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Inspector at Equistar Chemicals, LP - Lake Charles Polymers


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  84045
Facility:  Lake Charles-Lyo
Department:  LLO Inspection Group
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

Effective Maintenance professional that is recognized as a key resource in site Maintenance Reliability who coordinates the stationary equipment inspection program. This includes providing daily support to units/areas, co-coordinating the on-stream inspection program and assisting in the development and execution of the inspection scope for the turnarounds.  This employee contributes to key reliability programs such as Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Corrosion Under Fireproofing (CUF) and Above Ground Storage Tanks Inspections (AST), among others. This individual proactively takes ownership of site inspection program and processes and effectively influences decisions to address issues, etc.   Recognized as a valued team member and generally works independently. Develops expertise in key areas and provides guidance to maintenance manager and those with less experience.

Roles & Responsibilities

Ensures all fixed equipment Mechanical Integrity activities meet or exceed the requirements of Corporate Global Asset Integrity Standard (GAIS), plant inspection procedures and the Inspection Workflow Processes.  Under supervision, determines inspection interval for stationary equipment using Corporate tools (RBI, RAT etc.), develops equipment/units inspection plans, documents inspection plans and executes inspections.  Evaluates inspection results, works with Reliability/Specialty engineering personnel, and makes run/repair/replace recommendations and supplies information for performing Equipment Deficiency Risk Management (EDRM) analysis.  Documents inspection findings and recommendations, prioritizes the recommendations and tracks them to closure.  Performs QA surveillance of stationary equipment maintenance work to ensure compliance with the requirements.  Under supervision, reviews and approves repair plans to correct non-conformances.  Issues Key Performance Indicators for inspection performance.  Under supervision, develops stationary equipment inspection and repair scope for the turnaround.  If assigned, leads the execution of inspection scope during the turnaround.  Works with Maintenance Data Administration Specialist to ensure inspection files are maintained in accordance with the plant procedures, and information tracked accurately in Ultra pipe. Good knowledge of inspection and repair requirements in API, ASME, NBIC and state/local regulations (such as boiler codes/laws). Good knowledge of inspection techniques, performing API/CWI inspections and evaluating inspection results per industry Codes and Standards. Basic knowledge of mechanisms leading to equipment failure such as corrosion, erosion, chloride stress corrosion cracking, fretting, etc. Strong computer skills coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills are a requirement for this position.

Min. Qualifications

A high school diploma and typically 5 years of professional experience, with stationary equipment inspection experience in the refining, petrochemical or chemical process industries.

Two API or AWS (API-510, 570, 653 and AWS-CWI) certifications.
The individual must be certifiable as Level II NDE technician to perform MT, PT, VT and RT (film interpretation).

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.

Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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