications.

Written and oral communication skills with both individuals and groups.

Read, write (inspection report, technical report) and speak fluent English

Exhibit a courteous and professional attitude towards Shell Project Group and vendors / contractors showing enthusiasm and dedication.

Practice a conscientious teamwork effort towards the functions of the company.

Experience working in difficult locations and with diverse construction personnel (remote, foreign, arctic,etc.).

Flexible work hours with weekend work required.

Willing to travel occasionally both in and out of town if required.

Have a minimum Visual Acuity Corrected to 20/40


Have knowledge of a various type of alignment techniques and its application.
Have knowledge of API seal Plan.

Have knowledge of system cleanliness requirement and cleanliness techniques. (Water flushing, oil flushing, chemical cleaning, s team blowing, pigging and etc).

Have knowledge of Machining, machinist practices & interpretation of dimensional data. This
Includes QA confirmation on critical instruments used in the fabrication of RE components
(Balance machine, measuring devices, calibration of critical instruments, calibration of critical
NDE Instruments, etc...)

Have knowledge of equipment (including associated equipment manufacturing processes),
Assembly and disassembly techniques (rotor assembly, stationary part assembly, clearances and
Tolerance acceptance requirements, etc...

Have knowledge of Equipment Installation Practices. (Specifically, this means knowledge of API
Recommended Practice RP686.)

Understanding of condition monitoring techniques (vibration diagnostics, temperature
Monitoring, etc…) which could be used on the test stand during FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing)
and/or SAT (String Acceptance Testing).

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Good communication skills.
• Good organization, documentation, and follow-up.
• Time management skills.
• Working knowledge of equipment in area assigned
• Leadership skills
• Good computer skills – SAP
• Ability to mentor and coach
• Strong technical and troubleshooting skills on mechanical equipment
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