The Non-Destruction Inspection Technician (NDI) II inspects aerospace weapon systems components and support equipment for structural integrity using nondestructive inspection methods and performs fluid analysis.
- Determine test method, and prepare fluids and parts for nondestructive inspection.
- Interpret nondestructive inspection test results, and provide information about defects to repair center.
- Analyze wear metal content reports on engine lubricating oil and other fluids, and recommend corrective action.
- Establish radiation areas for radiographic operations.
- Compute and monitor personal exposure areas for radiographic operations, and monitor personnel exposure data.
- Perform nondestructive inspection on structures, components, and systems.
- Detect flaws such as cracks, delaminations, voids, processing defects, and heat damage using penetrant, eddy current, magnetic particle, radiographic, optical, and ultrasonic test equipment.
- Determine metallurgical information of components according to alloy, temper, conductivity, and associated factors.
- Operate, maintain, and inspect nondestructive equipment.
- Perform operator maintenance and service inspections on shop equipment and tools.
- Ensure lock out and tag out procedures are accomplished prior to maintenance on equipment.
- Perform silver recovery functions.
- Handle and dispose of hazardous waste and materials.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- Have the skills and knowledge to set up and standardize equipment, conduct tests, interpret and evaluate for acceptance or rejection, and document.
- Thoroughly familiar with the scope and limitations of the technique/method in which they are certified.
- Capable of providing the necessary guidance and supervision to trainers and Level I personnel in the technique/method in which they are certified.
- Familiar with the codes, standards, and other contractual documents that control the method as utilized by the employer.
- Capable of developing written instructions from approved general procedures. Such instructions shall require final approval by a Level III.
- Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems or other technology as applicable to fabrication, repair, operation and maintenance requirements.
- Efficient in record keeping and preparation of reports; capable of reviewing other people's work and determining accuracy and conformity to standards.
- Proficient in the use of the Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhanced (ULLS-AE), the current maintenance management system utilized to maintain Army aircraft forms and records.
- Comprehensive knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components.
- Thorough knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modification and repair and the ability to determine functionality of non-complex electrical systems.
- Detailed knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, cable tensiometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers, etc. is required.
- Ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers.
- Excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
Experience & Education
- Completion of high school or equivalent and U.S. military technical school or specialized training course is desired, certification of education level is required.
- Completion of a initial Non Destructive Inspection Level II training Course and current basic qualification.
- Three (3) or more years’ experience as an aviation inspector and a minimum of one year experience on the assigned Mission Design Series (MDS) airframe.
- Previous experience in the maintenance, modification and repair of tactical aircraft systems of the type being serviced and their associated components.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders
- May be required to lift heavy objects whose weight may exceed 50 pounds
- Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications
- Will handle dirty parts and lubricants
- Will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Must be able to pass a Respirator Physical and Fit Test qualification
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
- Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds
- May work in maintenance shop or outside
- Must be able to work in a shop where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty
- May be exposed to extreme noise from operating equipment
- May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts or vehicles
- May be required to travel to and from CONUS and OCONUS locations.