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Unit Inspector


Deer Park, TX, US, 77571

Req ID:  76522
Facility:  La Porte Ops-Lyo
Department:  LPO Reliability
Division:  Americas Manufacturing

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 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

The Unit Inspector coordinates the stationary equipment inspection program the unit or area they are assigned which includes daily support, coordinating the on-stream inspection program, and assisting in the development and execution of the inspection scope for the turnarounds and outages. The incumbent will utilize inspection management systems, methodology, tools and programs to ensure ongoing reliability, cost effective maintenance, safe operations and continuous improvement of the stationary equipment. The incumbent is responsible for setting expectations and coordinating contract inspection services resources as well as contributing to the special reliability programs such as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Above Ground Storage Tanks Inspections (AST), RBI, etc.


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, UltraPipe, RAT, RBI, RvIFT) effectively.
•  Continuously optimizes inspection plans to reduce inspection and maintenance cost. Assists other unit inspectors in optimizing their inspection plans and implementing best practices.
•  Ensure efficient use of contract resources to complete equipment/piping inspections and review inspection reports for accuracy.
•  Develop Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and perform QA surveillance of stationary equipment repair work as well as new fabrication to ensure compliance with the requirements. 
•  Interprets 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 support 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.
•  Acts as an effective point of contact for interactions with other workgroups on inspection activities in their assigned areas.
•  Perform as the mechanical integrity lead for outages and turnarounds developing stationary equipment inspection and repair scopes. 
•  Reviews and is knowledgeable with Global Asset Integrity Standard (GAIS) for Fixed Equipment, corporate inspection and maintenance procedures, site specific procedures and standards, and ASME 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.
•  Assure Operational Excellence and HSE concerns and/or events are escalated and investigated appropriately in a timely manner.
•  Adhere and support OSHA/Site Management of Change (MOC) process.
•  Ensure all stationary equipment is safe and reliable to operate.
•  Act as a leader in safety with the ability to stop any and all unsafe work.
•  Advocate that applicable industry and company standards are followed by everyone in LYB.


•  High School Diploma or GED equivalent 
•  8-10 years relevant inspection experience in the refining, petrochemical or chemical process industries
•  Holds three of the four certifications (API-510, API-570, API-653, AWS-CWI certifications).
•  Experience as a certifiable Level II NDE technician to perform UT (straight beam), MT, PT, VT and RT (film interpretation).
•  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. 
•  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.


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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