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Mechanical Integrity Technical Lead

Job Opportunity

Mechanical Integrity Technical Lead 

Multi-Site: Pasadena, TX and Texas City, TX USA

INEOS Styrolution America LLC 


INEOS Styrolution is a leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene standard and styrenic specialties. Offering excellent production facilities, cutting-edge R&D centers, international reach, and over 90 years' experience pioneering real change through sustainable solutions, all while makeing the circular economy for styrenics a reality.

  • Global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties

  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide

  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries

  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries

  • Sales: 4 billion EUR in 2020

Safety remains, and always will be, our number one priority in INEOS.  Our US locations now require all new hires to provide one of the following as a condition of employment:

  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or
  • Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date (under this option, proof of vaccination is a condition to any offer of employment and must be provided prior to commencement of employment), or
  • Validation of your religious or medical exemption


This role leads the development, implementation, and maintenance of Risk-Based Inspection Programs (RBI) for two styrene monomer plants.  It provides deep technical expertise for applying risk-based methods to set the optimum inspection plans for fixed assets; leads engineers and inspectors to ensure plans are appropriately executed; and collaboratively determines creative solutions to mechanical repairs that meet Process Safety requirements and maximize equipment availability within defined cost parameters.


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field required.
  • Masters or Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering or related work preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience petrochemical or chemical industry and demonstrated ability in the practical application of the requirements of 29CFR 1910.119 regulations, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME B31 series Piping Codes, API 579, ANSI/NB-23 National Board Inspection Code and 49 CFR (DOT Code)
  • Knowledge of risk-based inspection; equipment design, fabrication, and repair codes; and corrosion, damage mechanisms, and materials.  This includes:
    • Working knowledge of API 510, 570, 571, 572, 574, 576, 580 and 581 codes or recommended practices
    • Awareness of additional relevant codes such as ASCE, TEMA, NORSOK, CSA, AGA, DIN, ISO, EN, CGA, IEEE, ISEA, NEMA
  • Must have ability to perform: (1) calculations (2) safety/risk/fitness for service assessments for Fixed Equipment, Relief System and Rotational equipment
  • Supervisory experience preferred


Program Management

  • Develop/manage inspection program to maintain mechanical integrity and compliance with all engineering/regulatory codes.
  • Generate monthly compliance activities report to department leader
  • Support Gulf Coast sites in the definition, implementation and sustainability of risk management initiatives identified to deliver continuous improvement and/or compliance with industry/regulatory changes associated with MI.
  • Integrate management systems supporting Mechanical Integrity for Fixed Equipment and Relief Systems.
  • Support audits and insurance surveys in relation to MI programs for Fixed Equipment and Relief Systems.
  • Manage inspection data and workflow process


  • Design fitness for service protocol to improve availability & maintain mechanical integrity of equipment
  • Work with vendors concerning equipment issues, technology issues, failure problems, and quotes on equipment used in some projects.
  • Review and approve engineering repair plans for clamps, piping, pressure vessels, and all fixed equipment at the site
  • Perform calculations for determination of remaining life based on damage mechanisms present
  • Review, modify, and approve pipe and equipment specifications for repairs or capital projects
  • Work with vendors to ensure procedures used in welding and repairs meet engineering code with specific requirements of our material and condition

Functional Leadership

  • Supervise Gulf Coast Mechanical Integrity team, consisting of in-house fixed equipment engineers, in-house inspectors, and a team of contract inspectors
  • Supervise contract inspection staff for TAR events and maintenance projects
  • Direct daily activities and scope of the inspection team & inspection data management system in support of regulatory compliance
  • Develop skills of in-house engineers and inspectors

Safety Leadership

  • Support safety culture and processes including participation in risk assessment processes, management of change, incident investigations, etc.


This opportunity involves supporting two plant locations.  One is located in Pasadena, Texas and the other is in Texas City, Texas.  The sites are approximately 20 miles apart.  Pasadena is part of the Houston metropolitan area, about 30 miles from downtown.  Texas City is about 40 miles Southeast of Houston and 10 miles north of Galveston Island.  Please note that relocation assistance is not available for this position.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive salaries, performance-related pay and bonuses.

  • Comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, life and accidental death insurance plans

  • 401K with company match + contributions

  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement

  • Flexible work environment

  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

  • We provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 

  • We are committed to the safety and personal wellness of all our employees

  • We recognize success and reward achievements

  • We support employees who are passionate about success and motivated.

  • We offer a positive learning environment and encourage the sharing of best practices

  • We produce materials that are necessary for our daily lives

  • We contribute to the communities in which we operate and donate to organizations our employees care about 

  • We foster teamwork and safe, positive working environments

We are excited to hear from you and to share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team


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