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Newport News, Virginia, United States

Date:  Jan 19, 2023

Job Description

Newport News Shipbuilding has an opportunity for a NDT Test Examiner to join their team! This position requires frequent travel to Newport News Shipbuilding suppliers to conduct NDT audits of critical component suppliers.  Candidates should have knowledge of NAVSEA fabrication and NDT specifications, Coded Notes, Standard Clauses and Purchase Orders such that non-compliance issues can readily be identified and effectively communicated to the suppliers’ NDT Test Examiners and senior management. 


Trains, examines and certifies nondestructive test (NDT) personnel, ensuring that NDT personnel are competent and qualified to perform the applicable tests in conformance with Company and contractual requirements. Provides technical support to resolve technical issues, as well as the development, interpretation, adaptation, qualification and implementation of specifications, procedures, processes, etc. Approves NDT procedures and workmanship standards, and ensures the adequacy of the program. Develops and administers NDT personnel training and certification programs. Provides counseling/corrective guidance regarding examination performance, and decertifies or retrains/tests personnel as appropriate. Conducts site monitoring/surveillance of NDT personnel and operations; evaluation of program elements; and product re-inspection activities. Interprets applicable specifications, procedures, and other technical requirements. Compiles and prepares technical and interpretive reports relating to NDT detected workmanship trends; analysis of reject rates; the resolution of problems; and the impact of methodology changes on manufacturing and inspection operations.


Basic Qualifications

A candidate must be a certified Nondestructive Test Inspector (ASNT Level III or NAVSEA 250-1500-1 Test Inspector), having fulfilled all prescribed education and experience requirements. Generally, this requires a Bachelors degree in science or engineering, plus 2 years experience as a certified inspector. However, 5 or more years of NDT technical experience (preferably in the shipbuilding industry), where a candidate has demonstrated an equivalent level of theoretical and applied knowledge, may be substituted for the above educational requirement. A candidate must have and be able to apply a demonstrated knowledge of applicable NDT techniques and methods, as well as their physical, chemical and mathematical fundamentals. This position requires proficiency in analytical processes and effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Current or previous Level III ASNT SNT-TC-1A certifications or equivalent (e.g., NAVSEA 250-1500-1) in VT, MT, PT, UT and RT methods are desirable.  Experience in the areas of inspecting castings, piping, and structural parts is also desirable.  Candidates should have all certification and training documentation. 

  • Req ID: 26469 
  • Entity: NN SHIPBUILDING (0265) 
  • Travel Required: Yes, 25%-50% of the time 
  • Shift: 1st 
  • Relocation: Relocation assistance will be available 
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree 
  • Virtual/Telework Opportunity: No - Not eligible for telework 
  • US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes 
  • Clearance Type: No - Clearance Not Required to Start  

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