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Career Opportunities


Below are current job openings available with the National Board and also open positions with NBBI member jurisdictions.


Open Positions with the National Board

The National Board employs approximately 100 people, many of whom are technical experts within their fields. The business-casual, service-oriented work culture combined with a comprehensive benefits package, affords employees an exceptional balance of work and home life. Business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Benefits include: medical, vision, dental, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance; flexible paid time off (PTO) including a very generous holiday schedule (20 paid holidays); opportunities for position-related training and continuing education assistance; plus a generous 401k contribution plan. Click HERE to learn more about the National Board and its key functions.

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 Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

SUMMARY

We are currently seeking an Administrative Assistant who will be responsible for providing administrative skills to work with programs and projects specific to the training department.

COMPANY

For 103 years, the not-for-profit, member-based National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors (National Board) has been committed to public safety through its involvement with the stakeholders in the boiler and pressure vessel industry. Membership comprises chief boiler and pressure vessel inspectors in the US and Canada who enforce pressure equipment laws and regulations in their jurisdictions.

Headquartered on a 16-acre campus in Columbus, Ohio, employees of the National Board support the following programs: an international classroom and online training department; a pressure equipment data report registration system; a comprehensive pressure relief department and state-of-the-art international testing laboratory located in Worthington, Ohio; industry accreditation programs; the maintenance and distribution of its flagship publication, the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC); publication of the National Board’s technical journal, the BULLETIN; and various other functions.

This new position in our training department offers a wide variety of daily duties and responsibilities, such as:

  • Corresponding with outside agencies to promote our training courses and programs
  • Basic layout and graphic work for PowerPoint slide decks
  • Assisting with student surveys and marketing upcoming classes
  • Proofreading and testing online courses before rollout
  • Assisting with coordinating training needs for staff

Strong writing skills with a flair for creative thinking are a must for this position. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently as well as part of the department team, providing support to the director, programs coordinator, and curriculum staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

No supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

Key Characteristics:

  • Interacts professionally with staff, students, and outside contacts
  • Possesses time-management skills; ability to prioritize assignments based upon daily schedules and needs
  • Excels in a support role; dependable
  • Be highly detailed in all areas of work
  • Works independently; self-starter with ability to perform routine work with minimal supervision

EDUCATION

Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

EXPERIENCE

Three (3) years’ experience in business practices, office procedures, and project management

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is required
  • Adobe InDesign and Acrobat or Microsoft Publisher preferred
  • Marketing principles and/or experience with email marketing
  • Principles of office procedures and business protocol
  • Online meeting programs such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Business writing

Please submit your resume to J.D. Miracle at jmiracle@nbbi.org. Please specify the position for which you are appyling.

 

 Entry Level Staff Engineer

Entry Level Staff Engineer

SUMMARY

We are currently seeking an Entry Level Staff Engineer for our Pressure Relief Testing Laboratory in Worthington, Ohio. This individual will be responsible for performing standardized flow tests on pressure relief devices, calibrating our flow metering equipment, and assisting with administrative duties within the department. Once sufficiently trained, this individual will also travel both nationally and internationally to conduct audits on organizations that have applied for National Board certification. Expected travel is 25% or less.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts standardized tests on pressure relief devices
  • Prepares test forms for daily testing activity and selects appropriate flow meter to ensure code uncertainty requirements are met
  • Performs instrument and system level calibrations for measurement, testing, and flow metering equipment
  • Processes applications for organizational and device type certifications
  • Creates and organizes documents for pressure relief device selection visits
  • Reviews new pressure relief design certification packets to ensure adherence to minimum code requirements
  • Creates test plans for new devices and non-standardized testing
  • Provides practical suggestions for improvements in test accuracy and efficiency
  • Performs device selection and test witness visits as a National Board Representative
  • Conducts project work outside of standard daily duties to improve laboratory performance with limited oversight

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly supervises designated staff activities

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (preferably Mechanical)

Position REQUIRES a formal education in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

EXPERIENCE

  • Entry level
  • Laboratory environment experience preferred
  • National Instruments LabVIEW programming experience preferred

ABILITY

  • Perform work of a confidential nature
  • Perform basic computer operations including functions in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Communicate clearly through written and verbal communication
  • Operate independently with customers while performing device selection and test witness visits
  • Lift up to 30 pounds

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS

Candidate must be able to obtain ASME Authorized Observer qualification within two (2) years of employment. This certification is required to perform our standardized testing.


