GKN NDT Technician II - Interim in Panama City, Florida

NDT Technician II - Interim

Country: United States

Work Location: Panama City

State: Florida

Advertising End Date: Not Specified

Job Type: Regular

About The Opportunity

Interim role is subject to conversion to full-time position upon full execution of job duties and responsibilities within a six months period from start date.

Perform NonDestructive Testing (NDT) in a manufacturing environment on aircraft parts and assemblies to customer and internal requirements using various NDT methods with conventional and automated equipment. Perform tasks typical of an NAS-410, Level 2 in one or more of the following test methods: Ultrasonics, Radiography and/or Eddy Current.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform NDT on aircraft parts and interpret the test results in accordance with test procedures and process specifications. Document test results and interface with various production computer systems.

  • Operate ultrasonic equipment; such as: a-scan & resonance scopes, phased array equipment and automated scanning systems. Operate x-ray equipment; such as: robotic scanners and computed radiography data acquisition systems.

  • Other test equipment may include: eddy current scopes and helium mass spectrometers.

  • Interface with engineers and manufacturing personnel to improve processes and provide test results and resolve manufacturing related process problems, as needed.

  • Integrate improvements to realize benefits in cost, cycle, and customer satisfaction.

  • Pursue personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for the effective performance.

  • Actively participates in safety initiatives, root cause analysis, and preventative measures to

contribute to a safe environment.

  • Comply with GKN Code of Ethics, and customer and government requirements.

  • Performs other assignments and tasks as directed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree of applied science in NDT, or closely related curriculum preferred, and/or a combination of 1+ years of education and relevant experience in lieu of degree. The classroom training for the applicable test method must meet the minimum required for a Level 2, per NAS-410.

  • Two+ years experience in NDT of Composite aircraft parts is desired

  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information and be able to obtain a DoD government-granted security clearance. Individuals may also be subject to a background investigation to include but not limited to: criminal history, employment and education verification, drug testing, and creditworthiness.” This clearance must be maintained during employment. Preferred applicants who hold active DoD Secret Security clearance.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Basic English reading and writing skills. Must have good written and verbal communications skills, and be able to work independently and work effectively as a team member.

  • Applicant must have the skills and formal training needed to become certified to NAS 410 level 2 in radiography testing (RT) and ultrasonic testing (UT), and be able to pass an annual eye examination per the requirements of NAS 410.

  • Employee must have knowledge of conventional and automated testing systems and understand NDT theory and computer systems.

  • Completion of GKN Pre-Employment Training Program or equivalent required.

  • Must have strong Problem Solving skills.

  • Must be able to help aerospace engineers troubleshoot particular design issues. They must be able to help evaluate system capabilities, identify problems, formulate the right question, and then find the right answer.

  • Make and keep precise measurements and keep accurate records.

  • Must be able to take instructions and offer advice, work well with supervising engineers, other technicians, and mechanics is essential because technicians interact with people from other divisions, businesses, and customers.

  • Use the principles of mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting tasks in their work.

  • Operating a personal computer with proficiency in related technical and specialized software. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook, etc)

  • Perform a wide range of physical activities, such as:

  • lift up to 35 lbs vertically from floor to part sled or table

  • carry up to 35 lbs a distance of 10 feet or more

  • push/pull up to 180 lbs on a sled a distance of 40 feet or more

  • squatting and bending to floor level

  • stand or walk for extended periods of time and use stairs

  • reach with arms and hands and to stoop, kneel or crouch.

  • exposure to high and low temperatures

  • exposure to loud noise of a machine shop environment

  • Ability to comply with clean room regulations and requirements.

GKN Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

Key Responsibilities

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About Us

GKN is a global engineering business. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for most of the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle and machinery manufacturers. GKN operates three divisions: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy employing 56,000 people in more than 30 countries.

GKN Aerostructures North Americais a leader in the manufacturing of advanced composites, complex metal structures, and aero-structure assembly for aircraft including: military fighters and transport, commercial, and general aviation. We employ more than 2,800people at 12 locations.

Diversity and Inclusion

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.