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DATE ADDED: Mon 24/09/2018

Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Engineer

San Diego, USA
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COMPANY: NAVAIR

Job Description

Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain security clearance.

Duties/Responsibilities:

This positon is for a Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Engineer with expert level NDI knowledge, experience and skills obtained while working in the Aerospace or Defense Industries.  The employee will work within the NDI Engineering Branch of the Materials Engineering Division at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest and provide NDI Engineering support to the F/A-18, E-2, C-2, LM2500 and other Navy Programs. 

The applicant must have or be actively working towards achieving American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) Level III certification, or equivalent, in at least one of the following Non-Destructive Test Standard Practices:

  • Liquid Penetrant (PT)

  • Magnetic Particle (MT)

  • Eddy Current (ET)

  • Ultrasonic (UT)

  • Radiography (RT)

  • Thermography (IRT)

Documented proof of NDI certification history must be provided before any conditional employment offer will be extended.  If hired, the applicant must be able to achieve and maintain NAS410 Level III NDI Certifications as required.

While in this position, the employee plans, coordinates, conducts, and solves highly complex NDI engineering issues requiring substantial analysis and evaluation of causes, effects, and alternatives.  A significant number of air vehicle engineering issues require extensive technical investigation in order to fully understand and resolve.  The employee coordinates the technical research of complex NDI engineering issues which usually requires many technical fields and engineering/scientific disciplines.  The employee resolves conflict among technical, logistical, and administrative issues.  The employee must anticipate and take positive action on problems which, if not identified and rectified in their early stages, would likely lead to serious consequences.

The employee solves broadly defined air vehicle, materials, and NDI engineering problems that require modification or adaptation of, or compromise with, standard guides, precedents, methods, and techniques which require special consideration of in-service engineering planning, scheduling, and coordination (e.g., establishing authorizing requirements for life limit modifications on aircraft parts/components, or coordinating the validation and testing requirements to use new or emerging NDI processes on naval aircraft). The employee applies a thorough knowledge of a variety of standard guides, precedents, methods, techniques, and practices as well as innovative processes in order to solve NDI engineering problems.  Due to the complex interrelationships involved with air vehicle engineering issues encountered by the employee at this level, he/she often performs work for which precedent data, criteria, methods, or techniques are controversial or unknown.  In addition to improving, extending, or validating currently known standards, precedents, methods, or techniques, the employee develops and implements new technical methods and standards.

The employee utilizes state-of-art engineering techniques and engages in investigations to support in-service engineering (i.e., technical considerations of repair, overhaul, modification, operation, maintenance, manufacture, and the engineering effort necessary to improve reliability and maintainability).  He/she plans and/or conducts NDI engineering projects individually, as a member of a team, or as a project leader, depending on the complexity of the project.  The employee identifies plans, evaluates, and prescribes corrective action for air vehicle and NDI engineering deficiencies/incidents of significant proportions to improve reliability, maintainability, survivability, interchangeability, safety, accuracy, and economy. 

Company Description
NAVAIR provides advanced warfare technology through the efforts of a seamless, integrated, worldwide network of aviation technology experts. From aircraft and weapons development to carrier launch and recovery; from sensors to real-time communications to precision targeting; from aircraft and weapons sustainment to state-of-the-art training; NAVAIR provides dominant combat effects and matchless capabilities to the American Warfighter.


Role: Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Engineer
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Location: San Diego,

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