Inspectors for Canada and USA-Mechanical-Various Categories
Industrial Instrumentation
Oakville, ON

1. General Requirements

All personnel presented for consideration as an inspector representing Aramco shall have a minimum of five years of experience in each discipline or commodity to be considered. Candidates with less than five years of experience will be considered if they have successfully taken and passed the appropriate API Source Inspector certification.

All personnel will be subject to an interview and testing to determine their proficiency with a specific commodity prior to approval.

All approved inspectors are subject to monitoring by ASC Quality Advisors during the working of subsequent assignments.

Following is a list of attributes/soft skills that are applicable to all personnel:

  • Strong command of the English language with the ability to converse, read and write in English
  • Ability to write clear, concise and descriptive inspection reports
  • Good verbal and written communication
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Confidentiality and discretion in the handling of proprietary information
  • Conduct themselves with integrity and professionalism
  • Avoid situations of, or the appearance of, conflict of interest in-line with the assignments (if unsure, the inspector will contact the Aramco Quality Advisor for guidance)
  • Consider the safety, health and welfare of themselves, the facility, it’s personnel and the general public in performance of their assignments
  • Basic ability to read prints/drawings/datasheets/specifications with the ability to enforce requirements related to the specific commodity
  • Basic understanding of the fabrication and inspection techniques typically used for the commodities to be inspected/audited
  • Possess a working knowledge of the industry codes and standards applicable to the commodities to be inspected/audited

1. Mechanical Fixed Equipment (Fittings, Structural Steel, Boilers, Heat Exchangers, Pressure Vessels, Pipe/Tubulars, Valves, etc.)

In addition to having general knowledge in the sections referenced from the industry standards below, an inspector of mechanical fixed equipment should be familiar with:

Basic welding inspections including WPS, PQRs and WPQRs
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  • Basic requirements of AWS D1.1, ASME section IX and other codes as applicable to their scope of work
  • NDE methods including:
  • VT, PT, MT, UT & RT film interpretation
  • Material test reports including ability to review and determine acceptance in accordance with applicable industry standard for the commodity being inspected
  • Heat treatment requirements for specific commodity as required by the industry standards
  • Methods of hardness testing and proper applications
  • Visual inspections of castings as per MSS-SP-55
  • Knowledge of casting defects – shrink , porosity, hot tears
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Understand basic machining practices
  • Familiarity with industry coating inspection practices
  • Capable of interpreting coating specifications per the purchase order requirements

Line Pipe:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • API 5L
  • NACE MR-0175
  • API Spec 5B, API RP 5L3
  • ASTM A 370
  • ASME Section IX

Fabricated Piping:

  • Working knowledge of ASME B31.3 & B31.4 and API-1104 as well as the applicable Code Sections for materials (Sections II-A/B/C) and welding (Section IX)
  • Emphasis on fabrication, testing & inspection requirements
  • Familiarized with NACE MR0175 / ISO-15156-1 requirements

Valves :

  • Working knowledge of:
  • Valve types (Examples: gate, globe, check, ball, butterfly, plug)
  • Valve Industry standards – (Examples, API, AWWA, MSS , ASME B16.34)
  • Casting materials and quality ( Examples, 216WCB, CF8M , MSS SP 55 , MSS SP 534 welding as applicable to fabricated valves and casting repair
  • NACE MR 01 75/ ISO 15156
  • Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators;
  • Ability to articulate typical valve testing sequence and final dimensional inspection requirements

Fittings:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASME B16.9 with emphasis on Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 & 11
  • Applicable ASME Code Section for materials (ASME II-A/B/C)
  • MSS SP-75 and NACE MR0175 / ISO-15156-1

Coatings – Critical:

  • NACE CIP Level 2 - Coatings

Structural Steels:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • AWS D1.1 with emphasis in Sections 1, 3, 4 5 & 6
  • ASTM A123 (galvanizing) and basic coating requirements
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector and previous experience as a shop fabricator and/or QC is a plus

Cranes:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • AWS D14.1-Specification for Welding of Industrial and Mill Cranes and Other Material Handling Equipment
  • AWS D1.1 with emphasis in qualification of welding procedures and welders
  • ASME Sections II (A,B,C) and V
  • NFPA 70 / National Electrical Code (NEC) for auxiliary electrical systems, electrical house/control room and instrumentation.
  • IEEE STD 841 for motors up and including 500HP
  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector and previous experience as a shop fabricator and/or QC is a plus
  • Prior experience in witnessing FAT of Cranes including additional sections pertaining to the Trolley, Bridge, Appurtenance for the Crane (such as strobe flood lights and horn), measurement of Trolley travelling speed, Main Hoist speed, and Auxiliary Hoist speed
  • Basic knowledge of coating requirements

Pressure Vessels:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASME Section VIII Div 1-Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Section V-Nondestructive Examination and ASME Section IX-Welding & Brazing
  • Material Codes (ASTM / ASME Sections II-A/B/C)

Heat Exchangers:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASME Section VIII Div 1-Construction of Pressure Vessels
  • ASME Section V-Nondestructive Examination
  • ASME Section IX-Welding & Brazing
  • TEMA and API-661 for Air Cooled Heat Exchangers

Boilers:

