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Plant/Area Inspector

Berkeley, CA

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Plant/Area Inspector located in Richmond, CA through February 3, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to: 

  • Serve as a member of the Fixed Equipment Inspection Group at the Chevron Richmond, California Refinery. This team provides inspection services to all process Plants and off plot facilities in the refinery. 
  • Ensure the safe and reliable operating condition of fixed equipment through scheduled inspections and guidance on high quality repairs that meet corporate and code requirements. 
  • Report to the Fixed Equipment Inspection Team Lead at the refinery. 
  • Plan, coordinate and perform required internal and external compliance inspections for tanks, vessels, columns, and piping at code and jurisdictional mandated intervals. 
  • Provide guidance on required equipment repairs to meet both corporate and code requirements. 
  • Implement and maintain equipment reliability plans and a risk-based inspection (RBI) methodology for assigned area. Provide updates to both when process conditions dictate, or inspection related updates are needed. 
  • Participate in design reviews for new construction and equipment to ensure it meets company and code requirements as well as Design for Reliability factors. 
  • Participate in shutdown inspection scope planning. During turnarounds, manage inspection requirements such as internal inspections, defining required repairs, and NDE scheduling and validation 
  • Intermittent travel with possible nights and weekend work hours based on refinery needs 
  • Maintain inspection data, master equipment list, records, and recommendations in computer-based reliability data management applications (i.e. Meridium). 

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Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Driver's license.
  • Current API-510 and API-570 certification.
  • Computer skills (word, excel, IDMS, etc.) needed to maintain permanent and progressive records of inspection data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business related, construction management or engineering field
  • National Board Commission
  • Must be able to obtain a TWIC card within the first six months of employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks, projects, and initiatives.  Ability to understand priorities and provide clear guidance to others while successfully meeting established deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively across all organizational levels and to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Highly organized and self-motivated who can work independently as well as work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

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Job ID: 2205952f248b9a59086538d3f8f46dc52b8bbf1591d2e44bca5eed80c264c71b
Employment Type: Other