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NDT Inspector - Level 2

Company: Precision Castparts Corp
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 14, 2023

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Protective Coatings



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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth. In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Job Description

Located in Kent Washington, Protective Coatings Inc. is a leading provider of full service finishing for the aerospace, electronics and medical industries in both commercial and defense applications. Services include but are not limited to non-destructive testing such as fluorescent penetrant and magnetic particle inspection and a wide variety of surface enhancement processes such as shot peening and abrasive blasting, passivation, cadmium and nickel zinc plating, chromic, sulfuric and boric sulfuric acid anodizing and the application of chromate conversion coating on ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Organic coating includes the application and testing of multiple resin systems such as epoxies, phenolics, polyurethanes, polyesters, elastomerics, intumescents, lacquers, alkyds, acrylics, dry-film lubricants, powder coatings and Teflon. Current approvals include the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, (NADCAP), Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, Boeing Defense and Space, Boeing/Philadelphia, Boeing Long Beach, Grumman, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Goodrich, Bombardier, Cessna and Sikorsky among much else. Founded in 1976, Protective Coatings Inc. was later acquired by Precision Castparts in 2012, and became part of the Aerostructures Division. As a defense contractor Protective Coatings Inc. is registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls as a subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp and is fully compliant with all relevant facets of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations. Position Summary:

Candidates for NDT Inspector Level 2 will possess the skills and knowledge to perform all the duties of a trainee and can also independently inspect parts, make evaluations, perform required process tests and document results. Selected candidates as a Level 2 Inspector will be expected to perform evaluations on parts produced using fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) techniques or fluorescent magnetic particle inspection (MAG) to determine and detect defects that may compromise the integrity or quality of the part. The Level 2 may direct the work of a Trainee and assist them in moving through the established Level 2 qualification and certification process. Candidates must be self-disciplined and self-motivated individuals with strong accountability (attention to details) skills. Candidates must have the ability and desire to be flexible and adaptable in a fast-paced production environment, be resourceful and innovative along with presenting a strong business ethic and compliance to leadership and company policies, and a good communicator with the ability to represent the company in a positive manner. A Level 2 candidate will be expected to perform a variety of tasks which include but are not limited to: non-inspection functions in preparation for inspections, performing specific calibrations, tests and evaluations on production aerospace parts, develop procedures and establish techniques (i.e. technique cards) for Level 3 approval, and other tasks and training assigned by the Level 3 Inspector for further opportunity in advancing a career in NDT Inspection. As a condition of assignment, Level 2 candidates may be expected to process product controlled under in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). As such, these candidates may be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship, Legal Permanent Residence or protected status as a Non-Citizen National of the U.S. Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Examines parts under fluorescent or black lighting to detect surface defects under the direction of a Level 3 NDT Inspector using one of two methods: FPI (Fluorescent Penetrant Inspection) or (MAG) Magnetic Particle Inspection.
  • Reviewing and assimilating work instructions relating to cleaning, etching, dwell/develop operations, inspection criteria, and record results.
  • Provide detailed information concerning processing techniques, findings, evaluation of indications, and part condition/disposition recommendations.
  • Set up and calibrate equipment, conduct tests using equipment and interpret, evaluate, and document inspection results.
  • Perform receiving inspections (before processing) as needed and immediately report any damage or discrepancy.
  • Cleaning and etching of production parts in preparation for inspections.
  • Application and removal of Fluorescent Penetrant Dye, dwell and develop processing in preparation for black light and white light inspections.
  • Perform other assigned non-inspection functions such as racking, masking or cleaning of production parts, and provide training of such duties to Trainees and Level 1-limited Operators.
  • Assist with (and perform as required) in internal and external system audits, and CAPA (Corrective Action/Preventative Action) implementation.
  • Will require use of personal protective equipment (PPE) during certain tasks (goggles, safety glasses, aprons, boots, gloves, hearing protection, etc) and be expected to comply with safety directives and policy.
  • Will be exposed to chemicals/solvents and occasional fumes, wet/humid conditions, low-level lighting, and moderate noise level.
  • Will, at times require heavy lifting or use of mechanical hoist for the aid in lifting objects.
  • Work closely with inspectors and area leadership to complete work and prioritize tasks.
  • Clean, organize and maintain work area as prescribed by supervision.

    Required Skills:
    • Ability to independently perform all the duties of an NDT Helper (entry level position) and Level 1-Limited Operator.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and peripheral vision. The ability to successfully pass a Jaeger eye exam with corrected or uncorrected vision.
    • Familiarity of codes, standards, and specification such as NAS 410, BSS 7698 and BAERD GEN-012.
    • Blueprint reading and interpretation skills pertaining to aerospace production detail parts and sub-assemblies.
    • Basic mathematic skills: add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
    • Ability to stand for prolonged periods with limited movement.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good cooperative skills.
    • Ability to read, write and communicate in English. Specifically, applicants must be able to read and understand written or verbal instructions.
    • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast paced and changing environment with multiple priorities. Required Experience:

      • Experience relative to (1) year minimum specific to non-inspection functions of the NDT department as an NDT Helper in the entry level position.
      • Formal and Practical training is required for either FPI or MAG Inspection (or both). Minimum (400) hours FPI practical experience and/or (530) hours MAG Inspection practical experience necessary, and 32 hours formal training in either FPI or MAG inspection. Level of Education:

        • General Standard education including the ability to read and write in English.
        • Level 2 NDT (Non-Destructive Testing) Certification from the previous employer for each NDT method practiced, is required. Note: Prior training and experience of acquired Level 2 Inspection status must be verified and documented in writing by the previous employer or training agency. Any claimed training and experience which cannot be verified and documented shall be considered invalid, and applicant must require additional training as recommended by the Responsible Level 3. All previous training must be verified by the Responsible Level 3. Selected candidates shall be subjected to examinations administered by the Responsible Level 3 at the time of hire to verify the physical and technical qualifications of the NDT candidate. Exams will consist of a vision test, a general exam, a specification exam, and a practical examination. Shift:

          • Monday through Friday from 2pm to 10:30pm


            All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

            For informational purposes only, the range of pay for this role is $20 to $35 US Dollar (USD) Hourly based on a variety of factors. For informational purposes only, this role is eligible to participate in the Company's Quarterly Cash Bonus Plan, paid out at the quarterly bonus factor of 1X the Company's bonus multiple, based on the Company's performance in the applicable quarter. Employees will receive 120 hours paid time off every year. Employees will also receive 10 paid holidays. Employees (and their families) are eligible to participate in the company's medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are eligible to enroll in the Company's 401(k) plan.

            This position requires use of information or access to production processes subject to national security controls under U.S. export control laws and regulations (including, but not limited to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)). To be qualified to work in this facility, a successful applicant must be a U.S. Person, as defined in those regulations, and able to supply evidence of that qualification prior to starting work or be authorized to receive controlled information under a specific license or permission from the relevant government agency. The U.S. export control regulations define a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), and certain categories of Asylees and Refugees.

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