Shell Unit Inspector in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Auto req ID 81991BR

Job Title Unit Inspector

Country of Work Location Canada

City, State (if applicable) Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Work Location Scotford - Complex

Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Canada, we have operated for over a century and are a major producer and marketer of oil, gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future.

Job Description

Reporting to the PEI Supervisor, the Unit inspector will have the following roles and responsibilities at the Shell Scotford Facility.

The Inspector is responsible for the pressure equipment integrity issues at Scotford and communicating with jurisdiction regarding pressure equipment issues. The job involves aspects of inspection, materials, welding, quality control, quality assurance, equipment design, procedure review, and creating / updating pressure equipment standards and specifications. In addition the Inspector provides technical support to operations and maintenance on day-to-day plant issues and during plant operational / equipment problems.This position ensures all pressure equipment is designed, fabricated, operated, inspected, maintained, altered and repaired in a manner that provides pressure equipment integrity conforming to required regulations and standards.They are an advocate for Pressure Equipment Safety and strive towards ZERO LEAKS. Inspectors proactively improve and execute the site pressure equipment integrity management system and work processes.


Plan, coordinate, and execute integrity inspections, assessments, recommendations and monitoring requirements.Responsible for the implementation of the PEIM program for the assigned process unit. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Creation of annual Inspection scopes and scheduled turnaround scopes.

  • Preparation of Inspection Plans.

  • Maintenance of the Inspection database system VISIONS and IMS.

  • Focal for MIE and production PTLs within their area

  • Assessment, analysis, optimization, and documentation of Inspection results.

  • Support RBI assessments.

  • Responsible for creation of piping and equipment repair plans (Inspection Work Requests (IWRs)) and there adherence to API, ASME, and jurisdictional requirements.

  • Review and approval of construction and repair ITPS.

  • Maintain Unit KPIs.

• Responsible for the placement, monitoring, and RBI assessment of TMLs (Equipment and piping). Optimizing to assure integrity and efficiency.

• Troubleshoot failures & provide recommendations for repair / replacement based on materials failure analysis and causal analysis.

• Perform maintenance & integrity quality assurance duties on assigned assets.

• Act as the main Maintenance and Operations point of contact for PEI issues.

• Provide direction and monitor the progression of NDE in their respective area.

• Provide technical PEI support to site operating and maintenance personnel to ensure production related items are resolved urgently.

• Input to annual budget process for integrity/inspection issues.

• Focal Point for emergent issues within their area

• Ensure the personnel safety of NDE contractors working in their respective area.


This position demands a strong knowledge of the Equipment Integrity Work Process as well as pressure equipment design, corrosion mechanisms, codes & standards, inspection techniques, welding, metallurgy and process safety. It also requires substantial breadth of knowledge in other engineering disciplines, plant maintenance, operations, turnaround planning, refinery economics and project engineering to ensure excellent support to clients. Support integration of Shared Stewardship of Assets for Pressure Equipment Integrity across entire organization and help others in the organization understand their role in maintaining equipment integrity as related to corrosion control and proper design and maintenance of pressure equipment. The Inspector must be a credible spokesperson, capable of delivering potentially unpopular recommendations, with clarity and conviction. He/she must achieve safety, reliability and operability under frequently harsh cost and schedule constraints. Critical decisions are often required with limited data and little time to evaluate alternatives. Additionally, the group faces significant pressure to extend inspection intervals and reduce inspection costs while simultaneously delivering improved reliability.

Specific Requirements:

  • 2 year technical Diploma

  • Min 5 yrs in Pressure Equipment inspection/Owner user experience

  • API 510, 570, 653


  • National Board Certification considered an asset

No. of Positions 2


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Removal Date 22-Jun-2018