Applus+

Pipeline Integrity Technician

US-CA-Bakersfield
Internal Title
Pipeline Integrity Technician Advanced I
Requisition ID
2017-1875
# of Openings
3
Category
NDT

Company Bio

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Applus+ is one of the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification companies with its North American headquarters in Sugarland, Texas, USA. We provide specialized non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services, located in the center of numerous unique industries which provides our employees with a broad range of experience.

 

We provide NDT, engineering, manpower and inspection services in all aspects of the aerospace, power, and oil and gas industries, including exploration, transmission, refining, and storage facilities.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

  • The main function of the Technician Advanced 1 is to be responsible for the completion of inspection, including initial interpretation, reporting, and billing. This position require thoroughly familiar with the scope and methods of NDT and ANDT being used and should perform assigned responsibility for on-the-job training and guidance to the Assistant Technicians. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operates tools and equipment to accomplish job assignments and client requirements
  • Inspect and interpret readings as required in real time, to determine areas of interest. 
  • Apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications.. 
  • Set-up and calibrate all equipment used, interpret, evaluate, and document results through formal reports.
  • Safely Operates company vehicles and strictly adhere to company safety regulations
  • Direct, mentor, and train personnel in the method(s) in which certified and capable of.
  • Provide direction and guidance with the codes, standards and other contractual documents that control the method as utilized by the company and client. 
  • Responsible for all paperwork to be turn in a timely manner including safety forms, company required forms, customer forms, and timesheets
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
  • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
  • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe Practices per company policy. 
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May mentor and train coworkers assigned to you through on the job training in safe work practices, technical skills and compliance with company policy.
  • Ensure a safe, secure, and legal work environment for all staff ensuring all company policies are being followed 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to be certified in accordance with Applus+ written practice in the following methods: MT, PT, RT, UT
  • Ability to set up and standardize equipment, conducts tests, interpret and evaluate findings in compliance with required specifications, standards and or customer specifications.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the techniques and method in which are to be employed.
  • Be capable of developing written work instructions from approved general procedures.
  • Must have working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Must have analytical capabilities for customer needs assessment and solutions identification.
  • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru.
  • Knowledge of Industry Codes.
  • Knowledge of NDT equipment and ability to effectively perform assigned NDT inspections 
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and respond to short notice work assignments
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Possess excellent communication skills to convey information to customers and colleagues effectively. 
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.

Education and Work Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent from an accredited university or college highly desirable
  • Technical Background in NDT methods and techniques preferred
  • Minimum of 3+ years of NDT experience with full documentation of prior training, experience and certification is required.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • CNDT Level II certification:  MT, PT, UT
  • ANDT Level II certification in: Phased Array or Laser Profiliometry (Creaform/Handyscan)
  • API certification preferred
  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program. 

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • Able to perform very heavy work (exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
  • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium
  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position, up to a maximum of 50 pounds. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations)
  • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer)
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing
  • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights 
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
  • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 75% of the time.

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