Please submit your resume to J.D. Miracle at jmiracle@nbbi.org. Please specify the position for which you are appyling.

 

 Senior Editor

Senior Editor

Are you a creative professional looking for a reliable work environment where your ideas and contributions are valued? A place where your work makes an impact, and you can distinguish yourself as the go-to expert writer and editor?

NBBI is the worldwide leader in pressure equipment safety. Our offices are centrally located in Columbus, Ohio, and our Communications Department is actively seeking a Senior Editor. In this role you will oversee the print publication of an industry-leading trade magazine that has been in print since 1943. This position offers diverse tasks: writing, editing, content sourcing and relationship building, social media/marketing activity, and helping to plan and execute industry meetings and events. We also want your fresh ideas and collaborative energy to develop new materials. The Communications Department is a small group of creatives who work independently and together to make a big impact in our specialized but vital industry.

When you join the NBBI organization, you receive job stability (we’ve been around for over 103 years), a friendly atmosphere (no corporate grind here), great hours, over 20 paid holidays a year (in addition to flexible time off), and other great benefits. Join our team and put your creative writing, editing, and publication management experience to work.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

Editorial Oversight and Content Curation of the BULLETIN Magazine and other Communications Department Projects

  • Plans, develops, strategizes, and produces the organization’s professional technical journal, the BULLETIN, which is published three times a year.
  • Edits and proofs drafts through the process to a final version; obtains supporting images; and proofs the completed magazine before it goes to print.
  • Researches and writes stories, briefs, and content as needed.
  • Writes/edits headlines, cutlines/image captions.
  • Recruits and maintains positive, professional relationships with engineering staff and outside industry experts.
  • Guides the progress of staff contributors and outsourced vendors (authors, proofreaders) to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Conducts editorial meetings with executive staff and staff engineers to generate ideas and assign articles for future issues.
  • Layout/design input, in cooperation with design manager.

Website and Social Media Content Management

  • Develops and/or edits content for the National Board website and social media channels, brochures, marketing pieces, and other materials.
  • Assists with website management in cooperation with the digital content specialist and department personnel. Regularly updates the website with fresh content.
  • In conjunction with Communications Department, manages social media channels, including public relations functions such as responding to comments/coordinating assistance requests from members and the public that come in via website or social media inquiries.

Style Guide and Editorial Consistency

  • Develops and maintains a National Board Style Guide for use by the Communications Department (BULLETIN, website, social media, press releases, etc.).
  • Continually monitors the style guide to suggest improvements, changes, and edits as the need may arise to ensure its relevancy to the organization and public.
  • Maintains organizational systems and editorial calendars to meet deadlines, track progress, and index body of work.

Other

  • Works closely with Communications Director and department staff on other communications, marketing, and meeting planning projects.
  • Projects a positive image of the National Board and its activities, both internally and externally; interacts with executives, distinguished members, staff, and industry experts with enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Assists with the organization’s meetings and events planning and performs other department tasks and administrative support functions as needed.
  • Develops internal communications on behalf of the organization.

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

  • Possess proficient writing, proofreading, editing, and copyediting skills.
  • Manage multiple creative and administrative tasks simultaneously, under deadlines, while turning out quality work. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Take initiative to research and write fresh industry-related content for the publication.
  • Ability to take complex or poorly-written material and prepare it for a general audience.
  • Possess pride of ownership in all job responsibilities and maintain a positive, team-oriented attitude.

JOB TYPE

  • Fulltime employee
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Opportunity for company travel

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or journalism; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

EXPERIENCE

  • Five (5) years of professional editing and writing
  • Managing print and online publication processes
  • Website and social media content management
  • Technical writing experience desirable, but not necessary

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Microsoft Office programs: required
  • Hootsuite or similar social media management tool
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign helpful

Please submit your resume to J.D. Miracle at jmiracle@nbbi.org. Please specify the position for which you are appyling.

 

 Senior Full Stack Developer - REMOTE

Senior Full Stack Developer - REMOTE

The National Board is looking for a Senior Full Stack developer to join its team in the development of a new inspection workflow support system for its clients. The Senior Full Stack developer role is responsible for writing and testing code as well as other software development activities related to the development and maintenance of this enterprise system. The National Board is developing a new industry solution that is not hindered by legacy technology or existing software, and the Senior Full Stack developer will be part of a growing software engineering team. The core solution will be a web-based, SaaS solution that will include a mobile application for field use.

