Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are conti

QC NDT Inspector

Ascent Aviation Services • 
Marana, Arizona, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Ascent Aviation Services is one of the largest aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, storage and reclamation operations in the world. Our strength comes from our talented and professional employees who excel through teamwork and enthusiasm. Ascent Aviation Services continues to grow and are continually looking for motivated and career minded aviation professionals who will support our vision and goals.


To perform functions assigned in the administration and interpretation of methods of nondestructive testing.


Physical Demands: Requires sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Requires frequent walking, bending, stooping, squatting, climbing, and reaching above shoulder level. Requires occasional crawling, crouching, kneeling, and balancing. Requires frequent lifting, carrying pushing or pulling weight up to 10 pounds. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

Equipment Operated: NDT equipment including eddy, current, ultrasonic, dye penetrant, magnetic particleequipment, ladders, stands.

Work Location: Aircraft maintenance hangar and flightline.

Protective Equipment Required: Goggles, safety glasses, ear protection,

aprons, gloves, safety harnesses, breathing equipment.

Potential Hazards: Exposure to high intensity noise levels, changes in temperature, materials identified on Safety Data Sheets, working around moving machinery.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Researches technical data and examines the structure and components of an aircraft for defects on the surface, inside the material, or hidden by other structures in accordance with applicable maintenance manuals, FAA regulations and Ascent Aviation policies and procedures.

  • Conducts eddy current, penetrant, ultrasonic, and magnetic particle tests on metal parts to determine if parts meet nondestructive specifications

  • Reviews test orders to determine type of test requested, test procedures to follow, and part acceptability criteria.

  • Applies agents such as cleaners, penetrants, developers to parts, or heat treated parts to prepare for testing.

  • Determines test equipment settings according to type of metal, thickness, distance from test equipment, and related variables, using standard formulas.

  • Calibrates test equipment such as magnetic particle, and ultrasonic contact machines, to standard settings, following manual instructions.

  • Sets up equipment to perform tests, and conducts tests on parts, following procedures established for specified tests performed.

  • Examines surface-treated materials during penetrant and magnetic particle tests to locate and identify cracks or other defects using black light.

  • Documents all findings on associated Ascent Aviation maintenance paperwork.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Maintains contact with nondestructive testing equipment manufacturer for currency, data and calibration.

  • Performs duties of NDT Technician Lead in his/her absence.

  • Ensures that proper documentation is made on training record for training received, and signed by Lead, Supervisor, or Manager.

  • Performs maintenance duties away from base on temporary duty.

  • Performs maintenance work such as repair and maintenance of company equipment and shop housecleaning.

  • Ensure that all work performed is done in a safe manner. Directs activities to protect employees from harm and maintain safe working conditions.


  • Will participate in and support safety initiatives, safe work practices and SMS compliance.

  • Will participate in safety activities including the following: immediately reporting hazards, unsafe work practices and accidents/injuries.

  • Will follow all safety rules, FAA regulations, PPE compliance and equipment operation requirements.

Duties not listed within the position description may be required of the employee at the discretion of the department management. Job functions may vary due to irregular working conditions or multiple shift positions.

Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to organize and plan work adhering to deadlines; attention to detail and mathematical skills; ability to read, write, and understand the English language and to follow verbal and written instruction; ability to interpret and apply technical data relating to position; ability to safely drive and operate a standard shift automotive vehicle and other applicable equipment; ability to work with or without supervision.

Education/Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Specific training and appropriate documentation to obtain a minimum of Level II for NDT disciplines as described in Ascent Aviation Process Manual required.

Experience:Appropriate work experience to obtain a minimum of Level II as described in Ascent Aviation Process Manual.

Certificates/Licenses: A&P License required. Current valid drivers license.

Other: May be required to work at both Marana, AZ and Tucson, AZ locations as business needs dictate.

Ascent Aviation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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