State of Washington Classified Job Specification
PRESSURE VESSEL INSPECTOR 2
Performs annual internal and external inspections of power boilers and biennial inspections of unfired pressure vessels to ensure compliance with state rules, regulations, and ASME Code; issues inspection certificates;
Checks boilers for safety valve operation, proper welding, corrosion, erosion, pitting, or cracking of heads and interiors of steam drums, securing of swash plates, splitting or cracking of tube ends, and blistering, cracking, erosion, and leakage of combustion space; performs hydrostatic tests and checks entire boiler for leakage;
Notifies chief inspector when nuclear vessels and piping systems, and boilers or pressure vessels, fail to meet code or legal requirements; prepares report of defects; prepares reports and correspondence on completed inspections;
Inspects authorized boiler and pressure vessel manufacturing plants for compliance with state and ASME Codes; inspects replacement or installation of new boilers for proper clearances, ladders and runways, exits from boiler room, blow-off tanks, and pressure reducing valves;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Ability to: inspect and recognize causes of malfunctioning in nuclear vessels, high and low pressure systems; develop and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public; prepare clear, concise, progress and inspection reports.
Six years of experience in the construction, maintenance, repair, or operation of high pressure boilers (high pressure is 15 pounds per square inch of steam pressure) and unfired pressure vessels as a mechanical engineer, steam engineer, boilermaker, or boiler inspector.
A commission from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
An authorized Inspector endorsement ("A" endorsement) from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
NOTE: Positions assigned nuclear vessels and piping systems inspections require an authorized Nuclear Inspector endorsement ("N" endorsement) from the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.
Class Specification History
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 9-10-93
Revised definition and minimum qualifications: 5-14-99
New class code: (formerly 43310) effective July 1, 2007