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Job Description

Our client is a multinational petrochemical giant, operating at the 2nd largest refinery in the UK & 6th largest throughout Europe, with an annual turnover of 1 billion pounds.

Job Purpose:

Reporting into Inspection & Integrity Department, and part of the inspection team. 

To work towards/as a competent field inspector requiring minimal supervision, providing timely, sound technical advance to the production, technology and maintenance sections to ensure the integrity of Company assets via structured processes, in order to satisfy Legislative, Company and business requirements 

Ensure that static mechanical equipment including tankage and linework is constructed, inspected and maintained in accordance with established Company, National, International Codes of Practice and Standards.

Produce specific written schemes of examination in accordance with the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000. Inspect, report and with the appropriate level of authorisation, approve in accordance with the schemes. Make cost effective technical recommendations. Issue Corrective Action Inspection Requests for repair to maintain the reliable safe operation of equipment and monitor status.

Maintain inspection schedules, reporting and history in the Inspection Data Management System (IDMS) Work as directed by the (Senior) Inspector Engineer

The position is responsible for executing inspection services and will also provide advice or inspection-related services to respond to unplanned issues that may arise from day to day. 

During periods of peak loading, such as turnarounds, the incumbent may be assigned to another area. Job Knowledge and Experience


Minimum of Ordinary National Certificate (ONC), preferably Higher National Certificate (HNC) or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar. A willingness to study to reach the required level of qualification(s) and competences required for the role.

Engineering inspection experience in the Petro-chemical industry. Training in API recognised courses would be an advantage.

A self starter who can demonstrate the ability to take the initiative and follow through to completion and should have good experience of working as part of a team. Good communications skills. 

Understanding of UK legislation, Pressure System Safety Regulations 2000.

An awareness of engineering standards, codes and non destructive examination techniques and ability to apply.

The incumbent has to be physically fit and be able to work at heights and in confined spaces