Temporary API Inspector


Houston, TX, US, 77068 Nashville, TN, US, 37214 Duluth, MN, US, 55802 Minneapolis, MN, US, 55113 Omaha, NE, US, 68114 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen America’s critical infrastructures. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), a Shawcor company, we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC supports client projects ranging from Front-End Engineering through Commissioning, allowing our teams to gain a breadth of in-depth experience while making a positive impact in several industries.  With our primary focus being the Energy industry, we also support other industries including Power & Utilities, Water & Wastewater, Mining, Commercial and Municipalities.  Our employees are driven by diverse and challenging projects while being able to make meaningful contributions to essential industries.

LAKE SUPERIOR CONSULTING is currently growing at a fast pace and as part of that growth, we are seeking to fill a temporary position as an API Inspector at our office in Duluth, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Pittsburgh, PA; Omaha, NE; Houston, TX; Nashville, TN; or at a remote location.


The API Inspector is responsible for performing inspection of piping and fixed equipment, in addition to providing functional expertise related to Mechanical Integrity (MI) within the assigned project(s). Emphasis is placed on quality of the work product and the efficiency of work execution. The API Inspector will help establish efficient and effective MI inspection programs by performing physical inspections and/or testing of components, documenting inspections and testing in a timely manner and submitting recommendations to resolve action items or deficiencies identified during inspections.



  • Provide oversight, interpretation, auditing, and approval of Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) performed by others
  • Ensure that the inspections performed are meeting the inspection requirements of LSC NDT and Client programs
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the inspection of fixed equipment and piping, including the application of relevant NDE and the recommendation of necessary rerating, repairs or alterations are in accordance with the applicable industry codes and jurisdictional requirements
  • Periodically audit and evaluate examiners used for equipment examinations or NDE services
  • Be able to perform routine monitoring programs, internal and external inspections to maintain the integrity of fixed equipment
  • Able to collaborate with the project manager to organize, prioritize, and execute a heavy workload
  • Exhibit the ability to lead groups or teams
  • Be able to compile and submit all reporting documents and supporting files to the assigned designee on a daily basis


Position Requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • 2-5 years of experience in fixed equipment and piping inspection 
  • Current API-510, API-570 or API 653 certifications (at least one of the three certifications)
  • API 510 & API 570 certifications preferred
  • Project management and customer interaction experience
  • Certified welding inspector preferred
  • Basic computer skills, preferred
  • Be able to climb ladders and platforms up to 250 feet with a harness and lanyard
  • Be able to work outdoors in warm, hot, and cold conditions
  • Knowledge in application and compliance requirements of regulatory codes (OSHA, EPA, etc.) and industry standards and recommended practices (API, NFPA, ASME, etc.) is preferred
  • Aerial lift certification preferred


Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding outdoor environment, as required
  • Must be able to travel to offsite locations for extended periods of time
  • Frequent periods of standing for long periods
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lb.
  • Exposure to weather including heat and cold climates
  • Ability to work long hours for extended periods when projects demand
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work with a computer for extended periods

Join an entrepreneurial team of dedicated engineering and technical services consultants that work to improve and strengthen our critical energy infrastructure. At Lake Superior Consulting (LSC), we are committed to safeguarding the well-being of people and the environment without compromise in a fast-paced, high energy environment.  LSC provides integrity management solutions and engineering services to meet the increasing needs of our US and Canadian client base.

LSC's focus is on the Energy industry we serve today while evolving our technologies and services to meet the clean energy initiatives of tomorrow. Our talented team of technical professionals serves the Liquids and Natural Gas, Mining, Water and Wastewater, Renewables, and Manufacturing industries. 


Our Growth is Your Opportunity:

Our growth creates an environment for our current employees to gain new skills and take advantage of promotional opportunities. We have opportunities for all levels of people from recent graduates and professionals to technicians, empowering you to grow personally and professionally.  We value our employees’ contributions and award those who step up through promotional opportunities. Molding your own career path is a common theme amongst our team members.

Make an immediate impact:

New employees can expect to be given responsibility and are expected to bring new ideas to the table almost immediately. Your ideas and contributions will be listened to, welcomed and appreciated!

Work with industry leaders:

We are in the consulting business. Therefore, it is our knowledge that is “sold” to our clients and our employees truly are our most valuable asset.  That said, we hire passionate people who are focused on continuous learning and development. Our employees work alongside many subject matter experts and have the opportunity to learn and grow their own knowledge base by working with other high achievers.

Gain diverse well-rounded experiences:

Our engineering teams have the ability to work on diverse projects that are never the same. This means continuous learning and development of skills and increased knowledge base.

Entrepreneurial Culture:

We have a culture that supports playing to our peoples’ strengths and empowering them to make decisions. Our leadership values an entrepreneurial approach to achieving success, solving problems and supporting our clients.

Competitive Salary and Benefits including:

Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

Flexible work options

401K/Profit Sharing (6% company match)

Company paid life, AD&D, and short/long term disability

Paid time off (PTO)

Paid holidays (twelve per year)

Tuition reimbursement

EEO Statement

Lake Superior Consulting, LLC (LSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Nearest Major Market: Houston