The Tank Inspector is a member of the Engineering and Technical Services (E&TS) Team, reporting to the Integrity Superintendent. The Tank Inspector is part of the Inspection team which is responsible for managing all required atmospheric storage tank, piping and fixed equipment inspection activities.
The Tank Inspector will be assigned to a geographic (operational) area at the Business Unit and perform jurisdictional inspections on atm storage tanks, fixed equipment and piping. These inspections cover all pressure retaining equipment in order to establish its condition and fitness for service based on BP recommended practices and industry required codes and standards. The Inspector plays an integral role in assuring compliance by the Business Unit to all pressure vessel and piping codes, as well as continued mechanical integrity, reliability and availability of fixed equipment and process piping.Key Accountabilities:
Education & Certifications:
- Performs new, in-service and repair inspections of pressure vessels, heaters, atmospheric storage tanks and piping with primary focus in the Tank Farm area of the Refinery
- Coordinates and oversees Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) as necessary to insure code requirements are met on new and repaired equipment.
- Communicates the results of inspections to Asset Team via Inspection reports and/or Inspection Recommendations.
- Analyzes and documents inspection results using the site's inspection data management system, and maintains the unit inspection schedule, inspection plan as well as supporting drawings, files and calculations.
- Works closely with the Tank Engineers to maintain the 10 yr Tank Inspection Strategy
- Provides technical support to the Asset Team on code requirements for repairs and inspection of tanks, piping and pressure vessels.
- Supports TAR planning and execution during major TAR events.
- Participates in development of Major Projects as it relates to new equipment, piping and storage tanks.
- Represents Inspection department in unit HAZOP, MOCs and Damage Mechanism Reviews
- Maintains and communicates Inspection schedule for Atmospheric Storage Tanks, Fixed Equipment and Inspection recommendation due dates to assure Safe and Reliable operations and compliance.
- Carrying out inspections in accordance with the authorized reassessment plan
- Evaluation of inspection data, preparation of inspection reporting in compliance to Jurisdictional codes and BP engineering practices.
- Administrative processing of inspection reports in the IDMS (Meridium)
- Physical ability to climb, work at heights and in confined spaces.
- Ability to support refinery Inspection activities outside normal business hours as required to support the 24/7 and TAR activities.
- Minimum High School diploma with 5 years Refinery Tank and Piping Inspection experience
- Minimum 2Yr College degree in Technical Field with 3 yrs Refinery Tank and Piping Inspection experience.
- API 653/570 certifications required as minimum with requirement to obtain API 510 certification within 36 months of employment.
- National Board In-service commission or ability to obtain certification within 2 Yrs. if requested.
- API 510 certification
- Prior certification of ASNT non destructive testing VT/PT/MT/RT/UT Level II.
- NACE Level II Coatings Inspector certification
- Knowledge regarding degradation mechanisms
- Experience in use of Meridium Inspection Data Management program for plant condition-based analysis for piping, pressure equipment and storage tanks
- At least 3 years of demonstrable experience in the oil and/or petrochemical industry, in a technical function in the field of inspection of pressure equipment.
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