Career Opportunities: Inspection Supervisor (2323)

Req Id 2323 - Posted 04/07/2014 - Manufacturing Americas - Clinton Plant - Country/State/Location (1)


This position is responsible for the development and implementation of the site’s Mechanical Integrity and long term stationary equipment reliability program in alignment with OSHA 1910 and corporate Operational Excellence standards. The position is responsible for providing supervision and technical leadership to the inspectors and directs the activities of contract inspection personnel.  The position is considered the focal point for stationary equipment issues while providing a high level of technical support to all operating areas within the facility.  The position provides diagnostic assistance to the site to ensure that the mechanical integrity, reliability, and design of the site’s stationary equipment are optimized in accordance with regulatory, engineering, and inspection standards. This position is located in Clinton, Iowa, which sits on the eastern most section of Iowa along the banks of the majestic Mississippi River.


This position may participate in the enterprise Technical Networks and will define, execute, and track progress for resultant programs and initiatives at the plant level (i.e. Corrosion-Under-Insulation (CUI), Structural Integrity, Furnace Reliability, and API-Risk Based Inspection). The position is responsible for implementation of the Inspection Manual , Meridium, and providing support for Operational Excellence Directives & Advisories that fall within their area of responsibility.   The Inspection Supervisor ensures that QA/QC inspection plans are developed and executed and that nonconformance QA/QC reports and inspection findings are fully investigated.  The position oversees recommendations resulting from inspection activities to ensure that they are prioritized and executed within the Maintenance Operations Workflow Process.  This position is a key contributor to turnaround planning, preparation, and execution efforts. The individual may lead or participate in incident investigations and root cause analysis.



BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 6 years relevant experience in the refining, petrochemical, or chemical process industries; or 15 years minimum inspection experience in same industry as listed. Priority will be given to engineering candidates. The individual must have or develop proficiency in the interpretation and application of jurisdictional regulation and industry construction/inspection codes and standards such as ASME/NBIC, API, ASTM, ANSI, and TEMA. The individual must have or develop a strong knowledge of NDE techniques and stationary equipment damage mechanisms that can result in equipment failure. This position should be familiar with fitness for service analysis, must be knowledgeable of NDE inspection techniques, and capable of providing timely direction and coaching to maintenance and operation regarding acceptable repair techniques for stationary equipment.


Strong interpersonal leadership skills are critical due to the requirement of effective communication of complex issues across various organizations. The successful candidate must exhibit an understanding of business processes and procedures (SAP), reliability processes and workflow, and be able to actively seek continuous improvement. This individual must have excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills for mentoring and consensus building. The individual must possess a high level of personal integrity and a commitment to conducting business in an ethical way.


LyondellBasell is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies. The company manufactures products at 58 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings, construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com. All references to LyondellBasell refer to LyondellBasell and its subsidiaries, including Equistar Chemicals, LP, Lyondell Chemical Company or Houston Refining, LP.

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

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