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RBI Analyst - Meridium Coordinator


INEOS Aromatics

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INEOS Aromatics

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INEOS Aromatics is a global chemical manufacturing company that produces products the polyester industry uses to make many of the things we use in our daily lives, such as clothes, carpets, furniture, automotive parts and food packaging.

We employ 1,300 employees in sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Mainland China, Belgium, Indonesia and Taiwan, with annual sales of $4 billion. Our diverse team of engineers, scientists and business professionals is dedicated to discovering solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. For example, learn more about the potentially game-changing plastic recycling technology, Infinia, we are developing in Illinois.

We care about how we deliver these essential products to the world. Our business has been proud to lead the global polyester industry towards a more sustainable future for some time. Above everything, the safety, reliability and excellence of our operations is fundamental to what we do.

We are looking for people who share our passion for excellence, collaboration and innovation. In return for your excellent skills and abilities, we offer a competitive benefits package including: health, dental & vision insurance, 401K match (up to 9%), STD/LTD, paid dependent care days, Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment, 9 paid holidays, 2 personal days and paid vacation.

INEOS Aromatics is part of INEOS, formed in 1998 and already one of the world’s most successful companies, with an annual turnover of over $60 billion and 25,000 employees - over 5,000 of them in the US. INEOS is also one of the safest manufacturing companies in the world, nothing is more important to us.

This position provides leadership, resources, boundary conditions, and cost management oversight to help the inspection group successfully accomplish plant and group performance targets and objectives.

Job Title:

RBI Analyst - Meridium Coordinator

Role synopsis:

The position works jointly with the Lead Inspector, Inspection team and the Fixed Equipment Technical Authority to provide assurance for compliance with the site’s integrity management programs for fixed equipment and piping to eliminate loss of containment incidents that could result in process safety or environmental events.

The position serves as the administrator of the Meridium inspection database and a champion of the Risk Based Inspection (RBI) program.

Key Accountabilities

  • Champions safe work practices among work group and contractors
  • Manages and coordinates the risk based inspection (RBI) program for fixed equipment and piping. Has overall responsibility for the RBI work process (coordinates input between corrosion, materials, inspection process, maintenance, and operations) to include review and analysis of equipment design, operating conditions, and data resulting in risk rankings and prioritization of inspection plans.
  • Coordinate the development of RBI models with associated inspection plans.  This includes soliciting the appropriate expertise.
  • Establish inspection intervals and strategies based on RBI methodologies for fixed equipment (vessels, columns, piping, exchangers, etc.) and RBI evergreen process
  • Administrator of the Meridium Inspection Database Management System which includes:
  • Serving as the primary contact for all activities associated with the Meridium Inspection module.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the Meridium Inspection database.
  • Determining the need for ongoing and periodic training for Meridium users.
  • Preparing monthly Meridium health metrics and assist Inspectors in closing identified gaps.
  • Developing and running Meridium reports as required
  • Periodically audits quality and compliance of inputs into the Meridium database compared to API/regulatory requirements
  • Supports development of long-term equipment reliability and replacement plans through data analysis and thickness monitoring program
  • Assist the TAR Superintendent and Lead Inspector with cost control for inspection related items and initiates methods for improving performance
  • Interfaces with manufacturing teams and other customers regularly to ensure their needs are met
  • Participate in the routine review of inspection activities & findings through the self-verification process as needed
  • Evaluates corrosion monitoring data, predicts equipment life, and adjusts inspection intervals as required
  • Maintains inspection records and adjusts inspection intervals as necessary for all planned inspections
  • Interprets code requirements for inspections and repairs, provides technical expertise on codes/standards
  • Provides facility inspection plans and support needed for incorporation into TAR execution plans.
  • Update the RBI models with inspection data following unit TAR’s.
  • Maintain a good understanding of the corrosion mechanisms in units, as represented in the corrosion control documents (CCDs).
  • Participate in the MOC work process regarding changes to or impacts to RBI models, CCD’s, and C&MD’s.
  • Monitor corrosion variables for compliance to agreed limits and communicate concerns to Operations when limits have been exceeded.
  • Review forward month inspection schedules for obstacles to compliance.
  • Recommend engineering or technical studies to eliminate recognized design and/or maintenance problems
  • Ensures compliance to TCC and INEOS SHE policies and promotes INEOS 20 Principles

Education and Experience:


  • 10+ years oil and/or chemical industrial experience
  • Inspection Database Management System experience  
  • Must have excellent communications skills in English


  • BS Degree
  • 3+ yrs RBI experience
  • Meridium RBI software knowledge
  • Meridium IDMS knowledge
  • Certifications API-581, API-653, API-571

Job Requirements:


  • Performance Bias
  • Business Insight
  • Taking the Lead
  • Partnership & Teamworking
  • Wise Decisions
  • Innovation
  • HSSE skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Digital Skills


  • Technical Disciplines – Corrosion/Materials/Inspection
  • Knowledgeable of boiler, pressure vessel, piping, heat exchanger, storage tank, and fired heater design and in-service codes – ASME, API codes
  • RBI advanced knowledge – API-580 & API-581
  • Inspection Database administration: Preferred: Meridium software
  • Operations Competencies – Process Equipment & Drawings

Legal Disclaimer:

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority in INEOS.

INEOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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.