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Supervisor, Inspections


Westlake, LA, US, 70669

Req ID:  82581
Department:  LKO Inspections
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

The Inspections Supervisor provides support to the Olefins, LLDPE, and LDPE manufacturing facilities, as well as the Utilities Unit at the Lake Charles Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene Facility. This role is responsible for ensuring the long-term fixed equipment health of key manufacturing units, which are critical assets to the company's financial success. Responsibilities include supervision of LYB inspectors, as well as coordination of contract inspectors at the LIP JV site supporting mechanical integrity and reliability improvement efforts.  This position is also responsible for ensuring that all stationary equipment mechanical integrity activities meet or exceed the requirements of local regulations, corporate inspection, engineering and maintenance standards, site inspection procedures, and the inspection workflow processes.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Assigns unit responsibilities to selected inspectors and supports their efforts for routine, outage, turnaround, and program work.
  • Improves group performance through implementation of work process and system enhancements.
  • Monitors employee performance, including work quality, time utilization, and behaviors, while holding employees accountable for performance.
  • Provides clear expectations, feedback, and mentoring to improve individual performance.
  • Ensures the quality of preparation for mechanical integrity inspections for outages and turnarounds at LIP JV.
  • Ensures 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.
  • Oversees the use and development of RBI for guiding inspections that are subject to that method.
  • Ensures efficient use of contract resources to complete equipment/piping inspections for routine and program efforts.
  • Reviews selected inspection reports for accuracy and initiates recommendations from the resultant findings.
  • Prepares annual, program, and special initiative budgets and controls to the resulting plan.
  • Oversees site mechanical integrity programs, including CUI/CUF/Paint and ensures cost tracking and forecasting are completed.
  • Participates in incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses.
  • Coordinates periodic dialogs with maintenance, operations, team leads, and production maintenance coordinators to discuss inspection issues in their assigned areas.
  • Utilizes inspection management systems effectively as well as the maintenance management system SAP.
  • Reviews Global Asset Integrity Standard (GAIS) for Fixed Equipment for Operational Excellence, corporate inspection and maintenance procedures, LIP JV site specific procedures and standards, and ASME codes.

Area of Expertise, Requirements
The individual must have basic proficiency and knowledge in the following areas with the ability to develop into a subject matter expert in particular areas:

  • Inspection and repair standards (API, ASME, NBIC and state/local regulations)
  • Inspection techniques, API/CWI inspections, and evaluating inspection results per industry codes and standards
  • Mechanisms leading to equipment failure such as corrosion, erosion, stress corrosion cracking, fretting, etc
  • Fixed Equipment design and maintenance (piping, flange make-up, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, etc.)
  • Component failure analysis
  • Fitness for Service analysis
  • Reliability Engineering concepts
  • Reliability data analysis techniques
  • Ability to apply computer software tools (SAP, Microsoft Office, Meridium)

Min. Qualifications

Education and Work Experience 

Candidate should possess one of the following minimum requirements:

  • BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent degree) and a minimum of 8 years of fixed equipment engineering experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries. 
  • Or API 510 and API 570 Certifications and a minimum of 15 years of fixed equipment inspection experience in the refining, petrochemical, chemical process, or power generation industries.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous supervisory experience of direct reports

Languages English, additional language preferred

Other skills

  • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Able to communicate well within the team as well as with other discipline personnel
  • Proficient with MS Office 
  • Working knowledge of Damage Mechanisms, RBI, and Inspection Techniques


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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.


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Nearest Major Market: Lake Charles

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