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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. INSPECTION COORDINATOR in Buffalo, US, New York

43116BRReq No.:43116BRJob Description and Qualifications: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases, has an immediate opening for an Inspection Coordinator to be based out of our Houston, TX office. We also have openings in Allentown, PA and Buffalo, NY.

Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company having both process gas applications and gasification technology that has been in operation for over 75 years. We have multiple product lines, over 750 production facilities in over 50 countries, and serve over 30 different industries, crafting broad opportunities for growth and development. And, we are growing!

We pride ourselves on being an innovative technology company that cultivates an environment of teamwork and inclusion. We need and seek out people who are dedicated and driven to build the future. People with passion and commitment to get it right and a never-ending desire to innovate, learn, improve and supply. Sound like you?

  • The position is responsible for supporting the source inspection team in Houston office, facilitating the inspection process, including issue resolution of inspection findings, in support of domestic and overseas projects. Work closely with specifying engineers, project team and procurement center to monitor & continuously improve supplier performance to drive toward no defects on delivered material

  • The position shall be familiar with the inspection work process and making use of the work process during the steps of inspection work, familiar with the requirements, local and international standards/codes stipulated in AP Spec and applying the requirements in daily inspection work correctly

  • The position shall provide concerning feedback to project in time and cooperating with project, function and expediting team/sourcing team to deal with quality issues at the first time

  • The position shall lead inspection report in time after each inspection trip, reporting NCR issues and punch items found during the inspection visit, tracking, and recording vendor’s correction for issue resolution

  • The position shall raise the quality issues and summarizing lesson learned from previous projects during daily inspection work and pre-inspection meeting for vendor performance improvement

  • Supporting project execution activities. Share experiences / standard processes with team members

    Nature and scope

  • Responsible to ensure the 3rd party inspectors undertake the quality control on the ordered pressure equipment at vendor’s workshop during product manufacturing to ensure consistent quality, following all code, standard and AP specification requirements.

  • Responsible to run the 3rd party inspectors of material certificates review and track, welding and dimension inspection, cleanliness inspection and witness testing, performing final inspection of pressure equipment as defined and specified as the inspection point outlined in the ITP

    Principal accountabilities

  • Understanding of the Source Inspection work processes

  • Coordination inspection arrangement between inspection and supplier for hold/witness points specified in ITP. Check with supplier on realistic production status and preparation work prior to inspection activity, avoid ineffective inspection labor hour happen

  • Input ITP/QCP items into system timely to finish the preparation before any inspection activity

  • Understand inspection requirements defined in Air Products Specifications

  • Provide effective inspection service including timely reporting and support to each domestic and overseas project

  • Closely work with project, function team and timely communicate with or report to the project or function engineers and supervisor once key quality issues found during the inspection activities

  • Participate with global quality communication and learn/share effective experience

  • Report NCR issues, and track NCR, Punch list timely

  • Continuously push local vendor to understand/meet our requirements based on effective communication with function team

    Critical Competencies

  • Safety, Speed, Simplicity and Self-confidence

  • Positive demeanor, results driven, self-motivative

  • Hands-on and able to work under pressure

  • Ability to make difficult decision within the defined work scope

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work with external suppliers

  • Ability to work multi-functionally within Air Products

  • Good knowledge of mechanical drawings, metal material performance and welding processes & welding procedures

  • Skills to use inspection facilities and instruments

  • Solid understanding of Smart Plant Materials (SPMAT), SAP, MS tools

  • Good organization and written presentation skills, an eye for detail and the ability to write concise reports and minutes of meetings

  • Good command of written and spoken English


  • Over 8 years of working experience as a quality engineer / inspector

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering subject area,

  • Certifications in welding inspections, NDE (LP, MP, UT, RT) desirable

    Organization North America Capital Procurement

    At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be 100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of employment.

    Air Products thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview, or are currently employed by Air Products, will be contacted.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or veteran status

#LI-LA1Job Title:INSPECTION COORDINATOREmployment Status:Full TimeLocation:US-NY-Buffalo, US-PA-Allentown, US-TX-HoustonCountry:United StatesRegion:North AmericaOrganization:Global Engrg Mfg Technology & Equipment Business Sector / Division:Americas EPC