Applus+

  • Rope Access Supervisor

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Internal Title
    Rope Access Supervisor
    Requisition ID
    2018-2651
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Supervisor
  • 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.  

    Position Purpose

    • The primary function of an Rope Access Supervisor is to supervise the Rope Access portion of the workscope and perform NDT where necessary.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Supervise Rope Access Technicians (IRATA Level 1 and 2) at all times
    • Inspect rope access equipment to ensure it is fit for purpose at all times as per IRATA and K2 requirements
    • Prepare rescue plan, risk assessment, method statements for the rope access work on the project.
    • Prepare equipment and necessary materials for project in consultation with Operations/Stores
    • Sign IRATA log books for IRATA Level 1 and 2
    • Assist the rest of the team in successful completion of the Work scope as per client requirements
    • Must be prepared to work up to 28 day hitches offshore
    • Ensure that other rope access technicians perform their rope access duties in a safe manner.
    • Responsible for coordinating any rescues if required
    • Perform inspection using various types of non destructive testing (NDT)
    • Perform lifting gear inspections as per applicable national and international standards Perform derrick inspections as per industry standards
    • Perform dropped object surveys as per industry guidelines Perform work at height using IRATA rope access methods Perform wall thickness check on pipework and pressure vessel Generate location drawings of areas inspected
    • Complete reports in line with K2 requirements Comply to K2 HSE requirements
    • Play an active role in developing the skills of other team members
    • Frequent and/or overseas travel.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Supervise Rope Access portion of workscope.

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Be reasonably fit and able to work at various heights.
    • Detail oriented with a dedication to the quality control and quality assurance process; ability to understand and read complex design and fabrication plans and specifications.
    • Must have analytical capabilities for customer needs assessment and solutions identification.
    • A sense of urgency, good attention to detail, and follow-thru.
    • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order.
    • Knowledge of Industry Codes.
    • 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.
    • Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions.
    • 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 completed.
    • 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, through verbal and written communication.
    • 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.
    • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

    Education and Work Experience

    • At least five years of rig inspection experience/ two years of NDT inspection in three methods.
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
    • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

    Certificates and Licenses Required

    • Required:
      • Level 3 Certificate in IRATA or SPRAT
      • Basic First Aid, CPR and AED for Adults
    • Preferred:
      • Rigging Certification (API RP 2D or equivalent)
      • ASNT/PCN NDT Level 2 (MT, PT, UT, VT)
      • BOSIET/HUET
      • Offshore Water Survival Certificate and a Rigpass/Safegulf

    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 keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
    • 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.
    • 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. 
    • 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.
    • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
    • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles. 
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
    • 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.
    • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud on the project site.
    • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 75% of the time.

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