BOILER AND PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTOR, J16
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving the inspection and investigation of boilers and pressure vessels to determine compliance with applicable national, state and local laws, codes and/or manufacturer’s specifications.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector job family has three levels of work which are distinguished by the complexity of job assignments, the extent of responsibility assigned and the level of expertise required for completion of assigned tasks.
Level I: Code: J16A Salary Band: I
This is the basic level where employees perform inspection and compliance duties with close supervision and receive specialized training on boilers, pressure vessels, steam lines, weld procedures and applicable rules, methods and techniques. Performs inspection and compliance duties with close supervision.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities required at this level are knowledge of pressure retaining items such as boilers, pressure vessels and steam lines, of basic mechanical apparatus/equipment theory and operation, of inspection and investigative methods and procedures, of report writing, and of the application of safety concepts, rules and codes. Ability to conduct inspections and investigations; to write reports; to apply safety codes and standards; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to learn complex mathematical formula. Ability to work in close, confined spaces and work in high places.
Education And Experience requirements at this level consist of sixty semester hours of college, including twelve hours of mathematics or physical science and one year of experience in the construction, operation or inspection of boilers or pressure vessels, or production experience in the oil and gas industry or physical plant operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of experience in the construction, operation or inspection of pressure retaining items such as boilers, air tanks or pressure vessels for the sixty semester hours of college.
Level II: Code: J16B Salary Band: J
This is the career level where tasks are performed independently and incumbents are given some latitude technically with freedom to develop their own work sequence under established guidelines and policies. Incumbents also inspect and review quality control and safe operation standards evaluation and assessment, and evaluate the engineering and design capabilities as well as the configuration of the environment in which installation and operation occurs, using a variety of applicable standards and calculations.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I, plus knowledge of quality control methods and procedures; and of mechanical engineering and scientific formula and their specific application to a variety of sophisticated devices and complex installations. Ability is required to provide consultation and advice; and to discern appropriate formulas and codes for complex applications.
Education And Experience requirements at this level consist of those included in Level I and possession of a valid Commission issued by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. (No substitution will be allowed for the valid Commission)
Level III: Code: J16C Salary Band: L
This is the leadership level of the job family where employees are assigned responsibility for planning, directing and supervising the work activities of inspectors who are conducting boiler and pressure vessel inspections and investigations. Positions are assigned responsibility for the supervision of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, including reviewing and assigning work, providing training and evaluating performance. Some positions may provide direct supervision which includes responsibilities for employee development, approving leave and initiating disciplinary actions, as well as performing related administrative functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level II plus knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability is required to direct the work of others and to conduct multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level II plus four years of experience in the inspection of boilers and pressure vessels to also include in-service inspections, accident and incident investigations and review of repair and alteration plans and computations, substituting the successful completion of the “B” endorsement examination, offered by the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, for twelve months of the required experience.
Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel normally associated with this position; be willing to work hours other than or regular shifts during emergency or high volume situations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employees are frequently required to stand, walk and reach; and talk and hear. Routinely, employees are required to sit; to manipulate or feel objects, tools or controls; climb (for extended distances) and/or balance; ascend/descend ladders and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Job performance may result in minimal noise exposure, the minimal possibility of chemical exposure and exposure to work environments where chemicals are present.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision with the ability to see defects during an inspection, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to differentiate between colors.
Position requires the employee to be able to wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment related to inspection type, work outdoors, to deal with all weather extremes, carry tool bags containing tools, handle tools required to facilitate inspection and, for some specific jobs, be able to carry 25 pounds up to 400 feet and be able to lift up to 50 pounds.