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NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) Level II - Radiography Inspection Technician

NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) Level II - Radiography Inspection Technician

Manufacturing and Production - Quality Assurance



  • Perform volumetric NDE inspections with advanced radiographic techniques: traditional analogue, computed and direct digital
  • Perform near surface NDE inspections with dye penetrant and visual inspection methods
  • Interpret, evaluate, communicate and report findings to production and engineering
  • Interpret and review engineering drawings as required
  • Optimize and manipulate digital images for maximum clarity and accuracy
  • Support the development of NDE inspection techniques for complex geometries
  • Assist in training and developing others within the team
  • Support research and development of system qualification and certification for critical processes


  • High school diploma or GED
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience as a Level II non-destructive evaluation technician
  • NDE Level II certification in line with ASNT TC-1A/NAS-410 guidance in Radiography (RT)


  • Radiation safety training/certification with IRRSP X-ray card
  • Minimum 3 months of experience performing digital radiography
  • Computed or direct digital certification
  • Operational experience of utilizing digital radiography systems
  • NDE Level II certification in line with ASNT-TC-1A guidance in dye penetrant (PT) and visual inspection (VT)
  • Certified weld inspector status (CWI)
  • Basic computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.
  • Knowledge of carestream, virtual media integration (VMI), or YXLON imaging kits
  • Experience operating computed panels, scanners and direct digital panels
  • Experience inspecting advanced materials such as high strength aluminum alloys, precipitation hardened steels, inconel, titanium and maraging steel (super alloys)
  • Knowledge of NASA 5009 standards
  • Knowledge of AMS, AWS/ASME, ASTM, etc.
  • Problem solving tools and techniques: practical problem solving (PPS), Eight Disciples (8D)
  • Basic understanding of lean principles: 5s, Kaizen, continuous improvement initiatives


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


  • 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.

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