• Mechanical Inspector

    Job Locations US-TX-Sugar Land
    Internal Title
    Mechanical inspector
    Requisition ID
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  • Company Bio


    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.

    Position Purpose

    • The main function of the Mechanical Inspector is to be responsible for the completion of inspection, including initial interpretation, reporting and billing. Mechanical Inspectors are thoroughly familiar with the scope and methods of the mechanical  inspections being used and should perform assigned responsibilities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Comply with  HSSE standards and life saving rules.
    • Witness and monitor suppliers I contractors work activities, inspection and test In accordance with the approved Quality Plan, ITP, Quality Procedures and etc.
    • Promote quality awareness throughout the organization, emphasizing excellence, continuous Improvement and corrective action to influence the overall success of company business.
    • Assist review of EPCM's Quality Plan, Inspection & Test Plan (ITP) and Quality Procedures and all pertained QA/QC documentation prior to commencement of any fabrication I construction work.
    • Verify the implementation of PTW (permit to work) LOTO (lock-out and tag-out) and other safety procedures.
    • Conduct quality surveillance at suppliers contactors to promote project's quality culture.
    • Input result of inspection I observations into the web-based inspection recording system In timely manner.
    • Ensure suppliers /contractors have relevant, up to date codes, standards, specifications and drawings.
    • Interface with the discipline engineer, construction engineer, and inspectors In a professional manner.
    • Support personnel by performing additional tasks as directed and commensurate with his/her skills.
    • Approve a work Supplier I Contractor has been by attending Inspection I test or reviewing documents.
    • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.
    • Reinforce the  HSSE requirements to the colleges I Suppliers I Contractors.
    • Oversee inspection of mechanical equipment, piping, structure and welding activities conducted at shops and construction sites.
    • Review original material certificate for compliances to codes and specifications.
    • Ensure testing, measuring, welding, NOE equipment Is fully calibrated per specification and has current certification.
    • Ensure storage and handling of welding consumables Is per manufacturer's recommendations I specifications and has a certification.
    • Verify that equipment is preserved per the supplier's recommendation and the approved preservation procedures.
    • Verify HFE requirement (accessibility of valve, field run piping) against specification.
    • Witness I Participate Equipment Receiving Inspection at construction site to identify damage or deficiency with Contractors.
    • Witness in-process inspections per ITP and Inspection Requests to ensure work proceeds in accordance to specifications, the approved drawings and procedures.
    • Assist insulation inspection if required.
    • Verify the correct test pressure Is applied during the hydro test against specifications and codes and all safety requirements have been addressed.
    • Verify rogue and counterfeit items during inspection or surveillance and immediately report to Inspection Coordinator / Quality Manager if any.
    • Actively participate in safety meetings and walk-down program.
    • Progressively review Supplier's contractor's quality record.
    • Review welder qualifications certificate.
    • Ensure complete record and traceability of material and weld joint's history.

    • Monitor NDE and PWHT process.
    • Assist Quality audit upon request.
    • Actively participate Flawless Surveillance Program.
    • Attend Mechanical Completion I Pre-commissioning final walk-down and sign on behalf of Client.
    • Raise punch and verify punch items as soon as work is complete.
    • Issue and follow up of Non-conformity Report.
    • Liaise with Inspection leads and contractors to remedlate quality management problems.
    • Discuss quality trend with Quality Engineer / Inspection Coordinator and provide Improvement plan if any.
    • Provide resolution of on-going quality issue in consultation with discipline engineer.
    • Practice a conscientious teamwork effort towards the functions of the company.
    • Experience working in difficult locations and with diverse construction personnel (remote, foreign, arctic, etc.).
    • Flexible work hours with weekend work required.
    • Willing to travel occasionally both In and out of town if required

    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


    • Certifications required: MT, PT
    • Must have 5+ years in vendor surveillance  
    • Requires certification(s) in the relevant inspection discipline and 10 years of experience applying the discipline skill to oil and gas equipment. 

    Education and Work Experience

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Technical Background in Mechanical and NDT methods and techniques preferred

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.  
    • Have a minimum Visual Acuity Corrected to 20/40

    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.
    • Fingering: 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.


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