API Inspector


Elwood, IL, US, 60421

Job Description

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide API inspection services and technical support as well as make risk based technical decisions on asset health and repairs for all fixed equipment.  This position reports to the Reliability Manager and partners with operations to prioritize Mechanical Integrity preventive maintenance (PM) and perform inspections.  

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Ensure all fixed equipment Mechanical Integrity activities meet or exceed the corporate and local jurisdictional requirements
•    Provide Mechanical Integrity technical assistance and support the operating and maintenance departments to improve reliability
•    Perform risk-based analysis, develops/modifies inspection plans, coordinates/supervise inspections, evaluates inspection results, performs remaining life calculations, develops run/repair/replace recommendations, tracks inspection recommendations to closure and keeps all inspection data current and evergreen
•    Perform fitness for service level 1 assessment using API 579 for all damage mechanisms except for crack like indications
•    Work with a cross-functional production team to develop Mechanical Integrity solutions
•    Perform Quality Assurance (QA) surveillance of stationary equipment maintenance work to ensure compliance, as well as, review and approve repair plan to correct non-conformances
•    Participate in incident investigations and Root Cause Failure Analyses
•    Develop stationary equipment inspection and repair scope for the turnaround and coordinating inspection activities during the turnaround
•    Develop Inspection Test Plans (ITP) and perform QA surveillance on repair jobs
•    Generate and lead inspection scope of work for shutdowns


•    Minimum of one (1) of the following API Certifications required – API 510, API 570, API 653
•    Minimum of three (3) years of experience in the chemical or equivalent industry 
•    Certifiable as a Level II NDE examiner in at least two of the following areas required: UT-thickness, MT, PT and VT 
•    Proficient with computer programs (Excel, Word, Ultra-Pipe, etc.) and strong verbal and written communication skills are required
•    Strong knowledge of inspection and repair requirements of API, ASME, NBIC and state/local regulations
•    Strong working knowledge of damage mechanisms leading to equipment failure


•    A high school diploma or equivalent degree required



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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