Performs routine inspection work in petroleum and petrochemical terminals and refineries; also performs inspection work on board barges and ships following industry standards and the procedures published and distributed by Saybolt.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Read and understand all job and safety requirements in English.
Perform visual cleanliness inspections of tanks including entering confined spaces
Verify the accuracy of measurement equipment.
Work safely in the presence of hazardous materials as defined in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheets.
Take product measurements and samples; accurately and promptly perform related calculations; complete required reports and forms clearly and promptly; perform inventories; do non-petroleum or chemical inspection assignments.
Perform other inspection department duties assigned by the Manager or Scheduler.
Exercise procedural, safety and quality requirements specified in Saybolt procedures manuals, the Saybolt Safety Manual, the Core Laboratories Safety and Environmental Manual, and Core Laboratories / Saybolt company policies.
Attend training and pass appropriate examinations in petroleum, chemical and gas inspection procedures, including Right-to-Know training, hazardous materials transportation, and other safety training required by applicable regulations.
Attend training in basic laboratory testing procedures as directed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential job functions when safety is not compromised. A 90-day initial review period applies to Inspectors, during which time the Inspector and Saybolt will determine the Inspector’s suitability for the job.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
A high school graduate or equivalent and at least 1 year of related experience required. IFIA certification preferred.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructional and technical materials in English relating to procedures and safety; and applicable government regulations. Ability to write, in English, applicable reports and correspondence clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, schedulers and clients.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read and interpolate applicable data and tables.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs is helpful but not required; however Inspectors must possess the capability to learn these applications through instruction provided by Saybolt.
Maintaining a professional appearance and attitude and acting in harmony with fellow employees.
Interacting and communicating with job site personnel, clients and vessel personnel in a proper, professional and business-like manner at all times.
TRANSPORTATION TO JOB SITES:
Inspectors must have a vehicle in good, safe operating condition that can be used on the job for both personal and sample transportation in all ambient weather conditions. Vehicles used for sample transportation must be able to accommodate the secondary sample containers issued by Saybolt for sample transportation. Inspectors are required to maintain the proper levels of automobile liability insurance on vehicles used for Saybolt assignments. Inspectors must also maintain a valid driver’s license. Local travel and occasional out-of-town assignments are required.
Inspectors must be ready to accept job assignments at any time, including scheduled days off. Overtime must be worked as required. They must be able to work in refineries, terminals, and on board marine vessels as necessary. Inspectors must wear a pager at all times when on duty. Inspectors are required to have a functioning telephone in their residence where they can be contacted. Attendance at monthly safety meetings is required.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Valid driver’s license and a good driving record. TWIC card required.
The physical demands described here are representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.
Saybolt requires inspectors to meet the following physical qualifications:
Pass the drug and alcohol test specified by Saybolt for safety-sensitive employees.
Pass an annual pulmonary fitness test.
Qualify annually for respirator fit test.
Qualify annually, based on the results of an OSHA-designated blood test, for work in areas containing certain levels of hydrocarbon vapors.
Be able to safely perform inspection work while wearing required safety equipment, regardless of ambient weather conditions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for extended periods; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and to smell. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms; and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Be able to climb storage tank ladders and stairs, typically 25 to 80 feet high, as required for any job assignment, while carrying 30 lb. of samples and/or inspection-related gear or equipment.
Be able to climb vessel gangways, ladders, Jacob’s ladders and stairs, as required for any job assignment.
Be able to work in the presence of odors typical of petroleum or petrochemicals without allergic reactions or nausea, when such odors are within OSHA-designated permissible exposure limits (PELs).
Be able to work in confined spaces (as defined by OSHA), wearing appropriate respiratory and skin protection equipment.
Pass a physical examination by a physician designated by Saybolt, both before employment and at any time during employment upon request of Saybolt to confirm the Inspector's ability to perform the essential job functions of the position.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. Saybolt provides product information, training, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment in an effort to protect employees from exposure to potentially harmful levels of those materials. Employees are required to read product information, use available engineering controls, follow guidelines presented during training, and be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, as may be required by the work environment.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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