Nondestructive Testing Technician in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Under the temporary direction of the Quality Manager, this position is responsible for inspecting production parts to maintain production equipment qualification and reviewing existing and developing new or improved processes, as required. The incumbent communicates continually with Level II Inspectors, Engineering Department personnel, and hourly staff in the Ultrasonic and Penetrant Inspection Departments to ensure compliance to applicable quality system standards and customer requirements. Externally, they communicate with customers.


Accountability Objectives

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Calibrating production equipment, used by hourly inspection employees within the Sonic, Penetrant, and Electrical Conductivity Departments, to ensure maintenance.
  • Revising and updating all work instructions for hourly inspection employees regarding pre-inspection etch, electrical conductivity, brinell, sonic, penetrant, and stamp control in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Interfacing with customers and suppliers through emails and phone calls to develop NDT strategies and solutions that meet customer specifications and company quality requirements. This also includes visiting customer and supplier premises, as well as providing equipment demonstrations to customer representatives at Cleveland Operations.
  • Initiating training and development programs for all Ultrasonic, Penetrant, and Final hourly inspectors to support product and process quality requirements. This includes providing training on various customer-driven testing methods, qualifying, and certifying all Level II inspectors.
  • Writing forging-specific scan plans and departmental procedures for the inspection of each part performed by the Ultrasonic and Penetrant departments that meet the intent of customer contracts.
  • Conducting internal process audits on machine operating cells, tool calibrations, employees, etc. This includes the preparation of audit reports, initiation of associated corrective actions, and maintenance of applicable audit action items and records to maintain Arconic certifications and comply with external auditors and/or customers.
  • Using and applying root cause corrective action tools for the evaluation of non-conformances, which includes investigating, evaluating, reviewing, reporting, responding to customers, and internal follow-up activities.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
For this position to be successful, the incumbent should have:
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience with defect recognition, NDT, and inspection for aerospace parts.
  • NDT Level II certification and the ability to test into a Level III certification within a 6-month period from the start of the position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications
For this position to be successful, preference is given to candidates with:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum one year of experience working with product function, testing, design, continuous improvement, and process control tools including SPC, MSA, Control Plans, Gage R & R’s, and other statistical techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of ISO/AS9100 quality systems standards and NADCAP special processes.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Root Cause and Corrective Action and auditing methodology.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Working knowledge of CAD, Oracle, and Unix.
  • Previous experience in a unionized environment.


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