Plant Inspector

  • Full Time
  • Cheshire
  • This position has been filled
  • Full Time
  • Cheshire
  • This position has been filled

Website Stork

Plant Inspector- multiple opportunities (1 year/ 6-10 week shutdown options) Cheshire

Stork, a Fluor company, is an expert provider of maintenance, modification and asset integrity services to the global oil and gas, chemicals and process, metals and mining, power, and manufacturing industries. We are dedicated to improving asset performance, safety and cost efficiency for our Clients throughout the complete asset life cycle.

With a team of 19,000 employees in over 100 countries, we serve more than 4,000 Clients across 6 continents.

Stork is dedicated to reducing risk, assuring safety and reducing environment impact through our award-winning value driven HSEQ platform; Safer together. Whilst safety will always remain our core value, the platform not only communicates on Safety but also on Health, Environmental and Quality issues too. We are committed to our transparent, employee-led approach to HSEQ.

One Team, One Stork

As one Stork, we treat all people with dignity, respect each other’s perspective and share knowledge and resources to achieve excellence, deliver value and grow individually and collectively.

We are fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination and value the difference that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. Stork recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion and flexibility to our employees is vital to our success.

From school leavers and university graduates to transitioning military veterans, we provide career opportunities with targeted development programmes.

Going above and beyond for our wider community

Stork is dedicated to ensuring we are a socially and environmentally responsible employer and undertake a range of activities to give back and support the communities in which we live and work – from various charity work to working with schools as part of Developing Young Workforce.

We are seeking a passionate and creative Communications & Marketing Advisor to help Stork achieve our regional and global objectives. The role offers an exciting opportunity for someone with relevant experience, who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment.

Job Description as Plant Inspector with Stork:

Onshore inspection focal point for asset with responsibility for day-to-day interface with inspection and the wider Integrity Engineering function.

Tasks and Responsibilities as Plant Inspector:

Contract Delivery

·       Plan and carry out pre-surveys of equipment and where necessary identify preparation for inspection and Non Destructive Examination (NDE) requirements.

·       Carry out Inspection of plant and pipework within the limitations of the Storks issued Letter of Authority (LoA) in compliance with the Written Scheme of Examination or equivalent as well as Stork and client procedures.

·       Interface with NDT team to provide clarification on NDT inspection techniques in order to meet integrity objectives.

·       Review inspection reports, isometrics, vessel general arrangements and P&ID drawings.

·       Manage and report on the status of all in progress inspection, integrity and corrosion monitoring activities on the installation.

·       Liaise with planning personnel to maximise opportunistic inspection of vessels, plant and equipment at the request of the client.

·       Give technical advice in order to ensure ad-hoc inspections are completed and integrity of units are fully assessed.

·       Maintain up to date knowledge of innovative NDT techniques.

·       Maintain assurance of UKAS accredited NDT techniques and any knowledge of integrity threats.

·       Support NDT personnel and other inspection, integrity and corrosion sponsored contractors in the prioritisation and planning of work.

Reporting and Compliance

·       Create workpacks including donating relevant NDT techniques to meet integrity objectives.

·       Carryout detailed scoping activities, WSE creation/review /approval/ anomaly reporting and inspection reporting

·       Give input to periodical audits of NDT Inspection to ensure compliance to procedures.


At Stork, Safety is our first Core Value and we believe that safety is a team effort. Safer Together is employee owned. It is how we think, communicate and act at Stork.

As a member of the Stork team, there are expectations of you within your role:

·       Be aware of, and understand your HSEQ responsibilities relevant to your role, if unsure ask your Line Manager

·       Work in partnership with HSEQ on any HSEQ matters

·       Work in accordance with your departmental HSEQ Service Level Agreement (if in existence)

·       Understand and adhere to the Safer Together behaviours

People Management

·       Establish and monitor project team working methods.

·       Carry out briefings/Tool Box Talks to all Inspection/ NDT Personnel

·       Ensure that the personnel selected for the scope of work are trained, qualified and competent to carry out the task.

·       To advise projects on the training and competence assurance of the job.

·       To support the company to recruit and development of a suitable and competent workforce.

·       Attend pre-project briefs

Specific Requirements for the Plant Inspector:

Education & Experience


·       ASME Level 2 Plant Inspector or API 570/510 (or working experience specific to include pressure vessel and piping inspection)

·       HNC/HND qualified in an appropriate Engineering Discipline

·       Site Safety Passport

·       Professional Body Membership / Engineering Council status

·       Experience of ‘in-service’ plant inspection and NDT.

·       Proven ability to work without supervision and to provide effective supervision to others


·       Fitness for purpose Experience API 579

·       PCN Level II or equivalent in MPI, DPI, EC and UT (UT must be 3.1/3.2 Plate and Pipe)

·       API 653 Tank Inspection certification

·       Boiler/Furnace inspection experience

·       Radiographic Interpretation (RI)

·       IRATA Level I

·       PCN (or equivalent)



·       Experience as an Plant Inspection Engineer/Inspection Engineer with an Oil or Petro-Chemical Background

·       Experience in inspection in a relevant process industry with the majority of the above experience elements. In particular, experience in the application of inspection tools and techniques.

·       Ability to read and interpret commonly used engineering drawings and data sets used in support of inspection activities, e.g. piping isometrics, vessel general arrangements, piping and instrumentation diagrams, process flow diagrams, piping schedules.

·       Detailed knowledge of the uses and limitations of commonly applied non-destructive examination techniques applied in support, e.g. MPI, DPI, UT measurement, Rad techniques.

·       Working knowledge of the use and limitations of specialist NDE techniques applied in support of above water inspection and monitoring programmes, e.g. pulsed eddy current, thermography, time of flight diffraction, CHIME, etc.

·       Clear understanding of major discipline issues arising from oil and gas production systems. Awareness of materials and key degradation mechanisms associated with the deterioration of offshore production facilities.

·       Awareness of piping and vessel design codes, e.g. ASME VIII, PD5500, ASME B31.3.

·       Assess defects or anomalies found, ensuring use of the Storks or client anomaly process e.g. IQ procedure.

·       Strong understanding of PSSR regulations.

·       Develop or update Written Schemes of Examination or equivalent (e.g. Inspection Test Plan) as part of inspection preparations as required.

·       Computer literate with proven ability to use common Microsoft Office packages.

·       Proven ability to work without supervision and to provide effective supervision to others.

·       Ability to effectively communicate and articulate inspection and corrosion issues at all levels within offshore organisation.

·       Ability to communicate fluently and effectively, in the English language, with peers, direct reports, sub-contract personnel and immediate management.


·       Familiar with typical design codes and standards for offshore pressure systems and the application and use in fitness for service assessments.

·       Working knowledge of key legislation and regulatory framework applicable to offshore regime with understanding of major accident hazards, performance standards, assurance and verification activities.

·       Competent in the application of ‘un-engineered’ temporary repair techniques available for offshore process and utility piping and vessels systems, e.g. box clamps, composite repairs, etc.

·       Awareness of paint coat specifications and associated applications.

·       Familiar with typical corrosion monitoring equipment and associated practices and procedures for retrieval. Capable of performing download of Data Collection Units.

·       Competent in maintenance management database systems.

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