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Area Inspector


INEOS Nitriles

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

INEOS Nitriles is a global chemicals business with sales volume of 1200 kte and revenue in excess of $2.4 billion.  The Nitriles business has 2 manufacturing operations in the US and 2 in Europe along with offices and headquarters in Rolle, Switzerland and Aurora, Illinois near Chicago. The Nitriles Business primary products include acrylonitrile, hydrogen cyanide, and acetonitrile.  Additionally, Nitriles also has a Plant that produces catalyst for internal use at the Lima Site, globally within Ineos, and for other Acrylonitrile producers. The INEOS Nitriles Plant at Lima is part of an industrial campus which includes a refinery and chemical complex. INEOS share services, utilities, products, and feedstocks with four adjacent manufacturing facilities:  Nutrien (ammonia, urea, nitric acid), Fort Amanda Specialties (chelates), Ashland (1,4-butanediol), and Cenovus Refining (propylene, fuels and refined oil products).

The Inspection Department has responsibilities for the mechanical integrity of process equipment.  The incumbent performs inspections during routine or breakdown conditions, determining the data to be collected, as well as its interpretation in order to make maintenance recommendations.  These recommendations include inspection results, equipment life expectancy, future operations deficiencies, culminating the cause of failure, and enhancing operations.

This individual reports to the Chief Inspector. This individual will coordinate inspection activities including the review of new construction associated with the manufacturing areas to which assigned.  Incumbent prepares detailed and concise inspections reports.

All activities shall be performed in accordance with established company, local, state, federal and health, safety, and environmental regulations and procedures.

The Total Quality Management System shall be incorporated into all job activities.  All job activities should be executed in a safe and efficient manner consistent with the INEOS 20 Principles.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Promotes and enforces INEOS 20 Principals and Global Life Saving Rules and ensures contractor compliance.
  • Inspection of plant equipment such that it is maintained to a standard, which ensures safety of operation, which is compliant with Ohio and U.S. legal requirements, and which takes account of economics of operation and maintenance.
  • Preparation of concise technical reports for each item inspected.  Reports shall include an assessment of conditions found, make recommendations for repair/replacement as applicable and ensuring that all non-conformances are resolved in a safe and timely manner.
  • Assists the Chief Inspector in organizing manpower requirements for scheduled turnarounds.
  • Supports the plant during emergencies and shutdowns.
  • Prepares a turnaround inspection summary for area of responsibility highlighting significant finding/repair actions.
  • Maintains inspection programs as required by API 570 and API 510 for all pressurized equipment.
  • Ensures by attendance at pre & post bid meetings, in process audit, and documentation review as appropriate , that all vendors and contractors have acceptable quality systems and that all new fabrications, modifications and repairs are completed in accordance with site requirements.
  • Reviews, on a continuous basis, the inspection requirements as applied to each item of equipment and recommends changes to scope and inspection intervals accordingly.
  • Maintains an accurate record of the status for all recommended equipment repairs for review.  Maintains the inspection database.
  • Ensures that all Inspection Department "Plant Register" equipment PR files are complete for area of responsibility.



  • Minimum 2 years technical college degree in relevant subject, or equivalent
  • 5 years of service in process plant equipment
  • Licensing Required:  API 570, ASNT Level II in ultrasonic & radiography, American Welding Society CWI.; Familiarity with the PCMS computer program is essential.  Preferred-API 510 or National Board Commission, API 653      


  • Familiarity with OHIO Boiler, Piping and Pressure Vessel Law.
  • Must become familiar with and maintain competency with ANSI-NB-23 "National Board Inspection Code."
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Strong communication and team leadership skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong commitment to achievement of excellent SHE performance
  • Strong planning and organizational ability
  • Technical awareness of unit operations and maintenance issues
  • Proactive problem solving, decision making and conflict management
  • Willingness to stay current on technology and industry advancements
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse groups in sometimes tense situations to gain consensus and a clear path forward
  • Good communication a must as dealing with individuals on all levels of organization

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

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