at LyondellBasell Industries
Location Westlake, LA
Date Posted August 13, 2023
Job Type


Location: Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID: 83715


Department: LKO Inspections

Division: Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

The Inspector is responsible for overseeing the stationary equipment inspection program within their designated unit or area. This role involves daily support, coordination of on-stream inspection activities, and active involvement in shaping the inspection scope for turnarounds and outages. Utilizing inspection management systems, methodologies, tools, and initiatives, the incumbent ensures the consistent reliability, cost-effective maintenance, safe operational practices, and continual enhancement of stationary equipment performance. In addition, the Inspector plays a pivotal role in establishing performance standards, managing resources for contracted inspection services, and actively contributing to specialized reliability initiatives, including but not limited to Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Above Ground Storage Tanks Inspections (AST), and RBI.

Roles & Responsibilities

Ensures all fixed equipment Mechanical Integrity activities meet or exceed the corporate, local, and regulatory requirements
Develops inspection plans, coordinates inspections, evaluates inspection results, develops run/repair/replace recommendations, tracks inspection findings/recommendations to closure, and keeps RBI evergreen
Utilizes inspection management systems (Meridium) effectively
Optimizes inspection plans to reduce inspection and maintenance costs and assists other unit inspectors in optimizing their inspection plans and implementing best practices.
Ensures efficient use of contract resources to complete equipment/piping inspections and reviews inspection reports for accuracy
Develops Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and performs QA surveillance of stationary equipment repair work, as well as new fabrication to ensure compliance with the requirements
Reviews film for QA of RT inspection on existing equipment repairs as well as new construction fabrication
Creates, reviews and/or approves repair plans to correct non-conformances
Reviews welding procedures, procedure qualifications, and welder qualifications
Interfaces with and supports maintenance/reliability/MI engineers, operations, and other unit inspectors regarding concerns or deficiencies found on equipment
Coordinates periodic dialogues and provides guidance to operations, PMCs, planning, and maintenance to ensure continued reliable operation
Serves as a proficient liaison for coordinating inspection activities with other workgroups within their designated areas
Performs as the mechanical integrity lead for outages and turnarounds, developing stationary equipment inspection and repair scopes
Knowledgeable on Global Asset Integrity Standard (GAIS) for Fixed Equipment, corporate inspection and maintenance procedures, site specific procedures and standards, and ASME and API codes
Supports or leads special reliability projects such as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Above Ground Storage Tanks Inspections (AST)
Supports all applicable incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses
Proactively participates in the development and testing of new tools and applications in the inspection area
Proactively monitors technological developments in the NDE field and conducts tests to determine field of application
Ensures all potential overdue inspection deferral forms are composed, submitted, and approved before the due date
Assures Operational Excellence and HSE concerns and/or events are escalated and investigated appropriately in a timely manner
Adheres and supports OSHA/Site Management of Change (MOC) process
Ensures all stationary equipment is safe and reliable to operate
Acts as a leader in safety with the ability to stop any unsafe work
Advocates that applicable industry and company standards are followed by everyone at LyondellBasell

Area of Expertise, Requirements:

Holds API-510 and API-570 certifications
Holds API-653, AWS-CWI, and/or API-936 certifications desired
Knowledgeable of inspection and repair requirements in API, ASME, NBIC and state/local regulations (such as boiler codes/laws)
Knowledgeable of inspection techniques, performing API/CWI inspections and evaluating inspection results per industry codes and standards
Basic knowledge of damage mechanisms leading to equipment failure such as corrosion, erosion, chloride stress corrosion cracking, fretting, etc.

Min. Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Work Experience:

8+ years relevant inspection experience in the refining, petrochemical or chemical process industries
Experience as a certifiable API 510/570 inspector.
Experience as a certifiable Level II NDE technician to perform UT (straight beam), MT, PT, VT, and RT (film interpretation).

Languages: English, additional language preferred

Other Skills:

Ability to work across multi-disciplinary and diverse teams and interact appropriately with all levels of the organization
Strong computer skills coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills
Commitment to GoalZERO performance

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams


Cultivates innovation

Customer focus

Demonstrates courage

Drives results

Ensures accountability

Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

We are LyondellBasell – a leader in the global chemical industry creating solutions for everyday sustainable living. Through advanced technology and focused investments, we are enabling a circular and low carbon economy. Across all we do, we aim to champion our employees, and unlock value for customers, investors and society. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is strongly committed to our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. As one of the world’s largest producers of polymers and a leader in polyolefin technologies, we develop, manufacture and market high-quality and innovative products for applications ranging from sustainable transportation and food safety to clean water and quality healthcare. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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