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Sr Specialist - Welding

Company: Energy Transfer
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Sr. Specialist - Welding Summary: The Welding Specialist reports to the Director of Material/Welding/QA-QC. This position will actively support welding and welding projects, maintain integrity and review compliance of the Company welding program from welding manual thru company welder qualification. This position within the Quality Management group will provide technical support throughout the Company in respect to welding and metallurgical needs related to pipeline, plant, structural and materials. Candidate will be expected to have strong background in API 1104 and ASME Section IX welding and to be capable to provide detailed technical guidance in respect to welding, welding procedures and support of specifications and standards for welding associated with engineering and construction, and operations maintenance and repair activities. In particular, the Welding Specialist is responsible for providing technical support for welding quality assurance and quality control means and measures for engineered and pressure containing, motion restricting materials acquired by the company; welding processes used during construction and repair in processing/pipeline facilities. The Welding Specialist assists the Director in developing, deploying and monitoring company established quality welding goals, objectives and performance measures. The Welding Specialist will make recommendations and support improvements to the company's quality welding program. The Welding Specialist will lead, influence, and document welding procedures compliance and policy compliance across the Company operational areas. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Provide SME advice, direction and support relative to welding implementation and completion issues, policy adherence and procedure compliance. * Create thermal analysis for in-service welding as requested. * Conduct training and qualification protocols for company welders. * Review 3rd party welding procedures for approval on company projects. Maintain log of reviews. * Audit Company and contractor welding qualification records to ensure compliance to federal and state agency regulations, such as PHMSA, OCC and TRRC. * This individual will be expected to support and work with the Company's various customers and other stakeholders to communicate welding program function and expectations. * Network and provide oversight, training, auditing, commercial term negotiation and approval of third-party Welder testing facilities across Company functional districts. * Provide ongoing support and collaboration with staff and contractor welders to foster craft improvement and growth. * Participate in biennial Company training initiatives for Welding Manual and NDE topics for Company welders. * Review Company Welding Manual for content and compliance to company policies, federal and state laws and regulations and industry best practices. * As requested, participate in yearly Company training initiatives for Welding Manual and NDE topics for Company and contract welding inspectors and other required personnel. * Candidate will be expected to work and interface with company and contract welding professionals, various levels of engineers and other commercial and operational groups to coordinate and communicate program directives. * This position will not have direct reports but will be expected to be a strong mentor & leader to develop and assist other company staff to be successful in program execution and delivery. Requirements: Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements for this position are listed below: * A high school diploma or equivalent. * Requires a minimum 8-10 years' experience in welding and or welding project execution. * Hold certification as American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector (AWS CWI) * Essential computer skills encompassing MS Office suite of applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Xcel, Power Point) * Physically able to access (walk/climb) rough/steep terrain such as a pipeline "bell hole" or right of way Preferred Qualifications: Education and/or Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: * Relevant oil/gas welding experience and practical application of welding principals is a plus. Ability to understand, interpret engineering drawings and specifications preferred. * A high degree of interaction with a variety of groups from field construction personnel, vendors & internal personnel (environmental, engineering, operations), team-oriented, self-directed and the ability to be proactive rather than reactive. * A strong knowledge base in advanced NDE technologies including guided wave testing, Phased Array ultrasonic testing, time of flight diffraction (TOFD), Automatic Ultrasonic Testing (AUT), remote field eddy current testing (RFEC), digital radiography. * Public speaking and the ability lead and conduct meeting/presentations. Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. * Typically, 8 hour days 5 Days /weekly, normal * Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time due to prolonged periods of sitting or standing. * Occasional overnight travel will be required. * Occasional visits to industrial/manufacturing settings which may include hazardous materials and chemicals, as well as extreme temperature conditions and loud machinery, and require appropriate personal protective equipment. Special Characteristics/ Job Requirements: * This position is expected to be located in our Houston, TX office location. * We seek someone with integrity, who is passionate about their work; accountable, takes ownership of his/her results and can represent Energy Transfer with professionalism.

Keywords: Energy Transfer, Houston , Sr Specialist - Welding, Other , Houston, Texas

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