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NDI Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: Poway
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity for an NDI Engineer to join the Engineering department at GA-ASI. This position is located in Poway, CA and will be on the 9/80 work schedule.


  • Provides advice and guidance in interpreting and adapting quality standards and government regulations.
  • Collaborates with Engineering Teams, Machinists, and Manufacturing Staff to ensure nondestructive quality standards are in place.
  • Work on problems of a diverse scope where the evaluation of NDI data requires a comprehensible review of identifiable factors delivered to technical audiences
  • Evaluate manufacturing design and quality to recommend process changes and enhancements
  • Recommends design, dimensional or manufacturing process changes to improve products and reduce costs
  • Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products with nondestructive test equipment.
  • Participates in functional testing and/or inspection of equipment and systems
  • Interprets engineering drawings, troubleshoot errors and anomalies related to nondestructive testing of products.
  • Application of SME level of knowledge on multiple methodologies in nondestructive testing. Effectively write technical reports based on factual data and product specifications presented to non-technical audiences.
  • Present to all levels of Management inspection result findings, metrics, and solutions to extremely complex issues related to high profile machined parts utilized in company product lines.
  • Audits quality systems for deficiency identification and correction. Implements solutions to complex problems occurring internally and at vendor facilities.
  • Interprets and adapts quality standards and government regulations.
  • Provides limited project direction to other staff members.
  • Able to train and mentor both entry and intermediate level nondestructive test operators to support daily operations.
  • May perform material/part inspection, generate nonconformances, material rejections and corrective action reports, as well as communicating final acceptance test reports with customers.
  • Maintain equipment and generate files for all the nondestructive test departments assets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
    We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
    Job Qualifications:
    • Typically requires a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a bachelor's degree or two or more years of experience with a master's degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Must be able to apply a Subject Matter Expert Level of Knowledge of Nondestructive in-process and final inspection methods, techniques, and have and expert level of knowledge of inspection related computer operations, software, and applications.
    • Must have the analytical ability required to develop creative solutions to routine and non-routine quality issues and the skills required to present those solutions to internal and external stakeholders
    • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
    • Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
    • ASNT Level 2 or 3 certification in multiple methodologies.
    • Able to work extended hours and additional tasks as required.
    • U.S. Citizenship required.
    • A Professional Engineering License is desirable.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Ability to operate inspection equipment such as: Olympus omniscan, Matec TTUT thru transmission gantry systems or equivalent, Olympus 600C eddy current or similar, Dantec laser shearography equipment, Movitherm Infrared Thermography equipment. Lorad and northstar radiography devices, Magnetic particle and penetrant lines.
      • Experience related to Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE Level ll, III), Welding Fabrication, Composites and complex Machined components is highly preferred.
      • Working knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) principals and applications associated to complex design engineering drawings and CAD models is highly preferred.
      • Thorough understanding of DoD standard operating procedures and contracting technical requirements is preferred.
      • Root cause analysis skills highly desired.
      • ASNT level ll or lll certification in multiple NDT methods PT, MT, RT, ET, UT, ST, IRT and Acoustic emission is highly desirable.

Keywords: General Atomics, Los Angeles , NDI Engineer, Engineering , Poway, California

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