If you are a Senior Full Stack developer with a desire to work as part of a great software engineering team building a new industry solution, please submit your application for this opportunity. This is a REMOTE position that provides excellent benefits including a generous 401(k) contribution plan, a robust insurance benefits package, flexible paid time off (PTO) and a very generous holiday schedule for its employees.

REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Four (4) + years developing full stack web applications using JavaScript frameworks such as NodeJs, Express, VueJs, or other similar JavaScript tools
  • Four (4) + years working with RDBMS database technologies such as MySQL or Microsoft SQL
  • Hands-on software development experience with a major subset of web technologies such as, REST API multi-tiered solutions, HTML 5 / CSS, and interacting with various Web Servers
  • Experience with Bootstrap, responsive, fluid design frameworks a plus
  • Experience with software development concepts such as object-oriented programming, testing and debugging software, and software deployment
  • Understanding of systems security, data protection, and data privacy
  • Strong desire to keep up with emerging technologies
  • Experience working with various size teams using Agile Methodologies
  • Willingness to learn and expand programming skills through self-learning and assistance from peers
  • Background with inspection systems or experience in Insurtech a plus
  • Adaptable to finding creative solutions for the NBBI mission to enable safety

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working as part of an Agile Development team, drives feature implementation from planning to release
  • Maintains and modifies programs; makes approved changes by amending program specifications, developing detailed programming logic, and coding changes
  • Evaluates complex interrelationships between programs such as whether a contemplated change in one part of a program would cause unwanted results in a related part
  • Confers with product management team and fellow development team members to gain understanding of needed changes or modifications of existing programs. Resolves questions of program intent, data input, output requirements, and inclusion of internal checks and controls
  • Writes and maintains programming documentation
  • Understands and implements role-specific information security access and responsibilities
  • Ensures safety and confidentiality of data and systems by adhering to the organizations information security policies
  • Reads, understands, and agrees to security policies, and completes all annual security and compliance training

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE

  • Four (4) + years of full-stack development experience creating web applications using Node.JS, Angular/React, bootstrap, responsive design, JS, ES6, HTML, CSS
  • Hands-on software development experience with a major subset of: Web applications, REST API, JWT token, OAuth/SSO authentication
  • Strong experience with Object Oriented, MVC or other design patterns
  • Strong experience with relational and SQL databases (MySQL, Aurora RDS, No SQL)
  • Experience with Python, PHP
  • Experience serving as the lead developer for critical applications

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Data management technologies (MDM, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Data Science)
  • Systems security, data protection and data privacy
  • Integration technologies including ESB, iPaaS, API Management and Service Governance experience
  • Inspection systems or experience in Insurtech

ABILITY TO:

  • Develop, deliver and maintain high quality solutions with strong attention to details
  • Code, test, and troubleshoot complex programs utilizing the appropriate databases and programming technology
  • Assess problems and implement solutions with PC and network current hardware and software
  • Communicate effectively with end-users, management, and department staff
  • Adapt to new software and changing technology to support the information needs of the organization
  • Keep up with emerging technologies such as AI & ML, RPA, Blockchain, Identity management
  • Use highly intelligent, conceptual, excellent judgment, and capable of analyzing business and management problems
  • Possess the ability to arrive at sound and effective business solution decisions
  • Be adaptable to finding creative solutions for the organization’s mission to enable safety

Please submit your resume to J.D. Miracle at jmiracle@nbbi.org. Please specify the position for which you are appyling.

 


Open Positions with NBBI Member Jurisdictions

National Board members are the chief boiler inspectors representing most U.S. states and provinces/territories of Canada, as well as many major cities in the United States. These positions are with individual jurisdictions stated below and posted on the behalf of NBBI members. Full job information can be directly accessed from the jurisdictions' websites which are also linked below. Questions and applications should be directed to the specific jurisdiction. Contact information for the chief inspector in a jurisdiction can be found in the Member Directory.

Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM)

ASME / National Board Team Leader

  • Part-Time Opportunity
  • Click below to access the State of Louisiana's PDF for job description and application process.
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Construction Code Inspector 1, BPVR

  • Nine (9) Field Inspector Positions
  • Posting #: 2022-110
  • Click below to access the State of New Jersey's PDF for job description and application process.
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

L&I Pressure Vessel Inspector 1

  • Two (2) Positions - Multiple Locations - Central Washington
  • Closing Date: 02/01/2023
  • Click below to access the State of Washington's website for job description and application process.