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Inspector, IMS

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Date: Mar 27, 2019

Location: Duffield, AB, CA

Company: TransAlta


Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.


Reporting to the Chief Inspector, you will be a member of our Alberta based inspection team and work within a multidiscipline group on a daily basis.

This position exists to perform pressure equipment inspections and integrity management services for the full inventory of regulated pressure equipment integrity across our Alberta based generation fleet. As a Boiler and Pressure Integrity Inspector, you will be responsible to:

  • Manage the compliance our pressure equipment and complete all required inspections and repairs, alterations within the applicable provincial regulatory requirements for Alberta. 
  • Provide specialized pressure equipment inspection and management services to drive additional value of the facilities through a practical inspection program. 
  • Understand and follow the requirements of the IMS welding quality program, safety valve servicing program, pressure equipment inspection program and non-destructive examination program for Alberta located facilities.


  1. Provide, within regulation and the context and prescribed limits set by the Chief Inspector, pressure equipment inspection and management systems across Coal Fired and heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and associated equipment for our Alberta generation facilities.
  2. Develop detailed inspection plans to satisfy regulatory requirements for the full inventory of regulated and non-regulated pressure equipment.
  3. Perform inspections, create inspection reports and document findings according to procedures and within an equipment information database.
  4. Interpret inspection results and identify any required additional inspections, repairs, replacements or mitigations. This includes deeming equipment fit for purpose.
  5. Identify and communicate detrimental equipment conditions, quality concerns and violations to code and procedures.
  6. Review, approve, monitor and document repairs and alterations to pressure equipment.
  7. Develop, implement and manage quality control plans for inspections, repairs or alterations to existing pressure equipment and the design, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning of new pressure equipment.
  8. Perform internal audits and quality control audits of external vendors and shops related to pressure equipment.


  • ABSA In-Service Pressure Equipment Inspector Certificate of Competency (ISI-BPVPP).
  • Knowledge of the Pressure Equipment Safety Regulation and ABSA regulations / documents.
  • Process safety knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the pressure equipment inspection and management process and practices.
  • Knowledge in the application of materials, material selection, welding and inspection.
  • Knowledge and understanding of non-destructive testing methods including limitations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASME Codes such as Section I / VIII / IX, V, and B31.1/31.3.
  • Basic technical and operational knowledge of gas and/or coal fired power generation facilities. 
  • Knowledge of equipment inspection, repair and alteration practices in the power generation industry.
  • Knowledge of equipment condition documentation practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with reading and interpretation of plant drawings & datasheets: P&ID’s, piping and equipment.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite of programs and working knowledge of SAP or a similar system
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal

Other Qualifications that would be considered an asset:

  • CGSB certifications in Liquid Penetrant and Ultrasonic Examination
  • Certification in API 570, API 653
  • Welding Examiner Certificate of Competency