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector and previous experience as a shop fabricator and/or QC is a plus
  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASME Sections I, II (A,B,C), V, VIII, and IX, B31.1, B31.3, B16.9, B16.5, B46.1, B16.47
  • MSS SP-75, AWS D1.1, NACE MR-0175, API 660, 661, 936 (Refractory)
  • ASTM A123 (Galvanizing) and Coatings * With regards to a boiler package: working knowledge of skid packages, auxiliary electrical systems, valves, instrumentation, and API 541, 611, 614, 615, and 677 is a plus

Heaters:

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector and previous experience as a shop fabricator and/or QC is a plus
  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASME Sections II (A,B,C), V, VIII, and IX, B31.1, B31.3, B16.9, B16.5, B46.1,
  • MSS SP-75,
  • AWS D1.1, AISC (Structural Steel Buildings)
  • NACE MR-0175, API 560, 530, 936 (Refractory)
  • ASTM A123 (Galvanizing) and Coatings * With regards to heaters with auxiliary equipment, working knowledge of skid packages, auxiliary electrical systems, valves, instrumentation, centrifugal fans, and sootblowers is a plus

Tanks:

  • Working knowledge of API-650 with emphasis in Sections 6, 7, 8 & 9 and applicable welding Code (ASME Section IX) & material Codes (ASTM / ASME Sections II-A/B/C)
  • Basic knowledge of coating requirements

Skid Mounted Equipment – Mechanical:

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector and previous experience as a shop fabricator and/or QC is a plus
  • Working knowledge of:
  • AWS D1.1-Structural Steel
  • ASME B31.3-Piping
  • API 598-Valves
  • NACE CIP Level 2-Coatings
  • ASTM material grades utilized within the industry ANSI-FCI 70 and ISA 75 Series for Control Valves. * Working knowledge and experience in:
  • API 610 - Pumps, API 617 for Compressors. ASME VIII, Div 1 for small pressure vessels and PZVs, as applicable for the specific skid package
  • Cold alignment between drivers/gears/driven equipment
  • Run tests and performance testing of packaged equipment
  • Basic electrical (wire grades, grounding, local control panels) and basic instrumentation (ISA symbols, installation practices, local controls, etc.)

Relief Valve, Control Valve:

  • Relief Valve requirements are the same as “Valves (QM07) with the following additional expectations:
  • Must have working knowledge of the following terms Set pressure, Popping test, blowdown, nozzle. * Control Valve requirements are the same as “Valves (QM07) with the following additional expectations:
  • Must have working knowledge of the following terms; Equal percentage, linear, Flow coefficient (CV), ANSI leakage classes, RFI, valve signature; Hysteresis, deadband, hart , 4-20ma current loop

Meter Skid, Prover Loop:

  • AWS Certified Welding Inspector
  • Working knowledge of:
  • AWS D1.1 - Structural Steel
  • miscellaneous ASTM material grades utilized within the industry
  • ASME Section V-Nondestructive Examination
  • ASME Section IX-Welding & Brazing
  • ASME B31.3 – Piping
  • API 598 – Valves
  • NACE CIP Level 2 - Coatings
  • ANSI - FCI 70 and ISA 75 Series for Control Valves. * Experience and working knowledge of:
  • Basic electrical (wire grades, grounding, local control panels) and basic instrumentation (ISA symbols, installation practices, local controls, etc.) – very basic National Electric Code (NFPA-70)
  • API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (MPMS) Chapters 4, 5 and 8.
  • Prover loop water draw methods and volume standards
  • Factory acceptance testing of metering systems and prover loops and the control and reporting systems

OCTG – Oil Country Tubular Goods:

  • Lead Inspector = At least 5 years’ experience at major mills – Tenaris, V&M , Sumitomo, etc.
  • Working knowledge of:
  • MPM and pillager mill process from steel making through finishing lines
  • Metallurgy- chemical composition
  • Destructive mechanical testing
  • Thread inspection
  • Tubular dimensional inspection
  • In depth knowledge of API 5CT requirements and specification navigation
  • Certified ASNT SNT TC 1A Level II minimum – UT, MT, EMI

Wellhead Equipment:

  • API 6A - Christmas Trees/API 14A - Sub-Surface Safety Valves/API 16A - Blow-Out Preventers/API 16C - Chokes & Choke Manifolds:
  • Minimum 10 years working experience in the referenced industry standards
  • CWI is considered a plus

HVAC:

  • Working knowledge of:
  • ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers - Standards
  • AHRI - Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute - Standards
  • NFPA 90A - Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems
  • ANSI 984 - American National Standards Institute - Hermetic Refrigerant Motor Compressors
  • AWS D1.1 - Structural Welding Code (Steel)
  • ASME B31.5 - Refrigeration Piping Code
  • ASME Section VIII Division 1 - Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

RTR-High Pressure Pipe:

  • The inspector is expected to have experience with in-process and final inspection including materials, joint types, manufacturing processes, and testing.
  • The inspector shall also have a working knowledge of AWWA C950-01, API 15LR and API 15HR.

RTR- Piping and Fittings:

  • The inspector is expected to have experience with in-process and final inspection including materials, joint types, manufacturing processes, and testing.
  • The inspector shall also have a working knowledge of AWWA C950-01, API 15LR and API 15HR.

Job Type: Freelance

Experience:

  • Mechanical Inspector: 5 years (Required)

Licence:

  • Aramco Licence in respective category (Preferred)