The Sr. Integrity Specialist is accountable for the safe, reliable and efficient planning and execution of the integrity program within an assigned area(s). This includes, leading associates within assigned area to provide advanced direction and advice. The Sr. Integrity Specialist plays a key role in owning and overseeing the mechanical integrity and compliance of the assigned area by providing direction on equipment coverage requirements, inspection frequency, data interpretation and analysis. The Sr. Integrity Specialist reports into the Integrity Supervisor and provides informal leadership, guidance, and training to the Inspectors. This includes, acting as a sr. consultant to assure compliance and integrity practices are being followed within area.
- Supports the strategic direction of the integrity program.
- Assists in the development of a sustainable and optimized refinery integrity program.
- Leads the intergrity program for assigned area including assurance for compliance activity. Integrates area plan with refinery plan.
- In-depth understanding and ability to provide interpretations of industy codes and regulations to inspectors and area stakeholders.
- Provides technical direction on equirement inspection coverage, inspection frequency, data interpretation and analysis.
- Oversees the in-depth technical analsysis provided from inspectors to be able to develop recommendations based on the analysis.
- Coaches and mentors less experience integrity specialists.
- Problem solves and provides guidance on Non-Destructive Equipment (NDE) applications to inspectors. Issues can be ambiguous and difficult to resolve given the scope of the area.
- Reviews and approves NDE procedures when applicable.
- Responsible for the evaluation of equipment damage and failures to determine impacts on area integrity.
- Responsible for the evaluation of the condition monitoring data.
- Attends Unit Health Monitoring (UHM) meetings and provides integrity guidance proactively.
- Develops turnaround scope for area for all fixed equipment and piping.
- Supports project Quality Assurance / Quality Control as applicable.
- Supports WPS/PQR development as necessary.
- Develops and executes the completion of all IWRs.
- Review and approve all inspection related Management of Change (MOC) requests and assures closure in a thorough and timely manner.
- Builds relationships within the area across multiple disciplines and provides support as needed. Colloborates across Operations and Maintenance in assigned area to systemically resolve problems by appliying informed judgement to drive integrated, pragmatic solutions focused on mechanical integrity.
- Engages outside of area to share best practices.
- Escalates and addresses integrity related risks as needed.
- Assures quality and consistent application of inspection and integrity practices.
- Participates on turnaround team to priced inspection service including develop inspection and repair scopes.
- Minimum of an associates's degree in a technical field; prefer bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering
API 510/570/653 certification or obtaining certification.
National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) commission.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing is required; prefer experience in a refinery or chemical plant setting
- Proficient knowledge in basic NDE techniques (VT, UT, MT, PT)
- Proficient knowledge regarding API 571, Damage Mechanisms Affecting Fixed Enguipment in industry
- Ability to influence in integrity management; ability to work across broad groups.
- Ability to implement and sustain integrity policy, procedure, standards, and practice
- Specialized knowledge in integrity/inspection management
- Demonstrated project/program and risk management.
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to influence internal key stakeholders.
- Ability to coach and mentor others.