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Equipment Inspector

Date: Nov 13, 2020

Location: Sweeny, TX, US, 77480

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging, cosmetics, soap, household detergents and carpet, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products. We are a global company with 5,000 employees supplying customers in nearly 140 countries and generating more than $9 billion in annual revenues. Our research discoveries have helped transform our industry, and safety remains our top priority each step of the way.


Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We are a mid-sized company with the family-like atmosphere of a small company and a culture of respect and inclusion. A diverse group of people working together means we are bringing the best ideas to the table. We also value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. Our company is recognized as one of Forbes Best Midsized Employers, and we have been named among the Houston Chronicle’s Top Workplaces for four consecutive years.


The communities where we live and work are an integral part of what we do. We show our commitment by volunteering locally and making a pledge to sustainability. To us, sustainability means keeping the health and safety of our workforce paramount, being a responsible steward of the environment, creating the chemical building blocks for products that will exceed customer expectations, and acting responsibly and ethically across our global business dealings.


There’s never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. We recently completed our $6 billion U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project expansion and have an eye toward further growth. We are positioned better than ever before to serve the global and growing demand for high quality plastics used in products that improve our quality of life. If you’re ready to grow with us, apply today!


We are seeking an Equipment Inspector to join our team in at our chemical plant in Sweeny, Texas.  The Equipment Inspector is responsible for developing and administering equipment inspection programs designed to ensure the reliability of plant fixed equipment.  This is accomplished through the use of routine monitoring programs, periodic internal and external inspections, and nondestructive examination.  This position will also be responsible for the QC examinations of mechanical work in progress to ensure compliance with applicable codes, standards, and job specific requirements.  This position verifies the proper procedures, materials, qualified personnel, and acceptable conditions are used for mechanical work.  This position will also write or be trained to write hot work permits for operations/ maintenance personnel within the facility. 


Key Roles and Responsibilities


  • Understand and promote the concept of proactive safety and take personal responsibility to meet the overall goal of zero incidents.
  • Develop inspection plans for routine and turnaround maintenance.
  • Manage fixed equipment data within Meridium and SAP.
  • Participate in audits and inspections at contractor shops to ensure quality of new and repaired fixed equipment.
  • Perform inspections of fixed equipment and develop repair recommendations.
  • Develop repair scopes and procedures for fixed equipment in assigned area.
  • Work with fixed equipment engineer to develop pressure vessel and piping repair plans for welded repairs.
  • Write hot work permits within the facility which also includes providing guidance and assistance with isolating equipment.


Position requires individual to be on-call during weekends and holidays as per the designated on-call schedule.


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A minimum of five years pressure vessel and piping inspection experience in the petrochemical or refining industry
  • Certifications in API 510 and API 570
  • Good computer skills coupled with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of required fixed equipment codes and standards


Preferred Qualifications

  • ASNT Level II certifications (UT, PT & RT film Int. minimum, VT, MT)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of welding and NDT methods
  • Experience with SAP
  • Experience with Meridium


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


Paper resumes will not be accepted. All job seekers must go to the web site to be considered for positions. If you are interested in applying for this position and need an accommodation to apply, please contact our Human Resources Service Center at 1-800-446-1422, option 4.


Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 11/29/2020

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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