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Inspector Magnetic Particle and Penetrant A

Boeing Company • 
Auburn, Washington, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We’re committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that’s welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

The Boeing Company is seeking an Inspector Magnetic Particle and Penetrant A in support of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) production in Auburn & Frederickson (Puyallup), WA. Inspectors in this position set up, adjust and operate magnetic particle and liquid dye penetrant processes to accept/reject aerospace parts, assemblies, and ground support by inspecting and interpreting magnetic indications or penetrant surface discontinuities revealed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Interpret standards governing acceptance or rejection, make decisions relative to questionable flaws and coordinate with metallurgy, X-ray, etc., groups to obtain analysis of defects.

  • Compile reports relative to magnetic particle and/or penetrant inspection results and new procedures.

  • Receive work assignment from team leader, supervisor, priority list, Non-conformance Management System (NCM), Material Processor Requirements Facilitator (MPRF), ready to work area or use on-line information systems to establish job priorities.

  • Receive/obtain parts with appropriate paperwork/on-line instructions per required procedures.

  • Verify all paperwork/on-line instructions (e.g., manufacturing order, applicable drawings, specifications, nonconformance items, and any other necessary documents) are complete, accurate and current.

  • Obtain and/or set up the detail part for magnetic particle/penetrant inspection, as required.

  • Perform process control checks (e.g., bath concentration, light intensity, temperatures) on magnetic particle/penetrant chemicals, liquids, and equipment at required intervals (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) to ensure they meet specifications, as required.

  • Develop and submit magnetic particle technique sheet to appropriate Boeing Level 3 Non-destructive specialist for approval, prior to first part inspection.

  • Move parts to magnetic particle/penetrant inspection equipment using appropriate material handling equipment, as required.

  • Apply magnetic field to part (e.g., circular, longitudinal), using stationary/portable equipment.

  • Flow florescent particle bath over part, inspect for defects (e.g., cracks, seams) under darkened conditions with a ultra violet (UV) black light, per drawing and specifications.

  • Apply penetrant to part (e.g., dip, spray, brush), process through system using manual method and/or computer menu (e.g., wash, dry, develop), inspect part under darkened conditions with (UV) black light for defects, per drawing and specifications.

  • Identify and document discrepancies.

  • Secure non-conforming items in the appropriate area in order to maintain control and traceability.

  • Perform inspection of rework per engineers disposition.

  • Interface with internal/external organizations (e.g., engineering, planning, suppliers, metallurgical laboratory, Material Review Board, Quality Assurance Investigation) to provide clarification and/or additional information.

  • Verify certifications of tools and equipment.

  • Handle and monitor the use and disposing of hazardous materials in approved manner.

  • Confined space work/access is required at times to support rework on the airplane.

  • Employees crawl through an opening 17.75" X 10.00" in order to get inside the fuel cell.

  • Contact team leader/supervisor/Boeing Level 3 when assistance is needed.

This position is expected to be 100 onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.

The position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15 is required. “US Person” includes US Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):

  • 1+ years of NDI (non-destructive inspection) or NDT (non-destructive test) experience

  • Must hold a current NDT Level II certification

  • Ability to work in confined spaces

  • Physical ability to stand for duration of a shift; able to lift, carry, move and manipulate a large volume and variety of parts

  • Must be willing and able to work any shift


Relocation assistance is available for this position.


This position is for 2nd shift.

Drug Free Workplace:

Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.

Additional Information:

  • Resumes of current Puget Sound Boeing employees submitted via Careers at Boeing will be considered as this job is not installed in QTTP.

  • This is an hourly position governed by the IAM Collective Bargaining agreement.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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