Job Location(s) US-TX-La Porte
# of Openings


The position of an API Inspector is responsible for performing inspections and to provide oversight for purposes of recommending and approving repairs or certifying compliance in accordance with API standards and other industry rules and regulations. An API Inspector will perform work as required to maximize the quality of the Company while maintaining the specified expectations of the client and ensure safe working environment while performing work and will conduct all Company business in accordance with Company policies and procedures. This position will maintain professionalism throughout all business dealings, both internally and externally.


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Monitor the execution of mechanical work in progress to ensure that is complies with the applicable codes, standards, and specific job requirements.
2. Evaluate completed work for compliance with applicable codes, standards, and job requirements.
3. Check and perform calculations relative to in-service deterioration, repairs, rerates or alterations, such as those included in the following: corrosion rates and inspection intervals, joint efficiencies, static head pressure, internal pressure, external pressure, pressure/hydro testing, impact testing, weld size for attachment welds at openings, nozzle reinforcement, welding procedure and qualification evaluation.
4. Adopt a Company attitude in all client, vendor, employee, and outside contact interactions.
5. Actively pursue continuing technical education courses or seminars.
6. Ensure all work is performed in accordance with applicable environmental, health, safety and building codes as required by federal, state, local and refinery regulations.
7. Maintain poise and focus under time constraint and adverse conditions.
8. Attend and complete trainings as required by the Company and client.
9. Pass all required drug/alcohol testing and background requirements.
10. Perform other related duties as assigned.


Other Duties
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.


Work Environment
This job operates in a petrochechemical / refinery environment. Exposure to cold working conditions during winter months and hot working conditions during the summer months; exposure to noise, workers must wear protecting hearing equipment or frequently shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level. In an emergency situation, exposure to hazardous chemicals may occur and the use of a respirator is required. All employees are required to be fit tested for the various respirators used as well as the ability to successfully pass a pulmonary function test (PFT).


Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The position of an API Inspector can be extremely physical at times. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required, and for long periods of time to bend, stoop, walk, climb, squat, reach, kneel, push/pull, stand, sit, hand strength and dexterity. An API Inspector will frequently lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift more than 50 pounds. Must be able to work in confined spaces. Must be able to work at heights and be able to climb ladders and stairways and work off platforms. Move about on hands and feet, bending body downward and forward bending leg and spine- working in a bent over position. Ability to verbally communicate alarms or warnings clearly, concisely, loudly, and quickly. Clearly and quickly hear or otherwise sense alarms or warning and take appropriate action, maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching- particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up and down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs. Sensing physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture, or sharpness of an object by touching. Must possess foot agility and dexterity- operating pedals, foot controls, kick bars and other similar tasks that require foot or toe motion. Grasp, grip and/or apply pressure to an object with the fingers, palm, holding an object in the hand. Lift, raise or lower objects in a vertical direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Move objects backwards, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction, particularly heavy or bulky objects. Pulling, exerting a steady backward, downward, upward, or outward force against an object- jerking, wrenching, stretching, towing, drawing, dragging or tugging objects in sustained motion. Reaching, extending the hand (s) and/or arm(s) in any direction. See, read, write, and understand communication including directions, instructions, and warning signs. Ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion and wide angles (peripheral vision).


Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work
This is a project- based position. Typical days and hours of work are variable/ project dependent. Over-time work is common and may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is expected. Extensive travel throughout U.S. and overnight stay for extended periods of time.


Required Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent and 2 years of experience in the design, construction, repair, operation, or inspection of pressure vessels. API certification. Must be able to operate inspection testing apparatuses.

Preferred Education and Experience
2-year degree or certificate in engineering or technology and 4 years of related experience. Petrochemical/refinery experience. Valid TWIC. OSHA 10/30 training. First Aid and CPR trained. Class “A” driver’s license and a clean MVR.


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