Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company Authorized Inspector - Grand Rapids, MI in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Authorized Inspector - Grand Rapids, MI

Job Description:

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co (HSB) is seeking an Authorized Inspector to provide ASME, NBIC, PED, IC, TPI, or other required inspections at a full time shop in the Grand Rapids, MI as well as providing coverage to other areas as needed in the Midwest Region.

This field based position is an integral part of our commitment to the quality and service we provide for our customers and to their equipment. The work is varied from day to day and is ideally suited to a self-motivated individual who can work independently. A successful inspector will have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with HSB clients and customers in a professional manor with high integrity.

The position has minimum qualifications of a high school diploma and work experience with boilers and pressure vessels or nuclear reactors. The required work experience can be reduced if you have an engineering degree.

Our entry level inspectors start with 12 weeks of intensive training to gain the necessary experience and qualifications required to perform inspection during construction, repairs or operation of in-service equipment.

Training is provided annually for all of our inspectors, which is developed and supported by our technical industry experts.

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company has a long and respected reputation as the leader in our industry with a primary focus on workplace safety.

Engineering Fee Services:

Global Inspection and Engineering Services is an inspection focused engineering division of HSBIIC with over 450 engineers, inspectors and auditors located in over 27 countries. The world’s largest ASME Authorized Inspection Agency, GIES Inspectors are instrumental in providing on location services that verify the quality and conformance of pressure equipment when it is being manufactured, erected and/or repaired. The work of our Global Inspection and Engineering Services personnel is focused on the beginning of the life cycle of the type of equipment insured by HSB and is an important part of HSB’s comprehensive understanding of the insured equipment. Services include:

  • Review and acceptance of Job Packages

  • In-process Inspections

  • Monitoring of Quality Control System

  • Witnessing final Hydrostatic Test

  • Review and signing of required documentation

Requisition Number:




High School Diploma

Minimum 3 years in the operation, fabrication or installation of boilers and pressure vessels.

ASME and NBIC Code Knowledge

Meet the required experience and qualifications to take the NB exam

Excellent human relationship skills

Basic algebra skills

Computer skills for Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes applications


Engineering Degree

National Board Card with IS Commission with \"A\" Commission

5 years with experience in boiler and pressure vessel design, fabrication and testing

AWS CWI, ASNT Level I and II in visual inspection, dye penetrant and radiography

Quality insurance inspection experience

Experience in coordinating and facilitating 3rd party inspection activities and reporting of same

Physical Requirements:

This position requires a person to routinely move about at a site facility. As such, candidates for this position must be able to perform the below physical requirements:

  • Ability to crawl through 11” X 15” openings into confined spaces. Enter and function in very tight confined spaces.

  • Ability to climb vertical ladders and several stories of stairs.

  • Ability to climb and function at heights of at least 30 feet, and up to eight(8) to ten (10) stories.

  • Ability to perform bending, stretching and twisting motions.

  • Ability to withstand temperature variations. Temperature variations could be as much as 70 degrees.

  • Ability to walk 3-5 miles.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.

  • Ability to lift own body weight while hanging or entering a confined space with associated safety equipment

  • Ability to lift equipment up to 50 lbs.

  • Visual acuity of 20/20 (natural or corrected) and identify colors.

  • Ability to hear (corrected) the sounds of equipment operation.



Employment Type:

Full Time

Additional Information:

We are an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

The work environment characteristics, and any physical and mental requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Grand Rapids

Other Requirements:

Some of HSB’s customers require our personnel to have a security clearance in order to enter their facilities. As such, candidates for this position must be eligible to obtain a security clearance. Because this position may require routine travel among multiple customer locations, the successful candidate may be assigned a company vehicle or may have the option to use their personal vehicle for company business. As such, the successful candidate must have an acceptable driving record.

Company Name:

Hartford Steam Boiler


United States of America