Senior Mechanical Inspector

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Location Nederland, TX, USA
Sector Reliability
Hours 40 hrs/week
Working model Office based

Responsible for assisting in establishing and developing the Mechanical Integrity Program for plant compliance and inspection of fixed equipment. They will work in conjunction with the Fixed Equipment Specialist and Engineers to provide expertise for the design, rerating, troubleshooting, repair, and replacement of the plant’s fixed equipment. This role is responsible for leading planning, analyzing, and supervising inspection work scopes and projects for pressure systems. This role will focus on TAR and Capital projects work for the site.

Your scope of responsibility

  • Provide fixed equipment (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, etc.) and piping technical support for multiple units within the plant regarding TAR and Capital Projects.
  • Lead implementation of a fixed equipment and piping inspection and mechanical integrity program across units within the plant.
  • Proactive site reliability improvement efforts.
  • Identify and leverage best practices.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • Inspect and verify work of contractors for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques and compliance with applicable standards and specifications.
  • Observe, test and report on construction/repair materials and fabrication methods.
  • Liaise with 3rd party Quality Departments during project work and have written inspection reports prepared and communicated to management.
  • Review and generate Inspection Test Plans
  • Prepare, approve, review, and implement inspection scope of work.
  • Analysis of inspection data and coordination of inspection reporting meetings.
  • Maintain PCMS inspection database and records.
  • Utilize SAP for writing work requests, purchase requests, and equipment information.
  • Scope and track projects and inspection work costs.
  • Stop work in progress or make appropriate notifications when unsafe conditions exist, or requirements are not being met.
  • Assists other Departments as necessary.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

What you bring to OCI

Education, Experience, and/or Training

  • Associates or Technical Degree in Inspection or another Inspection technical field is desired.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in the industrial manufacturing environment required.
  • Fertilizer manufacturing experience a plus




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Easy to work with – a team player.
  • Certified in ASME Section VIII Division 1, B31.1 and B31.3
  • Certified in API 510, 570 or 653, (Nace and CWI a plus).
  • Expertise in applying NDE (UT, PT, MT, RT) and advanced NDE techniques.
  • Knowledge of Welding WPS, PQR’s and testing.
  • This individual shall possess a sound knowledge of fixed equipment as well as a knowledge of inspection activities/techniques.
  • Use of PCMS corrosion database software is desired.
  • Knowledge of corrosion mechanisms and materials.
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs, ISO and Corrosion Control Diagrams.
  • Experience in writing procedures and policies.
  • Demonstrated technical leadership related to fixed equipment and piping.
  • Knowledge of risk-based inspection software programs and best practices
  • Ability to use personal computer software for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Be able to work independently (while still possessing good teamwork ability).
  • Ability to gather and evaluate complex information.
  • Ability to work and make decisions in a fast paced, high stress environment.
  • Provide attention to detail and ability to produce results.
  • Ability to interact with team members and meet strict deadlines.


OCI offers a comprehensive, first-class benefits package.  These benefit plans provide a wide range of benefits and protection for the employees and their families.  Full-time employees are eligible for medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance coverage upon hire.  OCI also offers a 401(k) program with a company matching benefit and an extra 3% Safe Harbor match.  Full-time employees of OCI receive paid holidays, a floating holiday to celebrate diversity, PTO, as well as many other programs such as paid parental leave and educational reimbursement.

About OCI

Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, OCI N.V. is a leading global producer and distributor of ammonia, fertilizers and methanol products providing fertilizers, lower carbon fuels, and chemical feedstocks to agricultural, transportation, and industrial customers around the world.

We are the largest hydrogen producer and consumer in the Netherlands. We are proud of our long history of reducing our emissions and throughout the whole world sustainable projects are being developed.

OCI operates facilities in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and the US and distributes its products worldwide.

Our nitrogen fertilizers are essential for global food security, our fuel solutions help decarbonize road transport and the maritime sector and our chemical products end up in thousands of everyday products. We have approximately 4,100 employees. The company is publicly traded on the Euronext in Amsterdam.