Coating Inspector
Joe Knows Energy
Washington, PA
Posted ago
Joe Knows Energy

The Coating Inspector is responsible for the completion of all activities in his area of assignment in accordance with the appropriate company specifications and the approved construction drawings. The inspector receives frequent instruction and direction from his superior and the work of the inspector is checked on a frequent basis by the Chief Inspector or delegate. The inspector is not to inspect work he is not qualified to inspect.


Understanding, monitoring, assessing, and reporting on painting and coating activities and items including but not limited to:

Vendor Product data sheet (PDS) utilization

  • Being able to understand and interrupt the PDS

Ensure proper storage of the Paints/Coatings by the Contractor

Tools required to monitor environmental conditions and their proper use

Surface cleanliness testing

Proper mixing of paint and/or coating per the manufactures PDS

Proper application of paint and/or coating

  • Proper equipment for the type of coating
  • Equipment is in working order

Proper setup and use of holiday detector / jeep

  • Check certification of the detector
  • Know how to check and ensure the detector is working properly
  • Know the different types of detectors and their application

Proper repair of a holiday, void, or jeep in the coating


The minimum qualifications include a minimum of two years of experience in the application in inspection of coating or NACE CIP level 1 certification or SSPC PC1 level 1 certification. Additionally the position must meet the basic qualifications of a Utility Inspector (basic inspector). A degree is not required.

Desired Qualifications:

The desired qualifications include one or more of the following:

  • API 1169 Certification
  • NACE CIP level 1 certification or SSPC PC1 level 1 certification
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of multiple coating systems

About Joe Knows Energy

Joe Knows Energy LLC is a staffing and recruiting company that delivers added value to our clients by providing them experienced Inspectors who possess communication and leadership skills that support the goals of the project team.

We supply inspectors, primarily for the oil and gas pipeline industry, who are committed to excellent performance standards and thrive in a safety-focused team environment.

Our goal is to provide more certainty in regard to the performance of the inspection team. We do this through a proprietary platform that provides information in regards to technical skills, past performance and assessment of potential.

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