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NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) Level III, Eddy Current Specialist

NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) Level III, Eddy Current Specialist

Manufacturing and Production - Quality Assurance

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.



As an NDE level III technical expert at SpaceX you will be required to interface across the business building a link and providing solutions between initial R&D, engineering, production and quality assurance in the development of specifications, process, procedures and people to support targets and goals such as cycle time, right first time manufacture / assembly, probability of detection and indication/defect reduction. Principle technical understanding of your specific area of expertise and a wide industry knowledge of best practices, tools, equipment and procedures are needed to ensure we have the best possible solutions deployed to maintain compliance and ensure our launch vehicles maintain reliability and performance for our customer


• Technology Development:
- Systems & tooling selection
- Systems & tooling qualification
- System introduction project management

• Process Development:
- Hardware and software qualification/testing
- Method process documentation
- Part specific technique development, testing, documentation & deployment
- Development of customer relevant reporting packages for multiple data sets as well as single sample results
- Engineering drawing interpretation and where applicable engineering specification definition support

• Technical Production Support:
- System level production maintenance & support
- Tooling / system calibration
- Production cell technical oversight: Daily meetings, trouble shooting
- Continuous improvement: Process Efficiency, Speed Accuracy

• Technician Training & Development:
- Level I & Level II technician qualification: Written test definition, invigilation, and administration of written /practical, general and specific tests

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 2 years of experience as a Level III in Eddy Current

Preferred Skills and Experience:

• Engineering Related Degree: e.g. Materials Science, Aerospace, Mechanical
• 5+ years of experience as a level III preferred to ASNT Level III national certification standards in at least 2 methods Including 1x advanced method
• 5+ years of Aerospace experience
• Operational experience of utilizing a range of electromagnetic inspection systems
• Operational experience in the use of single coil inspection probes and associated systems
• Knowledge and understanding of SNT TC-1-A & NAS410 standards
• Experience with proven track record in the training and development of others
• Knowledge of AMS, AWS / ASME, ASTM etc
• Problem solving tools and techniques: Practical Problem Solving, 8D etc
• Lean principles, Kaizan, Continuous improvement, 5s
• Experience is Computed Tomography systems
• Knowledge of NASA 5009 Standards
• Basic computer skills: Microsoft office applications - Word, Power Point, Excel etc
• CAD packages Such as Siemens NX*, Catia, Pro-E, E
• Experience in working with fracture critical products & parts

Additional Requirements:

• Must be able to lift 25 lbs unassisted, bend, stretch, stand for extended periods of time, climb stairs, reach, twist, sit, walk, and/or run
• Must be willing to work extended hours and on weekends if needed

ITAR Requirements:

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.

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