I. Knowledge of the ultrasonic-eddy current, and industrial x-ray radiographic methods of nondestructive testing to investigate failures in critical aircraft structures and components when considerable unknown factors are involved.2.  Knowledge of the various shapes, sizes, and density of flaw indi

Nondestructive Tester

United States Air Force - Laughlin AFB • 
Laughlin A F B, Texas, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
I. Knowledge of the ultrasonic-eddy current, and industrial x-ray radiographic methods of nondestructive testing to investigate failures in critical aircraft structures and components when considerable unknown factors are involved.
2.  Knowledge of the various shapes, sizes, and density of flaw indications in parts being tested.
3.  Knowledge of safety regulations and procedures.
4.  Skill to set up and operate ultrasonic, eddy-current, and radiographic equipment to examine a variety of parts, components, or material to detect hidden subsurface flaws, corrosion and separation in bonded and honeycomb structures; integrity of welds; precision dimensional and volume measurements; hardness of materials; and to determine if defects found render the article acceptable or unacceptable.
5. Skill to work with quality assurance and engineering personnel to modify inspection procedures and test standards to achieve inspection objectives.
6. Ability to develop, modify, and adapt ultrasonic-eddy current, and industrial x-ray radiographic methods and techniques of nondestructive testing to investigate failures in critical aircraft structures and components when existing inspection procedures, techniques, and acceptability standards are non existent or not applicable.
7. Ability to read and interpret quality control directives, engineering drawings, NDl literature, and technical orders concerning nondestructive testing methods and procedures.
8. Ability to interpret flaw indications and their relevance to the reliability of products.
9. Ability to document actions and maintain records manually or on a computer terminal.
Job Requirements:
The primary purpose of this position is: To develop, modify, and apply inspection procedures, techi1iques, and acceptability standards for new, unusual, and/or experimental nondestructive inspection processes using ultrasonic, eddy current and/or radiographic inspection techniques.
 
Other significant facts pertaining to this position: 
 
l. Shift work may be required to work rotating shifts or uncommon tours of duty. Subject to call back to meet emergency situations
2. May be required to possess a valid operator's license to drive a motor vehicle to and from work sites.
3. May be required to obtain an appropriate clearance to perform the work in sensitive areas.
4. May be required to perform duties in a TDY status.
5. Performs other related duties as assigned.
6. This is a Mission-Essential position performing a Mission-Critical-Function which must continue uninterrupted after the occurrence of an emergency and continued through full resumption of all functions.
7. Technicians shall be certified in accordance with procedures outlined in Air Force instruction 21-101, Technical Order 33B-1-1 and NAS410 level 2 requirements by the completion of one year probation period and a five year recertification in accordance with NAS410 standards.   
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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