Advanced Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) position

The primary objective of the Advanced NDT Technologist role is to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of advanced NDT methods for Texas Operations. The Advanced NDT Technologist role will provide broad mentoring and coaching, plus training and technical expertise both inside and outside MTS department, and maintain responsibility for inspector and NDT technician qualifications/ certifications.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities of the Advanced NDT Technologist role:

Provide technical guidance to the NDT and Inspection Technical Resource Network (TRN).

Develop and leverage NDT/Inspection related processes and procedures.

Assure Dow NDT technicians/ Inspectors are certified in accordance to Dow’s Most Effective Technology (MET) specifications, and that all training and accumulated experience are documented.

Perform audits on contract companies performing NDT/Inspection services on Dow owned equipment; to assure they meet the requirements of applicable codes, regulations, and Dow standards.

Provide interpretations of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, primarily Section V Nondestructive Examination.

Provide technical support to site business Reliability Engineer/Mechanical Engineer & Mechanical Technologists in the development of nondestructive testing processes and procedures that align with the improve reliability work process.

Leverage Level I and II Most Effective Technology (MET), Inspection and NDT technical expertise.

Work with NDT/Inspection Technical Resource Network (TRN) in developing and updating Dow MET practices.

Global SME for NDT and Inspection practices, Global Mechanical Integrity Safety Standard and Global Mechanical Integrity Manual.

Participate in NDT/Inspection related failure analysis to establish root cause of failures and optimize corrective actions.

Provide broad mentoring, coaching, and training within Natural Work Team and globally.

Investigate quality issues that pertain to NDT/Inspections services, process equipment fabrication and repair providers, and NDT equipment vendors.

Qualifications

Required Education/Background:

A minimum of a High School Diploma/GED and of 15 years of experience in Inspection/NDT applications and practices are required

OR

An associate technical degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Inspection/NDT in a petrochemical environment

Other Requirements:

Three of the ASNT Level III NDT methods from the below list are required. One year reduction in experience for each additional certification.

o Level III RT Film Interpretation

o Level III MT (Mag-particle Testing)

o Level III PT (Penetrant Testing)

o Level III VT (Visual Testing)

o Level III UT Thickness (Ultrasonic Thickness Testing)

Knowledge of computer maintenance management systems (CMMS)

Knowledgeable of ASME Codes and Standards

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Planning, scheduling and coordinating skills

High competency in the use of basic computer software such as Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Safely use the standard safety equipment which is rated for 300 pounds or less is required.

Be able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds is required

Must have a valid U.S driver license as a requirement.

Desired Skills:

Must be pro-active and self-motivated to head off problems associated with plant outages before they occur

Six Sigma training or certification.

Petroleum Institute Certifications (API 510, API 653, API 570) are preferred

American Welding Society (AWS) Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) or a Certified Associate Welding Inspector (CAWI) certifications are also preferred

A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or Qualifying Asylee/Refugee).

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