Applus+

Difficult to Inspect (DTI) Technician

US-TX-Houston
Internal Title
Difficult To Inspect (DTI) Specialist
Requisition ID
2017-1978
# of Openings
1
Category
Pipeline

Company Bio

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Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

 

Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.
Together beyond standards.

 

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

Position Purpose

  • The main function of the Technician for the Difficult to Inspect market is to perform onshore and offshore activities with clients according to established inspection methods and procedures. The results of these inspections are used to safeguard the integrity of pipeline/piping assets. As an Technician for DTI, you may be traveling and performing field activities in both North and South America. While in the office, activities will include tool setup, calibratioins, cleaning, analyzing data, reporting and performing pre and post job equipment maintenance.   

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Prepare and configure the in line inspection equipment for the specific application.
  • Plan, prepare and evaluate the work conditions and safety situation mitigating any potential hazards.
  • Perform field inspection using the appropriate DTI inspection tool(s).
  • Complete daily paperwork and timesheets, as necessary.
  • Analyze, evaluate and interpret the inspection results.
  • Draft inspection reports for the Lead DTI Technician to review.
  • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
  • Follow and enforce Company policies 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 all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • 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 communicate and work as a team.
  • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru.
  • Willingness and flexibility to work call out and/or long hours as defined by our client’s needs.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
  • Previous experience as an ILI Technician or ILI Data Analyst, or MFL.
  • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done.
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+. Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
  • Understanding of pipeline integrity assessment and impact of regulations, pipe product and industry initiatives have on integrity assessment requirements.
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A strong appetite and aptitude for technical knowledge.
  • Ability to collaborate and consult with our North America and European Technology Centers leadership, manage the relationship, and participate as needed in related collaborative planning and communication.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate customer needs, ability to analyze and interpret data to make sound professional judgments and recommendations.
  • Passionate about the products and services.
  • Good communications skills, written and oral.
  • Understand and follow standardized processes and procedure.
  • Act in accordance to/with all company policies required as part of the Company

 

Education and Work Experience

  • High School diploma or GED required, college degree or some college preferred
  • 3-5+ years of work experience.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Excel Skills
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills
  • Field and/or data analysis experience in any ILI technology, preferably UT compression wave
  • Some familiarity with US pipeline Industry’s regulations & standards
  • Prefer that successful candidate meets ASNT ILI PQ 2010 Level 1 or 2 requirements for field technician and/or data analyst
  • Proficient in English (verbal &written)

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Level I UT (Compression Wave) required.
  • Level II UT preferred or equivalent ILI Data Analyst experience.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • 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 see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • 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 listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • 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 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 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 exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • 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 respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume.
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 30%-50% of the time, may also require international travel.

 

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