Senior Mechanical Inspector

Job Overview


Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Inspector to join our Ras Tanura Refinery Engineering Department (RTRED).

RTRED is a multi-disciplinary organization with interface to technical, and in some cases business, support requirements of Global Manufacturing Admin Area and Saudi Aramco Affiliates. Its function caters mainly to the technical needs of Global Manufacturing, operating facilities management, and drive the performances of operating facilities in executing corporate programs and initiatives towards operational excellence and value creation.

Your primary role will be to provide technical support to operating facilities, projects, technology deployment, and talent development of new mechanical inspectors. You will conduct special studies and analyses in a specialized asset integrity field, such as necessary mechanical calculations for piping, pressure vessel, shell and tube heat exchangers, air cooler fin fans, branch reinforcement, MAWP, hydrotest pressure, rating and/or de-rating, fitness for service to evaluate flaws or damage, pipe stress analysis, flange calculations, perform nozzle calculations.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Perform field troubleshooting in a daily basis or as requested.

Participate on major T&Is and emergency plant shutdowns.

Develop and review mechanical inspection procedures and best practices.

Write recommendations and reports related to mechanical inspection activities.

Develop and review pre and post-T&Is reports.

Develop and review mechanical inspection strategies.

Participate in field mechanical inspections, quarterly schedule inspections and assessments.

Review and propose NDT method and inspection procedures.

Participate in Risk Based Inspection (RBI) studies.

Participate in HAZOP Studies review.

Set KPIs and monitor deployment and performance of mechanical inspection programs at facilities.

Review performance and KPIs of mechanical inspection programs at facilities.

Issue recommendations to enhance mechanical inspection programs deployment and performance.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you must have a Bachelor degree in Engineering.

You will have a minimum of 15 years in the refinery and/or NGLF industry, specifically in mechanical inspection, with at least 10 years field experience working on plants major turnaround, field troubleshooting and inspection.

Certified in two of the following certificates (API-510, API-570, API-653).

Certified Welding Inspector CSWIP 3.1 or CWI/AWS

NACE Certified Coating Inspector Level II

Qualified NDT Examiner (VT/PT/MT/UT)

You must have a thorough knowledge of best engineering practices, solid industry codes and standards background.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.