Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the integrity of all new and existing site pressure equipment complies with corporate standards, European and UK regulations and legislation, codes and standards for design and manufacture, and functional specifications to maximize containment and reliability of Barry site processes.
  • Act as a ‘Category 1’ inspector for ‘Major / Intermediate / Minor Systems’ as defined in UKAS publication ‘RG2: Accreditation for In-Service Inspection of pressure Systems / Equipment’.
  • Act as the competent person for the Barry site with respect to the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations (PSSR) 2000. Draw up or certify Written Schemes of Examination (WSEs). Review WSEs at appropriate intervals for continued suitability, modifying when appropriate. Carry out examinations in accordance with WSEs. Review requests for postponement of WSE examinations in accordance with the PSSR and in particular that they do not give rise to danger.
  • Act as User-Inspectorate with respect to Pressure Equipment Safety regulations (S.I. 2016/1105) 2016 (PER)
  • Work with other functions, technology teams, outside professional bodies and colleagues to set the strategies and improvement goals for the department's defined area of responsibility.
  • Work with outside professional bodies to set the strategies and influence standards, codes, regulations and legislation effecting improvement for the department's defined area of responsibility.
  • Communicate and co-operate with mechanical maintenance and project groups throughout Dow to facilitate achievement of common or complimentary goals.
  • Maintain non-destructive testing qualifications as directed by Supervisor
  • Demonstrate a proactive attitude toward safety, health and environmental care. Adhere to all safety, health and environmental policies and standards and programs and comply with regulations. Promote safe working on plant and health and environmental care as top priority.
  • Proactively influence people’s attitudes and thinking before an accident occurs. Set safety, health and environmental performance expectations for subcontractors; monitor compliance and provide consistent feedback.
  • Participate in the Maintenance & Reliability Department safety program. Undertake program activities as requested by Supervisor.
  • Complete assigned Engineering and SMS audits to schedule.
  • Chair assigned safety meetings, compile minutes and ensure recommendations and actions are closed out. Achieve, as minimum, attendance at target number of monthly safety meetings.
  • Participate on incident investigations, risk assessments, PHRs, HAZOPs and RCIs as requested by Supervisor.
  • Complete all Entropy actions to assigned dates.
  • Be proactive with safety suggestions and, as requested by Supervisor, support safety initiatives such as ‘Team Safety’ and ‘Behavior Base Performance (BBP)’. Report incidents, hazards and near misses using the HONK system.
  • Ensure receipt of effective safety, health and environmental training required to do the job. Complete Compliance Monitoring System (CMS) training to schedule.
  • Ensure housekeeping in area of responsibility is maintained at an excellent standard aligned with ‘5S’ principles.
  • Provide, to Supervisor, monthly highlight activity report within agreed number of working days of each month end.
  • Provide communication to site population appropriately regarding relevant engineering, regulatory and legislative information.
  • Provide status reports and certification regard new pressure equipment conformity assessment to project management.
  • Provide reports and certification regard in-service pressure equipment inspection to ‘User’ defined under PSSR.
  • Monitor current site pressure systems status via electronic shift manager’s reports and PI system.
  • Provide technical guidance for craftsmen involved on departmental initiated repairs of pressure equipment.
  • Adopt a conscientious and impartial professional approach that demonstrates leadership and quality decision making independent of production requirements.
  • Examination of in-service pressure equipment to assure its integrity and maxime containment and reliability of Barry Site processes. Reporting of examination activities and certifying of pressure equipment.
  • Draw up or certify WSEs. Review WSEs at appropriate intervals for continued suitability, modifying when appropriate. Carry out examinations in accordance with WSEs. Review requests for postponement of WSE examinations in accordance with the PSSR and in particular that they do not give rise to danger.
  • Undertake conformity assessment of new pressure equipment to PER; as far as it is relevant covering design, materials, manufacture, inspection, testing, marking and labelling, and operation
  • Undertake new equipment review of design and inspection of manufacture for compliance with construction codes, Dow specifications, legislative requirements and Dow ‘good’ engineering knowledge and practices
  • Initiate and provide technical guidance on repair to pressure equipment, whether completed on-site or off-site. Ensure repairs are to the required standard to assure equipment integrity and maximize containment and reliability of Barry site processes
  • Review ‘Management of Change’ (MOCs) or similar documents authorizing modification to engineering processes or equipment. Act as Integrity Engineer consultee in identifying and completing actions.
  • Carry out thermography examination of site electrical and process equipment as requested. Expand use of equipment to the benefit of the site.
  • Develop the use of state-of-the-art engineering techniques. Coordinate evaluation and validation trials. Encourage the greater use of quantifiable ‘non-destructive testing’ (NDT) techniques.
  • Develop the use of information technology systems to communicate and store reliability information.
  • Bursting disc performance monitoring and reporting utilizing statistical techniques for objective evaluation.
  • Protective device (e.g. pressure relief valve and ‘PSR’ instruments) performance monitoring and control of planned computerized maintenance management system. Training, approval and audit of technicians to test and service pressure relief valves.
  • Maintain site understanding of integrity activities and legislative responsibilities in order to emphasize the cost effectiveness of the strategy of regular inspections within an environment of improved equipment containment and reliability.
  • Provide training on regulations and technology to facilitate others effective execution of their prime responsibilities.
  • Ascertain and implement inspection strategies to optimize effectiveness of delivery of department mission and maximize reliability of site processes.
  • Maintain and improve responsible care policy and containment philosophy.
  • Provide troubleshooting support to production units for equipment defect diagnosis and prevention of recurring causes.
  • Lead ‘Fitness for Purpose’ assessment teams in deciding on plant suitability for continued operation.
  • Develop Dow standards for ‘critical’ equipment where experience level dictates specialist knowledge (e.g. pressure vessels and heat exchangers).
  • Plan and communicate detailed requirements to develop shutdowns aligned with overall site strategy, prevent conflicting with other disciplines, maximizing department effectiveness.
  • Contribute to maintaining a list of approved vendors based on performance and capabilities.
  • Control contract service requirements to cover peak workloads in a cost-effective and safe fashion.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Metallurgical or Materials Science.
  • Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers or Materials.
  • Chartered Engineer.
  • At least 3 years working within and engineering discipline associated with in-service inspection of pressure systems. Experience and knowledge should cover a range of activities (e.g. design, manufacture, inspection, operation, maintenance) associated with pressure vessels, heat exchangers, safety protective devices, rotating equipment, fabrication, construction, testing, design codes, H&S legislation, equipment maintenance, planning and computer based systems. Such experience should also have carried a high degree of responsibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others