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Date: Jul 5, 2017

Location: Anacortes, WA, US

Company: Tesoro Companies Inc.

Requisition ID: 56361


The incumbent acts as the Refinery authority for mechanical integrity and inspection. Manages and leads refinery’s inspection team and inspection activities necessary to comply with industry codes and standards, laws, company standards and good engineering practices to ensure effective and efficient inspection programs and the safety and reliability of fixed equipment.


  • Develops and executes refinery’s business plan for pressure equipment inspection. Establishes objectives aligning with refinery’s targets for safety, regulatory compliance, reliability and efficiency. Works collaboratively with Operations and Maintenance departments to assure appropriate risk-based inspections and maintenance performed on pressure equipment. Implements process safety initiatives. Regularly reviews progress and performance metrics initiating, as needed, corrective actions. Responsible for personal safety of the inspection staff, and promoting the health and safety of others through effective implementation and support of safety programs. Ensure the development and implementation of an effective facility practice to ensure that inspection recommendations for repairs and other mitigations are followed up on and completed.
  • Manages effective, efficient, and accurate implementation and maintenance of the facility RBI-based programs for fixed equipment. Must be knowledgeable and conversant on API 571 and on equipment damage mechanisms to support RBMI and facility mechanical integrity programs.
  • Manages technical support for inspection activities encompassing disciplines such as, but not limited to, corrosion, mechanical, metallurgical and materials. Leads technical assessment of new inspection technologies. Ensure timely and effective inspection department support for shutdown and turnaround planning.
  • Manages pressure equipment integrity initiatives to drive improvements and closure of corrective actions on non-conformance reports. Provides day-to-day technical direction to ensure work performed conforms to engineering standards and material selection is correct for intended service. Ensures appropriate level of technical review taken on inspection reports, corrective actions and repair plans. Oversees Management of Change (MOC) documentation relating to pressure equipment to ensure integrity considerations are properly addressed. Ensure the ready availability and accessibility of comprehensive inspection reference library. Sets standards to ensure effective auditing of procedures and practices for welding, NDE, PMI, and heat treatment for maintenance repairs.
  • Develops budget for evergreen and special emphasis inspection programs exercising financial stewardship to control expenditures. Coordinates with stakeholders to develop and oversee the 5-year look ahead on high cost equipment replacement items to allow for adequate capital and expense budgeting.
  • Works with Supply Chain Management and central Mechanical Integrity SME to secure supplementary contracted inspection services. Coordinates contractor assessments to ensure compliance with technical standards, safe work practices, service quality and performance efficiency. Responsible for contract administration and qualification of contractor inspection and NDE personnel.
  • Manages staff providing supervision and technical direction. Establishes expectations and training for competencies and qualifications/certifications for staff inspectors, corrosion engineer, pressure equipment engineers and mechanical integrity engineers. Initiates selection, promotion and corrective actions when appropriate; accountable for fair and uniform application of personnel policies. Ensures development of technical ability and competence in applicable codes, standards and inspection methods/techniques in various disciplines and non-destructive testing (NDT) methods.
  • Manages certification program including, but not limited Facility “R” manual, “VR” manual, ASME “U” & S certifications, National Board Owner-User Inspection Program, State Owner-User Inspection of State Permitted Equipment. Acts as refinery’s primary point of contact with state regulatory agencies. Ensure development and maintenance of effective inspection programs for permit to operate equipment and PSVs in accordance with company and jurisdictional requirements.


  • Undergraduate degree in mechanical or metallurgy/materials engineering preferred.
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector, 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector and 570 Piping Inspector certifications, current or expired, required for non-engineer candidates and preferred for engineer candidates.
  • Other inspection-related certifications, current or expired, preferred such as API 571 Advanced Corrosion & Materials Program, API 577 Welding Inspection & Metallurgy Professional Program, API 580 Advanced Risk Based Inspection Professional Program, API 936 Refractory Quality Control Personnel Program or National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 1/2/3.


  • Undergraduate engineering degree minimum of 15 years experience in refinery or chemical plant working with plant fixed equipment mechanical integrity programs required. Experience at multiple sites is a plus.


  • Must have physical ability to perform essential job functions which includes ability to climb stairs, columns, etc. and enter tight and confined spaces including 18” vessel openings.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as necessary.
  • Knowledgeable with risk based inspection programs.
  • Must possess strong leadership and collaboration skills.
  • Competent in use of common office software programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Advanced knowledge and abilities using Capstone RBMI preferred.

Tesoro Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, is a leading independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products with a strategically focused presence in the western United States. Tesoro, through our subsidiaries, owns and operates seven refineries with a combined capacity of over 895,000 barrels per day. Our retail-marketing system includes over 2,400 retail stations under the ARCO®, Shell®, Exxon®, Mobil®, USA Gasoline™, Rebel™ and Tesoro® brands. Our full-service logistics business, a master limited partnership formed by Tesoro Corporation as Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP), owns and operates 4,000 miles of crude oil, refined products and natural gas pipelines; 29 crude oil and refined products truck and marine terminals; 15 million barrels of storage capacity; two crude oil rail facilities; and four natural gas processing complexes. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, our operations span 18 states.

Our strength lies in our investment in employees and in their future. We measure success not only by the products we bring to our customers, or the financial results we deliver to our shareholders, but also by remaining true to our core values of safety and environmental stewardship, respect and integrity.

Discover your strengths and invest in your future by applying today.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Vet / Disability

Posting Notes: || Anacortes || Washington || United States (US) || SF:LI-JC-1 || |Environmental, Health, Safety & Security; Refinery Operations || 98221 ||

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

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