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The inspection department at the Nynas Refinery in Hamburg-Harburg/ Germany consists of inspection engineers and technicians responsible for the operational integrity of all pressure equipment as well as storage tanks in both the north and south plants within the refinery.

The main purpose of this position is to assume the responsibilities as an inspection engineer for the north plant by determining and monitoring the condition of the equipment until the next scheduled inspection. This requires close relations with operations, maintenance and turnaround departments, as well with TÜV and the notified authority (ZÜS) to perform and document the legally required inspections on the basis of Pressure Equipment Directive (Druckgeräterichtlinie), BetrSichV and VAwS.

This position also requires performing technical evaluations and issuing recommendations to ensure the operational integrity of all equipment. Responsibilities include consideration and balance on a larger scale, such as inspection scope, repair scope, budget estimates & constraints and planned turnarounds, all while maintaining the operational integrity of the refinery assets.

Key responsibilities

  • Performing inspections on pressure equipment and atmospheric storage tanks
  • Updating and maintaining the inspection data management system (w-IMS)
  • Preparing inspection and repair recommendations to maintenance, projects and/or operations
  • Carrying out remnant life assessment of pressure equipment to ensure safe production until the next inspection schedule (ie. next turnaround)
  • Supporting the Risk Based Inspection process (RBI)
  • Carrying out detailed failure analysis to prevent any reoccurrence
  • Supporting the planning and execution of planned and non-planned turnarounds
  • Reviewing documentation (as various stages) for new pressure equipment for projects and/or maintenance
  • Preparing and issuing selection of materials and welding procedures for new equipment and/or repairs.

Candidate profile

  • We are looking for an ambitious engineer to support our inspection department who:
  • holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or Material Science has a minimum of 5 years experience in oil refining industry, preferably inspection or maintenance
  • holds a Welding Engineer’s Certificate (EWF, IWE)
  • Fluent skills in English and German and well developed IT skills are required
  • Is self-reliant, flexible and have the ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Good communication skills across various departments

Contact and application

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Volker Thomsen, Inspection Manager, Harburg Refinery, +49-152 225 731 98. Please send your application to André zum Hingste, HR Manager at andre.zumhingste@nynas.com.

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Working at Nynas means working according to our three core values: Dedication, Cooperation and Proactivity:

Dedication involves doing one’s best in every situation and taking responsibility for customers, colleagues and society in general.

Cooperation means working together for mutual trust and support, which creates a corporate culture that encourage cross-border and cross-functional meetings, job rotation and training.

Proactivity includes thinking ahead, being open to new ideas and continuously seeking new solutions and opportunities so that Nynas can continue to be at the forefront of development.

Welcome to join us!