API 653 Inspector


About Square Robot, Inc.: Square Robot, Inc. is a leading provider of cutting-edge robotic solutions for industrial inspection and maintenance. We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated API 653 Inspector with a strong background in leadership and mentorship to join our team.


As an API 653 Inspector at Square Robot, you will play a critical role in providing comprehensive tank inspections, ensuring adherence to industry standards, and mentoring future employees. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Adherence to Standards: Maintain the highest standards of safety and quality in all inspection activities.
  • API 653 Inspections: Conduct API 653 inspections in accordance with relevant guidelines and customer requirements.
  • Documentation: Accurately document project progress and inspection-related activities on a daily basis.
  • Report Writing: Prepare detailed inspection recommendations and reports.
  • Customer Interaction: Interact with customers professionally and effectively.
    Training and Mentoring: Train and mentor future employees in basic NDT, API 653, and basic robot operations.
  • Compliance: Complete all required training, testing, paperwork, and forms as per Company guidelines.
  • Work Conditions: Work both indoors and outdoors in various environments, including confined spaces and high noise areas.
  • Safety: Wear all required PPE and adhere to safety protocols.
  • Travel: Be willing to travel extensively (75%+), as required for project assignments.
  • Physical Requirements: Safely handle substantial weight (up to 50 lbs) and climb exterior staircases to heights of 70+ feet.
  • Leadership: Demonstrate a history of leadership and mentorship.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or Degree.
  • Current API 653 Certification.
  • Current or ability to obtain a TWIC card.
  • Valid U.S. Driver's License.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.
  • Extensive travel is required.
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the role.
  • Demonstrated history of leadership and mentorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • API 510 and API 570 Certifications.
  • 5 years of API 653 inspection experience.
  • Level II UT, MT, and PT Certifications.
  • Familiarity with Robotic In-Service Tank Inspections.
  • Work Environment:

Position is based out of our Houston, TX office with 75% domestic/international travel.
Projects may require outdoor work in plants and terminals.
May involve working in confined spaces and high noise areas.
Compliance with all Square Robot and customer-required PPE is mandatory.
Willingness to tolerate varying weather conditions.


  • Competitive compensation package.
  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement.
  • Engaging and collaborative work environment.
  • Training and development programs.
  • Health, dental, and retirement benefits.

If you are a dedicated API 653 Inspector with a strong background in leadership and mentorship, and you are ready to contribute to a dynamic and innovative company like Square Robot, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the future of industrial inspections.

Interested? Submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@squarerobots.com

Square Robot, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Square Robot, Inc. will not discriminate against job applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.