Title:  Mechanical Inspector

Job Req ID:  12103

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Mechanical Inspector to join our Yanbu Refinery Department (YRD).

Yanbu refinery currently has the capacity to process 250,000 BPD and is located in Western Saudi Arabia. It is part of the Downstream Division of Saudi Aramco

Your primary role will be to ensure the safe and efficient operation of mechanical systems and equipment within YRD refinery. You will be responsible for inspecting, testing, and evaluating mechanical components and systems to ensure compliance with Saudi Aramco & industry standards, regulations, and safety protocols.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Perform external inspections for in-service equipment such as Shell and Tube Exchangers, Drums, Columns, Piping and Tanks.

Perform internal Inspections for Pressure Vessels, Storage Tanks, and Exchangers during T&I.

Record the results in inspection reports, pre and post testing and inspection (T&I) reports, worksheets in SAIF/SAP.

Review NDT reports.

Inspect fabrication work including welding and coatings.

Communicate defective conditions to the proponent.

Monitor/Review NDT results to determine defects and issue recommendations for repair or replacement as required.

Participate in RCA and other technical discussions.

Maintain and update static equipment/piping records and historical data.

Verify and approve repair activities on static equipment and piping.

Perform annual surveys and other field Inspections as per corporate program.

Minimum Requirements

You must have graduated with a high-school diploma. Associate or Bachelor Degree is a plus but not required.

You should have a minimum of 15 years of inspection experience, including at least 10 years performing In-Service Inspection in a Refinery.

You should currently be in a Group leader or supervisory position and leading a team of not less than 10 personals.

You should have certification in a minimum of 3 API certificates. Preferably 510, 570, 653. 

One International Welding certificate such as AWS, CSWIP or CWB is essential.  

A Coating certificate such as CSWIP, NACE of SSPC is also required.

Relevant inspection certifications such as RT, UTSW, MT, PT, ET, IR, TOFD, PA, VT Level II are also considered a plus.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA