Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Technician (I or II)

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 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform radiographic operations and maintenance using radiographic film, direct reading flat panel detectors, phosphor storage imaging plates, and scanning equipment.

  • Participate/maintain training and qualification program for radioactive material and explosives handling certification.

  • Perform system upgrades, testing equipment, radiation surveys, and interlock systems checks.

  • Provide general technical support to engineering, scientific, and technical staff to plan and conduct experiments at PNIC and other off-site locations.

  • Operate, maintain, assemble, and disassemble moderately complex electrical and mechanical components and systems, using work control process and procedure requirements.

  • Apply knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes in solving mechanical problems.

  • Maintain systems documentation and experimental records.

  • Perform facility related and technical functions such as maintenance, testing, and upgrades to equipment.

  • Use advanced design, engineering, and scientific programs to produce supportive documentation and graphics.

  • Design, fabricate, assemble, and disassemble complex mechanical components and systems including planning and selecting materials, equipment, and methods.

  • Identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to complex problems using independent creativity and judgment.

  • Ability to certify and maintain certification as a Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I, Neutron Radiography (NR) Level I, and Emerging Radiographic Methods (ERM) Level I per the National Aerospace Standard 410 or equivalent and ability to understand and interpret NDE codes, standards, recommended practices, and techniques.

  • Ability to operate various hand and power tools.

  • Intermediate 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.

  • Knowledge of office computer software, including word processing and spreadsheets necessary to produce supportive documentation and graphics.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a multidisciplinary team 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.


  • Advanced experience as a certified Radiographic Testing (RT) Level I or II or Neutron Radiography (NR) Level I or II per the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Industrial, Physics and related technologies, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in a technical environment.

  • 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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