Pipeline Inspector Job Description

Pipeline inspectors are individuals who inspect pipelines for flaws, holes, or breaks in lines, and who maintain the integrity and safety of pipelines.

Pipeline inspectors often seek to find defects so they can make repairs and prevent further damage.

Pipeline inspectors work in a variety of settings, including industries where pipelines transport a tangible commodity, such as petroleum, natural gas, coal, or ore.

Their duties may also include inspecting pipelines in industries that are more intangible, such as telecommunications and electrical power.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Pipeline Inspector to join our team! The right candidate will have experience in pipeline inspection and be able to work independently. If you are a self-starter and have a strong attention to detail, we want to hear from you!

Pipeline Inspector Duties:

  • Maintain optimal levels of safety throughout the company
  • Ensure all pipeline integrity and maintenance-related activities are in compliance with federal, state, and local standards, as well as company procedures
  • Ensure all pipelines are inspected and maintained in a safe, efficient manner
  • Track pipeline usage and ensure proper monitoring to prevent damage
  • Understand the pipeline industry and industry best practices
  • Utilize innovative technologies and practices to foster a sound safety culture
  • Oversee and maintain safe work environments
  • Perform all work in compliance with company policies and federal, state, and local regulations

Pipeline Inspector Responsibilities:

  • Identify and evaluate pipeline facilities to determine their structural integrity and effectiveness, and ensure compliance with all regulations and company policies
  • Perform detailed inspections of pipeline facilities, checking for corrosion, leaks, cracks, and other physical and structural issues
  • Maintain accurate inspection records in tap
  • Develop and seal and submit PMs, which can include supporting service, modification, or reline recommendations
  • Identify problems or potential issues, and recommend solutions to management
  • Conduct regular compliance audits of operating pipelines
  • Perform equipment maintenance on pipeline inspection tools, including cameras, crawler robots, test instruments, and flow meters
  • Perform inspections using handheld and man-down devices
  • Maintain inventory levels of inspection tools and vehicles
  • Conduct internal training on inspection processes and best practices
  • Maintain updates for internal training systems

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Associate’s degree in engineering or a related field
  • 1+ years’ proven experience performing pipeline inspections
  • Knowledge of pipeline installation methods, tools, and equipment is essential
  • Knowledge of pipeline sealant installation methods, tools, and equipment is essential

[Our company] is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team helps us better serve our community. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.