Non Destructive Testing Specialist/FPI/X-Ray level 3 in Hampton, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

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Job Description

Arconic Engines (AEN) is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. We excel in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation.  AEN is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).
Job Summary
The Hampton Structural Castings Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Level 3, provides leadership, guidance and technical support to the NDT organization leading the drive to process improvement and operational excellence. This is accomplished through professionalism, dedication, experience and knowledge in NDT requirements and technology, driving adherence to disciplined systems and robust processes, and focused standardization of best practices and Leader Standard Work.  
Manages to a cohesive set of key performance metrics that provide objective evidence regarding the health and effectiveness of NDT operating systems. The NDT Level 3 also creates and maintains cross functional relationships needed to foster a proactive engagement culture amongst the business operational teams and a productive working relationship with customers. The NDT Level 3 will create and foster a team-building environment to enable the development and sustainability of the overall process and embrace and lead new technology.
Essential Functions
Establishes and executes training and certification program for all NDT personnel.  Maintains certification records in accordance with industry and business requirements. 
Assures all training material is current and in compliance with all customer requirements and current industry standards.
Creates, develops, and approves inspection procedures and techniques (Leader Standard Work) to meet customer and industry requirements.
Establishes a presence as the NDT expert inspector, trainer, auditor and customer advocate in respective NDT discipline to assure consistent quality and specification compliance. 
Continuous validation regarding the effectiveness of the NDT program, systems and personnel skills via defined audits and production iteration activities
Single Point Accountable (SPA) for contract review efforts on NDT related customer and industry requirements
Manages departmental materials and equipment to meet system and production requirements.
Mentors Level 3 successor and coaches NDT personnel to advance within the NDT discipline. Challenges and motivates NDT personnel through demonstrated leadership.
Job Duties
    • Continuously assesses health of the business systems against customer and/or industry standards through an efficient and effective NDT internal audit/corrective and preventative action management system.
  • Leads team and develop relationships, both internally and externally, to achieve the necessary engagement, influence and customer connections (both internal and external) required.
  • Leads with energy by consistently identifying and overcoming challenges and possessing a highly developed quantitative, as well as qualitative skill.
  • Leader and teacher in Problem Solving and Preventive Corrective Action Principles - Proactive approach (to foresee problems rather than reacting after the event)
  • Leads the implementation of new NDT technology within respective location and provide information to all plants by data sharing.
  • Strong ability to multi-task in a demanding environment and to work independently with little to no guidance required
  • Demonstrates business acumen (financials, linkage of quality/NDT impact to financials, A3 thinking) required
  • Must possess practical understanding of manufacturing processes in order to objectively and independently analyze problems, communicate effectively and facilitate problem solving activities.


Basic Qualifications
    • Must possess production operation knowledge and experience relating to manufacturing, inspection, engineering and customer interaction.
    • Ability to directly link, monitor and improve quality/NDT objectives (eliminate over-processing and waste) linked to overall business objectives of the company,
    • Ability to apply problem solving methodology to positively impact business objectives.
  • Strong adherence to ethics within the NDT practices.
  • Candidate must take responsibility in Leader Standard Work and move this to the bottom-line
  • Works with Plant Management to provide input on capital needs to meet current and future planned business requirement i.e. capacity, capability, productivity, technical advancement & expertise, etc.
  • Expert in understanding of non-destructive validation methodology (Visual, X-Ray, Penetrant, etc.)
  • Experienced and proficient in understanding NADCAP requirements and knowledge in Statistical Tools and Techniques, APQP and Measurement System Analysis and application with N
  • Knowledge in Statistical Tools and Techniques
  • Experienced in coordination, development and execution of corrective /preventative / systemic action and process improvement activities.
  • Drives standardized continuous improvement metrics across the NDT disciplines
  • Works through major and minor issues without becoming emotionally attached with the issue and what’s required to resolve the issue professionally.
  • Least cost application of customer specs/drawings (no over-processing)
  • Blueprint reading/customer requirements flow-down
  • Customer interface and understanding/deployment of customer requirements
  • Demonstrated internal auditing skills
  • Willingness to travel (domestically and internationally) <25% required
  • Current on latest technology for the NDT discipline
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Effective communication and presentation skills (written, verbal and non-verbal)
  • Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization
  • Must be able to work effectively with external and internal customers
  • Effective listener
Preferred Skills
  •      APQP and Measurement System Analysis and application with NDT preferred.
  •      Previous NDT experience in investment castings highly desirable
  •      Additional education, SQE, Six Sigma, APQP, SPC statistical management
         training is a plus. 
  •      NDT Auditing Experience preferred utilizing NADCAP checklists.
  •      For the Non- English locations, good level of English preferred (Writing,   
         Reading and Speaking)
Job Requirements
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related NDT discipline AND current certification with ASNT/NAS 410 or other recognized NDT accreditation in L3 certification (country dependent)
Requires an Associate’s degree in NDT (specifically defined to NDT) plus two plus years (2+) of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment AND ASNT/NAS 410 or other recognized NDT accreditation in L3 certification (country dependent).
Relevant work experience is determined and documented by the Level 3 responsible (Responsible Level 3) for this certification program
In lieu of degree:
Requires four plus years (4+) years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment                AND ASNT/NAS 410 or other recognized NDT accreditation in L3 certification (country dependent)
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this 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.


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