API 510/570

Job Description
Intertek AIM is looking for a API 510/570 certified Inspector for a long-term position in the Houston area. Applicants should have 5-10 years of experience. Must be a self-started. May get pulled from time to time to address more pressing issues within client location. Hours will be 5/10's.
The Industrial Services division of Intertek Group is a global end-to-end services provider of technical verification, second party auditing, supplier evaluation, conformity assessment, asset integrity management, consulting and system certification. We serve a wide variety of industries, including oil, gas, (petro-) chemical, power, renewable energy and civil & infrastructure.
The opportunity has arisen for an API-510 & API-570 Certified Inspector to join this global organization, which respects diverse perspectives, experiences, and traditions as essential, and values each employee's contribution toward achieving our business objectives.
General Description of Responsibility
Monitor the execution of mechanical work in progress as it relates to existing pressure vessels and to in-service metallic piping systems to ensure that it complies with applicable codes, standards, and specific job requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the API-510 & API 570 Certified Inspector are oriented toward existing pressure vessels and in-service piping. The inspector should be able to check and perform calculations relative to in-service deterioration, repairs, rerates, or alterations, such as those included in the following:
o Corrosion rates and inspection intervals.
o Weld joint quality factors and casting quality factors
o Joint efficiencies.
o Static head pressure
o Internal pressure/minimum thickness of pipe
o External pressure.
o Pressure/hydro testing.
o Impact testing.
o Preheating and post weld heat treatment requirements
o Thermal expansion
o Weld size for attachment welds at openings.
o Minimum wall thickness and working pressures for flanges
o Nozzle reinforcement.
o Welding procedure and qualification evaluation.
o Inspection personnel should be familiar with non-destructive examination, including:
? Radiographic examination
? Liquid penetrant examination
? Magnetic Particle examination (Yoke and Prod techniques)
? Visual examination
? Leak testing/hydro testing
? Ultrasonic thickness measurement
o Adopt an Intertek "Marketing and Sales" attitude in all client, vendor, employee, and outside contacts interactions.
o Actively pursue continuing technical education courses or seminars.
o Required: High School diploma or equivalent with at least 5 years experience each in the performance of inspection activities as described in API 570 as well as described in API 510, of which two years must be in supervision performance of inspection activities.
o Currently certified as an API-510 Pressure Vessel Inspector and as an API-510 Certified Piping Inspector.
o Must be able to operate inspection testing apparatuses including:
? MT AC Yoke with power supply, blacklight, visible light meter
? UT instruments with digital thickness readout and graphic "A-scan" presentation
? Thickness measurement calibration blocks
? Dual-element transducer
? UV light meter
? Surface temperature thermometers
? Penetrant testing tools and supplies.
o Physical Requirements:
? Must demonstrate the ability to read the equivalent of the size and letters of the Jaeger II chart at a minimum distance of 12 inches and distinguish and differentiate the contrasts between colors illustrated on an Ishihara Test Chart.
? Shall be able to climb ladders/platforms to heights of 225 feet, in increments of up to 40 feet at one time. Any fear of heights (acrophobia) should be identified.
? Inspection personnel performing work on elevated piping shall be capable of wearing the required fall protection equipment.
? Inspection personnel shall be physically capable of climbing ladders and platforms around piping and piping components, crawling in and out of small manways, climb inside vessels, towers, heaters, or other confined spaces for inspection activities, often wearing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) as required to comply with safety regulations. Any fear of closeness (claustrophobia) should be identified.
? Inspection personnel shall be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects weighing up to 40 pounds.
? Inspection personnel are required to work in both environmental conditions, inside and outside. Inspection personnel may be subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees F for periods of more than one (1) hour) or to extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees F for periods of more than one (1) hour).
o Inspection personnel shall possess fundamental written and verbal communication skills.
o Inspection personnel shall be fluent (written and verbal) in the English language.
o Computer skills, especially familiarity with MS Office applications, are necessary.
Intertek offers a culture where motivated and customer-oriented employees can flourish, experience professional fulfillment, and reach their highest potential. We also offer a generous compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, 401(k) with company matching, 100% tuition reimbursement, and a generous paid time off package.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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