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Chief Inspector

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: TX:Tyler, TX - Texas, US, 75702

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Inspector is accountable to perform visual and nondestructive inspections in accordance with the API and ASME standards on piping, pressure vessels, towers, heaters, exchangers, storage tanks, boilers, and any other critical process equipment for purposes of recommending and approving repairs or certifying compliance.  This role communicates any problems, discrepancies, or other noteworthy incidents to the Operations Supervisor and/or Dispatcher without delay.  


Job Accountabilities

  • Inspect and determine serviceability of piping, vessels, towers, heaters, exchangers, storage tanks, boilers, and any other critical process equipment
  • Inspect all non-pressure retaining components including, but not limited to, foundations, fireboxes, burners, stacks, dampers, structural members, tank seals, spring hangers, etc.
  • Observes all Inspectorate applicable federal and state regulations and standards, Refinery, Terminal and/or vessel requirements, including safety and measurement standards
  • Ensures that all equipment is deemed acceptable for continued service.
  • Determine equipment life, set test and inspection frequency and predict renewal
  • Assist in developing a regular monitoring schedule for process piping and equipment and perform inspections.
  • Maintain communication with Maintenance, Operations and Engineering and Contractors  on various matters including inspection/code requirements, condition of equipment, workmanship that does not meet requirements, and recommendations regarding repair of equipment or poor workmanship
  • Assures pressure equipment integrity, safety, and reliability by assessing the effects of corrosion or other deleterious processes on equipment and taking corrective action
  • Conduct foundation surveys to detect evidence of subsidence or differential settling
  • Maintain and update mechanical integrity documents
  • Provide repair recommendations on shutdown of equipment and piping due to corrosion and serviceability. Input all repair recommendations into EAM in order to properly plan and schedule for an outage or turnaround.
  • Be familiar with PS AIM or other inspection data base for inspection data and inspection frequencies.
  • Gather, analyze field inspection data re: wall thickness readings, on piping and equipment for inspection programs and determine/report corrective action as part of inspection program
  • Maintain thorough and accurate records on the inspection and maintenance of each piece of pressure equipment and piping in their unit assignment
  • Ensure certifications are maintained
  • Ensure all inspection schedules are completed on time. If for some reason inspections become overdue, provide all inspection data and information to the Inspection Supervisor in order for an inspection deferral to be generated.
  • Assign the inspection interval for pressure equipment (vessels, columns, piping, exchangers, etc.) monitor the condition of this equipment using appropriate strategies and tools to detect potential damage mechanisms
  • Develop and maintain the inspection strategies for equipment, special emphasis programs such as the Retroactive PMI, Wet H2S, CUI, and HTHA, setting of intervals and suggested corrosion rates.
  • Develop and maintain a schedule for internal, external, on-stream and corrosion inspections for all equipment
  • Discusses corrosion concerns or operating events that could have detrimental effects on equipment with the appropriate personnel
  • Collaborates with Operating and Maintenance Departments to determine the most practical and cost effective way to perform maintenance
  • Investigates and documents all failures of pressure equipment to determine the cause or suspected cause and mitigations to prevent future failures
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Actively participate in the Plant safety programs.
  • Interface with company inspectors to supervise, train, and mentor in inspection activities.
  • Supervise Unit Inspectors
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the PSM Mechanical Integrity Program for the complex.
  • Support, consult, and advise company engineers in the areas of material selections, designs, trouble shooting, inspection & testing, and failure analysis.
  • Develop and implement company standards in the areas related to Mechanical Integrity and OSHA 1910.119 compliance.
  • Participate in company investigations and PSM processes of Management of Change (MOC), PSM re-validations, and PSM Audits.
  • Assure that the company stays in compliance with State Boiler Laws.
  • Assure that the company stays in compliance with the city back flow preventer requirements.
  • Review, revise as needed, and approve all inspection reports.
  • Review, revise as needed, and approve all Repair Recommendations. Input all Repair Recommendations into the Maintenance planning and scheduling database.
  • Generate and follow through to completion MOC’s assigned to the Inspection Dept.
  • Generate and send out monthly updates on upcoming fixed equipment due for inspection. Generate work orders to get these inspections planned and scheduled.
  • Work with the Operations Business Teams regularly communicating any risks associated with inspection recommendations.
  • Review, revise as needed, and approve deferrals generated by Operations. Where required, generate inspection deferrals for Management approval.
  • Work with Maintenance Dept. on developing and maintaining welding procedures and welder qualifications for various welding processes.
  • Interface with Project Engineering on new equipment purchases of pressure vessels, tanks, and piping to establish minimum design and reliability requirements.
  • Arrange for inspections on new equipment purchases.
  • Manage Contract Inspection and NDE personnel.


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Five (5) years of experience with refinery process units, petrochemical facility or pressure vessels, fixed equipment and piping systems or Two (2) years in an industrial inspection role
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the corrosion processes
  • Extensive working knowledge of all ASME, ANSI, API & NBIC Codes
  • Proven knowledge of requirements and concepts of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) and applies appropriate NDE practices and methods to obtain appropriate information. 
  • Must have a minimum of one (1) API Certifications API 653 Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector, API 570 Piping Inspector, or API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector. 
  • Basic understanding of metallurgy, corrosion, and welding processes.
  • Proven knowledge of basic math
  • Strong knowledge in process safety programs including mechanical integrity, incident investigations, process hazard analysis, Management of Change, procedure development
  • Thorough understanding and working knowledge of refinery/petro-chemical maintenance procedures including safety procedures involving repair and maintenance of equipment
  • Ability to abide by confidentiality requirements when working with sensitive information, results, and communications required
  • Excellent communication skills including ability to develop and deliver presentations.
  • Proficient in utilizing computer and Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and positively with all levels of Company personnel
  • Must be able to read and draw isometric drawings
  • Must be able to work in a plant environment involving climbing, confined spaces, etc.
  • Must pass drug test and background check
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States


Preferred Characteristics

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related technical field preferred.
  • Five (5) years of experience in an industrial inspection role
  • Advanced understanding of oil refining processes (FCC, Reforming, hydro treating, crude distillation, extraction, sour water/gas services)
  • National Board of Boilers & Pressure Vessels Inspector (NBIC) certification


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler

Job Segment: Inspection, Engineer, Project Engineer, Refinery, Engineering, Retail, Energy

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