Company: Shell
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Port Arthur, TX, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

33860BR MOTIVA Pressure Equipment (PEI) Unit Inspector (Port Arthur, TX) United States Port Arthur, TX Motiva Enterprises is on a journey to become the safest and most profitable downstream company in the U.S. More than 3,700 dedicated professionals comprise the 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Saudi Aramco. Motiva has refineries located in Convent and Norco, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas with combined capacity of over 1 million barrels per day, making it the third largest manufacturing company in the Americas. A strategic distribution network of product terminals across the eastern and southern parts of the U.S. delivers quality gasoline and petroleum products to nearly 8,300 Shell-branded retail outlets. Be part of a dynamic and nimble organization where your talents are rewarded and your efforts make a difference in the company’s performance.

As announced on March 16, Motiva’s owners have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to separate the assets and businesses of the joint venture. Saudi Aramco publicly stated at that time Motiva will be set up as an autonomous integrated downstream affiliate. As such, Motiva remains committed to managing its current business and preparing the organization to function as a stand-alone entity. Motiva is seeking talented professionals who want to make a difference in the company and the industry.

  • Assures pressure equipment integrity, safety, and reliability by assessing the effects of corrosion or other deleterious processes on equipment and taking corrective action.  The Inspector’s responsibilities include inspection, documentation, surveillance, and recommendations.
  • Ensure Risk based inspections plans are executed on assigned units.
  • Ensure certifications are maintained.
  • Ensure all IDWOs and IMS inspection schedules are completed on time.
  • Support TA Planner in development of detailed PEI Scope for Turnarounds.
  • Assures integrity, safety, and reliability for PE.
  • Assigns the inspection interval for pressure equipment (vessels, columns, piping, exchangers, etc.) in their assigned unit and inspect/monitor the condition of this equipment using appropriate strategies and tools to detect potential damage mechanisms.
  • Provide assurance that design specifications for Pressure Equipment (PE) are met.
  • Inspects all non-pressure retaining components that affect the integrity of the pressure equipment including, but not limited to, foundations, fireboxes, burners, stacks, dampers, structural members, tank seals, spring hangers, etc.
  • Investigates and documents all failures of pressure equipment to determine the cause or suspected cause and mitigations to prevent future failures.
  • Responsible for reporting pressure equipment leaks and failure.
  • Maintains thorough and accurate records on the inspection and maintenance of each piece of pressure equipment and piping in their unit assignment using IMS (Inspection Management System) as their primary tool.
  • Understands and executes the Risk Based Inspection Plan of each piece of pressure equipment.
  • Maintains the inspection strategies for equipment, special emphasis programs such as the Wet H2S Program, setting of intervals and suggested corrosion rates.
  • Maintains a schedule for internal, external, on-stream and corrosion inspections for all equipment and a schedule showing the next inspection date. Seeks ways to reduce costs by extending intervals where appropriate.
  • Incorporates records of new equipment and piping into their unit assignment records, or verifies info inputted by others.
  • Performs frequent inspections and routine surveillance on assigned units. 
  • Participates in operating team meetings, work planning groups, risk assessments, MOCs and review meetings as appropriate.
  • Discusses corrosion concerns or operating events that could have detrimental effects on equipment with the appropriate personnel.
  • During T/A execution will serve as the lead inspector and ensure all approved scope items are completed and documented properly.  This includes maintaining progress status on all scope items and attending and reporting out at scheduled T/A execution status meetings representing PEI.
  • Develop 5 year non T/A inspection plan for Operations budget planning.
  • Works with representatives of the operating and maintenance groups to determine the most practical and cost effective way to perform maintenance.  Involves the pressure equipment engineer in all repairs or alterations to pressure vessels (as defined by API 510).  Monitors the progress of recommended maintenance.
  • Utilizes a Risk Based Decision Making Process to determine the priority assigned to recommendations.
  • Makes metallurgical, material, and protective coating recommendations based on tests, research, experience, and/or communication with specialists.  Makes sure that all the proper personnel have been involved in making these recommendations.
  • Involves the Inspection Engineer and/or Corrosion Engineer when conditions warrant a change in inspection strategy.
  • Understand and abide by all HSE policies, objectives, targets and regulatory requirements communicated to department.
  • Gather field inspection data re: wall thickness readings, on piping and equipment for inspection programs.
  • Conduct internal and external inspection of process equipment and piping systems according to established schedules.
  • Analyze inspection data, manage information, and determine/report corrective action as part of inspection program.
  • Conduct foundation surveys to detect evidence of subsidence or differential settling.
  • Determine equipment life, set test and inspection frequency and predict renewal. 
  • Conduct job as defined in roles, responsibilities, and accountabilities.
  • Apply causal learnings from investigations, LFIs, LOPCs, etc.
  • Must be skilled in PPE usage.
  • Base inspections on an understanding of the corrosion processes in their unit assignment, knowledge of the operating and inspection history of equipment in their unit, an understanding of the inspection procedures, and a familiarity with the ASME Codes, Regulatory Rules and Company Standards pertaining to pressure equipment.
  • Must understand the requirements and concepts of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) and applies appropriate NDE practices and methods to obtain appropriate information. 
  • Must have a minimum of two of the 3 API Certifications API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, API 570 Piping Inspector, or API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector.
  • Must obtain the third API Certification within 2 years of employment.
  • Basic understanding of Metallurgy, Corrosion, and Welding processes.
  • Basic math and computer skills required to calculate remaining life and next inspection dates, etc.

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