Non-Destructive Testing - Level III (UT, PT, ET)
Manufacturing and Production - Quality Assurance | Hawthorne, CA, United States

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Non-Destructive Testing Specialist – Level III (UT, PT, ET)

  • This is a hands-on, working Level 3 position.  
  • The daily operations consist of Friction Stir Welds, Electron Beam welds and other weld inspections using Phased Array Ultrasonic methods, eddy current inspections, composite structure inspections and penetrant inspection of welds, castings and other metallic structures. 
  • You will be tasked with trouble shooting inspection issues, interfacing with engineers on new applications and products and providing instructions to Level 1 and Level 2 inspectors.  You will create and update inspection techniques for new and existing products. 
  • Provide guidance and second opinion evaluations when needed on indications. 
  • Interface with the Radiography Manager to organize work flow.  Provide guidance and training to inexperienced inspectors.  Conduct inspections as necessary to provide coverage during high capacity times. 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Level 3 certification in UT. 
  • Experience in Phased Array and automated inspection of welds.
  • Experience in the evaluation of ultrasonic pulse-echo and through transmission C-scan data of welds, composite and metallic structures.
  • Experience in Fluorescent penetrant inspection of flight critical hardware.
  • Experience using Olympus TomoView software and operation of Phased Array equipment.
  • Experience in ultrasonic inspection of composite materials.  
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Level 2 or 3 certification in other methods a plus.
  • Experience using Air-coupled ultrasonic methods a plus.
Additional Requirements:
  • NDT work at SpaceX requires physical exertion, successful candidate should be able to bend, left, climb, and work in confined spaces as needed to complete testing tasks.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to travel on occasion to our test and launch facilities at Vandenberg, Texas and Cape Canaveral, FL.
ITAR Requirements:
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
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