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Senior Refinery Inspector Job in Mombasa - Kenya Petroleum Refineries

The Kenya Petroleum Refineries Ltd operates Kenya’s only Petroleum refinery, situated ¡n Mombasa. It ¡s a private limited company whose main business is to convert crude oil into various petroleum products supplied to the country and region.

The company is looking for suitable candidates to fill the following immediate vacancies at its Changamwe plant:

Senior Refinery Inspector 
Ref: KPRL/ENG/SRI0211

Professional Area: Engineering

Brief Description:

The position holder shall report to Manager Inspection and Integrity.

The main responsibilities (among others) are:
  • Responsible for all NDT work in the Refinery and refinery facilities.
  • Responsible for all new construction work quality control.
  • Responsible for quality control in all maintenance activities affecting the pressure envelop.
  • Develop and enforce quality Integrity Management Procedures
  • Develop short, mid and long term inspection/maintenance programs.
  • Generate major turnaround maintenance scopes of work.
  • Cross country pipelines integrity/ inspection programs.
  • Proactive Inspections programs for tanks, process equipment, process plant.
  • Proactive inspection programs for all steel structures comprising supports, bridges, platforms etc, etc.
  • Day to day advisory on integrity threats and best practices.
  • Statutory compliance management.
  • Training and development of apprentices
  • Maintenance of independent Integrity Audit Processes to maintain internationally acceptable level of integrity assurance.
The key tasks ( among others) are:
  • Provide specialist advice on all matters pertaining to NDT activities in the refinery.
  • Integrity assurance of the entire plant and pressurized envelop.
  • Maintain data base of up to date data, analyse, and monitor corrosion/ material loss in all process loops.
  • Proactively identify integrity threats in the Refinery Plant and facilities and advise mitigation actions.
  • Calculate and confirm structural strengths for new, modified or repaired and existing infrastructure to assure integrity.
  • Enforce quality of repairs, and new constructions to ensure strict adherence to codes and best practices.
  • Supervise/ advise contractors on construction methodologies.
  • Pressure safety devices maintenance program.
  • Cathodic protection monitoring program,
  • Participate in RCA/ DE programs.
  • Conduct audits in integrity management assurance.
  • Maintain data base on preferred manufacturers,and engineering material sources,
  • Advisory on materials testing for acceptability, including PMR,
  • Advisory, and qa/qc on weld repair processes in repair jobs.
  • Provide training in the field of Welding, NDT technics, Certifications, legal compliances, etc, to staff Engineering, Operations and Technology departments.
  • Participate in the relevant global/regional networks in the field of Refinery Inspections as and when needed.
  • Seek and promote best NDT/ Inspection practices that will lead to enhanced delivery of the Best-in-Class targets.
  • Work closely with the shutdown teams in following best practices in turnaround maintenance.
  • Review inspectors turn around work scopes and optimize said work scopes during the Scope Challenge Workshops in order to help ensure the best overall refinery plant utilization.
  • Provide advice in developing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure/trend activities relating to site integrity assurance.
  • Provide advice in selection and proper execution of alternative inspection and non-destructive test methods and techniques to improve plant/equipment integrity and reliability.
  • Review and approve the inspection schedules for static equipment and piping (both shutdown and on-stream) related to identified corrosion failure mode
Job Requirements:
  • Possess a bachelor's degree (from a recognized university) or tertiary/professional qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in hands-on inspection/ corrosion engineering in process plants
  • Candidates with post graduate qualification in inspection, material science, corrosion engineering, will have added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the various refining processes and inspection challenges
  • Candidate should have sound knowledge of developments in NDT inspection technics
  • Must be a self starter with strong leadership qualities, able to work effectively in multidiscipline teams, and have well developed communication skills
  • Must have practical knowledge in latest Inspection technics, Risk Based Inspection methodologies, fitness for purpose analysis, and working with Inspection Data Management Systems
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of failure analysis methodologies and report writing
  • Sound and applied knowledge of HSE management processes
Closing on Mar 4 2011

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