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Nuclear NDT Test Examiner with Confidential Clearance

Pay Ranges: $32.68 to $42.99 per hour, based on experience. Job Description: -Trains examine and certify nondestructive test (NDT) personnel, ensuring that personnel is competent and qualified to perform the applicable tests in conformance with Company and contractual requirements. -Provides technical support to resolve technical issues, as well as the development, interpretation, adaptation, qualification, and implementation of specifications, procedures, processes, etc. -Approves procedures and workmanship standards and ensure the adequacy of the program. Develops and administers personnel training and certification programs. -Provides counseling/corrective guidance regarding examination performance and decertifies or retrains/tests personnel as appropriate. -Conducts site monitoring/surveillance of personnel and operations; evaluation of program elements; and product re-inspection activities. Interprets applicable specifications, procedures, and other technical requirements. -Compiles and prepares technical and interpretive reports relating to detected workmanship trends; analysis of reject rates; the resolution of problems; and the impact of methodology changes on manufacturing and inspection operations. Qualifications: -A candidate must be a certified Nondestructive Test Examiner (ASNT Level III or NAVSEA 250-1500-1 Test Examiner), having fulfilled all prescribed education and experience requirements. -Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, plus 2 years experience as a certified inspector. -Active Confidential Clearance Special Requirements: -The candidate must be a currently certified 250-1500-1 NDT Test Examiner for VT, MT, and PT inspection methods. It is preferred that the candidate have previous Navy shipbuilding experience.

Category: Non Destructive Technician

NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.

The main function of a Non-Destructive Testing Technician is to test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment. An NDT would use visual, penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, x-ray, eddy current testing, or other non-destructive methods to inspect a structure or part (for instance, a sample weld) to ensure it meets specific standards or specifications. These tests are performed without damaging the structure or part, and are done to ensure that the tested area contains no defects that would prevent the sample weld, structure or part from performing as expected or failing outright.

Tools used to perform these tests include oscilloscopes, radiation detectors, remote reading thermometers, voltage meters, and x-ray or radiography equipment. A career in Non-Destructive Testing would require knowledge of the practical application of engineering, science, and technology, and may require previous experience with analytical, scientific, and computer aided design software.
Most Non-Destructive Technician careers require a high school diploma, as well as training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.
Non-Destructive Testing careers typically require the ability to:
- Obtain (and/or re-certify) a visual, penetrant, and magnetic particle testing certification
- Obtain security clearance and military contractor badge
- Pass a drug test
- Be reliable and punctual

Previous experience, particularly with necessary career-related tools and software, is often required.