NDT Inspector - Level 2
Company: Precision Castparts Corp
Posted on: November 14, 2023
United States of America
State / County
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.
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
- 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
- Application and removal of Fluorescent Penetrant Dye, dwell and
develop processing in preparation for black light and white light
- 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
- Assist with (and perform as required) in internal and external
system audits, and CAPA (Corrective Action/Preventative Action)
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to work alone or as a member of a team, good
- 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 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
- 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
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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