Wando , South Carolina
November 18, 2017
Role synopsis
Inspectors are responsible for determination of the physical status of existing plant equipment, reporting results, and advising plant personnel of Code inspection requirements for consideration in operational and maintenance planning. Inspectors also determine the inspection and testing requirements for new or repaired equipment and advise plant management as appropriate in Operations, Maintenance, Reliability, and Engineering. They provide and manage inspection services to the plant as specified by identified codes, standards and plant practices, to ensure that equipment is safe to operate, while minimizing unit downtime and optimizing repair costs.

Key accountabilities
  • Work closely with the Unit Engineer, Equipment Specialist, Project Engineers and Maintenance Supervision in their assigned area to ensure that all issues are addressed and their time is optimized
  • Approve / review welder certifications and weld procedures for use
  • Authorize and approve alterations and repairs of pressure vessels, tanks, and piping to include determining inspection methods for repairs and hold points.
  • Perform routine inspections to comply with code requirements, identify problems, and estimate equipment life expectancy
  • Document inspection results and distribute to appropriate personnel
  • Advise and assist unit personnel with inspection options to solve unit problems
  • Understand plant strategies and link roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities in Inspection to allow the plant to successfully achieve them

Essential Education
  • Formal qualifications constituting university degrees, examination certificates (API 510 & API 570) that confirm a level of educational attainment or licenses.
  • Membership of a technical or professional body that has confirmed an individual has reached a level of capability within a technical or professional field (usually but not necessarily obtained through examinations) or Formal certification that they can undertake specialist work or processes e.g. PMI.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Champion safe work practices in the Inspection group & set an example for safety in other groups
  • Maintain Fixed Equipment Code certifications to levels determined by supervisor & as required by the plant
  • Maintain Unit Inspection programs: Inspection reports, records, drawings, TAR recommendations
  • Interpret code requirements as authorized for inspections & repairs & provide technical expertise on these codes & other standards
  • Establish & optimize Inspection intervals
  • Keep Inspection practices current in technology & concept by networking, research, & supplier interactions
  • Establish & maintain piping, structural, & CUI programs to ensure long term viability of the Cooper River Plant
  • Communication Skills-Verbal & Technical Writing
  • 3 Years Minimum Job Experience, or equivalent education to allow API Certification
  • A thorough knowledge of NDT Methods & applying them for repairs & mechanical integrity
  • The willingness & ability to work in a confined space & enter a standard 18" manway
  • The willingness & ability to work with a respirator & climb scaffold ladders
  • The willingness & ability to work nights, weekends & 12-hour shifts as scheduled (for call-outs and turnarounds)
  • Proficient level skills using Meridium (or industry equivalent), Microsoft Word, & Excel

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
  • API 653 Certification
  • Previous refinery/petrochemical experience
  • An Associate's Degree in a related field
  • The ability to supply daily inspection requirements with the aid of complex testing equipment and procedures
  • The ability to manage and supervise additional contractor resources when needed to support plant activities
  • The ability to identify opportunities reliability improvement and cost reduction through inspection
  • The ability to identify long term improvement projects for inspection and reliability leadership
  • Experienced with PC based computer systems
  • Self-directed conflict management

Relocation available
Yes - Domestic (In country) only

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Petrochemicals SPU includes Acetyls, Aromatics and Olefins & Derivatives businesses; it has over 2,300 employees working in production sites and offices on three continents.

We manufacture and market four main product lines: purified terephthalic acid (PTA), paraxylene (PX), acetic acid, and olefins and derivatives (O&D). We also have smaller product lines in acetic anhydride and NDC. Our strategy is to leverage our world leading technology in selected markets, to grow the business and to deliver industry-leading returns. New investments are targeted principally in the higher-growth Asian markets.


Closing Date
[ "27-Nov-2017" ]

A little about us:
One of the world's leading international oil & gas companies, BP employs over 80,000 talented minds in 80 countries, fostering innovation & diversity.

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