General Requirements: NACE Cathodic Protection Level 2 (or higher) and Coating Inspector Level 2 (or higher) certified with at least 3 years of relevant corrosion control experience. (Proof of current certification is required). Able to work independently, with minimal supervision and with other team members. Has training and experience to perform tasks listed below in the Position Duties section. Has completed OSHA 10-hour and H2S Awareness Training. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Position Duties: The following are basic duties of the position.
Perform Bi-Monthly Rectifier Inspections: Inspect rectifiers, clean and measure output on a bi-monthly basis. Voltage and amperage outputs will be taken with a multi-meter, and Tap settings will be read and recorded in PCS, as well as site measurement sheets, and signed by the technician. Rectifier cabinets will be cleaned and maintained; and, locked prior to departure from the site. Winter operations will include winterizing rectifier cabinets prone to snow intrusion. Summer operations will include installing/changing insecticide tags. Oil immersed rectifiers will be inspected and serviced for proper oil levels and inspected for loose or exposed wires. Inspection reports will be entered into PCS and a provided SharePoint folder. Provide weekly progress reports to supervisor and program manager.
Perform Annual Surveys: Evaluate the condition and output of existing Cathodic Protection (CP) Systems. Troubleshoot and adjust CP systems to optimize system performance. Assess existing CP test stations, bonds and rectifiers to ensure proper operation. Coordinate system repairs. Identify any stray current interference and provide mitigation recommendations to the CP program manager. Provide annual survey reports that include data analysis and recommendations. Enter data into PCS and the SharePoint folder. Provide weekly progress reports to supervisor and program manager.
Perform Atmospheric Inspections: Inspect all jurisdictional assets, including pipelines, facility-associated tanks, piping and vessels and gather data to ensure compliance with 49 CFR Part 192 Subpart I: 459, 461, 479, 481 & 491; and 49 CFR Part 195 Subpart H: 581 & 583. Technicians will provide recommendations to increase operational reliability, longevity, and safety of company assets. Specific focus areas include: soil-to-air interfaces (transitions), pipe supports, corrosion under insulation (CUI), high temperature assets, sweating assets, galvanic (bi-metallic coupling), paint degradation, and wall loss. Upon completion of inspections, technicians install unique identification tags (pin brazing or bolting) at each atmospheric location selected for future monitoring without damaging coating systems. Technicians inspect and photo document atmospherically exposed jurisdictional assets, identify corrosion mechanisms and determine root causes. Data gathered is recorded in accordance with NACE SP0169-2013 & SSPC VIS-2 standards. Produce a final survey report and enter data in PCS and the SharePoint folder. Provide weekly progress reports to supervisor and program manager.
Perform Facility Assessments: In addition to the tasks performed and documentation required as listed in the annual survey and atmospheric inspection sections, technicians will assess electrical isolation; mapping each piping network and confirming the electrical isolation of below-ground assets with respect to station grounding system(s) and piping entering or exiting the facility. Technicians will also confirm that cathodic protection is applied at each facility; and that it meets the level of protection required to effectively mitigate below-ground corrosion and extend asset life. Provide comprehensive facility assessment reporting and recommendations as part of a facility integrity management program.