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In-Service Pressure Equipment Inspector


Job Title: In-Service Pressure Equipment Inspector

Given the opportunity and responsibilities to make a difference would you? Is it time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities? If so this is your opportunity to be part of International Paper (IP), a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP known for our commitment to environment and to cutting-edge technology is seeking an Alberta In-Service Inspectors to become a team members of the Grande Prairie, Alberta Pulpmill Pressure Equipment Integrity Management System  (PEIMS)Team.   

The Grande Prairie Pulpmill is part of International Paper's Global Cellulose Fibers business and produces a 1000+ tonne/day of northern bleached softwood Kraft Pulp. There are approximately 360 mill employees employed at this location located approximately 15 minutes south of Grande Prairie city center.

The Position -  Pressure Equipment Inspector (Alberta In-Service Inspector)

The  Inspector position reports to the Chief Inspector and will be required to work closely with other In-Service Inspectors (ISI), Operations, Maintenance Planners, and Maintenance Coordinators at the Grande Prairie Pulpmill location.  The position is a Monday to Friday dayshift, salaried position that provides a great work/life balance, allowing a steady routine and predictable work schedule with flexibility, however occasional call-ins and overtime maybe be required due to projects and maintenance outages. Rewards package includes a competitive pension and benefits plan.

Key Functions

The PEIMS Team members support the inspection process by developing inspections plans, organizing and executing inspections, reviewing and accepting third party inspection reports, to ensure all pressure equipment is installed, inspected and maintained to company standards and complies with federal and provincial codes and regulations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Participate in Environmental, Health and Safety activities in accordance established standards
  • Prepare inspection plans for various Pressure Equipment (vessels, tanks, and piping systems)
  • Organizing and Managing, Visual and NDE contractors executing Inspections
  • Welding QC/QA functions to support New Construction, Repairs, Alterations  
  • Prepare and maintain inspection records pertaining to; in-service inspections, new construction, and repairs of pressure equipment and tanks.


The successful candidate must demonstrate the following key competencies:


  • Safety oriented
  • Action oriented
  • Integrity and Trustworthy
  • Organizational skills
  • Self-Motived and Priority setting
  • Composure
  • Comfortable working with all levels of management
  • Strong communication skills  (written and verbal)
  • Working knowledge of ABSA, ASME, API, CSA Codes and Standards




The ideal candidate would currently be certified as an Alberta In-Service Pressure Equipment Inspector (ISI-BPVPP) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience with inspections, repairs, and alterations of Pressure Piping, Pressure Vessels and Boilers, however other candidates a combination of the below listed certifications and skills would be considered for a position.


  • API 510, 570, or 653
  • CWB Certified Welding Inspector (2 or 3 preferred)
  • National Board Pressure Equipment Inspector (PEI)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Products such as Excel, Word.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively, as well as good verbal and written English skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Comprehension of complex work instructions and documentation as well as the ability to perform duties with little direction
  • Ability to travel internationally if required.


Working Conditions

  • International Paper Grande Prairie Pulp Mill has achieved world class safety results
  • Schedule flexibility is available
  • Located 10 km south of Grande Prairie; about a 15 minute commute
  • High participation, modern work system


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Grande Prairie, AB, CA, T8V 6V4

Category:  Manufacturing
Date:  Sep 15, 2022

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