General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Experienced NDT Inspector (Composites) in San Diego, California
Job ID#: 21773BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Experienced NDT Inspector (Composites)
Job Category: Quality
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hourly
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: No
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Under limited supervision this position is responsible for inspecting a wide variety of parts, assemblies, tooling fixtures and material to ensure compliance with customer requirements, company specifications, and quality requirements. Verify set ups, inspects and tests new and reworked tools, dies, gauges, jigs and fixtures for conformance to engineering drawings and specifications. Maintains, processes, and compiles a variety of confidential and sensitive electronic and hard copy reports, records and statistics. Assignments are typically non-routine where judgment and assessment are required to resolve moderately complex issues. May conduct inspections at customer or vendor sites.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs Nondestructive testing (NDT) and inspections of various non-metallic (composite) and metallic materials, parts, assemblies, or structures utilizing a variety of NDT instruments, methods and techniques, with Ultrasonic Testing (UT) of composites being the primary method utilized. Additionally performs inspections using one or more of the following methods of inspection: Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Magnetic Testing (MT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Infrared Thermography (IR), and Laser Shearography (ST) as necessary
Inspects machined parts, components, assemblies and materials to ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines (Military Standards, ASTM and ANSI, and ASME Codes) and ascertains product conformity, condition, or serviceability
Sets up and calibrates Nondestructive inspection instruments prior to, during, and at the completion of inspection processes as directed by approved inspection procedures and techniques
Performs with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, NDT/NDI inspections
Documents inspection results and provides various electronic and hard copy test and inspection reports to appropriate parties, including project engineers for product disposition
May observe third party inspection processes to provide oversight and ensure compliance with requirements
May be required to interact with regulatory agencies and customers, including their auditors or inspectors during audit activities and provide responses to their inquiries related to inspection and calibration activities
Schedules and routes instruments and other equipment or tools requiring calibration to calibration laboratory or vendor to ensure proper performance, accuracy, and reliability.
May prepare, update, or maintain a calibration database
Monitors and verifies quality by means of statistical process or other control procedures and compiles related quality matrix reports
Coordinates the procurement of equipment, consumable materials, and services as necessary to maintain uninterrupted inspection capabilities
Expected to work in a safe manner according to established operating procedures and practices.
Required to observe all applicable laws, regulations, and other obligations whenever or wherever business is conducted on behalf of the company
Additional Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responsible for maintaining communication with managers, engineers, production control personnel, department supervisors, and NDT group leadership to effectively support production objectives and proactively address concerns or limitations.
Typically requires an associate’s degree, trade school certification, military training, or equivalent qualification training in NDT inspection methods and five or more years of relevant experience.
Must have the documented prerequisite formal training, and On-the-Job training, and experience requirements to qualify for Level 2 NDT certification per American Society For Nondestructive Testing (ASNT) SNT-TC-1A or Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) AIA-NAS-410 certification guidelines
Prerequisites for immediate certification as an Ultrasonic Testing (UT) Level 2 inspector are required
Additional prerequisites for certification in Electromagnetic Testing (ET), Magnetic Testing (MT), Penetrant Testing (PT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Infrared Thermography (IR), and Laser Shearography (ST) are desired
Must be capable of performing Ultrasonic (UT) inspections with conventional, linear or phase array instrumentation and be able to collect and analyze A, B, and C scanning result presentations
Proof of current or previous certifications in NDT methods with at least three years of on the job experience in the inspection of composite products and assemblies is preferred
Possess a working knowledge of “Wet” layup and “Prepreg” composite materials and fabrication methods
Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings, specifications, and perform mathematical computations
Must possess strong computer skill for effective communication and recordkeeping
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and guard sensitive information
General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.