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Inspector (Painting and Insulation)

We are the Gulf’s most-experienced LNG producer, running one of the world’s most reliable LNG facilities off the coast of Abu Dhabi since 1973. By processing and producing LNG, LPG, Paraffinic Naphtha, and Sulphur for export, we are supplying important energy products to the world. We are majority owned by ADNOC, which has a 70% share of the company. Other shareholders are Mitsui & Co (15%), BP (10%), and Total (5%). We embrace ADNOC’s values, and are proud to be an industry leader in achieving a diverse workforce that is committed to serving the UAE and providing energy for life.




Inspect all plant equipment and pipework within the LNG Plant, Utilities and Off plots areas to provide quality assurance and quality control of all ongoing plant painting and insulation programmes as well as other non-metallic materials such as insulation/cladding, refractories and fireproofing materials.

Perform comprehensive plant surveys in order to initiate preventative programmes with particular regard to susceptible areas, associated with durability, integrity and protection provided by paintings, insulation, refractories and fireproofing.

Assess the integrity of coatings, insulation, etc. and report atmospheric corrosion effects on coatings and other corrosion damages to coatings applied to internals of vessels.




Job Specific Accountabilities


  • Inspect and assess the condition of protective coatings and insulation applied to LNG Plant and equipment at the required frequency.  Assure conformity with the Company’s technical painting and insulation specifications and codes of Plant Inspection, and compile written reports on findings along with recommendations.  Issue repair recommendations to user departments.
  • Prepare and perform corrosion surveys in regard to ongoing maintenance paint and insulation programmes and maintain comprehensive records on the overall condition of protective coatings and insulation on Plant and equipment. 
  • Provide inspection on both daily and periodic basis, to all Company and contractual painting works up to final acceptance and hand-over.  Check and record coating and insulation performance in regard to retention periods
  • Assess the integrity of non-metallic materials in service such as paints, insulation, refractories, fireproofing in order to determine needs for upgrade, replacement, repairs to ensure that preventive maintenance is undertaken.
  • Responsible for updating and implementing all actions/guidelines contained in AIRMS associated with the application, service and inspection of all non-metallic materials.
  • Review, prepare and recommend strategy, guidelines and philosophy for painting programs, based on service behaviour of paintings, integrity issues and improvement needs. Discuss the procedures and guidelines with Technical Services personnel and provide technical guidance for implementation of programs.
  • Draw up technical specifications to promote the arrest and control of corrosion by high performance protective coatings and insulation and with particular regard to various methods of surface preparation and specialist application procedures.
  • Provide an overall back up service evaluation of the durability of all paintwork, insulation systems applied and the use of specialized equipment for painting/coating inspection and interpretation of results as conducted within the LNG Plan.
  • Prepare reports on observations and interface with the Senior Engineer, Metallurgy & Corrosion /or the Team Leader Corrosion and Metallurgy to ensure that problematic areas of concern may be addressed for analysis and necessary remedial action is taken.
  • Provide specialist departmental services for ongoing and proposed future painting programme; the latter with specific regard to internal vessel coatings, jetty splash-zone areas and protection for environmentally exposed concrete.
  • Arrange for testing equipment to be maintained, calibrated and certified in accordance with ISO and AIRMS.
  • Comply with the HSEMS policy and strategy set by the Company aimed at better health, safety and environment achievements.
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of knowledge and responsibility regarding Technical and Operational Integrity processes of AIRMS


Generic Accountabilities




  • Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
  • Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the  job and deliver the respective section objectives.




  • Provide input for preparation of the Department / Section budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives.
  • Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control.


Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures


  • Implement approved Department / Section policies, processes, systems, Quality standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s work programs in line with Company and International standards.
  • Comply with all applicable legislation and legal regulations.


Performance Management


  • Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Department / Section in line with the Company Performance framework.


Innovation and Continuous Improvement


  • Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
  • Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with ISO standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.


Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability


  • Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices.
  • Participate in Emergency Response duties as a team member.




  • Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.






  • Has a frequent contact with Plant Operations, Plant Maintenance, Technical Services, Engineering and Projects Staff to discuss inspection and repair work and to provide technical support.




  • Has regular contact with contractor’s representatives to inspect contract work and to promote implementation of new techniques in order to improve effectiveness and quality of protection. 
  • Perform protective coating trials and studies with cooperation from the vendors.




Minimum Qualification


  • Materials Engineer/Mechanical Engineer or Higher Diploma Engineering with Internationally approved inspection certification such as NACE/ERS or equivalent. 


Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills


  1. Minimum Experience


  • 5 years of experience in a paint inspection function in the Oil & Gas Refining or petrochemical industry, including experience in controlling plant inspection records.


  1. Knowledge & Skills


  • Skilled in selection, specification and inspection of insulation, refractories and fireproofing materials.
  • Good Knowledge of relevant International Codes, Standard and Practices.
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English.


Professional Certifications


  • NACE 3/ERS or equivalent
Group Company:  ADNOC LNG
Dec 28, 2020

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