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Supervisor, Inspection


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  80263
Facility:  Channelview/North Ops-Lyo
Department:  CVO Inspection North
Division:  Americas Manufacturing


Basic Function

The job holder supervises LYB and coordinates contract inspectors in the mission of ensuring that stationary equipment within the scope of the mechanical integrity program is safe and reliable to operate. This is done by satisfying the requirements of local regulations and codes, corporate standards and guidelines, site specific inspection and maintenance procedures, and engineering standards and work processes; all while demonstrating great leadership and direction to a workforce numbering approximately 50 people plus call out resources.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assigns unit responsibilities to selected inspectors and support their efforts for routine, outage, turnaround, and program work.
  • Improves group performance through implementation of work process and system enhancements.
  • Manages performance of assigned staff to the plan utilizing both formal and informal methods.
  • Coaches and provides developmental opportunities for personnel within their remit.
  • Ensures the quality of preparation, through others, for mechanical integrity inspections for turnaround events in excess of $100MM. 
  • Coordinates with corporate personnel to ensure group alignment with LYB direction.
  • Ensure that inspectors are appropriately utilizing company analysis tools, developing inspection plans, coordinating inspections, evaluating inspection results, developing run/repair/replace recommendations, tracking inspection recommendations to closure and keeping all inspection data current, evergreen and completed by due date.
  • Oversee the use and development of RBI for guiding inspections that are subject to that method.
  • Ensure efficient use of contract resources to complete equipment/piping inspections for routine and program efforts.  Review selected inspection reports for accuracy. Initiate recommendations from the resultant findings.
  • Prepares annual, program, and special initiative budgets and controls to the resulting plan.
  • Support Equipment Deficiency Risk Management (EDRM)  teams engaging other technical personnel as needed. 
  • Participate in incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses.
  • Coordinate periodic dialogs with maintenance, operations, team leads, and Production Maintenance Coordinators to discuss inspection issues in their assigned areas.
  • Utilize inspection management systems effectively as well as the maintenance management system SAP.
  • Review Global Asset Integrity Standard (GAIS) for Fixed Equipment for Operational Excellence, corporate inspection and maintenance procedures, Channelview site specific procedures and standards, and ASME codes.
  • Ensures all potential overdue inspection deferral forms are composed and submitted before the due date when deferrals are unavoidable.

Min. Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with:

  • Previous supervisory experience of owner company direct reports
  • At least 5 years of fixed equipment engineering experience in an operating environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate equipment inspection and replacement programs along with prioritization thereof during routine operation

In absence of a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering:

  • Previous supervisory experience of owner company direct reports
  • At least 5 years of experience as either an owner’s inspector in a manufacturing environment or an owner’s designee for such
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate equipment inspection and replacement programs along with prioritization thereof during routine operation
  • Certification in API 510 and 570 with additional preference for certification, or working knowledge of, API 653 and 581


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


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