Mistras Group
PLI Technician
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NDT.org Job Number: 76538 * Please reference NDT.org Job Number on all correspondence
Contact: Peter Roy
Phone: 888-578-9066
Company: Acuren Inspection
State: MN Minnesota
Contact: Peter Roy
Country: United States
Length: perm positions with 80 % travel and per diem
With 90 locations throughout North America, Acuren Inspection, Inc. is the leader in Nondestructive Testing (NDT). Providing a wide range of services in many industries including: Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Pipeline, Power Generation, Pulp and Paper, Construction, Fabrication, Automotive, and Aerospace. Inspection is our history and our focus for growth. We are a Rockwood company, the worldwide leader in NDT service and technology with over 4,000 technical professionals in Acuren and Hellier NDT Training - NDT firms run by NDT people!

PLI Technician

Please apply to www.acuren.com

This position is broad in scope, with direct exposure to many aspects of the pipeline industry. Working in the Pipeline Integrity Services group, a range of technical and operational assignments will be conducted which relate to analysis and review of pipeline inspection data and support to the program execution as a whole. Approximately 80% travel.

The (PLI) Technician will work independently for extended periods in remote areas in support of client's programs.

Primarily will be performing calibrations; Nondestructive Tests; evaluations for acceptance or rejection determinations according to written instructions and record results; performing tests outside the normal requirements of NDT. Specific (PLI) specific examples (Soil sampling, PH measurements, CP measurements, coating condition assessments, pit depth gaging and calculation of R-Streng/KAPPA values). Must be familiar with the scope and limitations of the test/inspection method being used and should exercise assigned responsibility for on-the-job training and guidance of Assistants and Level I PLI Technicians.


Set up and utilize nondestructive testing equipment including mag yokes, UT thickness gauges and UT Flaw detectors

Calibrate nondestructive test equipment
Conduct tests to ensure quality or detect discontinuities (defects) using NDT methods of inspection
Establish techniques for proper examination of objects under inspection, ensuring strict adherence to safety regulations
Apply testing criteria in accordance with applicable specifications or standards and evaluate results
Organize and report test results
Perform specialized inspections
Review of pipeline integrity inspection reports, including assisting other pipeline integrity technicians with reporting
Attending operational meetings with client engineers and project managers
Maintaining open lines of communication between clients and pipeline integrity technicians
Updating pipeline integrity databases and managing FTP sites
Tracking the status of priority digs and ensuring all inspection and testing meets client specifications
Assisting in technician training
Assisting with dig package and cost estimating
Maintaining metrics on reporting, costs, productivity etc.
Resolving any technical issues in the field
Reporting the results obtained from investigations
May instruct and supervise others
Perform other job related tasks by manager

o Lead by example

o Practice activities and actions that are encouraged

o Delegate work and provide guidance to the team

o Lead an environment that embraces Standards of Business Conduct

o Create standardized work processes

o Create an atmosphere of trust and respect

o Communicate leading change with the vision of the company

o Coach/mentor Team Members

o Set stretch goals for the team daily

o Perform training sessions

o Assist in job interviews and integrating team members into the site

o Motivate others to obtain full potential

o Assist in performance evaluations

Requirements Not limited to:

Education and Experience

o Post-secondary degree in an Engineering or technical field is preferred.

o Level II PT, MT, and UT II Shear wave with Advanced Sizing & Detection Technique or above required

o Knowledge of the pipeline industry and, more specifically, pipeline integrity inspections required

o Superior communication skills, both oral and written.

o Organizational and time management skil

o Interpersonal and leadership skills.

o Technical proficiency and attention to detail are essential to the position.

o Computer literate with Microsoft Office skills (including Word and Excel)

o Ability to manage and organize large and varied amounts of data

o Experience in report/scientific writing

o Experience with AutoCAD a plus

o Technical background in NDT methods and procedures

o Demonstrated ability to effectively perform assigned NDT tasks and interpret results of inspections

Desired Competencies
o Strong work ethic

o Dependable

o Exceptional safety and quality awareness

o Mechanical aptitude

o Adaptable to changing schedules

o Organized with exceptional attention to detail

o Team work

o Ability to follow directions and procedures

Acuren Inspection, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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