Boiler Inspector

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Job Description

Perform safety inspections on all known and registered boilers (high and low pressure), pressure vessels, their required and/or additionally installed safety controls, the equipment rooms, related systems, and maintenance and/or chemical treatment logs to ensure their compliance with Iowa code and Administrative Rules (chapters 89-96), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code), National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the International Mechanical Code (IMC). Inspection of new boilers and pressure vessels or replacement equipment. This task involves checking for such requirements as: proper material strength and specifications, proper use and installation of safety devices, and review of welding of piping and internal and external construction.
 
Perform all scheduling activities ensuring that you are scheduled at a minimum of three weeks in advance. These activities will include but are not limited to the following:

  • Identifying and schedule all locations and objects that require inspection
  • Determining the most efficient travel route to accommodate the scheduled inspections
  • Downloading the objects in the State’s data base for inspection
  • Generate and edit the inspection schedule letters for all of the locations and objects that are to be inspected
  • Make follow-up phone calls and/or emails with the contacts of the locations that are scheduled for inspection to ensure the location is aware of the upcoming inspection
  • Set-up all necessary hotel and travel accommodations for your trip
  • Email all inspection schedule letters to the office for mailing
  • Generate weekly inspection schedule and communicate it with the office
The inspector is required to document in detail any inspections performed, the results of the inspections, any violations identified with the code or specification cited, and any previously identified violation that was cleared in the States database. Writing of State boiler and pressure vessel reports, accidents and explosion reports. Notification of supervisor when boiler or pressure vessels fail to meet the jurisdictional requirements so that appropriate action can be taken. Accurately and completely report all findings in written form or verbal discussion citing pertinent code sections.
 
Training and development courses are required in order to maintain any state and/or national commission(s), endorsement(s), or certification(s) relevant to the inspector or the department. These training or development courses can either be in person or virtual as necessary. Attend in-house inspector staff meetings, annual chief boiler inspector meeting and attend boiler safety board meetings when required.
 
Perform consultation visits at the request of the Owner/Users, Installation contractors, or other related entities to assist them understanding the requirements of Iowa code and Administrative Rules (chapters 89-96), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code), National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the International Mechanical Code (IMC) as they relate to their project or situation.
 
Perform commissioning inspections on all new boilers (high and low pressure), pressure vessels, 
required and/or additionally installed safety controls, the ASME CSD-1 report, the equipment rooms, and related systems to ensure their compliance with Iowa code and Administrative Rules (chapters 89-96), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code), National Board Inspection Code (NBIC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the International Mechanical Code (IMC).
 
Perform investigations of boiler and pressure vessel explosions and accidents. This requires an interview of any whiteness and /or equipment operators, a site inspection to review all documentation relevant to the boiler(s) and/or pressure vessel(s) involved, and document any physical conditions at the location.
 
Review the inspections conducted by the Special Inspectors from the different insurance companies operating in the State of Iowa. These reviews will be assigned to you by the Chief Boiler inspector. Once a review is performed you will fully document the inspection and submit the results to the Chief Boiler inspector directly.
 
Witnessing of any required or requested hydrostatic, pneumatic, nondestructive testing (NDE), or the review of any welding, NDE, or inspection procedures will be performed and documented as required. These actions will be performed and reviewed in accordance with the relevant codes and standards for the situation.
 
Perform an exit review of the inspection with the locations contact person. This exit review shall cover the findings of all the inspections performed. The location and object data must be reviewed with the location contact and any changes to the information is updated in the State’s database. 
 
Interact with the Owner/Users of objects, Special Inspectors from insurance companies, and members of the general public to help educate individuals about chapters 89-96 of the Iowa Code, Administrative Rules, and their proper application in this State.
 
Miscellaneous paperwork including inspection schedules, vehicle repair logs and biweekly activity reports and time reporting.
 
Other duties as assigned.
Overnight travel as required.

Must obtain within one-year the National Board Inservice Commission (IS).
 
No applicant for employment with the Iowa Department of Workforce Development can have a current, ongoing overpayment balance with Iowa Workforce Development without a payment plan in place. Select positions will be subject to a criminal background check

 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school or G.E.D. and five years of experience in the construction, installation, repair, or inspection of boilers or allied gauges, pumps, radiators equipment, or in the capacity of power plant engineer, or steam operating engineer, or boiler maker or boiler inspector;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for each year of the required education, with a maximum substitution of four years.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

All appointees to this classification must successfully complete registration as a National Board Commission member with the National Boiler Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors within one (1) year of hire.

Travel is required for positions in this class. Employees must arrange transportation to and from assigned work areas.

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