Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Engineer (II or III)

Posted 3 months ago

Department: PNIC

Reports To: PNIC Manager

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Position Overview:

Phoenix LLC has an exciting employment opportunity as an Industrial Radiographer. You will support Radiography operations utilizing a state-of-the-art Dual Energy Neutron Radiography system and industrial X-Ray systems at the new Phoenix Neutron Imaging Center (PNIC). Candidates will provide technical support to operations and supervise NDT and Systems operations of new and ongoing experiments involving engineering evaluation, fabrication, assembly, and documentation with a focus on non-destructive testing. The scope of the work may include programmatic support of experiments at various Phoenix locations.

The Level II/III NDT Engineer will be performing certifications of radiographic film and digital images, developing nondestructive tests, and evaluations for acceptance or rejection determinations according to written instructions and record results. The candidate must be capable of interpreting radiographs made from various processes according to but not limited to ASTM, ASME, ANSI, API, and AWS codes.

The Level II/III Engineer may be responsible for on-the-job training and guidance of Trainees and Level I NDT Technicians, and supervision of operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee radiographic operations and maintenance using radiographic film, direct reading flat panel detectors, phosphor storage imaging plates, and scanning equipment.
  • Oversee and maintain training and qualification program for radioactive material and explosives handling certification.
  • Manage preventative and corrective maintenance programs on complex laboratory equipment.
  • Operate complex laboratory equipment and accelerator systems.
  • Apply knowledge of NDT methods for materials and manufacturing processes in solving problems. Perform interpretation of NDT testing results and communicate with internal and external entities.
  • Use advanced design, engineering, and scientific programs to produce supportive documentation and graphics.
  • Supervise operations involving complex regulatory requirements and interface with local and federal regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to lead multi-functional technical teams in to identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex problems.
  • Ability to certify and maintain certification as a Radiographic Testing (RT) Level II, Neutron Radiography (NR) Level II, and Emerging Radiographic Methods (ERM) Level II per the National Aerospace Standard 410 or equivalent and ability to understand and interpret NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.
  • Advanced skills and understanding of relevant technologies and processes, including radiographic film/digital imaging and variable energy x-ray and nuclear systems and possess the ability to solve hardware or system challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead engineering and technical teams and oversee operations in an industrial environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills, and ability to work effectively with all levels of management, technical, engineering, and scientific staff.
  • High level technical skills and knowledge of engineering principles to solve complex problems using established guidelines, techniques, and procedures, including in-depth knowledge of NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.
  • Work experience involving radiography of munitions, explosives, and other critical components and the interpretation of these radiographs is preferred.
  • Ability to perform tasks in a NDT Level I capacity.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced experience as a certified Radiographic Testing (RT) Level II or III or Neutron Radiography (NR) Level II or III per the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial, Physics and related technologies, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • 5 – 7 years of experience in a technical environment.
  • Experience with digital imaging platforms and techniques as well as post-processing tools. Including but not limited to Computed Tomography (CT), and image fusion.
  • Ability to pass medical examination as required for NDT personnel.
  • Ability to pass a background check and be eligible for licensure through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Security Clearance: This position may require obtaining a security clearance.

Phoenix offers an exceptional benefit and compensation package in a transparent, collaborative team environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If this opportunity peaks your interest and you feel Phoenix may be the organization for you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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